Teen Lounge

Young Adult Collection and Book Club for Teens

Teen Lounge at Bowen LibraryNeed help choosing your next book? Want to join a teen book club? The Teen Lounge has new titles for teens as well as information on the Teen Book Club hosted by Randwick City Library.

If you're planning a visit to the Library, be sure to check out the teen events page to see what's happening at our three libraries!

Explore the teen lounge:


New Titles for Teens

Check out these latest books added to our awesome Young Adult collection.

Lili Wilkinson - After the Lights Go Out - Seventeen-year-old Pru Palmer lives with her twin sisters, Grace and Blythe, and their father, Rick, on the outskirts of an isolated mining community. The Palmers are doomsday preppers. They have a bunker filled with non-perishable food and a year's worth of water. One day while Rick is at the mine, the power goes out. At the Palmers' house, and in the town. All communication is cut. No one knows why. It doesn't take long for everything to unravel. In town, supplies run out and people get desperate. The sisters decide to keep their bunker a secret. Survival is everything, and family comes first.

Elizabeth Klehfoth - All These Beautiful Strangers - Charlie Calloway has a life most people would kill for - a tight-knit family, a loyal set of friends, and top grades a privileged boarding school. But Charlie's never been interested in what most people want. Like all Calloways, she's been taught that she's different, special - better. So when her school's super-exclusive secret society extends a mysterious invitation, Charlie's determination to get in is matched only by her conviction that she belongs there. But their secrets go deeper than she knows. Charlie finds herself thrust into the centre of a decades-old mystery - one that implicates her family in not one terrible crime, but two.

Michele Bacon - Antipodes - When Erin Cerise steps off her plane in Christchurch, New Zealand, she's determined to overcome her losses of swim team captainship, her boyfriend Ben, and her reputation. Her mother is certain studying abroad will regain Erin's chances of a good future. Once Erin meets her uninspiring host family and city, though, she's not so sure. Before Christchurch, Erin was always intense and focused. When had her priorities gone upside down? Now, Erin balks at NZ's itchy school uniforms, its cold houses, and her hosts' utter inability to pronounce her name correctly. As she rebuilds herself from the other side of the world, she finds that although her life has been turned upside down and she's far from home, every way she moves takes her closer to where she came from.

Rutendo Tavengerwei - Hope Is Our Only Wing - For fifteen-year-old Shamiso, struggling with grief and bewilderment following her father's death, hope is nothing but a leap into darkness. For Tanyaradzwa, whose life has been turned upside down by a cancer diagnosis, hope is the only reason to keep fighting. As the two of them form an unlikely friendship, Shamiso begins to confront her terrible fear of loss. Rutendo Tavengerwei's extraordinary debut takes an honest look at hope, and the grit and courage it can take to hang on to it.

Zoe Daniel - Angel - Angel's family has seen many typhoons. For generations the violent storms have passed across the central Philippines around November, bringing with them drenching rains and strong winds. Lately they seem to be stronger, more destructive, but Angel's family and their neighbours know how to batten down - it's part of their way of life. But when a super typhoon comes to Tacloban, will Angel be able to withstand the greatest challenge of all?


Tabletop Game collection

Tabletop GamesA huge selection of contemporary card and board games are available for loan from Randwick City Library. Games are for loan for three weeks, and are limited to five per library member at a time. Browse all our available games on our library catalogue. Check out this page for our awesome tabletop game-related events we run.

Contact us and let the Youth Officer know if there is a game you would like to see added to the collection.


Teen Book Club

Join fellow readers in a fun discussion of various titles, genres and film adaptations. Members meet every third Thursday of the month to discuss set books and items which they have been reading recently. This is a free event, but bookings are essential. You must be a library member and a high school student in years 7-12 (or equivalent) to attend. Keep an eye out for other great Teen holiday and regular activities coming up soon.

When is the Book Club held and what are they currently reading?

LocationDate & TimeTitles for discussion
Margaret Martin Library,
Randwick

Thursday 20 September, 4pm - 5.30pm

Graphic novels

Please note membership to this group is restricted at the moment, contact us to register your interest for when a space becomes available.

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