Teen Blog

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:53pm

Not every child today learns in a big building with lots of other students all studying the same things at the same time. In the past twenty years, the homeschool phenomenon has caught fire across America.

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 2:19pm
New Kids and Teen eReading Rooms

Kids and teens now have their own eReading rooms through OverDrive! Now it's easier than ever to find interesting eBooks and eAudios to download.

These pages are designed to make it easy to browse and download amazing books and audiobooks. We update our lists with fresh titles each month.  Feel like exploring on your own? You can browse by topic by clicking on Subjects.

Want to see the entire eCollection? Click "Back to Main Collection" at the top to see all the eBooks and eAudio. 

Happy reading--and listening!

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 11:16am
Lily and Dunkin book cover image

Your heart will soar and fall with the story of two teens overcoming tremendous odds to show the world who they truly are. Lily Jo McGrother was born Timothy McGrother, but now, as she enters eighth grade, she wonders if it’s time—if she’s strong enough—to be the girl she is inside. Norbert Dorfman, brand new to town, has a hard enough time dealing with his bipolar disorder and a secret from his past. Both Lily Jo and Norbert (who chooses the nickname "Dunkin" after his coffee habit) are hoping eighth grade will mean a fresh start.

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 9:28am
Come Explore HQ's Teen Space

Teens, now you can find your own space at our Fredericksburg Branch. Come to the second floor, and see what’s in store. There are:

15 touchscreen Chromebooks available for use anytime the library is open. They can be used anywhere on the second floor and can be used with earphones for a bit of privacy.

We also have two flat screen monitors and a Nintendo Wii system that you can sign out to play the following games:

  • Bakugan Battle Brawlers
  • Haunted House
  • I Spy Spooky Mansion
  • Just Dance 2
  • Legends of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Littlest Pet Shop
  • Mario Kart Wii
  • Petz: Horsez 2
  • Samba De Amigo
  • Smarty Pants
  • Super Mario Brothers Wii
  • Ten Pin Alley 2
  • WWII Aces

Please feel free to bring in your own gaming systems as well. Remember to share with others and that games cannot be rated M for Mature.

Enjoy your time in Fredericksburg Branch’s Teen Space!