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    Love reading and talking about teen books? Then come discuss the newest books in teen fiction, practice writing reviews and participate in book review writing workshops on writing for a book blog and podcasting.

    Then share your opinions with publishers, authors and librarians during our live-streamed feedback session.

  • Countdown to Break-Out

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    Five ... Four ... Three ... Two ... One ... Break-out!

    Join us for a special after-hours break-out challenge just for teens! Bring your friends to crack codes, solve riddles and use your wits to beat the clock and break out of the Library. 

    Teen Takeover Break-Out Room
    Friday, June 23
    5:30 - 7 p.m.
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  • Summer Reading!

    Build a Better World with Summer Reading

    Summer is here, and that means that fun is just around the corner as we Build a Better World! Once you put down that required reading book for school, don't wait, go to any Johnson County Library location May 15 - July 31 to join Teen Summer Reading.

    Participating is easy, simply fill out our prize entry slip to enter a drawing for an iPad Mini in August, and pick up a free book to start your summer reading off right! 

  • Young Adult Advisory Council

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    YAAC is a group for teens that love Johnson County Library and want to give back! Unlike our hairy homonymic cousins we won’t make you schlep our belongings up a mountain, instead we want your input and enthusiasm on Library services and programs to teens. If you want to get involved, earn volunteer credit and meet other teens who love the Library, join us at the location closest to you!

Latest Content

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1232018036_the_wave
Todd Strasser
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Thursday, Jun 22, 2017

The Wave is based on a true incident that occurred in a high school history class in Palo Alto, California, in 1969.

The powerful forces of group pressure that pervaded many historic movements such as Nazism are recreated in the classroom when history teacher Burt Ross introduces a "new" system to his students. And before long The Wave, with its rules of "strength through discipline, community, and action", The Wave sweeps from the classroom through the entire school. And as most of the students join the movement, Laurie Saunders and David Collins recognize the frightening momentum...

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1401948036_everything,_everything
Nicola Yoon
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Monday, Jun 19, 2017

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For...

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/671265036_city_of_bones
Cassandra Clare
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Thursday, Jun 8, 2017

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter...

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/856471036_paper_towns
John Green
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew...

This book was just another...

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/975353036_the_maze_runner
James Dashner
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human. When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone. Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade. Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive. Everything is going to change. Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying. Remember. Survive. Run.

The plot was fast paced, suspenseful and full of surprises. The...

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1440514036_the_great_hunt
Wendy Higgins
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Thursday, May 25, 2017

When a strange beast terrorizes the kingdom of Lochlanach, fear stirs revolt. In an act of desperation, a proclamation is sent to all of Eurona—kill the creature and win the ultimate prize: the daughter of King Lochson’s hand in marriage.

Princess Aerity knows her duty to the kingdom but cannot bear the idea of marrying a stranger... until a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention. There’s no denying the unspoken lure between them... or his mysterious resentment.

Paxton is not the marrying type. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane...

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