The Young Adult department offers a wide range of materials including Fiction, Non-Fiction, Graphic Novels, and digital copies, board games, comics, and other special collections. Our collection will continue to grow as we strive to provide access to current, popular materials. Also included are ongoing teen programs such as TAB and Summer Reading Program.
The Young Adult Summer Reading Program is open to all teens ages 11-19 or grade level 6-12.
Our summer reading program has moved online this year to Beanstack! To register, go online to: apls.beanstack.org Or ask any staff member for assistance! Once registered, read and log at least 750 pages and earn prizes from our amazing sponsors!
Teen Advisory Board
Like to read and discuss your thoughts on books? Would you like to help determine what materials the library purchases for its YA department? Do you want to participate in interesting and thought provoking events and activities? If yes, then Teen Advisory Board is for you. We meet once a month on the fourth Friday in the meeting room of the Adams Public Library, Decatur @ 4 pm. Come check out what we are all about! Our calendar will be updated upcoming events and contact Andrea Chronister at the library if you are interested in participating.
YA Staff/Patron Recommendation
Throne of Glass and the rest of the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas follows Celaena Sardothien, an 18-year-old legendary assassin, as she is plucked from the work camps of Endovier by Crown Prince Dorian to compete under a secret identity in the King’s contest to choose an assassin to carry out his questionable political executions. Winning means a few years of service then a complete pardon for her past crimes, but losing could mean recognition, death, or worse. Something other than the contest is killing Adarlan’s most deadly assassins in the Glass Palace, and training with Captain Chaol Westfall and allying herself with the Prince may not be enough to protect her.
The Throne of Glass series is easily one of my favorite series and the best fantasy-adventure YA books that I have read in a while. I attribute this completely to the writing and character temperaments. Though several of the main characters are teenagers and young adults, the series is written in a very engaging way that doesn’t dumb down the writing style. The real selling point, however, is the protagonist, Celaena. She is decidedly feminine, but that doesn’t diminish her independence or strength. She has tortured and been tortured, yet still loves sweets, elegant dresses, and dancing. There are elements of romance, but it is done is the most realistic way through feelings that change and change again over time, instead of the stereotypical (and frankly irritating) circumstances bringing people together and they become instant soulmates regardless of the rest of the plot. She is one of the most well-rounded and believable character I have read in YA fiction.
(If you wish to be the next person to write a review and recommend a book/series, contact Andrea Chronister at the Adams Public Library, Decatur Branch at 260-724-2605)
There is now a shelf for new YA materials! New books will be coming in regularly so make sure you watch out for new titles and new series that just might catch your eye.