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!

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New Titles for Teens

Check out some hot new reads from our Young Adult collection

The Wickerlight by Mary Watson

Zara's family moved to Kilshamble for a new beginning. But everything changed the night her sister was found dead on the village green. Two months later, Laila's death is a riddle that nobody wants solved. Where were her injuries? Why was she so obsessed with local folklore? And what does all this have to do with David, the boy who lives at the big house? An eerie, magical thriller from the author of The Wren Hunt.

As Far as the Stars by Virginia Macgregor

How do you change what's already written in the stars? Christopher is the sort of guy that no one notices, yet when Air catches sight of him making intricate paper birds in the airport, she can't look away. But their worlds are about to collide in ways they never expected. Someone they love is on Flight 0217 from London Heathrow. And it's missing. Convinced that her brother was on a different flight, Air drives them hundreds of miles across the country, on a trip that will change their lives forever. But how do you tell the person you're falling for that you might just be the reason their life has fallen apart?

The Astrid Notes by Taryn Bashford

Astrid Bell. Dutiful daughter. Classical singer. Secret pop songwriter. And suffering from stage fright. Jacob Skalicky. Trust-fund kid. Indie singer. Immensely gifted performer. And refusing to sing again. Are they polar opposites? In his grief and fury at the world, Jacob certainly thinks so. But when Jacob loses everything and Astrid uncovers a shocking family secret, they may need each other to make sense of their lives.

Becoming Dinah by Kit de Waal

17-year-old Dinah needs to leave her home, the weird commune where she grew up. She needs a whole new identity, starting with how she looks, starting with shaving off her hair. She has to do it quickly, because she has to go now. Dinah was going to hitch a ride down south, alone. Except, she ends up being persuaded to illegally drive a VW campervan for hundreds of miles, accompanied by a grumpy man with one leg. This wasn't the plan. But while she's driving, Dinah will be forced to confront everything that led her here, everything that will finally show her which direction to turn.

The Boy & Girl who broke the World by Amy Reed

Billy Sloat and Lydia Lemon don't have much in common, unless you count growing up on the same (wrong) side of the tracks, the lack of a mother, and a persistent loneliness that has inspired creative coping mechanisms. When the lives of these two loners are thrust together, Lydia's cynicism is met with Billy's sincere optimism, and both begin to question their own outlook on life. On top of that, weird happenings including an impossible tornado and an all-consuming fog are cropping up around them - maybe even because of them.


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. Visit this page for our awesome tabletop game-related events.

If there is a game you would like to see added to the collection, contact the Youth Officer now!


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

Third Thursday of every month, 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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