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Tweens & Teens

Resources for Teens


Calling all teens and tweens! Join the Sawyer Free Library Teen Advisory Board and help lead your library! Bring your friends and ideas and enjoy some free snacks. 6th to 12th grade welcome. Click here to learn more.


Embark on a grand adventure with Dungeons & Dragons at the Sawyer Free Library! Create your character and venture on an epic quest with Dungeon Master Ephraim Weaver. All experience levels are welcome. Free pizza lunch will be provided. 6th to 12th grade welcome. Space is limited, register here to hold your spot!


You’re invited to learn about the power of poetry with Elizabeth Acevedo! In this exciting author conversation and Q&A, Acevedo will provide a short reading from her National Book Award winning and New York Times bestselling novel-in-verse, The Poet X serving as the backdrop to this amazing chat! 9th to 12th grade welcome. Learn more and register here.


Teens and tweens, you’re invited to the library for a free ice cream float! No registration is required– pop by and bring a friend. 6th to 12th grade welcome. Learn more here.


Join this year’s winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, Dan Santat, as he inspires tweens and teens to tell their own stories through graphic novels. His winning book, A First Time for Everything, is a graphic memoir based on his own awkward middle school years and the trip to Europe that changed his life. 5th to 8th grade welcome. Learn more and register here.


Drop by the library and get a free henna tattoo! We’ll have a henna tattoo artist from Wicked Good Henna on site, so come get a beautiful temporary tattoo. 6th to 12th grade welcome. No registration required; learn more here.

Check out the calendar for our latest events and programs!



