The Teen collection at PPL targets the interests and needs of high school students. We have a small but diverse collection of popular reading, classics, career and school advice, and how-to’s for everything from buying a car to cooking Chinese. If we don’t have what you’re looking for, use our free Interlibrary Loan service to order from libraries throughout CT – or just let us know what we’re missing. We’re pleased to get advice from teen readers!
Library Independence Pass
Pomfret Community School students in grades 7 & 8 can take the bus to the library on any Tuesday through Friday. Just print out the Library Independence Pass and turn it in at the school office to arrange transportation. Students must be picked up 5:30 PM. Print your pass
Award Winning Books
Nutmeg Award – High School Level – read through out the year, vote in spring for CT’s favorite High School book
YALSA Teen Top Ten – where Teens nominate their favorite books of the previous year.
YALSA Teen Book Finder App – YALSA’s Teen Book Finder is a free app to help teens, parents and anyone else who loves YA literature access to the past five years’ of YALSA’s awards and great reading lists on their smartphone. For iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Provided by Young Adult Library Services Association, funded by Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
Printz award – Annual award for best book for teens
Alex Award – Annual list of ten adult books with appeal to teens
Outstanding Books for the College Bound – The books on these lists offer opportunities to discover new ideas, and provide an introduction to the fascinating variety of subjects within an academic discipline. Readers will gain an understanding of our diverse world and build a foundation to deepen their response to that world. These lists are updated every five years.
YALSA – More great awards and lists can be found at YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association website.
CK12FlexBooks – “At CK-12, we believe that learning is a personal journey.” Unlimited math and science practice help for Grades 1 through 12