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.

Rachel Cohn & David Leviathan: Sam & Ilsa’s Last Hurrah - Siblings Sam and Ilsa Kehlmann have spent most of their high school years throwing parties for their friends - and now they've prepared their final blowout, just before graduation. The rules are simple: each twin gets to invite three guests, and the other twin doesn't know who's coming until the partiers show up at the door. One night. One apartment. Eight people. What could possibly go wrong?

Juliet Blair: Lucy’s Dawn - Fourteen-year-old Lucy's life changes when she starts a job working in Louisa Lawson's printery, where only girls and women are employed. But it's the late 1880s and the male printers elsewhere think that this work should be for men only. So they decide to make the girls' lives difficult! Lucy has many battles ahead but, in the process, she realises who her real friends are - and finds her first love.

Clare Strahan: The Learning Curves of Vanessa Partridge - Vanessa Partridge, cello-playing good girl, spends every summer holiday at Shearwater. This year, her brother is bringing his best mate, Darith - the object of many, many fantasies Van will never say aloud. Or will she? This summer feels different...and so does Van.

Brendan Lawley: Bonesland - A wild ride for young adults through the small-town agonies of adolescence, packed with sex, drugs, love and hip hop. Bones Carter spends much of his time trying to avoid germs and the school bully Chase Barnes. Then he meets Naya Kajang, a new exchange student. Naya is brilliant, black and beautiful - and wants to free the world of prejudice.

Amanda Foody: Ace of Shades - The price is your soul. Welcome to the City of Sin, where secrets hide in every shadow. Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school-and her reputation-behind to follow her mother's trail to the city where no one survives unchanged.  And she'll need to play the game.


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 23 August, 4pm - 5.30pm

Shortlisted Children's Book Council of Australia Titles

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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