Future Tense : How We Made Artificial Intelligence-and How It Will Change Everything by Brockenbrough, Martha
Making Comic Zines by Atoms, Eddy
Stolen Sharpie Revolution : A Diy Resource for Zines and Zine Culture by Wrekk, Alex
The Emotionally Intelligent Teen : Skills to Help You Deal With What You Feel, Build Stronger Relationships & Boost Self-Confidence by McNally, Melanie
Focus and Thrive : Executive Functioning Strategies for Teens by McNulty, Laurie Chaikind
Life After Doom : Wisdom and Courage for A World Falling Apart by McLaren, Brian D
A Firehose of Falsehood : the Story of Disinformation by Kanefield, Teri
Rising From the Ashes : Los Angeles, 1992 : Edward Jae Song Lee, Latasha Harlins, Rodney King, and A City On Fire by Yoo, Paula
Accordion Eulogies : A Memoir of Music, Migration, and Mexico by Álvarez, Noé
Give Us the Vote! : Over 200 Years of Fighting for the Ballot by Rubin, Susan Goldman
Nephew: A Memoir In 4-Part Harmony by Asante, M. K
Marked Man : Frank Serpico's Inside Battle Against Police Corruption by Florio, John
Wildfire : the Culture, Science, and Future of Fire by Anderson, Ferin Davis
Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned In School by Jewell, Tiffany
Fiske Guide to Colleges 2024 by Fiske, Edward B
Act Prep by Princeton Review
Digital Sat Prep : 3 Practice Tests + Review + Online Tools by
The College Student's Guide to Mental Health : Essential Wellness Strategies for Flourishing In College by Nosanow, Mia
Discovering Life's Story: the Evolution of An Idea by Hakim, Joy
Say More : Consent Conversations for Teens by Stryker, Kitty
Kawaii Café Bubble Tea : Classic, Fun, and Refreshing Boba Drinks to Make At Home by Kwong, Stacey
Safe and Sound : A Renter-Friendly Guide to Home Repair by Stardust, Mercury
Bless the Blood : A Cancer Memoir by Nehanda, Walela
Lady Sunflower : Stories, Songs, and Poems From the Desk of Kill. Gertrude by Shuck-Sparer, Sierra
The Keeper : Soccer, Me, and the Law That Changed Women's Lives by Ervick, Kelcey
How the Boogeyman Became A Poet by Keith, Anthony R. , Jr
Andy Warhol & Jean Michel Basquiat by Blonay, Francesca Ferretti De
Lies My Teacher Told Me : A Graphic Adaptation by Loewen, James W
Where Sleeping Girls Lie by Àbíké-Íyímídé, Faridah
There Goes the Neighborhood by Adia, Jade
Call Me Iggy by Aguirre, Jorge Augusto
This Book Won't Burn by Ahmed, Samira (fiction Writer)
Jujutsu Kaisen. Kyoto Sister-School Goodwill Event Vol. 5, by Akutami, Gege
Jujutsu Kaisen. I'm Gonna Kill You! Vol. 4, by Akutami, Gege
The Bad Ones by Albert, Melissa
Icarus by Ancrum, K
Your Blood, My Bones by Andrew, Kelly
Hearts Still Beating by Archer, Brooke
Show-Ha Shoten! 4 by Asakura, Akinari
The Immortal Games by Avery, Annaliese
Fate Breaker by Aveyard, VIctoria
The Poisons We Drink by Baptiste, Bethany
The Black Girl Survives In This One : Horror Stories by
The Mushroom Knight. Vol. 1 by Bly, Oliver
The Prince & the Coyote by Bowles, David
The Hedgewitch of Foxhall by Bright, Anna
Promise Boys by Brooks, Nick
Something Kindred by Burch, Ciera
Gather by Cadow, Kenneth M
Red by Cardi, Annie
Kindling by Chee, Traci
The Night Hunt by Christo, Alexandra
The Boy Lost In the Maze : A Story Told In Poems by Coelho, Joseph
The Notes by Con Morse, Catherine
Gwen & Art Are Not In Love by Croucher, Lex
Out of Body by Davenport, N. E
Eddy, Eddy by de Goldi, Kate
The Gulf by de Souza, Adam
Wren Martin Ruins It All by Dewitt, Amanda
The Atlas of Us by Dwyer, Kristin
