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It's a new year, and the new teen books are coming in hot!  That's why they have a red spine label.  Keep your eyes peeled for these titles.

Looking for a way to beat the winter blahs?  Take a virtual stroll through some beautiful botanical gardens!

New York Botanical Garden
This giant urban retreat in the Bronx encompasses 50 specialty gardens and contains more than one million plants. A new content hub, "NYBG at Home," invites online visitors to embark on a number of virtual tours and digital experiences. 

Revisit Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood.

Nonfiction has come a long way since I first started working at the library over 20 years ago.  There's something for everyone, from little bitties to teens.  Expand your knowledge base with our 2020 faves.  You can access a printable list here.  The following titles are linked directly to the library catalog.

Above the Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball by Jen Bryant (ebook on Hoopla)
All of a Sudden and Forever: Help and Healing After the Oklahoma City Bombing by Chris Barton (ebook on Hoopla)
All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team by Christina Soontornvat (ebook on Overdrive)
The Arabic Quilt: An Immigrant Story by Aya Khalil (ebook on Overdrive, audiobook on Hoopla)
Being Frog by April Pulley Sayre
Born Curious: 20 Girls Who Grew Up to Be Awesome Scientists by Martha Freeman (ebook on Overdrive)
A Bowl Full of Peace: A True Story by Caren Stelson (ebook on Hoopla)
Bringing Back the Wolves: How a Predator Restored an Ecosystem by Jude Isabella (ebook on Hoopla)
Changing the Equation: 50+ US Black Women in STEM by Tonya Bolden (ebook on Hoopla)
Clever Hans: The True Story of the Counting, Adding, and Time-Telling Horse by Kerri Kokias
Climate Change by Tom Jackson
Condor Comeback by Sy Montgomery
The Constitution Decoded: A Guide to the Document That Shapes Our Nation by Katie Kennedy (ebook on Hoopla)
Dark Was the Night: Blind Willie Johnson’s Journey to the Stars by Gary Golio
Desert Diary: Japanese American Kids Behind Barbed Wire by Michael O. Tunnell (ebook on Hoopla)
Dictionary for a Better World: Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z by Irene Latham & Charles Waters (ebook on Overdrive & Hoopla)
Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built by Angela Burke Kunkel
Dragonfly by Aimée M. Bissonnette (ebook on Hoopla)
Drawing on Walls: A Story of Keith Haring by Matthew Burgess

What can you learn when you get wrapped up in someone else's story?  Find out when you try some of our 2020 fictional favorites!  The following titles are linked directly to the library catalog.

JUVENILE (You can access a printable list here.)
Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen: The Body Under the Piano by Marthe Jocelyn (ebook & audiobook on Overdrive)
All He Knew by Helen Frost
Any Day with You by Mae Respicio (ebook on Overdrive)
Becoming Muhammad Ali by James Patterson & Kwame Alexander (ebook & audiobook on Overdrive)
Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson (ebook & audiobook on Overdrive)
Beginners Welcome by Cindy Baldwin (ebook & audiobook on Overdrive, ebook & audiobook on Hoopla)
Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes (ebook & audiobook on Overdrive)
The Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman (ebook & audiobook on Overdrive)
The Brave by James Bird (audiobook on Hoopla)
Brave Like That by Lindsey Stoddard (ebook & audiobook on Overdrive)
Brother’s Keeper by Julie Lee (ebook & audiobook on Overdrive)
The Canyon's Edge by Dusti Bowling (ebook & audiobook on Overdrive)
Class Act by Jerry Craft (ebook on Overdrive)
Closer to Nowhere by Ellen Hopkins (ebook & audiobook on Overdrive)
Dress Coded by Carrie Firestone (ebook & audiobook on Overdrive)
Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk (ebook & audiobook on Overdrive)
Efrén Divided by Ernesto Cisneros (ebook & audiobook on Overdrive, ebook on Hoopla)
Every Missing Piece by Melanie Conklin (ebook on Overdrive)
Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (ebook & audiobook on Overdrive)


Teen Services

Teen Volunteers

March 31, 2020
During this time of staying safe and distancing from one another the Hoover Public Library will not be accepting applications for teen volunteers.  We hope to bring back this wonderful program in the future.  As circumstances change and as we make plans for the future, we will update this page with new information as it is forthcoming.

We look forward to seeing you again and wish for the good health of all our citizens.

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