Teen Lounge


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Randwick City Library for Young Adults

Teen Lounge at Bowen Library Need help choosing your next book? Drop into one of our branches to browse the YA collection.

We have hot new fiction titles as well as a range of graphic novels (including manga), magazines, spoken word, DVDs, tabletop games and more. View our catalogue online or through Randwick City Library's MyLibrary app. And don't forget our eResources – download books, audio or magazines to your own device or stream films and documentaries with Kanopy.

Visit our branches in person and enjoy the shared spaces, dedicated study areas and Free Public Wi-Fi connection (5GB daily limit). Library members can go through our website to book a PC up to 7 days in advance or a study room up to 2 days in advance – or do this through the MyLibrary app.

We run events across our three branches for young people during term time and in the school holidays. Please check our events page for details.


New titles for young people

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!

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