Made Glorious by Eagar, Lindsay
Bright Red Fruit by Elhillo, Safia
Wander In the Dark by Emill, Jumata
A Tempest of Tea by Faizal, Hafsah
No Going Back by Flores-Scott, Patrick
Tag, You're Dead by Foxfield, Kathryn
Canto Contigo : A Novel by Garza VIlla, Jonny
The Girl, the Ring, & the Baseball Bat by Gomera-Tavarez, Camille
The Misdirection of Fault Lines by Gracia, Anna
Rez Ball by Graves, Byron
Beasts of War by Gray, Ayana
Boy Like Me by Green, Simon James
Sky's End by Gregson, Marc J
The Fox Maidens by Ha, Robin
Escape From St. Hell : My Trans Teen Life Levels Up by Hancox, Lewis
What Monstrous Gods by Hodge, Rosamund
A Crane Among Wolves by Hur, June
This Is How You Fall In Love by Hussain, Anika
Salt the Water by Iloh, Candice
Shut Up, This Is Serious by IXta, Carolina
The Reappearance of Rachel Price by Jackson, Holly
Pretty Furious by Johnston, E. K
Blue Lock. 1 by Kaneshiro, Muneyuki
Blue Lock. 3 by Kaneshiro, Muneyuki
Blue Lock. 4 by Kaneshiro, Muneyuki
Blue Lock. 2 by Kaneshiro, Muneyuki
Blue Exorcist. 1 by Kato, Kazue
Blue Exorcist. 2 by Katō, Kazue
Blue Exorcist. 3 by Katō, Kazue
Blue Exorcist. 4 by Katō, Kazue
Blue Exorcist. 5 by Katō, Kazue
The Breakup Lists by Khorram, Adib
Before the Devil Knows You're Here by Krause, Autumn
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear by Kumanano
The Last Bloodcarver by Le, Vanessa
49 Days by Lee, Agnes
Kill Her Twice by Lee, Stacey
Wide Awake Now by Levithan, David
The Chaos Grid by Lewellen, Lyndsey
I Hope This Doesn't Find You by Liang, Ann (young Adult Author)
Sheine Lende : A Prequel to Elatsoe by Little Badger, Darcie
Forever Is Now by Lockington, Mariama
Dragonfruit by Lucier, Makiia
Otherworldly by Lukens, F. T
All This Twisted Glory by Mafi, Tahereh
Prom Babies by Magoon, Kekla
Freshman Year by Mai, Sarah
Conditions of A Heart by Mangle, Bethany
The Davenports by Marquis, Krystal
The Ballad of Darcy & Russell by Matson, Morgan
Gone Wolf by McBride, Amber
Lark by McGowan, Anthony
With A Little Luck by Meyer, Marissa
Dark Parts of the Universe by Miller, Samuel
Just Say Yes by Moldavsky, Goldy
Honey Lemon Soda. 1 by Murata, Mayu
Honey Lemon Soda. 2 by Murata, Mayu
Honey Lemon Soda. 3 by Murata, Mayu
The Kill Factor by Oliver, Ben (science Fiction Writer)
What's Eating Jackie Oh? by Park, Patricia
Snowglobe by Park, Soyoung
A Drop of Venom by Patel, Sajni
Cancelled by Penn, Farrah
The Worst Perfect Moment by Plozza, Shivaun
Where the Dark Stands Still by Poranek, A. B
The Borrow A Boyfriend Club by Powars, Page
The No-Girlfriend Rule by Randall, Christen
The Sea of Monsters : the Graphic Novel by Venditti, Robert
We Are Mayhem by Rourke-Mooney, Beck
Just Another Story : A Graphic Migration Account by Saade, Ernesto
A Fragile Enchantment by Saft, Allison
All the Fighting Parts by Sawyerr, Hannah V
Ellie Haycock Is Totally Normal by Schreiber, Gretchen
Louder Than Hunger by Schu, John
To A Darker Shore by Schwartz, Leanne
Strong Like You by Simpson, T. L
Daughter of the Bone Forest by Skye, Jasmine
Into the Sunken City by Thiru, Dinesh
Saints of the Household by Tison, Ari
Two Sides to Every Murder by Valentine, Danielle
Every Time You Hear That Song by Voris, Jenna
The Queer Girl Is Going to Be Okay by Walls, Dale
The Spirit Bares Its Teeth by White, Andrew Joseph
Blood At the Root by Williams, Ladarrion
Spirit World by Wong, Alyssa
Lunar New Year Love Story by Yang, Gene Luen
The Boy From Clearwater 2 by Yu, Pei-Yun & Zhou, Jian-XIn & King, Lin
Dear Wendy by Zhao, Ann

