South Kingstown Public Library Teens

Upcoming Teen Programs…


Teen Movie Day: Jurassic World
Wednesday, December 30, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Peace Dale Library
Grades 6-12

Need something to do this holiday break? Students in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for Teen Movie Day!

Join us for a showing of Jurassic World (PG-13)!

Popcorn will be served. No registration required.

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Books and Music….?

You might not immediately put books and music together. Yes, there are books about music, but what about books with a soundtrack? That’s right, soundtracks are not just for movies anymore! Here a few books that have their own soundtracks (or at the very least, an integral playlist)—and don’t forget, if you love a song, the library  has tons of CDs that you can borrow!


The Duff by Kody Keplinger

Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger

Shut Out by Kody Keplinger

Music inspires Keplinger! On her website you’ll find a list of songs that either inspired the writing, or reminded her of the characters in her book. From Oasis, to Jack’s Mannequin and Taylor Swift, there’s a little bit of everything on her playlists. Visit her website to see the full listings!

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

In this 2015 Rhode Island Teen Book Award nominee, discovering her talent as a DJ sixteen year old Elise finds strength and passion in music. See the songs here!

Scar Boys by Len Vhahos

This 2016 Rhode Island Teen Book Award nominee about a high school band trying to hit it big uses song titles for each of it’s chapters (plus, the book is based on the author’s own experiences!). You can check out the whole playlist here on Spotify, as well as a great interview with Vlahos about music and his book.

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This Week in Teen Programs…

Join us this week for Tween Time, our new monthly program just for 5th-7th graders!


Tween Time: Candy Science
Thursday, October 8, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Peace Dale Library
Grades 5-7

Students in grades 5-7 are invited to our all new monthly Tween Time! Each month we’ll have a different project or activity.

This month: Candy Science

Just in time for Halloween, join us as we conduct some mad scientist experiments on different kinds of popular candy.

Registration preferred, drop-ins welcome. Contact or 789-1555 ext. 105 for more information.

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Teen Winter Reading Program

Teen Winter Reading Program
January 12-February 27
Peace Dale Library
Grades 7-12

The cold, short days of winter got you down? Cheer up with the Teen Winter Reading Program at the Peace Dale Library.

Starting January 12th, for every book you read or audiobook you listen to, stop in at the Peace Dale Library or visit our website and fill out a comment form. You’ll be automatically entered to win raffle prizes during the program! On February 27th, we’ll draw a winner for our Grand Prize!

This program is open to students in grades 7-12. Comment forms may be shared on our teen blog at For more information, call 789-1555 ext. 105 or email

Click here to fill out a book comment form!

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RI Teen Book Award Voting


Teens in Grades 7 and up can now vote for this year’s Rhode Island Teen Book Award winner! Just stop in at the Peace Dale Library, or go to our teen page and vote online!

Click Here To Vote!

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Nine New: December

Looking for something new to read? Check out some of these new arrivals!

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Very Bad Things by Susan McBride
When her boyfriend is accused of cheating on her with a girl who has gone missing and is presumed murdered, Katie resolves to uncover the truth and, in the process, learns unsettling secrets about her best friend.

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggis Stiefvater
Blue and the Raven boys continue their search for the tomb of Glendower, the ancient Welsh king, as well as for Blue’s mother, who has disappeared underground in search of her former lover. Book 3 in series.

Diamond Boy by Michael Williams
When Patson’s family moves to Marange region of Zimbabwe, he begins working in the mines, searching for blood diamonds, until government soldiers arrive and Patson is forced to journey to South Africa in search of his missing sister and a better life.

Vango: Between Sky and Earth by Timothee Fombelle
Becoming a fugitive when he is wrongly accused of murder, an aspiring young priest embarks on a transcontinental journey by train, boat, and airship in search of answers about his shrouded past.

