Welcome to the Teen Page

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We offer many services aimed at teens. We invite you to peruse our page and see what we offer.

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Programs & Activities

View our lineup of regularly scheduled events across all locations aimed at teens in the community.  From crafts to gaming sessions and more, we've got plenty of regular programming to draw in local teens.
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Technology for Teens

Learn about great digital services available for teens with a valid library card.  From eBooks to movies, magazines to music albums, all are available for free.
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Project Teen Craft Show

Take our popular craft projects into your homes with our craft show aimed at teens and young adults.  We'll provide you with how-to videos on some of our more popular crafts from teen events.
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Homework Help Online

Need some help completing homework assignments and projects?  View our listing of recommended sites to help you including library databases and great websites online.
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College Bound Websites

If you're headed to college, you may need some help along the way.  Access some suggested websites from understanding financial aid, getting scholarships, preparing for entrance exams, and more.
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Cool Websites with Teen Appeal

Peruse a listing of fun sites aimed at teens that are informative, for your entertainment, and some just for fun.
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Students often are on the search for books selected as Accelerated Readers. We do not carry physical copies of lists, but you may use the Book Finder to locate titles and AR information for locating at your library. 


 
Book Award Lists

Choose a category below to find suggested reading materials from the leading awards lists for youth.


  • Lone Star Reading List

    Recommended reading list for students in grades 6-8 including popular young adult books selected by public and school librarians in Texas.

    Access Current Lone Star Reading List (Annotated)
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    Maverick Graphic Novels Reading List

    Recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians to encourage students in grades 6-12 to explore a variety of graphic novel books.

    Access Current Maverick Graphic Novel List (Annotated)
    SpiritOfTexas
    The Spirit of Texas (SPOT) Reading Program - High School

    Recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians to encourage youth in grades 9-12 to explore a variety of quality books from Texas authors and illustrators.

    Access Current SPOT High School Reading List (Annotated)
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    The Spirit of Texas (SPOT) Reading Program - Middle School

    Recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians to encourage youth in grades 6-8 to explore a variety of quality books from Texas authors and illustrators.

    Access Current SPOT Middle School Reading List (Annotated)

    TAYSHAS High School

    Recommended reading list designed to motivate young adults in grades 9-12 to become lifelong readers and to read for the pleasure of reading.

    Access Current TAYSHAS List (Annotated)

  • Alex Awards

    Given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12-18, and selected from the previous year's publishing.

    Access Current Alex Award Winners

    Coretta Scott King Awards

    Given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.

    Access Coretta Scott King Award Winners (1970-Present)

    Morris Awards

    Honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.

    Access Morris Awards Winners (2009-Present)

    Printz Awards

    Awarded to a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.

    Access Printz Award Winners (2000-Present)

    Teens' Top Ten

    A "teen choice" list where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Then teens vote online on their favorites and the winners will be announced the week after Teen Read Week.

    Access Current Teens' Top Ten List


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202 Cedar St.
Abilene, TX 79601
PH: 325-677-2474

HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 9AM - 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 9AM - 6PM
Sundays | Closed

SOUTH BRANCH
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
Abilene, TX 79606
PH: 325-698-7565

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Mon, Tues, Thurs | 10AM - 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 10AM - 6PM
Sundays | 1PM - 6PM

MOCKINGBIRD BRANCH
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
Abilene, TX 79603
PH: 325-437-7323

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Mon, Tues, Thurs | 9AM - 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 9AM - 6PM
Sundays | Closed

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