New Young Adult Purchases and Suggested Reading Lists

Although the Library is closed for browsing, you can still 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, we will call you so that you you may pick it up via our Contactless Pickup Service!

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.

Not sure what to read next? Sign up for a Teen Subscription Package!

Subscription boxes are all the rage now. And, why wouldn’t they be? Opening a package containing surprises chosen for you based upon things that you love is super fun! Now teens can subscribe to a package curated just for them based upon their reading preferences. Each subscription package will contain a book based upon their reading preferences, a snack and/or trinket(s). For those teens who subscribe, a package will be prepared for them each month and they will be notified when it is ready to pick up! Email to subscribe!

June Purchases

Blade of Secrets book cover  Box in the Woods book cover  Cool for the Summer  Finding Junie Kim book cover

Lets Talk About It book cover  Luck of the Titanic  Mister Impossible book cover  Instructions for Dancing

 May the Best Man Win  Meet Cute Diary  Nature of Witches book cover  Namesake book cover

Not My Problem  The Ones We're Meant to Find  Shape of Thunder book cover  Switch book cover  

May Purchases

The Bright and the Pale book cover  Dustborn book cover  The Forest of Stolen Girls  The Infinity Courts book cover  

 Kate in Waiting  My Body in Pieces book cover  She Drives Me Crazy  What Beauty There Is book cover  

 Where Secrets Lie book cover  Witches Steeped in Gold  Yolk book cover 

April Purchases

Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers Book Cover  Breathing Underwater Book Cover  Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask Book Cover  Fire Keeper's Daughter

House of Hollow Book Cover  How To Change Everything Book Cover  How to Be an Ace  The Mirror Season Book Cover

The Seventh Raven Book Cover  Things That Grow Book Cover  Tornado Brain Book Cover  The Wide Starlight Book Cover

Your Heart My Sky  


West Boylston Middle/High School Students

The Beaman Public Library staff is happy to help you obtain the books you need for Summer Reading. The Beaman Library will have at least 2 copies of each book included on the recommended Summer Reading list available for borrowing during the summer months. Each title may be borrowed for 2 weeks at a time with no renewals. To borrow a book to complete your Summer Reading, simply visit Beaman Library and select the book you would like*. All titles will be on display in the Library's Teen Space for easy browsing and selection.

Middle School Reading List 

Listed below are the titles included on the West Boylston Middle School Reading list. Click on an image to be redirected to the online catalog to request that particular title*. 

* If you don’t have a library card, please call us or stop by to set up a new card. We will need to speak with your parent, or guardian, at that time as well. If you have trouble getting into your account, don’t know your pin number, or need any help, please give us a call at 508-835-3711!

Fish in a Tree Book Cover  Small as an Elephant Book CoverStars Beneath Our Feet Book CoverHalfway Normal Book Cover

One-Handed Catch Book CoverGuitar Boy Book CoverPine Island Home Book CoverEfren Divided Book Cover

Echo Mountain Book Cover.  When Stars are Scattered Book CoverWatsons Go To Birmingham Book CoverFever 1793 Book Cover

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky Book CoverGolden Compass Book CoverBorn to Fly Book CoverUndefeated Book Cover

All Thirteen Book CoverMarch: Book One Book Cover


Fantasy Fiction


Novels in Verse


Science Fiction

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.

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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