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2023 Summer Reading Coming Soon! Sign-Up begins June 21!

Welcome to the Teen Page!

Welcome Teens!

The annual Summer Reading Program is coming soon! Sign up begins on June 21. The 14th annual VolunTEEN Program is coming soon – applications will be available beginning Monday June 5, 2023!

Be sure to check out the New YA section, along with special displays of books. During your next visit, say hello and introduce yourself – I might ask you what your literary appetite is!

Got a question? Call the library or send me an email and I’ll see you soon!

-Ms. Keisha, Head of Youth Services

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Almost American Girl

by Robin Ha

Luck of the Titanic

by Stacey Lee

When Dimple met Rishi

by Sandhya Menon

The Red Palace

by June Hur

Ms. Marvel

by G. Willow Wilson


by Mary H. K. Choi

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

by Jenny Han

They Called Us Enemy

by George Takei

Boys Run the Riot

by Keito Gaku

American Betiya

by Anuradha D. Rajurkar

I Love You So Mochi

by Sarah Kuhn

Loveboat Taipei

by Abigail Hing Wen

Danny Chung Sums It Up

by Maisie Chan

This Woven Kingdom

by Tahereh Mafi

I am Malala

by Malala Yousafzai

The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea

by Axie Oh

Teen Events - open to students in grades 6-12 unless otherwise indicated.

Young Adult Titles

Imogen, Obviously

by Becky Albertalli

School Trip

by Jerry Craft

Teen Titans: Robin

by Kami Garcia

Mashle: Magic and Muscles

by Hajime Komoto

Nick and Charlie

by Alice Oseman

Under the Whispering Door

by TJ Klune


by Lauren Blackwood


by Jarrett Krosoczka

Stars and Smoke

by Marie Lu

The Davenports

by Krystal Marquis

A Court of Wings and Ruin

by Sarah J. Maas

Rule of Wolves

by Leigh Bardugo

This Time It's Real

by Ann Liang

VolunTEEN Program

The VolunTEEN Program is held during the summer months from the end of the South Orange-Maplewood district school year until mid-August, or 6-7 weeks. Started in 2009, this program is open to middle school and high school students. Those interested must complete an application and attend an orientation session to participate. While COVID-19 shifted the process in the last couple of years, the work didn’t stop! VolunTEENs rolled up their sleeves to help with community projects and library programming. As a result, they were honored as November’s Villagers of the Month (2020) and presented with a proclamation by the Village of South Orange.

Students interested in continuing community service during the school year are encouraged to sign up to be a Teen Library Advocate, where they will engage with other teens sharing ideas on and planning teen programming and more. To participate, click on the tab below to complete an application to become a teen library advocate.


Teen Library Advocate