Teens

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.

Think we need more stuff? Talk back @ harris@monterey.org.

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...

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Explore!  Check out links for Teen Events, Teen Clubs, Teen Blog, Class Research Guides.

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. 

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 Click the image above or here to go to the Teen Events Page and keep current.

Class Research Guides and Homework Help

Teachers from Monterey High School, Colton Middle School, and other schools in Monterey City collaborate with our librarians for class research projects. 

Class Research Guides

Click on the image above or here to find some helpful links to databases, websites, etc.

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

Kingdom of Ash 

by Sarah J. Maas

 

 

Years in the making, Sarah J. Maas’s #1 New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series draws to an epic, unforgettable conclusion. Aelin Galathynius’s journey from slave to king’s assassin to the queen of a once-great kingdom reaches its heart-rending finale as war erupts across her world. . .

Aelin has risked everything to save her people―but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day…

With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they’ve gathered to battle Erawan’s hordes might not be enough to save them. Scattered across the continent and racing against time, Chaol, Manon, and Dorian are forced to forge their own paths to meet their fates. Hanging in the balance is any hope of salvation―and a better world.

And across the sea, his companions unwavering beside him, Rowan hunts to find his captured wife and queen―before she is lost to him forever.

As the threads of fate weave together at last, all must fight, if they are to have a chance at a future. Some bonds will grow even deeper, while others will be severed forever in the explosive final chapter of the Throne of Glass series.

 

Release Date: October 23, 2018

 

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 people who like what you do.  Open to Middle School and High School aged students.

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Click the image above to see Clubs and Club Descriptions.

Follow Us on Social Media

Click on the image below to see Teen posts on:

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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 Blog Contest 2018

Posted: Saturday, June 2, 2018

Teen Summer Reading 2018 Blog Contest! (for High School and Middle School students.)

MPL Teen Summer Writing Contest 2018!

Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2018

Accepting submissions June 2- July 26th for the Library's Teen Anthology "Quote the Raven III" from middle and high school students. 

Teen Summer Reading 2018

Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2018

Teen Summer Reading 2018 is here! Middle School and High School students are welcome to sign up! Fun programs, great prizes! 

Teen Read Week 2016

Posted: Tuesday, October 4, 2016

October is the month for Teen Read Week 2016! Find out what exciting prizes you can win for simply doing what you already love to do: READ.

Teen Summer Reading 2016 Blog Contest!

Posted: Saturday, June 4, 2016

The contest is over and 2016 winners ave been contacted. Congratulations to you all, and thank you for your participation! Keep your eyes open for new challenges throughout the year. Don't forget Teen Read Week in October!

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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: harris@monterey.org.

Newest Teen Books Turned to Movies

 

 The Darkest Minds by: Alexandra Bracken

 

Release Date: August 3, 2018

 

 The Hate U Give by: Angie Thomas

 

 

Release Date: October 19, 2018