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Overdrive for Teens

Are you looking for the next great book to read this summer? How about looking for a portable option you can read or listen to? Still hunting for that perfect way to earn your Love It eLectrified Badge? Then you've come to the write place. Using Overdrive, you can connect to hundreds of ebooks and audiobook options that can be downloaded to your personal device and taken anywhere! You can hop on Overdrive through the emedia link  on the Canton Public Library's website.  Enjoy!

The curious incident of the dog in the night-time [electronic resource] by Mark Haddon


Etiquette & espionage [electronic resource] by Gail Carriger


Six earlier days [electronic resource] by David Levithan


I am the messenger [electronic resource] by Markus Zusak

Love & Romance for Teens

The truth about forever by Sarah Dessen

Hush, hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Going too far by Jennifer Echols

When it happens by Susane Colasanti

Anna and the French kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Perfect you by Elizabeth Scott

Musically "Note"able Teen Fiction

Wise Young Fool by Sean Beaudoin — A teenaged guitarist in a rock band deals with loss and anger as he relates the events that landed him in a juvenile detention center.

Audrey, wait! by Robin Benway — California high school student Audrey Cuttler dumps self-involved Evan, the lead singer of a little band called The Do-Gooders. Evan writes, "Audrey, Wait!", a break-up song that's so good it rockets up the billboard charts. And Audrey is suddenly famous! Now rabid fans are invading her school and the Internet is documenting her every move!

Nick & Norah's infinite playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan — It all starts when Nick asks Norah to be his girlfriend for five minutes. He only needs five minutes to avoid his ex-girlfriend, who's just walked in to his band's show. With a new guy. And then, with one kiss, Nick and Norah are off on an adventure set against the backdrop of New York City--and smack in the middle of all the joy, anxiety, confusion, and excitement of a first date.

Teen Books to Movies

Popular fiction that's already been - or should soon be - turned into film. 

The giver by Lois Lowry

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Daughter of smoke & bone by Laini Taylor

It's kind of a funny story by Ned Vizzini

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Chow Down at Chez CPL

Have you been here for a bit and find yourself getting hungry?
Come to Chez CPL located treeat the Tree in the Children's Department and enjoy a real or pretend snack. We'll have fake food available for your pretend picnic, or bring a snack and book of your own to enjoy under the leafy green tree. Be sure to hop online and claim your Chow Down On the Scene Badge while you are here! Enjoy!

True Stories Take a Creative Turn: Graphic Novels

Some of these graphic novels describe true events outright, and others are based on real stories, but all of them turn history into a visual treat.

Hidden: a child's story of the Holocaust by written by Loïc Dauvillier ; illustrated by Marc Lizano ; color by Greg Salsedo ; translated by Alexis Siege

Houdini: the life of the great escape artist by Agnieszka Biskup ; illustrated by Pat Kinsella

To dance: a memoir by Siena Cherson Siegel ; with artwork by Mark Siegel

The great American dust bowl by written & illustrated by Don Brown

El deafo by Cece Bell ; color by David Lasky

Sports Fiction

Brunettes strike back by Kieran Scott

Curveball: the year I lost my grip by Jordan Sonnenblick

Game on by Monica Seles and James LaRosa

Hardball by Steven Barwin

Hit count: a novel by Chris Lynch

The outside shot by Walter Dean Myers

Payback time by Carl Deuker

Press play by Eric Devine

Washi Tape

July 20, 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Washi is a popular paper tape from japan, and we'll have lots to decorate: envelopes, bracelets, notebooks, pencils, even the stools in the Teen Room! Feel free to bring your own things too. The tape is very easily removed. For Teens. Registration starts June 25.

Plague and Pestilence

Things Could Be Worse

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson (anorexia)— Eighteen-year-old Lia comes to terms with her best friend's death from anorexia as she struggles with the same disorder.



Thirteen reasons why: a novel by Jay Asher (suicide) — When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death.


