The Teen Department is where kids in high school or soon-to-be in high school can come to read about subjects that spark their curiosity and speak to their interests. Come in and browse our books (fiction and non-fiction), audio books, magazines, music CDs, and graphic novels!

Upcoming Events:

Click here to access our events calendar!


After School Homework Club

Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays

September 30- November 15

Shepaug students are welcome to take the bus to the library after school where they can collaborate with peers to study, work on group projects, and help  each other with assignments.
We will provide a snack and a drink along with any supplies students might need to complete their work.

Recreational activities will also be available for when work is complete- we have a variety of games and self-directed crafts.

Sign up below! 



Teen Tech Time

Looking for a great way to fulfill community service hours? Sign up to be a teen tech! 

We are looking for teens willing to commit to an hour out of their schedules to assist adult patrons with navigating their devices in one-on-one sessions. No professionals required; you probably know all the answers to the questions you’ll get! You already know how to navigate your iPhones, iPads, emails, Google, and much more so why not share your knowledge?


All you have to do is contact Jessica at the library to sign up for the hour(s) that works best with your schedule or fill out the form below!


Keep in mind you will be committing to weekly 1 hour sessions. If you cannot committ to weekly sessions, please clarify in the box above.



If you want to stay informed on all the upcoming Young Adult programs, email jzaccagniniYA@biblio.org to sign up for our YA Newsletter…don’t worry, we won’t spam you 😉


Community Service

If you are a teen in the Washington community, join our group of kids just like you to share ideas and create programs that speak to your interests! Our Teen Advisory Board will be looking for a group of kids ages 12-18 to talk about books, music, television, and everything else that influences your life and speaks to your curiosity.

Joining our Teen Advisory Board is a great way to earn community service hours! Click here to access out our form.  Please print out and bring to the front desk or contact Jessica by email at jzaccagniniya@biblio.org.


What to Read

Need help finding what to read next? Our librarians are always happy to help, but if you want to do some browsing on your own, give these sites a try.



  • We are looking to update our Young Adult book collection and we need your help! If you have a book, an author, or a series that you wish we owned, let us know!Fill out the form below and we will consider your request.



Thank you!