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Teen Book Club

Click on the book covers to be taken to our catalog so you can put books on hold!


March's meeting will be Tuesday, March 24th from 5-6 p.m. We will be making things with duct tape and we will be reading:

Books vs. Movies

These young adult books are just a handful of the many have been made into movies. Which do you prefer? The book or the movie? If you've read the book and seen the movie, come in to the Melrose Park Public Library and let one of the Youth Services Librarians know which one you liked better. We'll give a free button!


The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, #1) by Ann Brashares

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins

The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1) by James Dashner

The City of Ember (Book of Ember, #1) by Jeanne DuPrau

Inkheart (Inkworld, #1) by Cornelia Funke

Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1) by Kami Garcia

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) by Richelle Mead

Twilight (Twilight, #1) by Stephenie Meyer

Eragon (Inheritance, #1) by Christopher Paolini

The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1) by Philip Pullman

Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth

A Living Nightmare (Cirque Du Freak, #1) by Darren Shan

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Native American Heritage Month

Commemorate Native American Heritage Month this November by exploring Native American history and culture with the resources below. Divided into two parts, the first can be freely accessed on the Internet, while the second part is reserved for library cardholders. Under “Freely Accessible on the Internet,” you will find links to academic and government collections and online exhibits, spanning a wide-range of scope in space and time.

What to Read Next


March is Women's History Month. Check out this website for an interactive history lesson (it's fun, seriously).




NPR has ranked the 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels! Click below to find out if your favorites made the list!

Food for Fines

Pay your overdue fines with donations of nonperishable food items and toiletries at the Circulation Desk from November 17th through the 26th. Items can include boxed and/or canned foods, deodorant, toothpaste, paper towels, among other resources that will be donated to a local food pantry by the library.

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