Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith
The Loop by Ben Oliver
The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco
Chosen by Kiersten White
The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg
Hood by Jenny Moke
Again, Again by E. Lockhart
Quincredible: The Quest to be the Best by R. Barnes
Run, Hide, Fight by April Henry
Almost American Girl by Robin Ha
The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta
Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
This Light Between Us by Andrew Fukuda
Dig by A.S King

Let the Challenge Begin!

Hello Curtis Teens!

Click for the Teen Summer Reading Game BoardAs with all things in your life, the teen summer reading program is a bit different this year. I challenge you to have fun and take the time to read for pleasure.

Stop by the Middle Street entrance, look around, and, unless raining, there is a table with the TEEN and KIDS summer program packets in boxes. If you are a person entering 6th – 12th grade, you are welcome to take a packet. Inside you will find a gameboard, reading lists, a coloring page, a bookmark, and – while supplies last – colored pencils to get your started on your first challenge. If it is raining or other weather destructive to paper, give us a call at curbside 725-5242 and Lending Services will bring out as many packets as your request for you (one per teen please).

Can’t make it to the library? Download the challenge at left.

Want more fun? Browse the library’s program calendar for digital escape rooms, take & makes, paint nights, and more.

Share your creative side using #curtislibraryteens on Instagram

Looking for great recommendations for what to read next? Shoot me an email and I’ll pull a pile together for you of what’s available or create a request list catered just to you! Just email me at

Keep an eye on this page and follow curtislibraryteens on Instagram for more book talks and recommendations.

Stay strong, stay safe, and keep reading!  Melissa

NEW FEATURE: Suggestions from Amelia, rising junior at Brunswick High School

Cover image of The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen

The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen is an incredible story about finding yourself. The main character Emma Saylor visits family that she doesn’t know and they change her perspective on life. She learns about the history of her family and friends and finds love with an old friend from when she visited the last time. The book is thoroughly enjoyable with funny and sad moments.

Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines is a remarkable story about a girl (Maggie) who witnessed death at a very young age so she chooses not toCover art for Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines speak. West, a star football player is witnessing death slowly every day. He starts talking to her and telling her everything that’s going on and she’s the only one who can understand. The story is breathtaking and beautiful. It shows you that even the most terrible things can bring people together and that family will ALWAYS be behind you and beside you.

Body 2.0
The Dozier School for Boys
The New Jim Crow
Popular Science Hacker
Rainbow Revolutions
Rewire Your Anxious Brain
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
Where have all the Bees Gone?
Call Me American
Hack Your Cupboard

Teen Librarian photoContact TEEN Staff:

All Youth Services librarians supervise the TeenZone from the Youth Services desk.

If you have a question specific to Teen Services, the Teen materials collection or programs for teens, please contact Melissa M. Orth. Pronouns = she/her/hersPhone: 725-5242 x225 (YS Desk) or x227 (office)

TEEN items in collection

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