Hate List by Jennifer Brown (school shooting) — Sixteen-year-old Valerie, whose boyfriend Nick committed a school shooting at the end of their junior year, struggles to cope with integrating herself back into high school life, unsure herself whether she was a hero or a villain.

Michigan Authors for Teens

Unreliable Narrators and other Plot Twists

Who's telling the truth here? What is dream or reality? Can you figure out the twist before the reveal? These are stories that require some sleuthing to figure out what's real and what's fake.

We were liars by E. Lockhart

A monster calls: a novel by Patrick Ness ; inspired from an idea by Siobhan Dowd ; illustrations by Jim Kay

Code name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

Going bovine by Libba Bray

Teen Detectives on the Page

The girl is murder by Kathryn Miller Haines

The adventures of Tintin. Vol. 5 by Herge ; [translated by Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper and Michael Turner]

Dead Girl Moon by Charlie Price

Endangered by Lamar Giles

Jackaby by William Ritter

Dance themed books for teens

Bunheads: a novel by Sophie Flack


A company of swans by Eva Ibbotson


A time to dance by Padma Venkatraman


Dance of shadows by Yelena Black


A time for dancing by Davida Wills Hurwin


Off pointe by Leanne Lieberman

Dance Movies to Pump You Up

Whether it's the dancing or the stories that inspire you, let these movies get you moving. Each one has at least one memorable dance scene. Let's dance!

Strictly ballroom [videodisc] by a Miramax Films release of an M&A Production

Dirty dancing [videodisc] by Great American Films Limited Partnership

Footloose [videodisc] by Indieprod

Fame [videodisc] by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Shall we dance? [videodisc] by Miramax Films presents

A chorus line [videodisc] by Embassy Films Associates and PolyGram Pictures present a Feuer and Martin production

After A Fault in Our Stars: What Next?

Not all are about romance, but find stories about friendships and illness and life.

After ever after by Jordan Sonnenblick

Side effects by Amy Goldman Koss

Small steps: the year I got polio by Peg Kehret

The honest truth by Dan Gemeinhart

My sister's keeper: a novel by Jodi Picoult

Going bovine by Libba Bray

Two girls staring at the ceiling by Lucy Frank

Get Creative with Zinio

Draw creative inspiration from magazines in our Zinio online magazine database which renders magazines in their full color and glory. You can read them page by page on your computer or tablet. Use your Canton Library card to access and open free accounts to view over 200 magazines.
Use these magazines to inspire you to create something. Here are some titles to get you started. 

Going Boldly: Exploring Science and Technology

Discover pioneering researchers or investigate answers to intriguing questions in these great books about science and technology.

Could a robot make my dinner?: and other questions about technology by Kay Barnham

Could I sit on a cloud?: and other questions about science by Kay Barnham



1,000 inventions & discoveries by Roger Bridgman


Guinea pig scientists: bold self-experimenters in science and medicine by Leslie Dendy and Mel Boring with illustrations by C.B. Mordan

Before the world was ready: stories of daring genius in science by Claire Eamer with art by Sa Boothroyd

Great scientists by Jacqueline Fortey

Athletes on Audiobook

The Bambino and me [kit] by Zachary Hyman ; illustrated by Zachary Pullen

Players in pigtails [kit] by Shana Corey ; illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon

Hothead [sound recording]: a novel by Cal Ripken, Jr. with Kevin Cowherd

Shaq uncut [sound recording]: my story by Shaquille O'Neal with Jackie MacMullan

Tales of the Dark and Mysterious

Start with one in these short story and novella collections, and see if you can stop.

The cabinet of curiosities: 36 tales brief & sinister by Stefan Bachmann, Katherine Catmull, Claire Legrand, Emma Trevayne ; illustrated in black-and-white by Alexander Jansson

Different seasons by Stephen King

The wonderful story of Henry Sugar, and six more by Roald Dahl

The lottery and other stories by Shirley Jackson

Trigger warning: short fictions and disturbances by Neil Gaiman

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

Through the woods by stories by Emily Carroll