Teen Think Tank (6th - 12th Grade): Goodbye 2020!

Are you glad 2020 is coming to an end? Graduations were canceled, social gatherings were a BIG NO-NO and even the library closed for a bit! However, even with limited library hours you still managed to read, read, read! Here's a look back at some of the most popular titles.

How many of the books did you read? Major bragging rights if you've read all the books on the list! Now we don't know what next year will bring, but just know that JPL is here for YOU!


#READ: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes book cover

Revisit the world of Panem 64 years before the events of The Hunger Games, starting on the morning of the reaping of the Tenth Hunger Games.


This dystopian favorite was the most circulated book in the JPL Teen collection!


#LISTEN: NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 72

NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 72


Looking for more hits from 2020? Check out new music from your favorite artists on HOOPLA


#EXPLORE: Personalized Booklist

Personalized Booklist

Tell us what type of books you like and a real-life librarian will create a personalized list based on your answers! Don't believe it?

Give it a try!


#PLAY: Kahoot 2020 Challenge!

Challenge yourself–see how well you know these pop culture events from 2020. Will you be number one on the leaderboard? Good luck! Game Pin: 03821823


#JOIN: WriterLab for Teens

Do you love language? Know what it feels like to breathe life into a character by putting pen to paper? Be empowered through storytelling, all while building writing skills. Explore your imagination through creative, hands-on writing activities and games. (For ages 12 – 17)
It’s a new year, and a great time to reflect on ourselves – our goals, thoughts, ambitions, etc. This week our writing theme is centered around Mindfulness. Being mindful and living with intention can help us learn to make informed decisions about our lives, as well as help us become more calm, relaxed, and grounded people. Along the way, we’ll learn about some other writers and their creative processes. Today's featured book is Obviously, Stories from My Timeline by Akilah Hughes.
Supplies Needed:

  • Pen/pencil
  • Paper

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 – 4:45 pm


#KEEP READING: Here's a complete list of the Top 10 Most Checked Out Books for 2020, JPL Teen edition!


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