The term "Dystopian" refers to an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one. Dystopian novels are very popular among young adult and teen readers.
Join us in celebrating National Banned Books Week by reading a banned book during the week of September 24th through 30th. In fact, read a whole slew of banned books whenever you want. Here is a bucket list of banned books spanning everything from children books to YA novels to literary classics. Remember, words have power.
The best gift suggestions from babies to teens!
[Watch our video](https://dar.to/2B2Z3BK "Watch our video") or [download the PDF](https://dar.to/2jv5RxU "Download the PDF") which shows the complete list.
The American Library Association's Youth Media Awards were announced this morning, Monday, February 12, 2018.
These awards include the **Newbery Medal** (for distinguished children's book writing), the **Printz** (for distinguished writing for teens), the **Caldecott Medal** (for distinguished illustrations), the **Seibert Award** (for distinguished non-fiction), and the **Geisel** (for distin ...
Comics can play a helpful role in the study and delivery of healthcare, and Graphic Medicine as a term denotes the intersection of comics and health narratives. Get a glimpse into the lives of people who have been impacted by any number of illnesses and treatments and faced the same questions and concerns you or someone you know might be facing, or have faced previously. Graphic Novels on health a ...
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month was started in 1977 via Congressman Representative Frank Horton. In 1992, Congress formally designated May as [Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month](https://dar.to/2IGid51 "Asian Pacific American Heritage Month"). President Barack Obama issued a [proclamation](https://dar.to/2kgB9bM "proclamation") in 2009 which included the new name Asian American and Pacifi ...
The American Library Association announced their Youth Media Awards this week. Check out the list of their most notable books for young adults. Check out the rest of the award winning titles on t[he ALA website.](https://dar.to/2WluyyJ)
The American Library Association announced their Youth Media Awards this week. The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. Check out this year's list!
What a great decade of books! It would be hard for us to decide our favorites so we put together a list of the twenty most popular items checked out over the past ten years. Starting in 2010, below you'll find the two most checked out young adult fiction titles by year.
The American Library Association announced their Youth Media Awards this week. Check out this list of notable books for children and young adults, or check [ALA's website](http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2020/01/american-library-association-announces-2020-youth-media-award-winners) for a complete run-down of the winners.
The National Book Foundation announced the Longlist for the 2020 National Book Award for Young People's Literature last week. Finalists will be revealed October 6th, but for now, here are the longlisted titles for children and teens.
Our top 16 YA fiction books published in 2020! Check out our book bracket [on Instagram @darienlibraryteens](https://dar.to/2UhGnqd) to follow along, vote on your favorites, and find out which book comes out on top!
The American Library Association announced their Youth Media Awards this week. Check out this list of notable books for children and young adults, or check [ALA's website](http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2021/01/ala-announces-2021-youth-media-awards) for a complete run-down of the winners.
The American Library Association announced their Youth Media Awards this week. Check out this list of notable books for teens, including the Printz Award and Morris Award winners, plus so many more on [ALA's website](http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2021/01/ala-announces-2021-youth-media-awards)!
Summer Reading 2021 for Middlesex Middle School; librarian selected, teen approved -- check out what our MMS Reading Ambassadors had to say in their [booktalk compilation video on YouTube.](https://youtu.be/S09cYnmInY8)
Have you ever fallen in love with a book and been shocked when it doesn't get the recognition you feel it deserves? We like to think of these as underappreciated gems of the Library. Here you will find a little something for everyone of all ages. The one thing they all have in common is that they are incredible stories that our staff has loved.