100 Books Before Graduation Beanstack Logo

A new reading challenge has been launched just for teens - to read 100 books before graduation! Visit Beaman Library’s Beanstack page to register. Earn a new set of badges along the way. Once you complete the challenge you will be awarded a personalized prize package! Please email jwright@cmwars.org or call 508-835-3711 with questions!

New Young Adult Purchases and Suggested Reading Lists

Although the Library is closed for browsing, you can still browse the Library's most recent Young Adult purchases and other recommended titles below. If you see a title that interests you, click on the picture of title to be taken to the catalog. Once in the catalog, you may place a hold on the item. When the item you have reserved is ready, we will call you so that you you may pick it up via our Contactless Pickup Service!

Please note, you do need a library card to borrow items. If you would like to sign up for a library card, please complete the online Library Card Registration Form. Once the form is a submitted, a Library staff member will follow up with you to complete your registration! If you have a library card but it has expired, please call the Library at 508-835-3711 to update your account.

January Purchases

At the End of Everything book cover  Boys Run the Riot Book Cover  Darius the Great Deserves Better book cover  Heartstopper 4 book cover  

 Iron Widow book cover  The Last Cuentista book cover  The Midnight Girls book cover  Once Upon a Broken Heart book cover  

The Other Talk book cover  The Red Palace book cover  Rez Dogs book cover  Waking Romeo book cover  

December Purchases

A Okay book cover  Allies: Real talk about showing up, screwing up, and trying again book cover  The Big Reveal book cover  Black Birds in the Sky book cover  

Code Name Badass book cover  Disability Visibility book cover  Gilded Book Cover  Growing Up Trans In Our Own Words book cover  

The Keeper of Night book cover  Killers of the Flower Moon book cover  Our Violent Ends book cover  Revolution in Our Time book cover  

Roxy book cover  Skin of the Sea book cover  A Snake Falls to Earth book cover  The Story of More book cover  

Youll Be the Death of Me book cover  Youve Reached Sam book cover  The Woman All Spies Fear book cover  The Words in my Hands book cover  

November Purchases

Asadora 2 Book Cover  The City Beautiful Book Cover  Dreams From My Father Book Cover  The Grimose Girls Book Cover  

Himawari House Book Cover  Needle and Thread Book Cover  Out of My Heart Book Cover  Picturing a Nation Book Cover  

 Seven Dirty Secrets Book Cover  To Break a Covenant Book Cover  Year of the Reaper Book Cover  Why We Fly Book Cover  

Fantasy Fiction

Historical Fiction


Novels in Verse



Science Fiction


Podcasts for Teens

Brains On!  A science podcast for kids and curious adults.

Commencement Speeches for 2021  Choose your own commencement speech from this eclectic mix of presenters including Bill and Melinda Gates, John Legend, Halsey, and Eli Manning.

Dear Hank and John Hank and John Green answers those burning questions you've never gotten answers to, such as: How does the ozone layer relate to climate change? How many ants would it take to carry a human? Can I drink 4-year-old soda?

Let's Be Read with Sammy Jayne 17 year old Sammy Jaye, heads up the interviews with celebrities, activists, athletes and influencers with real and authentic discussions.

NPR Code Switch  A podcast hosted by journalists of color that tackle the topic of race head-on.

Part-time Genius. Join these Part-Time Geniuses as they dive into ridiculous topics... and discover some pretty smart stuff along the way.

Science Friday  Covering the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies, Science Friday is the trusted source for news about science, technology, and other cool stuff.

Stuff You Missed in History Class

Tai Asks Why  Find the answer to life's biggest questions.

Ted Talks Daily  Thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable

The Ten News  10 minutes of news and information for curious kids 

This Day in History Class  Quickly recounts a tidbit from today’s events in history  

Welcome to Night Vale  A twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff's Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.

Winter Reading Challenge

Read for a Better World Beanstack Logo

From January 1 to January 31, Beaman Library is participating in Beanstack’s Annual Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group. "Read for a Better World" encourages readers of all ages to explore diversity, empathy, and action through literature. Our community has unlimited access to Lerner’s “Read for a Better World” themed books for the month of January! Visit our Beanstack page to learn more and register for the Winter Reading Challenge. Prizes will be awarded to readers of all ages at the end of the month!

Books to Movies

Read the book that inspired the movie! Click on the image above to start browsing titles.

Book to Movie / Movie to Book - Ever wonder what book a movie came from? Here's the scoop! From Mid-Continent Public Library.

Graphic Novels

No Flying, No Tights - Tons of graphic novel and comics reviews categorized by type.

Find Your Next Book

Books for Teens Booklists to help you find exactly what you are looking for. Compiled by Hennepin County Library.

If You Like...  provides lists of books based on other books. Compiled by Hennepin County Library.

Image of Yalsa's Teen Book Finder logoYALSA's Teen Book Finder is a free app to help teens, parents, librarians and library staff, educators, and anyone who loves YA literature access to the past three years' of YALSA's awards and lists on their smartphone. Get it for Android or iOS.

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