Summer is in full swing and your teen is sitting around with nothing to do? Send them to the library. I've spent the past year developing our teen collection and I think there is something for every reader. We've added some graphic novels or manga which seem to be hot on reading lists for teens. We have the entire collection of Iowa Teen and Iowa High School Book Award titles. Caroline Cooney, a favorite teen author has a new title, "They Never Came Back." You can't go wrong with Walter Dean Myers and his latest, "Riot" is no exception. "Geektastic; stories from the Nerd Herd" is a collection of short stories edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci. Geek is the new cool, so this is a fun read sure to grab your reluctant reader. A new collection of Christian fiction by popular teen writer Melody Carlson uses all the colors in the spectrum as title inspiration. "Torch Red" and "Pitch Black" are just two of the titles in this series teens are just discovering.

Teens- if you can't find what you're looking for, knock on my door and I'll help you. There's a whole world of fun reading just waiting for you to discover.