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.

January Purchases

The Black Friend Book Cover  Blood and Germs Book Cover  Concrete Rose Book Cover  Each of Us is a Desert Book Cover  

Eventide Book Cover  Finding a Way Home Book Cover  Heart so Fierce and Broken Book Cover  It Only Happens in the Movies

Never Look Back Book Cover   Rural Voices Book Cover  

December Purchases

All Eyes on Her Book Cover  Black Flamingo Book Cover  Breathless Book CoverCat I Never Named Book Cover


Dear Justyce Book CoverEnigma Game Book CoverFlamer Book CoverForeshadow Book Cover  

Long Way Down Graphic Novel Book CoverOdessa Book CoverRacers Book CoverThese Violent Delights Book Cover

We Are Not Free Book CoverYou Were Never Here Book Cover

November Purchases

Apple: skin to core    Blazewrath games    The Bridge     Boys

Come On In: 15 Stories About Immigration and Finding Homes     Invisible Differences    None Shall Sleep    Something Happened to Ali Greenleaf

Surrender Your Sons

Inspired by Current Events

Browse this selection of titles regarding race and other related issues that have been at the forefront of recent current events. Click on the image of the titles below to view the entire list and place holds on items you would like to borrow.


Fantasy Fiction


Below is a selection of some of the fiction and nonfiction L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ titles available at Beaman Library. Click on the image below to view the list and place holds on items you would like to borrow.


Novels in Verse

The Young Adult Collection has a number of Novels in Verse. Click the image below to view the available selection.


Podcasts for Teens

Commencement Speaches for 2020  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. Host Ira Flatow mixes it up by featuring people in the know and those who want to be. Science Friday frequently features listeners that call in with their most riveting science questions. In addition, Science Friday also produces award-winning videos. It's brain fun for curious people.

Stuff You Missed in History Class

Ted Talks Daily  Thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable

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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