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Just a reminder to all who wish to donate books please try to visit us during library hours so we may take care of these items immediately. It would be a shame if they were left outside and damaged by weather.

Best Books for Summer Reading for Teens

  1. The Fault in Our Stars (John Green)

    "The world is not a wish granting factory". Hazel is terminally ill with cancer, but when her parents make her attend a Cancer Kid Support Group, she meets a 17-year old Augustus Waters who is in remission and "she falls in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once".

  2. My Brilliant Friend (Elena Ferrante)

    Elena Ferrante is a mysterious writer because no one knows her or his identity and her first book in a 4-part series "The Neapolitan Novels" is equally captivating. Elena and Lila are two friends growing up in a poor neighborhood and learning how to find their path in life. Lila, now an adult, has gone missing.

  3. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs)

    This dark fantasy novel follows a 16-year old Jacob Portman whose father takes him to spend some time on a remote Welsh island, in an attempt to help him recover from a family tragedy. Once there, Jacob discovers a dilapidated house haunted by the children. Are they dangerous or not?

  4. Cleopatra's Moon (Vicky Alvear Shecter)

    Cleopatra Selene is the only daughter of Mark Antony and Queen Cleopatra of Egypt. Her life changes when Roman Emperor Octavianus conquers Egypt and she is taken to Rome, but she is determined to get her throne back. Is she ready to sacrifice everything, even love?

  5. The Maze Runner (James Dashner)

    Thomas wakes up in an elevator and discovers that he does not remember anything, except for his name. He is surrounded by boys he does not know and who do not remember anything either. They soon discover that they are in a maze and strange things start to happen, stranger than they could ever imagine.

  6. Thirteen Reasons Why (Jay Asher)

    What if your classmate who committed suicide decided to leave you a suicide note in the form of cassette tapes? And what if she addressed each of them to various students who made her suicidal? That's what Hannah Baker does and Clay Jensen needs to put all the pieces together.

  7. To All the Boys I've Loved Before (Jenny Han)

    Lara Jean Song has a habit of writing love letters to each boy she has ever loved in her life of a 16-year old. But she does not send them out, they are meant to be a secret, held in a box forever. However, someone sends them and now all the boys know.

  8. Ruby Red Trilogy (Kerstin Gier)

    Gwyneth Shepherd hails from a family of time-travelers. But she is not supposed to have inherited a time-travel gene- it's her cousin Charlotte. Everyone, including her, believes that, until she unexpectedly finds herself in the 18th century where she meets a time-traveling boy Gideon and her life will never be the same.

  9. The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)

    Panem is a country divided by rich and poor. The wealthy Capitol and 12 poor districts. Back in time, a 13th district led a rebellion against the Capitol, was crushed and as punishment, each remaining district has to send one boy and one girl each year to participate in a death match called the "Hunger Games". There can be only one survivor.

  10. Beautiful Creatures ( Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl)

    Lena has magical powers and appears in dreams of a 16-year old Ethan. When she moves to his town, they find out that there is a mysterious connection between them. But she has to choose between going Dark and going Light. What will she decide and can Ethan protect her?


Thank you to the staff at Learning Express for their generous donation of new children's books. Also thank you to the anonymous donor who left so many excellent children's books outside our door.

A Big thank you to Sarah Lamirande for her donation of brand new VHS tape rewinders and a box of thermal paper rolls for our receipt printer!!
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