Looking for something scary or haunting to read this October? We've got a bunch of books just for you! Below is a list of scary teen books that will leaving you wanting to keep the lights on. We've got something for everyone -- from the classic Edgar Allan Poe to zombies (Alice in Zombieland) to something a little newer (Shutter by Courtney Alameda). You can find the books listed below in the teen series and graphic novel room, right next to the teen room. Please ask the librarian if you want even more scary stories to read! 

Happy Halloween!

Throughout the years, the American Library Association has kept track of banned and challenged books. Each fall the ALA and libraries across the United States come together in celebration of the freedom to read. The 2015 theme is celebrating YA literature.

We've put together display in the YA series area (between the Teen Room and the History Room) highlighting some of these banned books. Here you can choose from classic banned books, such as Brave New World and The Chocolate War or newer titles, like The Faults in Our Stars and Two Boys Kissing.

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 through October 15. In celebration, we've put together a display of teen books by authors of Hispanic descent. You can find this collection above the Large Print collection, right next to the stairs and Teen books. 

If you want more information about Hispanic Heritage Month, check out one of these sites. Otherwise, we'll see you in the library to pick up one of the books listed below! 

It's that time of year again -- school's starting soon. Before you hit the books, check one of these novels set in high schools. Some of these schools are so familiar they might seem like your own but some are, literally, out of this world. Science fiction, mystery, fantasy -- you name and we've got it! Check out one of these titles -- and if you want more? Ask a librarian!

Find yourself in one of these LGBTQIA novels. Regardless of how you identify, you just might find a book, or two, that speaks to you. Choose from the list below, most of them are on display in the YA Series and Graphic Novel room, or ask a librarian for other suggestions!