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Welcome to the Teen Page!



Welcome! The library building is open. For library updates, click here.

The young adult department is a rite of passage; and for many of you, that means hanging out with friends, doing homework or both (hey, did you get one of the Teen Library cards yet?).

I’m looking forward to having you all visit SOPL after school. We have a book group for middle school students, volunteer opportunities for teens and more! 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. Miller, Teen Librarian & Volunteer Coordinator

Fall Into These Books!

Cemetery Boys

by Aiden Thomas


by Rainbow Rowell

To Kill a Mockingbird

by Harper Lee

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

by J.K. Rowling

When Dimple met Rishi

by Sandhya Menon


by Yamile Saied Méndez


by Maggie Stiefvater

If you come softly

by Jacqueline Woodson

Home Is Not a Country

by Safia Elhillo

In the Wild Light

by Jeff Zentner

Ruin and Rising

by Leigh Bardugo

Turtles All the Way Down

by John Green

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

Young Adult Titles


by Marie Lu

White Smoke

by Tiffany D Jackson

Battle of the Bands

by Lauren Gibaldi & Eric Smith (Editors)

Once Upon a Broken Heart

by Stephanie Garber

Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World

by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor

by Shaenon K. Garrity

Why We Fly

by Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones

Whistle: A New Gotham City Hero

by E. Lockhart

Rainbow in the Dark

by Sean McGinty


by Jordan Ifueko

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 during the summer of 2020, 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