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:


It’s summer reading time! Be sure to sign up for our brand new Teen Summer Reading Program. If you are going into grades 6-12 , you should sign up a the main desk!

You’ll get a packet of tickets; each ticket equals one hour of reading time. Bring in the tickets with your registration number on the back and get them stamped by a librarian for a chance to win fun prizes!

Click here to check out the Tuesday Evening programming this summer. All the programs are open to teens!


The Art of the College Essay 

Thursday, August 23 @ 6:30 pm 

Attention parents and soon-to-be seniors! Need help tackling college essays?  We welcome back Lisa Cornelio, a 25-year veteran tutor and college adviser as she leads a meaty discussion on the best way to craft a winning college essay.


In this sixty minute presentation, Cornelio will share her signature approach –Snap Crackle and Pop: Writing Essays that Sizzle including:

  • Brainstorm for the bull’s eye: Shake loose your best ideas
  • Jump off the desk: Write the lede of your life
  • Beyond your achievements: What really matters to you


She’ll also look at essays that worked and answer your questions if time allows. Don’t miss this opportunity to get fired up and writing before school begins in September!


A native of Torrington, CT and a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and Princeton University, Lisa Cornelio helps teens and young adults access their inner resources so they can better achieve their academic, athletic and personal goals. A two-time Ironman and cancer survivor, Lisa speaks at schools and colleges across the country about how to develop grit and resilience. She also ghost/co-writes and edits non-fiction books, including several on careers, parenting and learning differences. For many years, she was a performing songwriter .Learn more about her at www.lisacornelio.com


Please register for this event.



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!

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! Starting in the Fall of 2017, 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 fill out our form.  Please print out and bring to the front desk or contact Jessica by email at jzaccagniniya@biblio.org.