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Personalized Reading Lists for Teens


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Want some suggestions of books to read?

It's easy! Tell us what you like on this form and we'll send you back some recommendations.


New and popular


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Some are on order, some are newly arrived, and some are just really hot - these books are flying off our shelves!


Pick of the Day


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Some staff picks and some of your picks. Comment on a book or send your book, movie or music recommendations to teens@ald.lib.co.us


Overdrive Audio and e-Book Collection


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Download and listen to books on your iPod, phone or download eBooks to your e-reader. Click here to start.


Authors and their websites


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Some of your favorite authors with links to the catalog, their websites and suggestions of similar authors or books. A few authors have been profiled below also.


Books and Reading Websites


Books and reading

Find out about more great reads and terrific authors on these sites.

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Can't Find It?


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Looked for a book, movie or CD in the catalog and could not find it? Try searching Prospector to see if other local libraries have the item and have it delivered to your branch.

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Fantastic First Lines


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Books usually get recommended with a title, an author, an image of the book jacket and a description, but are these first lines enough to entice you?


Comments (58)

posted Jan 11, 2008 3:03 PM by alyson*

this is a neat website...but i think there should be a chat box so people can talk about the books, because summaries can't really replace an opinion of another person your age. ^.^

posted Jan 11, 2008 3:10 PM by alyson*

i think that something should be created where you can rate the books...you know, 5 stars? also, i think, people should be able to make booklists of books they've read, so if someone has the same interest as you, they can maybe find more books to read!

posted Jan 14, 2008 10:21 AM by cereal

I agree with Alyson

posted Jan 15, 2008 4:25 PM by person

Yeah, that would be pretty cool (the 5 stars thing) and the website is really good

posted Jan 15, 2008 7:47 PM by daimyo

So basically they would have to take the machinations of their book catalog (where you *can* rate books) and apply them to this place where the niftyness of the stars would meet the awesomeness of black boxes and strange backgrounds.

posted Jan 27, 2008 7:43 PM by xosyaraiha

lol to all that was said above. what I want to know is how I can add books/mangas of awesomeness to the niftyness of this site. if I have to refer them, then where? *sigh* I love too much :)
I also agree with the chat box, since everyone loves a good online chat =P

posted Jan 30, 2008 6:13 PM by renee217

this is such an amazing website! i also think that we should have the ability to rate books so that other people can see what other teens think of the book. but other than that, AMAZING!

posted Jan 30, 2008 6:14 PM by renee217

this is such an amazing website! i also think that we should have the ability to rate books so that other people can see what other teens think of the book. but other than that, AMAZING!

posted Jan 31, 2008 5:59 PM by delgado-martinezj

wow thats cool

posted Jan 31, 2008 5:59 PM by delgado-martinezj

i like this website very much

posted Jan 31, 2008 6:00 PM by delgado-martinezj

boaring sike

posted Feb 13, 2008 6:22 PM by alyson*

fyi - to add books you have to recommend to the people who run the website. Just look around the site and find an email. ^.^

posted Apr 01, 2008 2:34 PM by renee217

ok so a lot of the books that i have read aren't in here. these are very common books that everyone reads but i like ones by other authors that aren't very famous yet, unlike Sarah Dessen, E. Lockhart, ect. we need unheard of books.

posted Apr 03, 2008 8:37 AM by bug4christ

I love this web site it is so easy to find the books I am looking for by just picking the genres!!! It is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted Apr 06, 2008 5:50 PM by suzyqreads

i agree that a rating thing for books would be a cool idea

posted Apr 06, 2008 5:55 PM by dancerreader

i like this website but i think that there should be more interesting polls

posted May 13, 2008 9:50 AM by adlonm

rating books are tight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted Jun 11, 2008 5:37 PM by hobolarry

yeah it is!

posted Jun 13, 2008 1:49 PM by alyson*

im glad people think the rating books idea is great...:] but I'm liking the new backgrounds to choose from.

posted Jun 20, 2008 1:55 PM by kitkat

i like the backrounds 2!

posted Jun 20, 2008 3:28 PM by kyrarules

I was just wondering where the online reviews were for the teen reading program?

