For Teens

For Teens


This is Johnson County Public Library's webpage for teens. We'll keep you updated on all the newest books, graphic novels, magazines, movies, CDs and more! Be sure to take a look at our online event calendar to see upcoming teen programs and other events. We have links and information to help you with homework, life, jobs and your future plans. Plus fun stuff!


Enter the Eyebombing Contest!

Eyebombing is the art of sticking googly eyes onto an inanimate object in a public place to give it the appearance of being a living creature.

Stop by the reference desk at your library branch to pick up some googly eyes and then create your masterpiece! Take a picture and submit your entry to Erin Kirchhoff (

The winner will be determined by the most "Likes" on the library's Facebook page and will earn a $20.00 Half Price Book gift card.

Entries Accepted: March 1-29
Online Judging: April 1-15
Winners will be announced during the third week of April.

Teens' Top Ten

The 2014 Teens' Top Ten have been announced! Every year teens vote on their favorite books of the year and the results are compiled by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Click here to see book trailers for all the finalists, download lists from past years, and much more. Check out the Top Ten below - click a title for more information or to place a hold.

Many of these titles are also available for free checkout in eBook format via 3M Cloud Library - just click the link, sign in with your library card number and search for the title you want. Then download the app to your PC, eReader, or mobile device and enjoy! Click here for more information about library eBooks.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (also available in eBook)
Splintered by A.G. Howard (also available in eBook)
The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson (also available in eBook)
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (also available in eBook)
Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne
Earth Girl by Janet Edwards
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau (also available in eBook)
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
The Eye of Minds by James Dashner (also available in eBook)


Teen Film Festival

This April will mark the fifth annual Teen Film Festival in Johnson County and surrounding schools, and you are officially invited to participate.  Video categories include documentary, music video, feature film, and book trailers.  Four honorable mentions will receive a $125 cash prize each, and the overall festival winner will receive $400.  Entry forms and guidelines are available at any Johnson County Public Library branch. Visit for more information.

Click here to view last year's entries.





Erin Cataldi, Clark Pleasant Branch

Kalen Jones, Franklin Branch

Annemarie Wallace, Trafalgar Branch

Erin Kirchhoff, White River Branch