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Teen Services: Collections

Here you can find our teen collections, reading list suggestions, programs, homework help, resources, and information about college and career.

Teen Services: Collections

Our Teen Collections have books and other materials created for, published for, or marketed to ages 12 to 18. However, not every title is meant for the entire age range. Here are some age ranges that titles have: 12+, 14+, 16+. These specific ranges are based on themes and content, and they are determined by publishers, vendors, and professional reviewers.

How do I find out what books are right for my age or my teen's age?

We always encourage guardians to review the books that their teens are interested in to help find out if they're the right fit since guardians know their own family values best. For additional ways to help support your journey of finding the right book for you or your teen, please visit our Teen Shelf Help Guide.

Teen Nonfiction

Teen nonfiction, also known as young adult (YA) nonfiction, is based on facts, real people, and real events but is written in a similar style to teen fiction, making it more appealing and relatable to teens. It covers the same topics as children's or adult nonfiction, and is told in a variety of formats such as comic, scrapbook, or verse. It's not just for book reports anymore! Teen nonfiction features hot-button issues, high interest topics, and leisure reads to provide reliable sources and keep readers informed.

Click the links below to explore our Teen Collection's nonfiction titles!
For our main catalog page, click here.

Nonfiction Link     Nonfiction Graphic Novels Link

Nonfiction eBooks Link     Nonfiction eAudiobooks Link

Teen Fiction

Teen fiction, known as young adult (YA) fiction, is fiction written for, published for, or marketed to ages 12 to 18.

Teen fiction, whether in the form of novels or short stories, has attributes that distinguish it from the other age categories of fiction. The majority of teen fiction portrays a teen as the protagonist, rather than an adult or a child. The subject matter and story lines are typically consistent with the age and experience of the main character, but teen fiction spans the entire spectrum of fiction genres. The settings of teen fiction are limited only by the imagination and skill of the author.

Themes in teen fiction often focus on the challenges of youth. This happens so often that the entire age category is sometimes referred to as problem novels or coming of age novel. Writing styles of teen fiction range widely, from the richness of literary style to the clarity and speed. Despite its unique characteristics, teen fiction shares the fundamental elements of fiction with other stories: character, plot, setting, theme, and style.

Click the links below to explore our Teen Collection's fiction titles!
For our main catalog page, click here.

Fiction Link     Mystery Link     Science Fiction Link

New Books     Graphic Novels Link

Fiction eBooks Link     Fiction eAudiobooks Link

Reading Lists

Official Reading Lists
Official reading lists such as Texas Lone Star, Maverick, and Topaz.

Realistic Fiction
For real though.

Mytery & Thriller
What is the butler or was it...the librarian?

One genre to rule them all.

Science Fiction
The truth is out there. Or in the library.

Pages that turn nightmares into reality.

Inspirational & Gentle
Faith-based fiction along with titles for that avoid sensitive content.

Fiction with authentic representation.


Books for Emerging Readers
Perfect for teens who don't show much interest in reading or are struggling with reading!


Unique Book Types
They march to the beat of their own drum.


Graphic Novels & More
Great stories told artistically.


Books that stick to the facts.

On-the-go reads for today's teens.

They're not the same, but they'll help you through a book hangover.