Teens


Explore what the Library has just for teens! Browse Young Adult books and eBooks, participate in Summer Reading and special events, find volunteer opportunities, and more. Questions? Email teens@andersonlibrary.org.

Events

Join monthly events just for teens (ages 12-18). Most events are held in the Gambrell Teen Room at the Anderson Main Library. Check the calendar for upcoming events.

Reserve the Gambrell Teen Room

Teens and their families can now request to reserve the Gambrell Teen Room. Explore the art and craft supplies for a school or personal project or relax and play with video games or the air hockey and pool table. To request the room, fill out the form below and the Teen Librarian will get in touch with you. Requests must be with a valid Adult library card. Room use is for 2-10 people for up to 2 hours.

Reserve the Gambrell Teen Room
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What are you interested in using? Select all that apply
Will you need assistance?
Please select which time and day you're interested in and the Teen Librarian will coordinate with you. Call or email to ask about weekend availability.

eBooks & Digital Audiobooks

Libby for Teens – Access online or with the Libby app. Borrow up to 8 items at a time for 14 days. Don’t see the book or audiobook you want? Email us with your request.

Teen BookCloud – Contains about 1,000 graphic novels, enhanced eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks for grades 7-12.

Research & Learning

Credo Reference – Background information to start your research. Provided by DISCUS.
SC DMV Driver’s Tests and Handbooks
Tutor.com – Explore live homework help, WriteTutor Center, Test Prep Center, and a SkillsCenter Resource Library. Tutors are available with no appointment needed. Provided by DISCUS.
Browse all resources for middle and high school students.

Award Books and Book Lists

Children and Teen Choice Book Awards – The only national book awards program where the winners are selected by kids and teens of all ages
Coretta Scott King Award Books – Awarded to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.
Pura Belpré Award Books – Awarded to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
SC Young Adult Book Awards – Chosen by the South Carolina Association of School Librarians.
YALSA Teen Book Finder – Browse or search this database of over 4,000 award-winning books. Also available as an app.