Spotlight on Author Stephanie Perkins

New York Times and international bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and Isla and the Happily Ever After

Anna and the French Kiss: When Anna’s father sends her to an American boarding school in Paris for her senior year of high school, she reluctantly goes, and meets a boy who becomes her best friend, in spite of the fact that they both want something more.

Lola and the Boy Next Door: Budding costume designer Lola lives an extraordinary life in San Francisco with her two dads and beloved dog, dating a punk rocker, but when the Bell twins return to the house next door Lola recalls both the friendship-ending fight with Calliope, a figure skater, and the childhood crush she had on Cricket.

Isla and the Happily Ever After: Isla has had a crush on classmate Josh since their freshman year at the School of America in Paris, but after a chance encounter over the summer in Manhattan they return to France for their senior year where they are forced to confront challenges every young couple in love must face.

My True Love Gave to Me: If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by the international bestselling Stephanie Perkins. Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or New Years, there’s something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love.

My True Love











The entirety of Stephanie’s works are available on the Ohio Digital Library and the Licking County Library Online Catalog!


Learn more about Stephanie on her website at 

Just TWO more days to enter!


Insurgent Party Tomorrow!


Celebrate the next installment of the Divergent movies with fun games and a film! A signed permission slip is required and may be picked up in the lower level of the Main Library.

First Line Friday

” I was sent here because of a boy. His name was Reeve Maxfield, and I loved him and then he died, and almost a year passed and no one knew what to do with me.”


Jam Gallahue, fifteen, unable to cope with the loss of her boyfriend Reeve, is sent to a therapeutic boarding school in Vermont, where a journal-writing assignment for an exclusive, mysterious English class transports her to the magical realm of Belzhar, where she and Reeve can be together.
Try this if you liked We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Teen Tech Week March 8-14



TTTMarch 9- Adventures in Green Screen. Take photos using Green Screen Technology! 3:30-5:30 PM in the Teen Zone

March 11- Minecraft Party. Join our server and build your world! 3:30-5:30 PM in the Teen Zone

March 12- Divergent/Insurgent Party. Join us for a feature film & fun! 5:00-8:00 PM in the Teen Zone. Permission slip required.

March 14- COSI presents “Intermediate Robotics”. 3:30-4:30 PM in Meeting Room A.


Teen Book Club on March 5

It’s not too late to pick up a copy of Fairest by Marissa Meyer! 

Teen Book Club will be meeting on March 5 from 5:00-6:00 PM in the Upper Level Conference Room to discuss! 


First Line Friday

“All my years of watching TV made me think it was possible you could find a dead body and not know it until you turned  the person over and found the bullet hole or stab wound or whatever.”

Playlist for the dead

After his best friend, Hayden, commits, suicide, fifteen-year-old Sam is determined to find out why–using the clues in the playlist Hayden left for him.

Try this if you liked Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Place a hold on this title using our online catalog!

Teen Poetry Contest


Go to the Poetry Contest Page above for official guidelines and rules!TeenPoetryContest

First Line Friday

“There are three rules of survival in the Walled City: Run Fast. Trust No one. Always carry your knife.”

The WAlled City

As Jin Ling tries to save her sister, Mei Yee, from the Brotherhood of the Red Dragon in Hak Nam Walled City, one boy, Dai, can reunite them and save their lives–but only if he’s willing to risk his own.

Place your hold today using our online catalog!

Today is the DAY!

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard published TODAY! Our #TeenBookClub will be reading this selection in May!


Red Queen


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