Welcome to the Teen Department of the Southbury Public Library.

Teen Librarian: Heather Szaley Aronson – haronson@biblio.org

The Teen Area of the Southbury Public Library is a gathering place for teens to meet with friends, do homework, and find materials to check out. We also offer readers’ advisory support. We will assist you in finding information on any subject - books for assignments or pleasure reading. Take home the latest releases in books, music, and movies.

Services for Teens

  • Selection of fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, audio books, music CDs and DVDs.
  • Six internet computers with access to word processing and online databases.
  • Monthly ongoing book clubs and programs.
  • Special events.
  • College and test preparation materials.
  • Board games to be played in-house.






The Teen Department offers a variety of innovative programming. From on-going programs to special events, we have something for everyone. Looking for a book club?  We’ve got the perfect match for you. Arts & crafts more your style?  That’s our specialty. What about technology and gaming?  We’ve got you covered.

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Summer Reading

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College Bound

Stop by the Teen Department and check out our collection of College Preparation materials. Find resources on testing, applications, scholarships and more. College Bound Resources Here we have a collection of online resources for the college bound. We’ll continue to grow and update this collection of links, and if you have anything to add or …

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Book pages folded as heart

Readers’ Advisory

Looking for a good book? We know you love to read.  Even the most fanatical reader finds him or herself stumped once in a while.  Inevitably you’ll find yourself asking, “What do I read now?” The readers’ advisory pages are divided into genre categories.  You’ll find a little bit of everything.  And if you don’t …

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helping hands


  The Southbury Library offers several opportunities for teens to volunteer. Join one of our library service groups.  Many thanks for your interest in volunteering at the Southbury Public Library!   Individual Volunteer Opportunities Volunteers must be 12 or older.  Children 16 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the entire …

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Award Winners

What is the Teens’ Top Ten? Check out the website for more information: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teens-top-ten The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on …

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Book Review Blog

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