Get Curated Reading Suggestions on Selected Topics Sent Right to Your Inbox.

Teen Zone

New Arrivals

Teen Blog

Tough Topics

Tough Topics for Young Adults And a List of Books to Help Understand

Posted on:

What are “Tough Topics” for young adults? Challenging topics that occur during young adulthood and can be hard to discuss and hard to understand

Tough Topics include: abortion, pregnancy, abuse, dating, sex, self-harm, bullying, addiction, cancer, grief, mental health and illness, eating disorders, racism, sexual identity and orientation, rape, suicide, homelessness, incarceration, and more

Read More
YA New Books pt. 12 Book Covers

Teen Book Spotlight--New Books pt. 12!!!

Posted on:

Our teen book spotlight this week is focused on books that have recently been added to our collection meaning they are new!!!!  New books are the best; they have a new book smell and there is just something about being one of the first people to read it.  We are featuring some amazing fiction this time including titles from a few of our favorite authors as well as a handful of book ones which are kicking off new series for the coming years!  These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tag

Read More
hoopla

YA Audiobooks On Hoopla

Posted on:

Did you know that you can stream or download lots of great Young Adult audiobooks for free on Hoopla with your library card?

 

Hoopla is a web and mobile library media streaming platform that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, phone, or TV.  

 

Check out these titles and find many more on Hoopla!

(Summaries provided by Hoopla)

 

Read More

Upcoming Events for Teens

This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.

Teen Sharpie Art

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Reading Porch - Teen Area
Age Group: Teens (12+)
Program Type: Hangout, Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Using Sharpies as your designing tool, create some amazing artwork on coffee mugs, tiles, coasters, and more! This program is intended for teens (ages 12-18). ...

Disclaimer(s)

Library Consent Statement for Photography and Video

Programs, events, and daily happenings sponsored by Handley Regional Library System may be photographed or recorded.  Attendance at any sponsored program, event or general library use constitutes the consent of all attendees and the consent of the parents or legal guardians of any minor children in attendance, to the future broadcast, publication, and other use of photography or videos at the sole direction of Handley Regional Library System.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.
This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Homeschool Together

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 6-11, Teens (12+), Families
Program Type: Hangout
Event Details:
Bring your current assignments and projects and work on them together with other children who homeschool. Each month will have a new enrichment subject and activities with books to use for research. This month's subject is...Poetry! Enrichment ...

Disclaimer(s)

Library Consent Statement for Photography and Video

Programs, events, and daily happenings sponsored by Handley Regional Library System may be photographed or recorded.  Attendance at any sponsored program, event or general library use constitutes the consent of all attendees and the consent of the parents or legal guardians of any minor children in attendance, to the future broadcast, publication, and other use of photography or videos at the sole direction of Handley Regional Library System.

Photography Notification

While we do allow professional photography inside the property of Handley Regional Library System, we do ask that we are notified ahead of time of photoshoots at 540.662.9041 x 25.  Photography activities may be limited to specific areas due to reserved use and cannot impede any patron activity using the library. 

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.
This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Kids Art Club

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11, Teens (12+), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY Workshops
Event Details:
Join us for Kids Art Club! Meet creative friends and be part of a big art event. We look forward to a new February event. Visit shenarts.org/kids-art-club for more information. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Library Consent Statement for Photography and Video

Programs, events, and daily happenings sponsored by Handley Regional Library System may be photographed or recorded.  Attendance at any sponsored program, event or general library use constitutes the consent of all attendees and the consent of the parents or legal guardians of any minor children in attendance, to the future broadcast, publication, and other use of photography or videos at the sole direction of Handley Regional Library System.

This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Scrabble Club

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Reading Porch
Age Group: Teens (12+), Adults, Families
Program Type: Game Nights, Hangout
Event Details:
Whether you’re a competitive player or just happy to play and enjoy a social chat, this club is a great place to get to know other locals and take part in a good game of Scrabble! ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.
This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Leap Day

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bowman Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11, Teens (12+), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY Workshops, STEAM, Workshops & Camps
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Join us as we celebrate a day that only comes once every four years, Leap Day! Enjoy games and activities and write a letter to your future self to be opened in four years on the next Leap Day! Here is an outline of each station: Station 1: ...

Disclaimer(s)

Library Consent Statement for Photography and Video

Programs, events, and daily happenings sponsored by Handley Regional Library System may be photographed or recorded.  Attendance at any sponsored program, event or general library use constitutes the consent of all attendees and the consent of the parents or legal guardians of any minor children in attendance, to the future broadcast, publication, and other use of photography or videos at the sole direction of Handley Regional Library System.

Photography Notification

While we do allow professional photography inside the property of Handley Regional Library System, we do ask that we are notified ahead of time of photoshoots at 540.662.9041 x 25.  Photography activities may be limited to specific areas due to reserved use and cannot impede any patron activity using the library. 

This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Leap Day Yoga Flow for Adults

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: Bowman Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens (12+), Adults
Program Type: Friends Events
Event Details:
Move, breathe and stretch at the library with this all levels yoga flow for adults. Space is limited, arrive 15 minutes early to claim your spot. Bring a yoga mat and any other props you may need.Taught by Christina Rash, RYT 500 & a teacher at S...
This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Sit & Stitch

11:00am - 12:00pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Reading Porch
Age Group: Teens (12+), Adults
Program Type: Hangout, Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Hooks and needles and fiber, oh my! Bowman Library is pleased to host a weekly stitching meetup. Whatever your craft (knit, crochet, embroidery, latch hook…), we invite you to bring your works-in-progress to “Sit and Stitch” every Friday at 11am. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.
This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Chess at Bowman Library

10:00am - 12:30pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Reading Porch - Teen Area
Age Group: Children, Ages 6-11, Teens (12+), Adults, Families
Program Type: Gaming, STEAM
Event Details:
Chess enthusiasts come and play! Play chess to learn or strengthen your skills of the game. Players of all ages and strengths are welcome to come and play. We gather every week on Saturday mornings to play casual chess games. Chess at Bow...

Disclaimer(s)

Library Consent Statement for Photography and Video

Programs, events, and daily happenings sponsored by Handley Regional Library System may be photographed or recorded.  Attendance at any sponsored program, event or general library use constitutes the consent of all attendees and the consent of the parents or legal guardians of any minor children in attendance, to the future broadcast, publication, and other use of photography or videos at the sole direction of Handley Regional Library System.

This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.

Natsu Con Promo Video Recording

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Back Lawn
Age Group: Teens (12+)
Program Type: Film
Event Details:
Do you love cosplay? Want to be a part of our Natsu Con planning? Join the Natsu Con Planning Committee and/or be a part of the promotional video and help make Natsu Con 2024 amazing!  Respond immediately to dhughes@handleyregional.org and...

Disclaimer(s)

Library Consent Statement for Photography and Video

Programs, events, and daily happenings sponsored by Handley Regional Library System may be photographed or recorded.  Attendance at any sponsored program, event or general library use constitutes the consent of all attendees and the consent of the parents or legal guardians of any minor children in attendance, to the future broadcast, publication, and other use of photography or videos at the sole direction of Handley Regional Library System.

Photography Notification

While we do allow professional photography inside the property of Handley Regional Library System, we do ask that we are notified ahead of time of photoshoots at 540.662.9041 x 25.  Photography activities may be limited to specific areas due to reserved use and cannot impede any patron activity using the library.