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!


Teens' Top Ten

The 2016 Teens' Top Ten winners 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). The Teens' Top Ten homepage has book trailers for all the finalists, downloadable lists from past years, and much more. Check out this year's 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 e-book format via Cloud Library - just click the link, sign in with your library card number and check out or place a hold on the title. Then download the app to your PC, e-reader, or mobile device and enjoy! Visit our Digital Content homepage for more information about library e-books.

2016 Teens' Top Ten

  1. Alive by Chandler Baker (also available as an e-book)
  2. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (also available as an e-book)
  3. The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough (also available as an e-audiobook)
  4. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (also available as an e-book)
  5. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  6. Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone (also available as an e-book or e-audiobook)
  7. The Novice: Summoner: Book One by Taran Matharu
  8. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  9. When by Victoria Laurie (also available as an e-book)
  10. Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten 


2016 Teen Film Festival

Congratulations to all of the creative teen filmmakers who were recognized at the 7th Annual Teen Film Festival. Our 2016 winners:

  • Festival Winner - Covert Risk: Sam Tester, Whiteland Community High School, Grade 11.

  • Honorable Mention - Cowboy Bob and Middle Distance Runner: Deanna Stout, Martinsville High School, Grade 12.

  • Honorable Mention - Reece's Reason: Jimmy Gruss, Whiteland Community High School, Grade 9.

  • Honorable Mention - Stop the Cycle: Prisilla Sui and Van Bawi Tha Thawng, Perry Meridian High School, Grade 11.

  • Up & Coming Winner – Jurassic Park: Luke Wiley, Center Grove Middle School, Grade 8.

To see all of the festival submissions, visit the Teen Film Festival YouTube channel.


Teen Services Librarians

Erin Cataldi, Clark Pleasant Branch

Kalen Jones, Franklin Branch

Annemarie Wallace, Trafalgar Branch

Erin Kirchhoff, White River Branch