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.

Amy Rose Capetta: Echo After Echo - Zara Evans has come to the Aurelia Theater, home to the visionary director Leopold Henneman, to play her dream role in Echo and Ariston, the Greek tragedy that taught her everything she knows about love. When the director asks Zara to promise that she will have no outside commitments, no distractions, it's easy to say yes. But it's hard not to be distracted when there's a death at the theatre…

Leah Scheier: Rules of Rain - Rain has taken care of Ethan all their lives. Before she even knew what autism meant, she was her twin brother's connection to the world around him. Each day with Ethan is unvarying and predictable, until one night when her world is turned upside down by a mistake she can't take back…

Dick Lehr: Trell - On a hot summer night in the late 1980s, in the Boston neighborhood of Roxbury, a twelve-year-old African-American girl was sitting on a mailbox talking with her friends when she became the innocent victim of gang-related gunfire. Amid public outcry, an immediate manhunt was on to catch the murderer, and a young African-American man was quickly apprehended, charged, and - wrongly - convicted of the crime.

N. D. Gomes: Blackbird - Olivia disappeared the night the blackbird died.It was New Years Eve the night that dead blackbirds descended, hours before fourteen year old Alex McCarthy's sister Olivia went missing from a party. Committed to finding out what happened to her sister, within the previously safe walls of their subarctic Orkney village, Alex knows that dishevelled, sometimes intoxicated Detective Inspector Birkens is her best shot.Yet as they uncover the secrets behind Olivia's last night, Alex starts to find things she may be better off never knowing...

Adriana Mather: How to Hang a Witch - After Sam's father is hospitalised, she has to move from New York to Salem with her stepmother, Vivian. Unfortunately, Sam is related to Cotton Mather, one of the men responsible for the Salem Witch Trials, and to say she feels unwelcome in Salem is an understatement...

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,

Thursday 16 March, 4pm - 5.30pm

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Holding the Man by Timothy Conigrave

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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