Teens Blog

Poetry Open Mic

March 25, 2015

Hang out in our transformed basement “café” for Open Mic Night to celebrate National Poetry Month. Read your own poetry, your favorite author’s, or just come in to relax, enjoy some snacks and listen! Grades 7-12.

Teen Tech Week! Retro Tech

March 7, 2015

Next week is Teen Tech Week!!!

Come to the Melrose Park Public Library on Tuesday, March 10th from 5-6 p.m. for Retro Tech! Take a step back in time to explore & experiment with devices everyone used for game-playing, music-listening, photo-taking, and computing before smartphones and tablets. Grades 7-12.

Women's History Month

March 3, 2015

March is Women's History Month. Check out this website for an interactive history lesson (it's fun, seriously).

YA Revolutions

February 24, 2015

Best Ever Teen Novels

January 12, 2015

NPR has ranked the 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels! Click below to find out if your favorites made the list!

Emily Carroll

December 18, 2014

Check out Emily Carroll's website where you can read some of her short graphic novels online! Click here!

Teen Book Club

December 18, 2014

Do you like to read? Do you like to talk about books? Join the Teen Book Club! Teen Book Club will meet the 4th Tuesday of each month from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m . We will read one book per month and discuss that book. Teens will also have input on what book we will read next! Grades 7-12.

Holiday Reads

November 26, 2014

This Just In!

Best of the Best

November 5, 2014

Looking for suggestions on what to read next? Here is a link to lists of the Best of the Best, 2014 Award-Winning Young Adult books:


Just in Time for Halloween!!

October 18, 2014

Want to read something spooky or paranormal, but don't have the time to commit to a 400 page novel that is part of a four book series and you know if you read one, you'll have to read them all? Well don't worry,

These Books Feature Short Stories Dealing with the Supernatural


Acclaimed paranormal fiction authors Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton and Brenna Yovanoff bring you The Curiosities, a short story collection featuring handwritten notes from the authors on their writing processes. In some of the stories you'll see "a vampire locked in a cage in the basement, for good luck. Bad guys, clever girls, and the various reasons why the guys have to stop breathing. A world where fire never goes out (with references to vanilla ice cream and renewable angst)."

    The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton and Brenna Yovanoff


Short stories written by real-life ghost hunters! You decide what is really the paranormal at work or what is just a trick of the mind.

    Ghost Hunt: Chilling Tales of the Unknown by Jason Hawes & Grant Wilson with Cameron Dokey


Looking for a little romance with your supernatural? With stories by some of the biggest paranormal writers in young adult fiction today, Kiss Me Deadly recounts 13 Tales of Paranormal Love.

    Kiss Me Deadly: 13 Tales of Paranormal Love  edited by Tricia Telep


This title is for those looking for a little more fantasy with their spookiness. "A voodoo princess, a necromancer, and a wizard's apprentice mingle with enchanted jewelry, talking amphibians, and an aloof unicorn."

    Magic in the Mirrorstone: Tales of Fantasy edited by Steve Berman


Classic short stories by the original master of horror himself. This audiobook will leave your heart pounding.

    The Best of Edgar Allan Poe read by Edward Blake


What if your prom date was the Grim Reaper? Featuring stories from renowned young adult authors such as Stephenie Meyer and Meg Cabot, this book is "just good, creepy fun."

    Prom Nights from Hell by Meg Cabot, Kim Harrison, Michele Jaffe, Stephenie Meyer & Lauren Myracle


Truly gruesome and gorey, this book features 10 original stories of the supernatural from such authors as Holly Black, Marcus Sedgwick and Chris Wooding.

    The Restless Dead: Ten Original Tales of the Supernatural edited by Deborah Noyes


What keeps you up all night? Six award-winning and bestselling authors tell six stories, some supernatural, of the kind of things that keep different people up all night.

    Up All Night by Peter Abrahams, Libba Bray, David Levithan, Patricia McCormick, Sarah Weeks & Gene Luen Yang

Beneath the Surface - Summer Reading for Teens

May 30, 2013

Visit the Youth Services Department to register for the Summer Reading Program.


May 17, 2013

Life-Sized Candyland

We’ll be playing life-sized Candyland in our basement, with each kid being their own Candyland game piece. Registration is required, and this program is for all ages.