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!

March Purchases

Can't Stop Won't Stop  Can't Take That Away  City of the Uncommon Thief  Desolation of Devil's Acres  

Down Comes the Night  Electric Kingdom  Game Changer  In the Shadow of the Moon  

Loner  Lost in the Never Woods  Meltdown  Permanent Record  

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks  Tigers, Not Daughters  The Valley and the Flood  When We Were Infinite  

You Have a Match 

February Purchases

Angel of Greenwood Book Cover  Big Questions Book of Sex and Consent Book CoverComplicated Love Story Set in SpaceEvery Single Lie Book Cover

Happily Every After Book CoverIf I Tell You the Truth Book CoverLast Night at the Telegraph ClubLove is a Revolution

Now That We're MenThe ProjectThese Vengeful Hearts Book CoverA Vow so Bold and Deadly

What She Found in the Woods

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  

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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