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.
Not sure what to read next? Sign up for a Teen Subscription Package!
Subscription boxes are all the rage now. And, why wouldn’t they be? Opening a package containing surprises chosen for you based upon things that you love is super fun! Now teens can subscribe to a package curated just for them based upon their reading preferences. Each subscription package will contain a book based upon their reading preferences, a snack and/or trinket(s). For those teens who subscribe, a package will be prepared for them each month and they will be notified when it is ready to pick up! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe!
West Boylston Middle/High School Students
The Beaman Public Library staff is happy to help you obtain the books you need for Summer Reading. The Beaman Library will have at least 2 copies of each book included on the recommended Summer Reading list available for borrowing during the summer months. Each title may be borrowed for 2 weeks at a time with no renewals. To borrow a book to complete your Summer Reading, simply visit Beaman Library and select the book you would like*. All titles will be on display in the Library's Teen Space for easy browsing and selection.
Middle School Reading List
Listed below are the titles included on the West Boylston Middle School Reading list. Click on an image to be redirected to the online catalog to request that particular title*.
* If you don’t have a library card, please call us or stop by to set up a new card. We will need to speak with your parent, or guardian, at that time as well. If you have trouble getting into your account, don’t know your pin number, or need any help, please give us a call at 508-835-3711!
Inspired by Current Events
Browse this selection of titles regarding race and other related issues that have been at the forefront of recent current events. Click on the image of the titles below to view the entire list and place holds on items you would like to borrow.
Below is a selection of some of the fiction and nonfiction L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ titles available at Beaman Library. Click on the image below to view the list and place holds on items you would like to borrow.
Novels in Verse
The Young Adult Collection has a number of Novels in Verse. Click the image below to view the available selection.
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.
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.