posted Jun 23, 2008 8:51 AM by cymiki

Hi kyrarules ~ click on the flaming guitar! from there you will see the summer reading article and you can choose either to comment in what you are reading or in movies and music! thx for asking.

posted Jul 08, 2008 3:21 PM by masterbooknerd

I would like to list the classics section under the Books and Reading Part.

posted Jul 09, 2008 8:13 AM by clairanet

I am reading The Yearling. Now, since Jody's dog almost got killed by a bear, Jody's dad almost died from a snake bite, and Penny had a endless fight with Forrester, Jody goes on another hunt with his dad and finds a fawn he gets to keep. He now needs to take on a responsibility of protecting the fawn from being exploited or harmed in any way. Jody named the fawn Flag. They are almost like brothers now.

posted Jul 23, 2008 11:28 AM by clairanet

I finished The Yearling and started a new book called The Snows of Mount Kilimonjaro. It is a bunch of stories put together. I just started a chapter called Father and Sons. It is about a man and his son and how they "grow". It is by Earnest Hemingway.

posted Jul 31, 2008 12:13 PM by alyson*

THERE'S A CHOCOLATE CHIP BACKGROUND!!!! hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted Sep 03, 2008 5:42 PM by lachika

w3ll some books are good and and some suck like the book of this girl that visited colorado an she was sometimes anoying to her own cousin that book sucks and the one that rocks is the boy and his horse that on is the best it comes from narnia the 3 book of it i'm reading it now!!!!!

posted Oct 14, 2008 5:53 PM by lachika

i just want to say that can anyone tell me were the online program for this thing is?????????

posted Oct 15, 2008 8:20 AM by teenlibrarian

I am not sure what online program you mean.

posted Jun 15, 2009 9:47 PM by rebreb812

I LOVE THE LIBRARY! It is always so peaceful and quiet. I can always go there to read or when I am in school,I can go there to find things on subjects for homework and all other sorts of stuff! I love how the library does the Summer reading Program! The Summer reading Program is a great way to have kids do volunteer jobs at the library and a great way for the kids to read more or get more into reading or actually start back up reading again! You should go down to the library and pick up a summer reading program little booklet and a book!

posted Jun 16, 2009 2:10 PM by tanna12

I read Unwind and I loved it. It is a great book full of adventure and suspence I couldn't put it down. It is a book about 3 kids who have to try and hide in the shadows from the police and if they are found then they will be sentanced to death. But you will have to read the book to find out what happens to them in the end.

posted Jun 16, 2009 2:18 PM by tanna12

I think they should deffinatley add a chat room cuz then we could talk about some of the books that other people are reading or just chat if we r bored. Lolz :D

posted Jun 26, 2009 3:19 PM by cae_13

how do u wright a reveiw i went to books and reading. i also tried movies and music i dint see anything.

posted Jul 22, 2009 3:49 PM by fcsoccerboy

I am reading a book that a friend let me read and it is called Skulduggery Pleasent By: Derek Landy. It is probably the best book I have ever read. The book is about a skeleton investigator that can do magic looking for the murder of his freinds uncle.

posted Jul 27, 2009 9:50 PM by mgdawg

I read alfred kropp and the thirteenth skull. it is about a kid who becomes a knight and is being hunted accross the world, there is action, adventure, and a little romance, i give it a an 8 outta 10

posted Jul 27, 2009 9:51 PM by mgdawg


posted Dec 28, 2009 5:20 PM by physicsfreak

AWESOME!! This thing helped me find books 2 read!

