a mug filled with delicious mac and cheese and text 'meal in a mug: mac and cheese - october 7th'
Calling all young chefs! Youth in grades 3 and up are invited to join Julie Manning in making an easy and deliciously cheesy mac and cheese mug recipe on Wednesday, October 7th at 6:30 PM via Zoom. Participants will need to supply the ingredients for this recipe. Staff will send out the recipe to participants along with the Zoom link in an email prior to the meeting. Registration is required. Please call to register.

a line of not-so-spooky jack o'lanterns and text 'halloween magic show - october 21st'
Get into the Halloween spirit! We will be hosting a Halloween Magic Show with Brian Richards on Youtube Live on Wednesday, October 21st at 1:30 pm. All ages are invited to join us for the virtual show that will feature magic, comedy, puppets, storytelling, and non-scary Halloween fun. A meet-and-greet with Brian and his puppets will follow the show on Zoom. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Conant Public Library. No registration is required. A link to the show will be posted on our website and Facebook page before the start of the program.

a spooky forest with text 'dr.junglestein's balloon madness - october 29th'
Let’s get spooky! All ages are invited to join us for a high-energy and ghoulishly fun program - Dr. Junglestein’s Spooktacular Balloon Madness. Prepare for a zombie dance challenge, giant spooky creature creation, Ghostbusters training and Dr. Junglestein’s signature 6-foot balloon! The pre-recorded video of Dr. Junglestein’s Spooktacular Balloon Madness program will be posted on our Facebook page on Thursday, October 29th at 4:00 pm. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Conant Public Library.

corner view of young adult area, stacks of books

The Middle School and Young Adult sections are located on the top floor of the Conant Library. The Middle School collection is intended for grades 5-8 and includes fiction, audiobooks, and graphic novels. The Young Adult collection is tailored towards teens in grades 9-12 and also includes fiction, audiobooks, and graphic novels. Young Adult biographies are located on the main floor of the library with the Adult Biography collection, and Young Adult Non-fiction is located on the bottom floor of the library with the Adult Non-fiction collection.

For more information on Young Adult Services, please contact Lizzy Gagliardi at 978-422-6409 or egagliardi@cwmars.org.

NEW - TumbleBooks for Teens

Gale Databases In Context (High School)

Hot New YA Releases!

covers of hot new young adult fiction releases (titles listed below)

Supernova by Marissa Meyer
Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi
One of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus
The Night Country by Melissa Albert
The Conference of the Birds by Ransom Riggs
Infinity Son by Adam Silvera
Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli & Aisha Saeed
The Queen's Assassin by Melissa De La Cruz
Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang
The Oracle Code by Marieke Nijkamp