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A new reading challenge has been launched just for teens - to read 100 Books Before Graduation! Visit Beaman Library’s Beanstack page to register. Earn a new set of badges along the way. Once you complete the challenge you will be awarded a personalized prize package! Please email jwright@cmwars.org or call 508-835-3711 with questions!

New Young Adult Purchases and Suggested Reading Lists

Browse the Library's most recent Young Adult purchases and other recommended titles below. If you see a title that interests you, click on the picture of title to be taken to the catalog. Once in the catalog, you may place a hold on the item. When the item you have reserved is ready, you will be notified.

Please note, you do need a library card to borrow items. If you would like to sign up for a library card, please complete the online Library Card Registration Form. Once the form is a submitted, a Library staff member will follow up with you to complete your registration! If you have a library card but it has expired, please call the Library at 508-835-3711 to update your account.

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March Purchases

All My Rage book coverThe Chandler Legacies book coverEvery Line of You book coverA Far Wilder Magic book cover

Full Flight book coverLakelore book coverLawless Spaces book coverLulu and Milagros Search for Clarity book cover

Me and White Supremacy book coverMessy Roots book coverThe Montague Twins book coverOnly a Monster book cover

Quick Guide to Anime and Manga book coverReclaim the Stars book coverThe School for Whatnots book coverThis Golden State book cover

A Thousand Steps Into Night book cover


Podcasts for Teens

Brains On!  A science podcast for kids and curious adults.

Commencement Speeches for 2021  Choose your own commencement speech from this eclectic mix of presenters including Bill and Melinda Gates, John Legend, Halsey, and Eli Manning.

Dear Hank and John Hank and John Green answers those burning questions you've never gotten answers to, such as: How does the ozone layer relate to climate change? How many ants would it take to carry a human? Can I drink 4-year-old soda?

Let's Be Read with Sammy Jayne 17 year old Sammy Jaye, heads up the interviews with celebrities, activists, athletes and influencers with real and authentic discussions.

NPR Code Switch  A podcast hosted by journalists of color that tackle the topic of race head-on.

Part-time Genius. Join these Part-Time Geniuses as they dive into ridiculous topics... and discover some pretty smart stuff along the way.

Science Friday  Covering the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies, Science Friday is the trusted source for news about science, technology, and other cool stuff.

Stuff You Missed in History Class

Tai Asks Why  Find the answer to life's biggest questions.

Ted Talks Daily  Thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable

The Ten News  10 minutes of news and information for curious kids 

This Day in History Class  Quickly recounts a tidbit from today’s events in history  

Welcome to Night Vale  A twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff's Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.

WBMS Summer Reading List

Two Pals ReadingBeaman Library is here to help you obtain the books you need for Summer Reading. At least 2 copies of each book included on the Summer Reading list will be available for borrowing during the summer months. Titles may be borrowed for 2 weeks with no renewals. To borrow a book to complete your Summer Reading, visit the Library, select and borrow the book you would like. All titles will be on display in the Library's Teen Space for easy browsing and selection.

Review the entire list, including the required response paperwork from your school, here

Books to Movies

Read the book that inspired the movie! Click on the image above to start browsing titles.

Book to Movie / Movie to Book - Ever wonder what book a movie came from? Here's the scoop! From Mid-Continent Public Library.

Graphic Novels

No Flying, No Tights - Tons of graphic novel and comics reviews categorized by type.

Find Your Next Book

Books for Teens Booklists to help you find exactly what you are looking for. Compiled by Hennepin County Library.

If You Like...  provides lists of books based on other books. Compiled by Hennepin County Library.

Image of Yalsa's Teen Book Finder logoYALSA'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 three years' of YALSA's awards and lists on their smartphone. Get it for Android or iOS.

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