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Welcome to the Teen Page!



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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

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Cemetery Boys

by Aiden Thomas

Cuban Girls Guide

by Laura Taylor Namey

Carlos Gomez Freestyle... Heavy on the Style

by Chuck Gonzales

Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers

by Juliet Menéndez

Photographic The Life of Graciela Iturbide

by Isabel Quintero

I am not your perfect Mexican daughter

by Erika L Sanchez

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Mexican Whiteboy

by Matt de la Pena

Esperanza Rising

by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Infinity Son

by Adam Silvera

We Set the Dark on Fire

by Tehlor Kay Mejia

How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe

by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland

This Train is Being Held

by Ismée Williams


by Paola Mendoza

Barely missing everything

by Matt Méndez

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

Young Adult Titles

A Perfect Mistake

by Melanie Conklin

Boys Run the Riot Vol. 4

by Keito Gaku

Heat Wave

by TJ Klune

The Agathas

by Kathleen Glasgow

The Adventure Zone

by Clint McElroy

The Queen of Junk Island

by Alexandra Mae Jones

My Sister's Big Fat Indian Wedding

by Sajni Patel

How You Grow Wings

by Rimma Onoseta

On the Subject of Unmentionable Things

by Julia Walton

Gender Inequality in Sports

by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

One Man Guy

by Michael Barakiva

The Epic Story of Every Living Thing

by Deb Caletti

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