Teens @ SCPL


The Santa Cruz Public Libraries has a variety of resources available to help you. Use the links on the left to find resources on a wide variety of topics.

YALSA's Teen Book Finder for Android & iOS

YALSA's Teen Book Finder is a free app to help teens, parents, librarians and library staff, educators, and anyone who loves YA literature access to the past five years' of YALSA's awards and lists on their smartphone. For more info and to download the apps click the phone:

YALSA's Teen Book Finder for Android & iOS  


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Teens' Top Ten Nominees

Voting for the Teens' Top Ten has started! Place your vote for the Teen's Top Ten. Voting ends 10/24/15 so you still have time to read more of the candidates.

The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted during National Library Week, and teens across the country are encouraged to read as many nominees as they can over the summer.

Readers ages twelve to eighteen will then vote online between August and Teen Read Week (10/18 - 10/24) to select their favorites. The 10 titles with the most votes become the year’s Teens’ Top Ten. To learn more and to access a free Teens’ Top Ten Toolkit, visit http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten.

Here are three of the nominated titles that are available to read online with your library card:
The Inventor's Secret  
Grasshopper Jungle  
The Young Elites  
The Inventor's Secret
By Andrea Cremer
Grasshopper Jungle
By Andrew Smith
The Young Elites
By Marie Lu

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