Interested in Becoming a
Teen Reading Buddy?

We are very excited to reintroduce our Teen Reading Buddy program into the summer and beyond. It’s a great way for kids to practice reading aloud, and to keep up their reading skills. Teen Reading Buddies are supportive, enthusiastic listeners who can help your child practice reading here at the library or in virtual sessions. Children who participate can sign up to read with a Buddy for up to 30 minutes at a time. You can learn more on our evolving information page, here.

Our Teen Reading Buddies are Cape Elizabeth School Students who have a particular interest in working with children and reading. If you are between the ages of 13 and 17, you can become a volunteer Reading Buddy and work with the library to set up your own schedule. The first step is filling out this quick form!

Upcoming Tween/Teen Programs

30 September 2022

Reserve a copy of Amari and the Night Brothers, by B.B. Alston, and register to join TML’s Middle School Book Club, The Last Pineapples on Earth, by emailing Family Engagement Librarian Megan Smith at msmith@thomas.lib.me.us

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30 September 2022

Reserve a copy of this month’s book, and register to join TML’s Middle School Book Club, The Last Pineapples on Earth, by emailing Family Engagement Librarian Megan Smith at msmith@thomas.lib.me.us

Find out more »
06 October 2022

Drop-in for social time and a creative activity, for ages 10 – 13! Projects for September: September 1: DIY Stress Balls September 8: Element Jar Necklace September 15: Create Your Own Squishy Toy September 22: Yarn Painting September 29: Kawaii Continue reading →

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07 October 2022

Library Squad is a community of library-loving middle schoolers that meets monthly, and whose opinions, ideas, and help form the foundation of our programming. Library Squad meets after school on the first Friday of each month from 2:45 – 3:45 Continue reading →

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13 October 2022

Drop-in for social time and a creative activity, for ages 10 – 13! Projects for September: September 1: DIY Stress Balls September 8: Element Jar Necklace September 15: Create Your Own Squishy Toy September 22: Yarn Painting September 29: Kawaii Continue reading →

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13 October 2022

Guerrilla poetry involves publishing poetry in unexpected and unconventional ways in unexpected and unconventional places. A group of gorillas is called a band or a troop (less common is a “whoop”of gorillas.) So what is a Guerilla Poetry Whoop, you Continue reading →

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20 October 2022

Drop-in for social time and a creative activity, for ages 10 – 13! Projects for September: September 1: DIY Stress Balls September 8: Element Jar Necklace September 15: Create Your Own Squishy Toy September 22: Yarn Painting September 29: Kawaii Continue reading →

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27 October 2022

Drop-in for social time and a creative activity, for ages 10 – 13! Projects for September: September 1: DIY Stress Balls September 8: Element Jar Necklace September 15: Create Your Own Squishy Toy September 22: Yarn Painting September 29: Kawaii Continue reading →

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28 October 2022

Reserve a copy of this month’s book, and register to join TML’s Middle School Book Club, The Last Pineapples on Earth, by emailing Family Engagement Librarian Megan Smith at msmith@thomas.lib.me.us

Find out more »
03 November 2022

Drop-in for social time and a creative activity, for ages 10 – 13! Projects for September: September 1: DIY Stress Balls September 8: Element Jar Necklace September 15: Create Your Own Squishy Toy September 22: Yarn Painting September 29: Kawaii Continue reading →

Find out more »

New on Our Teen Shelves!

Click on a cover image to go to the catalog for more information or to place a hold.

Updated August 30, 2022

Love manga  and graphic novels?
Try ComicsPlus!

With ComicsPlus, you have unlimited access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from a variety of library-friendly publishers. Every title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on your computer, tablet or phone—no holds or wait lists required.

 To get started, just download the free LibraryPass app
and log in with your TML card:

#ReadAllTheComics

News & Reviews for Teen Book Lovers

RSS Epic Reads: YA Book Recommendations & Bookish Fun
RSS Bookstacked: YA Book News & YA Book Reviews

YALSA Teens’ Top Ten List: 2022 Nominees

Teens are encouraged to read the nominees throughout the summer to prepare for the national Teens’ Top Ten vote, which will take place Aug. 15 – Oct. 12th. The ten nominees that receive the most votes will be named the official 2022 Teens’ Top Ten. As the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on in-person library experiences, this is a great opportunity to better utilize digital resources. We encourage teens to engage in digital resources, especially e-books and audiobooks offered by their libraries. To learn more, visit www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten.