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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

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 different types of nonfiction in our Teen Collection! For our main catalog page, click here.

Teen Nonfiction Catalog Link               Teen Nonfiction e-Library Link


Teen Magazines Catalog Link               Digital Magazines Database 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 different types of fiction in our Teen Collection! For our main catalog page, click here.

Teen Fiction Catalog Link               Teen Mystery Catalog Link               Teen Science Fiction Catalog Link


Teen Graphic Novels Catalog Link               Teen New Books Catalog Link               Teen Fiction e-Library Link

Reading Lists

Official Reading Lists

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

Realistic Fiction

For real though.


One genre to rule them all.


What is the butler or was it...the librarian?


The truth is out there. Or in the library.

Energize yourself with these motivational titles.

Fiction with authentic representation.

Easy Reads
Perfect for a last minute book report or a quick read!

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

Graphic Novels & Manga
Great stories told artistically.


Books that stick to the facts.

YA Audiobooks

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


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