posted Jan 21, 2010 4:19 PM by lacrosse7

i'm on my mom's computer

posted Jan 21, 2010 4:20 PM by lacrosse7

i am on my moms computer

posted Jan 21, 2010 5:13 PM by lacrosse7

i;m gonna start to read Heart of a Student Athlete by karl meclenburg

posted Jan 28, 2010 7:56 AM by lollipoop

i am reading a book called crispin its cool we r reading it in lit. just btw i updated u so now its ur turn

posted Apr 22, 2010 5:22 PM by jesusfrk

A chatroom could be cool. I think that they should add a classics section. Cuz ther r som awesome classics,b ut I only see the new ones with no real depth to um. (thats my opinon though.) Read the eragon series!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

posted Apr 29, 2010 8:09 AM by lacrosse7

i dont like reading

posted Apr 29, 2010 8:11 AM by lacrosse7

the library is boring

posted Apr 29, 2010 8:12 AM by beast0066

I am reading And There WAS none and it is a really good book

posted May 08, 2010 2:54 PM by gproctor

Did you like Fat Guy Rules the World by K.L. Goring? Me, too! Meet Liam, and "Aunt Pete," and I almost count the understated dialogue as another character. Good read, feels real.

posted Jun 07, 2010 2:06 PM by writerchic

i love reading! haha its a great addiction

posted Jun 07, 2010 6:45 PM by sunnie420

I have read the book 'Dark Hills Divide'. This is a great book if you're a teen who is interested in descriptive adventurous stories. This book is fiction and is by 'Patrick Carman'. These are not the only books that this author has, this book is part of a series, up to five short but not to short books! I highly recommend this series and books they are very interesting and speak for themselves. I will say that it is not as interesting when you start out the books and it may be confusing but it is very good! Just putting up a recommendation for this summer for the reading program 'Make Waves at your Library'. Thanks

posted Jun 11, 2010 2:10 PM by writerchic

ummm....sunnie420 i think that u r supposed to put the search thing under "pages in this website" and then enter the book you want into the search area, then comment under the book....that's what it says to do on the page that tells u how to write reviews! (which u can get to by going to the home page and clicking on the 6-12 reading program link, then scroll down a little until u find where it says writing online review or something like that)

posted Aug 09, 2010 4:40 PM by jordid

They need to put reading counts up on this website so we know what books are on there so when I go to the library I can get one off of reading counts. I'm always checking out books that aren't on there and missing my goal.

posted May 18, 2011 6:05 PM by rorourke

I love the Pretty little liars series right now! The twists and plot are so good!

posted Jun 16, 2011 6:00 PM by lollypop

i read a book called maximum ride:saving the world and other extreme sports.its a really good book and its about a girl max who gets expiremented on by evil scientist and they combine some bird dna into her and she grows wings.now she has to save the world with some other bird kids before the evil scientists destroy the world.

posted Jun 16, 2011 10:47 PM by lollypop

i read a book called maximum ride and its about a girl max and she gets expieremented on by evil scientists.the scientist some bird dna with hers and she grows wings.now she has to save the world with some other bird kids like her,because the evil scientists are planning to destroy the world.a very action packed book!

posted Jun 18, 2011 6:09 PM by lollypop

i read a book called maximum ride. its about a girl max who gets expierimented on by evil scientists. they combine some bird dna with hers,then she grows wings.now she has to save the world with some other kids like her before the evil scientists destroy the world.

posted Jul 09, 2011 7:26 PM by mikeyv123

I just "finished" Sherlock Holmes and the Ghosts of Bly. I put finished in quotations because I couldn’t even get through half of it. I thought that it was a very boring book and if I could go back, I wouldn’t have grabbed it. It was a very slow beginning and the British accent threw me off all the time. It was also very confusing because they switched back and forth a lot. I didn't even get the sense that it was that much of a mystery. What I’m trying to say is that it was very predictable. If I had to give it a rating out of ten I would give it a six. I wished it was a little shorter and a bit more understandable. I clearly only recommend the book to advanced readers and I think I will stick to The Magic Tree House! Thanks!

posted Sep 06, 2013 9:20 PM by beafraid82

I just got done with Pegasus The Flame of Olympus. It was REALLY good! I really want them to make a movie of it. Though, I feel that the author kinda rushed through it. It has a very nice start out chapter! It starts with something that just automatically pulled me in. Yes, it was below my reading level, I think... But I would recommend it as a for fun reading book. Its pretty cool. As I have already mentioned, I really hope this book gets enough likes that they make a movie out of it!! n_n

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posted Dec 02, 2014 5:05 PM by wawa47

i LOVE this site its so awesome, i can stream music+tv+movies and i can find awesome books+programs at librarys

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