Summer Reading 2015 for Teens is around the corner. Click here for more information. Also, Volunteer Opportunities for Teens Available! Click here or scroll to the bottom of the page!


Beyond the Teen Zone Border...

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The books, audio-books, movies, anime, comics, manga, and magazines you’re looking for are all right here. 


Don't forget the e-books (text and digital audio).  Looking for the latest teen books in the library?  Check here

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Teens Only

The Teen Zone is your space.  Read, play a board game, use the computers, have a study group, or just chill.  It’s okay.  That’s why we built this place.  We only ask that you follow a few simple rules: Be nice to each other (and to us—thanks!), if you make a mess clean it up, indoor voices, have fun, and...


Explore!  Check out links for Teen Events, Teen Reads, Teen Homework, Teen Clubs, Teen Blog 


Teen Events

Wanna know what's going on for teens in the library?  There's a lot of places to look, but hey, everything is going to end up on this page eventually.  Click the image below to go to the Teen Events Page and keep current.

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Teen Homework

Struggling with your assignments?  Need some homework help or free resources.  Click on the image below and find some helpful links to databases, websites, etc.

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Time for College?
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COLLEGE?!?! There’s so much stuff to think about like: money for school, food, apartments; SAT, ACT, moving out.  It can be kind of scary, but check out our College Subject Guide.  You’ll feel a lot better after your see the resources out there for you to grab onto.  


Next Big Teen Book Release

The Heir by Kiera CassThe Heir

By: Kiera Cass

Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon's heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn't expect her Selection to be anything like her parents' fairy-tale love story...but as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn't as impossible as she's always thought.



Release Date:  May 5, 2015


Latest Teen Book(s) to Movie

Hollywood loves taking hit books and trying to make them into blockbuster movies.  Click on the titles or the images to see which books these movies came from... if you don't already know. 


Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Insurgent  Movie Release Date: March 20, 2015


The Duff by Kody Keplinger

The Duff Movie Release Date: February 20, 2015



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Teen Clubs

Wanna watch a movie or some anime, play some video games, make a snack or get free books?  Join a library club.  You don't have to sign up, just show up on the day the club meets and see what's going on.  This isn't school.  You're there to have fun and socialize with other peopel who like what you do.  Open to Middle School and High School aged students.  Click the icon to see Clubs and Club Descriptions.

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Books Brats, A Teen Zone Blog

Find out the latest news in teen literature and stay updated on programs, contests, and events for teens in the library.  

Teen Summer Reading 2015

Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Summer Reading's not just for little kids! Check out what and how you can win free stuff if you're in Middle or High School. (Ages 12-18) Starts June 6, 2015. 

Teen Volunteers Needed for Summer 2015

Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Need some community service hours for school, or just want something interesting to do? Sign up to volunteer this summer! (Ages 14 & up)

May Teen Chef

Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Hungry after school? Create your own snack recipe. (High School and Middle School Students welcome.)



May Teen Movie Club

Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The movie that started the acapella party. See it here, before you go to see the sequel the next day. (High School and Middle School students welcome.)

Teen Earth Day Project

Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2015

Want Earth Day Plans? Come help out in the Monterey Community Garden.

Teens Talk About Books

Because we know you get tired of reading so much blah, blah about how good certain books are, we thought we'd let some teens TELL you how good they are.  Click on the books below to hear what your peers have to say. (The link will take you to the library's YouTube Channel.)



If you are a Monterey County Teen and you are interested in participating and making a book review, please contact Eboni at:

Newest DVD Releases of Teen Books Turned to Movies

The latest movies from the silver screen to DVD owned by the Library are right here for you.


Mockingjay Part 1, Part of the Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins.  

Mockingjay  DVD Release Date:  March 6, 2015.


The Battle of the Five Armies, inspired by The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

 DVD Release Date: March 24, 2015


(Click on images to check availability!)



Linda McCabe Memorial Teen Art Wall
Our very own teen art gallery in the Library is now online too