We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist
A Paralympic ski racer, YouTube star and motivational speaker documents his coming of age as an amputee cancer survivor and his efforts to investigate past dates gone wrong to discover why he was still single in this memoir.

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
When eighteen-year-old Marguerite Caine’s father is killed, she must leap into different dimensions and versions of herself to catch her father’s killer and avenge his murder.

Brick Flicks: 60 Iconic Movie Scenes and Posters to Make from Lego by Warren Ellsmore
Provides a guide to recreating iconic movie scenes and film posters from LEGO toys, including such films as “Tron,” “Lawrence of Arabia,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Jurassic Park,” “Back to the Future,” and “Mary Poppins.”

Teen Titans: Earth One Volume One by Jeff Lemire
The Teen Titans never felt like normal kids… but they had no idea how right they were. Their seemingly idyllic Oregon upbringing hides a secret — one that will bring killers, shamans, and extraterrestrials down on their heads, and force them into an alliance that could shake the planet to its foundations!

Trust Me I’m Lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer
Having learned to be a master con artist from her father, Julep Dupree pays expenses at her exclusive high school by fixing things for fellow students, but she will need their help when her father disappears.

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Teen Read Week


Teen Read Week is a national literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association. This year we’re celebrating Teen Read Week with a contest!

Around here, we often hear, “I need a good book to read…” From October 1st-18th, any teen that tries our new personalized book match will be entered to win a Teen Read Week Prize Pack. Simply visit the Teen section of our website and fill out the short book match form. We’ll get back to you in a few days with titles we think you might like!

Ready to get started? Visit



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New In September

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The Infinite Sea   by Rick Yancey
How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are now forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race. Second book in the 5th Wave series.

The Islands at the End of the World by Austin Aslan
A mysterious green cloud has settled over the Hawaiian Islands, creating electrical outages that have grounded planes and cut off all communication with the outside world. As people begin to realize the severity of the situation, tensions rise creating a dangerous every man for himself environment. Leilani and her father find themselves desperately trying to make their way from Oahu home to the Big Island

Jackaby by William Ritter
R. F. Jackaby is an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary–including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing details, making her perfect for the position of Jackaby’s assistant. Her first case: serial killer on the loose. The police are convinced it’s an ordinary villain, but Jackaby is certain it’s a nonhuman creature, whose existence the police deny.

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Afterworlds  by Scott Westerfeld
Eighteen-year-old Darcy drops her college plans and moves to New York to revise her soon-to-be published novel and start the second one. Meanwhile, in chapters that alternate with Darcy’s NYC adventures, her fictional protagonist, Lizzie, survives a near-death experience to find she has become a psychopomp, responsible for guiding souls to the afterlife. But Darcy and Lizzie’s worlds are not as separate as they seem.

Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire
Elena lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father is dead, one of her brothers has been forced into the Tsar’s army, the other taken to be a servant. Her mother is dying, slowly, in their tiny cabin. And there is no food. But then a train arrives in the village, carrying untold wealth, a cornucopia of food, and a noble family — a family that includes Ekaterina, a girl of Elena’s age. When the two girls’ lives collide, an adventure is set in motion, an escapade that includes mistaken identity, a monk locked in a tower, and a prince traveling incognito.

Zac & Mia by A.J. Betts
The last person Zac expects in the room next door is a girl like Mia, angry and feisty with questionable taste in music. In the real world, he wouldn’t–couldn’t–be friends with her. In hospital different rules apply, and what begins as a knock on the wall leads to a note–then a friendship neither of them sees coming.

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Barbarian Lord by Matt Smith
Cheated of his lands and banished through the trickery of his enemies, Barbarian Lord recruits allies and battles monsters, ghouls, and bad poets in his quest for justice in this new graphic novel.

The Prince of Venice Beach by Blake Nelson
Robert “Cali” Callahan, seventeen, gets swept up into the private-investigator business and must deal with the ramifications of looking for fellow runaways who may not want to be found–and with falling in love with one of them.

Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones
After a vaccine accidentally creates superpowers in a small percentage of the population, seventeen-year-old Ciere, an illusionist, teams up with a group of fellow high-class, super-powered thieves to steal the vaccine’s formula while staying one step ahead of mobsters and deadly government agents.

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Wildlife by Fiona Woods
Boarding for a term in the wilderness, Sibylla expects the gruesome outdoor education program – but friendship complications, and love that goes wrong? They’re extra-curricula. Enter Lou, the reluctant new girl for this term in the great outdoors. She is grieving a death that occurred almost a year ago, however, as Lou becomes intrigued by the unfolding drama between her housemates Sibylla and Holly, she’ll have to decide if she should end her self-imposed detachment and join the fray.

Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan
“A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don’t need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face, then I guess writing all this down will be my good deed for the week.” So begins Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods, in which the son of Poseidon adds his own magic–and sarcastic asides–to the classics.

Buzz Kill by Beth Fantaskey
When the widely disliked Honeywell Stingers football coach is found murdered, 17-year-old Millie is determined to investigate. She is chasing a lead for the school newspaper – and looking to clear her father, the assistant coach, and prime suspect.

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Blackout Poetry


April is National Poetry Month! To celebrate, the Peace Dale Library will be holding an on-going Blackout Poetry Project from April 7-April 30.

Not a poet? Not a problem, Blackout Poetry is easy, no poetry skills required. Take an old newspaper or page from an old book (make sure it’s not a library book!) and use a marker to blackout all the words you don’t need, leaving behind only the words to your poem.  You can make it as simple or intricate as you’d like!

Once you’ve made one, take a picture and send it to, we’ll post your work on the library’s teen Tumblr (

Don’t have supplies at home to send in a poem? Stop by the Peace Dale Library, we’ll have pages and markers available for you. Create a poem, and drop it off at the reference desk if you’d like it added to our blog.

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A Few New In March

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Cracks in the Kingdom by Jaclyn Moriarty
Hoping to bring back her father and the other missing royals of Cello, Princess Ko gathers a group of teens, each with a special ability, including Elliot, whose forbidden communications with Madeleine may be the key to traveling across worlds. Book 2 in series.

Ruins by Dan Wells
As a war between the humans and the Partials looms, Samm finds himself trapped beyond a toxic wasteland, and Kira finds herself under the control of Dr. Morgan who is desperate to save the Partials. Book 3 in series.

FullMetal Alchemist 3 in 1 Volume 7 by Hiromu Arakawa
Includes volumes 19, 20, and 21 in the hit manga series.

Panic by Lauren Oliver
In the poor town of Carp, New York, a group of teens enters a high-stakes game that involves a series of secretive, possibly deadly challenges throughout the summer, with the winner receiving more than $50,000–enough money to start a new life.

I Have a Bad Feeling About This by Jeff Strand
Everything un-athletic sixteen-year-old Henry was dreading about survival camp turns out to be true–or even worse–when armed killers arrive and survival takes on a whole new meaning for the campers.

Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
An aristocratic girl who is a member of a warmongering and enslaving empire purchases a slave, an act that sets in motion a rebellion that might overthrow her world as well as her heart.

Wonder Woman Volume 3: The Iron (New 52) by Brian Azzarello
Wonder Woman has finally discovered her heritage, as well as all the family that comes along with it. However, as she digs deeper into her familial tree, there’s as many Gods that are willing to lend her a hand as there are those that would do her harm. WW continues on her search for her friend Zola’s baby, not knowing who she can trust.

Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier
When the Spanish influenza epidemic reaches Portland, Oregon, in 1918, seventeen-year-old Cleo leaves behind the comfort of her boarding school to work for the Red Cross.

Fake ID by L.R. Giles
An African-American teen in the Witness Protection Program moves to a new town and finds himself trying to solve a murder mystery when his first friend is found dead.

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