November Teen Social Roundup

Did you know that the Library has an Instagram account JUST for teens? We post fun things like craft ideas and book recommendations along with announcements for special programs. Here is a round up of some of the topics and events we posted in November, if you like what you see, give us a follow at so you do not miss out!


Comics and Cookies

Comics and Cookies, our virtual graphic novel book club, resumed this month. We read and discussed This Place: 150 Years Retold, an anthology of stories by Indigenious authors.

In December we will be reading and discussing Sleepless Vol. 1 by Sarah Vaughn, you can access a copy instantly on Hoopla!

a drawing of two librarians in front of the cover of the book This Place


We Need Diverse Books

We highlighted some new November YA books to keep an eye out for by Asian, Black, and Hispanic authors:

An Image titled New November YA Books by Asian Authors with the covers of The Ever Cruel Kingdom, The Surprising POwer of a Good Dumpling, These Violent Delights, Super Fake Love Song, White Ivy, and Tent a Boyfriend on it.
An Image titled New November YA Books by Black Authors with the cover of Rebel Sisters on it.
An Image titled New November YA Books by Latinx Authors with the covers of A cuban Girls Guide to Tea and Tomorrow, Tales of the Feathered Serpent, and Here the Whole Time on it.

Staff Mini Reviews

Looking for a good book to read? Here are two recommendations from our teen staff!

An Image titled Mini Book Review Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger with a picture of Lizzy given the book 4 stars and saying An adventurous, supernatural murder myster that is steeped in Lipan Apache culture. I love this reimagined world where all types of monsters are real and ghost dogs are your best friends!
An Image titled Mini Book Review This Place:150 Years Retold with a picture of Macklin giving the book 4 stars and saying This anthology of graphic short stories cover the last 150 years of Candian history from an Indigenous perspective. It contains psychic battles, space travels, and rebellion against unjust authority.

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, here are some of our favorites! If you’d like to see a full list of books by Native American authors, check out our Stories by and About Indigenous Peoples book list here.

An Image titled Native American Heritage Month Reads with the covers of Elatsoe, This Place, Hearts Unbroken, In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse, The Marrow Thieves, Strangers, Love beyond Body, Space, and Time, and Give me Some Truth on it.

Transgender Awareness Week

Each year between November 13 – 19, people and organizations around the country participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility about transgender people and address issues members of the community face. This all leads up to Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20. To learn more, go to

Here are some of our favorite books with trans characters!

An Image titled Transgender Awareness Week with the covers of Pet, Felix Ever After, Cemetery Boys, When the Moon was Ours, Gender Queer, The deep & Dark BLue, All OUt, and The Spire on it.

Want to join in the fun on our Discord server? Anyone aged 13-19 who lives in Monroe County can sign up for Discord here.