Teen Reads & Fun

YCL Teen Discord Channel

Hey teens, join our Teen Discord channel for daily themed chats and special programs. Get your invite quickly emailed with our Ask A YA Librarian form. Just provide your name, email, library card number, and Discord username. Be sure to check out all of the Teen Virtual Programs as well. Please note this channel is only for York County students ages 11-17.

YCL Teen Film Club

Do you love movies and the movie-making-process? Join our Teen Film Club as we work to make a short (virtual) film! Share your skills or learn new ones as we storyboard, write, film, edit, and market our movie! Registration is not required, but you must be invited to our Discord Channel. Please visit yclibrary.org/ask-a-ya-librarian to be invited. Ages 11-17.

 

Book Nook Podcast

The YCL Teen Film Club presents YCL Studios' "Book Nook Podcast" — the first York County Library podcast created, hosted, and edited by York County teens! Visit our YouTube Channel to view it and subscribe now!

Virtual Escape Rooms

A virtual escape room is, simply put, a series of clues to interpret and puzzles to solve in order to answer the mystery of the room. You can take it on by yourself or as a group, and you can play it as many times as you like. Just have fun with it! Escape rooms take about 30 minutes to complete and are most suitable for ages 10+ (but we won't tell if you're younger than that). Good luck!

  • Escape with the Sorcerer's Stone
    The Sorcerer's Stone is in danger! The library has secretly been keeping it hidden and protected for years now, but somehow, word got out about its location and now the Ministry of Magic is afraid it might fall into the wrong hands. It's up to you to find the Sorcerer's Stone first and keep it safe. Of course, it won't be easy, but you can handle it, right?
     

  • Escape the Mummy's Curse
    Archaeologists recently discovered the tomb of an ancient pharaoh. Despite the warnings from locals, the team decided to open the tomb and begin their excavation. However, since then, everyone who has come into contact with these artifacts has disappeared. It’s up to you to find out what happened to them and make sure it doesn’t happen to you too. Enter only if you dare, because if you fail to solve the mystery of the tomb, it's only a matter of time before you too succumb to the mummy’s curse.
     

  • Once Upon an Escape Room
    Yours is a tragic story. You have spent your life locked in the highest room in the tallest tower, but now is your time to escape! You're sick and tired of living a life trapped behind these stone walls, and you are willing to solve any and all puzzles that stand in your way! Which is good, because there will be puzzles aplenty (and maybe a dragon) standing between you and your freedom. This escape room is most suitable for children and families.
     

  • Choose Your Own D&D Adventure

    • Part 1 (The Invitation) - 20 minutes to complete

    • Part 2 (Strange Magic) - 30 minutes to complete

    • Part 3 (The Librarian's Favorite Book) - 45 minutes to complete
      Welcome to the Forgotten Realms … sort of. This virtual mystery is a little bit Choose Your Own Adventure, a little bit Dungeons & Dragons, and a little bit escape room. The 3-part adventure follows you, the adventurer, to the town of Shenigal, where you will attempt to solve the mystery of what is plaguing its citizens. Along the way, you will meet characters you may recognize from literature and will have the opportunity to guess these characters as they arise. See how many you can guess correctly! Each episode is most suitable for ages 16+. Good luck!
       

  • Escape the Death Star - 15 minutes to complete
    Luke Skywalker's lightsaber is in Imperial hands! The young Skywalker dropped it on his last mission, where it was picked up by stormtroopers and taken to the Death Star. The good news is Admiral Ackbar has designed a trap to distract Darth Vader while the Rebels retrieve the lightsaber. The bad news is that you — not the clumsy Jedi who lost it in the first place — are the Rebel they assigned to do it. May the Force be with you. And don't forget: the future of the galaxy is in your hands! This escape room is most suitable for ages 8+. Good luck!

Reading Resources

Beanstack

Sign up for a weekly email with a list of books picked just for you, for your age, interests, background, and reading level.

Digital Downloads

Download e-books, audiobooks, and magazines for your computer, tablet, or phone. (Requires a York County Library card.)

Novelist Plus

Resource of fiction and nonfiction titles to guide readers in finding their next title to read. Provided by Discus(Home access requires a York County Library card.)

Goodreads
Rate, review, and share books you read. Discover new books and follow your favorite authors!

Reading Rants
Out-of-the-ordinary booklists for teens who need a good read.

Award Winners

South Carolina Book Awards

The year's best books for teens in grades 6-9 (Junior) and 9-12 (Young Adult) as selected by a group of South Carolina librarians, media specialists, teachers, students, and parents.

YALSA Book and Media Awards for Libraries
Search 4,000+ teen books, audiobooks, and films from book awards and book lists selected by YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association.

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Join the Teen Film Club! View the schedule for the club on our Events Calendar and get your invitation on our Discord.