New in the tween collection

Loch Ness Uncovered : Media, Misinformation, and the Greatest Monster Hoax of All Time by Siegel, Rebecca
Exploring Ai by Hadlett, Gaelen
Guinness World Records 2024. by
Boys Will Be Human : A Get-Real Gut-Check Guide to Becoming the Strongest, Kindest, Bravest Person You Can Be by Baldoni, Justin
How to Manage Your Eco-Anxiety : An Empowering Guide for Young People by Grose, Anouchka
Rebel Girls Celebrate Neurodiversity : 25 Tales of Creative Thinkers by Mallory, Shadae
Climate Champions : 15 Women Fighting for Your Future by Sarah, Rachel
Your Freedom, Your Power : A Kid's Guide to the First Amendment by Matulli, Allison
Shackled : A Tale of Wronged Kids, Rogue Judges, and A Town That Looked Away by Cooper, Candy J
The Mona Lisa Vanishes : A Legendary Painter, A Shocking Heist, and the Birth of A Global Celebrity by Day, Nick
Bite by Bite: American History Through Feasts, Foods, and Side Dishes by Aronson, Marc
Indigenous Ingenuity : A Celebration of Traditional North American Knowledge by Havrelock, Deidre
The Sixth Extinction : An Unnatural History by Kolbert, Elizabeth
Club Microbe by Gravel, Elise
Sick! : the Twists and Turns Behind Animal Germs by Montgomery, Heather L
Sunshine by Krosoczka, Jarrett
Car and Driver Trivia Zone : More Than 250 Outrageous Facts About the World's Coolest Cars by Bova, Dan & Car & Driver
The Astro Chimps : America's First Astronauts by Cusick, Dawn
When Forests Burn : the Story of Wildfires In America by Marrin, Albert
Minecraft. Guide to Creative by McBrien, Thomas
The Bard and the Book : How the First Folio Saved the Plays of William Shakespeare From Oblivion by Bausum, Ann
Barracoon : Adapted for Young Readers by Kendi, Ibram X
The Girl Who Sang : A Holocaust Memoir of Hope and Survival by Nadel, Estelle
Just Jerry : How Drawing Shaped My Life by Pinkney, Jerry
Black Girl You Are Atlas by Watson, Renaee
Remember My Story : A Girl, A Holocaust Survivor, and A Friendship That Made History by Sarnowski, Claire
The Enigma Girls : How Ten Teenagers Broke Ciphers, Kept Secrets, and Helped Win World War II by Fleming, Candace
Those Who Helped Us : Assisting Japanese Americans During the War by Mochizuki, Ken
Three Summers : A Memoir of Sisterhood, Summer Crushes, and Growing Up On the Eve of the Bosnian Genocide by Sabic-El-Rayess, Amra
Only the Names Remain : the Cherokees and the Trail of Tears by Bealer, Alex W
Exclusion and the Chinese American Story by Blackburn, Sarah-Soonling
Fighting to Belong! Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander History From the 1700s Through the 1800s Vol. I, by Chu, Amy
Witch Hunt : the Cold War, Joe McCarthy, and the Red Scare by Balis, Andrea
Balto and Togo : A Story of Grit and Guts, of Great Leadership and Even Greater Teamwork, and Maybe A Little Luck by Moss, Helen
Dreamer : A Graphic Novel Memoir by Aliu, Akim
Spotting Dottie by Anderson-Dargatz, Gail
Across So Many Seas by Behar, Ruth
King Cheer / King Cheer by Booth, Molly
Unfadeable by Broaddus, Maurice
The Very Unfortunate Wish of Melony Yoshimura by Brown, Waka T
One Big Open Sky by Cline-Ransome, Lesa
Leon Levels Up by Coccia, Paul
The Thirteenth Circle by Connolly, Marcykate
Nothing Special Volume 1, Through the Elder Woods by Cook, Katie
Will On the Inside by Eliopulos, Andrew
A Game of Noctis by Fagan, Deva
The Partition Project by Faruqi, Saadia
A Galaxy of Whales by Fawcett, Heather
Heroes by Gratz, Alan
Sam(Ira)'s Worst (best) Summer by Hamza, Nina
Warrior On the Mound by Headen, Sandra W
Alebrijes by Higuera, Donna Barba
Our Divine Mischief by Howard, Hanna C
Emma and the Love Spell by Ireland, Meredith
Lightningborn by Kagawa, Julie
The First State of Being by Kelly, Erin Entrada
Amulet. Waverider Book 9, by Kibuishi, Kazu
The Smoke That Thunders by Kome, Erhu
Wildful by Kurimoto, Kengo
The Monster and the Maze by Lam, Maple
Mani Semilla Finds Her Quetzal Voice by Lapera, Anna
Sona and the Golden Beasts by Larocca, Rajani
Gut Reaction by Larson, Kirby
Gigi Shin Is Not A Nerd by Lee, Lyla
Los Monstruos: Rooster and the Dancing Diablo by Lopez, Diana
The Lucky Poor by Lovie, Mazie
Tree. Table. Book. by Lowry, Lois
Hummingbird Season by Lucianovic, Stephanie V. W
Walkin' the Dog by Lynch, Chris
Continental Drifter by Macleod, Kathy
Countdown to Yesterday by Marr, Shirley
Mexikid : A Graphic Memoir by Martin, Pedro
Basil & Dahlia: A Tragical Tale of Sinister Sweetness by McCullough, Joy
The Fight for the Hidden Realm by McDermott, Siobhan
Trouble At the Tangerine by McDunn, Gillian
Olivetti by Millington, Allie
Keeping Pace by Morrison, Laurie
Sister Sabotage by Oakes, Colleen
Silver Vessels by Orlando, Steve (comic Book Writer)
The Fire, the Water, and Maudie McGinn by Pla, Sally J
Not the Worst Friend In the World by Rellihan, Anne
Treasure Island : Runaway Gold by Rhodes, Jewell Parker
Ultraviolet by Salazar, Aida
Maybe It's A Sign by Shen, E. L
Sisters of the Lost Marsh by Strange, Lucy
Drama by Telgemeier, Raina
Chronically Dolores by Van Wagenen, Maya
Why We Play With Fire by Vriesen, Giselle
Mid-Air by Williams, Alicia
Shiny Misfits by Zayid, Maysoon

2024 Mass Teen Choice Book Award Nominees

Money Out Loud : All the Financial Stuff No One Taught Us by Anat, Berna
Accountable : the True Story of A Racist Social Media Account and the Teenagers Whose Lives It Changed by Slater, Dashka
Warrior Girl Unearthed by Boulley, Angeline
Where You See Yourself by Forrest, Claire (young Adult Author)
Throwback by Goo, Maurene
Rez Ball by Graves, Byron
Blue Lock. 1 by Kaneshiro, Muneyuki
The Wicked Bargain by Novoa, Gabe Cole
Bittersweet In the Hollow by Pearsall, Kate
Give Me A Sign by Sortino, Anna
¡ay, Mija! : My Bilingual Summer In Mexico by Suggs, Christine
Bianca Torre Is Afraid of Everything by Winans, Justine Pucella
Just Do This One Thing for Me : A Novel by Zimmermann, Laura

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Annalise Nakoneczny: Young Adult Librarian




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