Blog: teens

Young Adult LGBTQ+ Books to Add to Your TBR Pile

We often look for ourselves in books (okay, mostly in fiction), but undeniably: a great book resonates with us as we empathize with a protagonist’s struggles, triumphs, etc. It encourages us to step into their shoes as they set off on their fantastic journeys.

YA Books Featuring Characters with Mental Illnesses

Struggling with anxiety or any type of mental illness is usually up there with resounding themes of Young Adult Fiction, including first love. That is because our teenage years are often very complicated, especially when mental health issues start to first arise. There are so many other factors that young adults face (besides growing up) that can push anyone over the edge.

YA Books for Seekers of the Immersive Gaming Experience

Hello there, Player One. Choose what type of adventure you’d like to go on below. All of these titles feature some sort of Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) or similar environment. What are you waiting for? Pick one of these fabulous books to read today!

Top Ten Teen Books

In 2020, teens across the country voted these 10 books as their most favorite. Be a part of the vote for 2021!

Gamers Guild: Jackbox Party Games

Are you looking for a fun way to connect with your friends? One week each month Toledo Lucas County Public Library offers Jackbox Games as a way for teens to unwind and enjoy playing party games together! Bring your friends and make new ones!

Gamers Guild: Animal Crossing Crew

Do you own a Nintendo Switch and the popular game Animal Crossing: New Horizons? TLCPL wants to be your Nintendo friend! Learn more about our new virtual library program series, Gamers Guild: Animal Crossing Crew.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids and Teens

If you're looking to give the gift of reading this holiday season, take a look at this year's recommendations for kids and teens - compiled by our expert Librarians at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library!