New book and other materials are being added to the library regularly. The newest Young Adult books are located on their own shelf in the Teen Area. You may also find interesting materials on the New Book Shelf in the Main Reading Area.
For computer generated lists of Young Adult books that have been added to the library in the last three months, click on one of the links below. If an item on one of these lists is currently unavailable, you may reserve it by clicking on PLACE HOLD . See Using the Catalog for more information on reserving a book.For further help locating a new item, please ask at the Circulation Desk.
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Young Adult Fiction
Young Adult Non-fiction
Young Adult Biography
Go to the New Books Page for links to all the new additions to the library.
Awards are given each year for the top Young Adult books of all types. For example, the first graphic novel to win a major award is American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang, winner of the 2007 Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults.
You can find lists of books in special areas, such as College Bound Readers, Outstanding Books for Young adults, audiobooks, paperbacks, teen top picks, and many others. Links to several of these are listed below. Search the Bayliss catalog to locate listed books that the library owns. Ask the library staff for help locating these books, and for additional suggestions of good reading.
Below are links to some of the many special awards that are given to Young Adult books. A complete listing of links to all current awards may be found at the YALSA (Young Adults Services Area) Booklists and Awards of the American Library Association.
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Alex Awards Given annually to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults.
Best Books for Young Adults A compilation of the current year’s books with proven or potential appeal to teens.
Great Graphic Novels for Teens YALSA's newest list and is an annual list of recommended graphic novels which have teen appeal.
Margaret A. Edwards Award Honors an author as well as a specific body of their work for lifetime contribution in writing books of enduring popularity with teenagers.
Michael L. Printz Award Honors excellence in literature written for young adults.
Odyssey Award Given to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.
Outstanding Books for the College Bound Updated every five years, this comprehensive list provides reading recommendations to students who plan to continue their education beyond high school.
Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults This list encourages young adults to read for pleasure by presenting them with popular or topical books with teen appeal.
Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Recreational reading that have wide appeal to teens who, for whatever reason, do not like to read.
Selected Audiobooks Presents audiobooks released within the past two years that appeal to teens.
Selected DVDs and Videos Presents select videos and DVDs from the past two years that are especially significant to young adults.
Teens' Top Ten A teen choice award given to selected current publications that are of special interest to teens. Teens vote for their choices each Teen Read Week. The votes are tallied and the list is available each November.