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Upcoming Events


Join us for a robotics demonstration with Bob Rodgers, from Teledyne FLIR Unmanned Ground Systems and test drive a robot! All ages are welcome! Learn about robots, what they do, and how they help in tricky situations. Ask questions and take a robot for a spin around the library. Take the fun home by checking out one of our mini robot or drone kits!

4/27/2024: ZINE FEST

Gloucester Zine Fest Saturday, April 27, 11am to 3pm 20 and 21 Main Street

Join us for a day of artistic expression and community fun at Gloucester Zine Fest! Enjoy inspiring speakers, live music, explore and shop at zinester tables, craft your own zine, and enjoy some Holy Cow Ice Cream. All ages welcome!


Spread some positivi-tea with your own wool bubble tea patch. Use the finished piece as a patch on a jacket or backpack, or frame it for a unique piece of art. Choose from a matcha or fruit flavored Boba.  Pop Up Art School will show you the basics of needle felting. You’ll leave the class with a completed piece and the tools and knowledge to needle felt on your own.  Sip on a delicious bubble tea from Boba Tea and Snow Ice House while you craft– indicate your order when you register! 6th-12th grade. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Check out the calendar for our latest events and programs!


New in the teen collection

The Emotionally Intelligent Teen : Skills to Help You Deal With What You Feel, Build Stronger Relationships & Boost Self-Confidence by McNally, Melanie
A Firehose of Falsehood : the Story of Disinformation by Kanefield, Teri & Dorian, Pat
Give Us the Vote! : Over 200 Years of Fighting for the Ballot by Rubin, Susan Goldman
Fiske Guide to Colleges 2024 by Fiske, Edward B
Act Prep by Princeton Review
Digital Sat Prep : 3 Practice Tests + Review + Online Tools by
Bless the Blood : A Cancer Memoir by Nehanda, Walela
The Keeper : Soccer, Me, and the Law That Changed Women's Lives by Ervick, Kelcey
How the Boogeyman Became A Poet by Keith Jr, Tony
There Goes the Neighborhood by Adia, Jade
The Bad Ones by Albert, Melissa
Show-Ha Shoten! 4 by Asakura, Akinari
Immortal Games by Avery, Annaliese
Fate Breaker by Aveyard, VIctoria
The Prince & the Coyote by Bowles, David
Gather by Cadow, Kenneth M
Kindling by Chee, Traci
The Night Hunt by Christo, Alexandra
Gwen & Art Are Not In Love by Croucher, Lex
Wren Martin Ruins It All by Dewitt, Amanda
The Atlas of Us by Dwyer, Kristin
Bright Red Fruit by Elhillo, Safia
Wander In the Dark by Emill, Jumata
Tag, You're Dead by Foxfield, Kathryn
The Girl,, the Ring, & the Baseball Bat by Gomera-Tavarez,, Camille
Rez Ball by Graves, Byron
Beasts of War by Gray, Ayana
Sky's End by Gregson, Marc J
Salt the Water by Iloh, Candice
Shut Up, This Is Serious by IXta, Carolina
Blue Lock. 1 by Kaneshiro, Muneyuki
Blue Lock. 3 by Kaneshiro, Muneyuki
Blue Lock. 4 by Kaneshiro, Muneyuki
Blue Lock. 2 by Kaneshiro, Muneyuki
Before the Devil Knows You're Here by Krause, Autumn
All This Twisted Glory by Mafi, Tahereh
The Davenports by Marquis, Krystal
Gone Wolf by McBride, Amber
With A Little Luck by Meyer, Marissa
Just Say Yes by Moldavsky, Goldy
A Drop of Venom by Patel, Sajni
The Borrow A Boyfriend Club by Powars, Page
A Fragile Enchantment by Saft, Allison
All the Fighting Parts by Sawyerr, Hannah V
Daughter of the Bone Forest by Skye, Jasmine
Into the Sunken City by Thiru, Dinesh
Saints of the Household by Tison, Ari
The Queer Girl Is Going to Be Okay by Walls, Dale
The Spirit Bares Its Teeth by White, Andrew Joseph
Lunar New Year Love Story by Yang, Gene Luen

New in the tween collection

Climate Champions : 15 Women Fighting for Your Future by Sarah, Rachel
Your Freedom, Your Power : A Kid's Guide to the First Amendment by Matulli, Allison
The Mona Lisa Vanishes : A Legendary Painter, A Shocking Heist, and the Birth of A Global Celebrity by Day, Nick
Just Jerry : How Drawing Shaped My Life by Pinkney, Jerry
Black Girl You Are Atlas by Watson, Renaee
Those Who Helped Us : Assisting Japanese Americans During the War by Mochizuki, Ken
Fighting to Belong! : Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander History From the 1700s Through the 1800s by Chu, Amy & Chang, Alexander & Chin, Louie
Dreamer : A Graphic Novel Memoir by Aliu, Akim
The Very Unfortunate Wish of Melony Yoshimura by Brown, Waka T
Will On the Inside by Eliopulos, Andrew
Emma and the Love Spell by Ireland, Meredith
Hummingbird Season by Lucianovic, Stephanie V. W
Mexikid : A Graphic Memoir by Martin, Pedro
Treasure Island : Runaway Gold by Rhodes, Jewell Parker

2024 Mass Teen Choice Book Award Nominees

Money Out Loud : All the Financial Stuff No One Taught Us by Anat, Berna
Accountable : the True Story of A Racist Social Media Account and the Teenagers Whose Lives It Changed by Slater, Dashka
Warrior Girl Unearthed by Boulley, Angeline
Where You See Yourself by Forrest, Claire (young Adult Author)
Throwback by Goo, Maurene
Rez Ball by Graves, Byron
Blue Lock. 1 by Kaneshiro, Muneyuki
The Wicked Bargain by Novoa, Gabe Cole
Bittersweet In the Hollow by Pearsall, Kate
Give Me A Sign by Sortino, Anna
¡ay, Mija! : My Bilingual Summer In Mexico by Suggs, Christine
Bianca Torre Is Afraid of Everything by Winans, Justine Pucella
Just Do This One Thing for Me : A Novel by Zimmermann, Laura

Contact a Librarian

Annalise Nakoneczny: Young Adult Librarian




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