Teen Library Services

Iowa Teen Award

The book lists for the 2021-2022 Battle of the Books are available now!

Middle School

High School

Winners for 2020-21

Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

Dry by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman


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Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:00pm

Join fellow bibliophiles of all ages for the Walk and Talk Book Club, where we take a short walk through the community before stopping for snacks and discussion as a group. Check out a Playaway or download an audiobook, and meet in the Reading Garden at the Eldridge branch library. This event will be cancelled in the case of rain. 

Family in a car screaming (scene from movie The Mitchells vs. the Machines)
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Thank you to our sponsors, DuTrac Community Credit Union!

Celebrate your summer of reading and learning at this fun & free glow-in-the-dark movie night. Stop by the Reading Garden of the Eldridge branch library starting at 7:00pm for crafts and snacks. Bring a blanket to sit on. The movie will start shortly after 8pm (rated PG, runtime 113 minutes, The Mitchells Vs. the Machines).

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Reading Colors Your World

Let reading Color Your World this summer during the 2021 Summer Reading Program! All ages are encouraged to sign up for this challenge. Be creative, try new things, explore art, and find beauty in your world through virtual (both live and pre-recorded) and outdoor events, guided reading lists, and monthly challenges. 

Design your own challenge and fit reading into your summer schedule. Complete a combination of reading, activities, and events to earn prizes! Any reader who finishes 15 days of reading, participating in activities, or attending events in June will receive a free book and [ Click Title for Full Article ]