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Young Adult Programming

We love seeing young adults around the library and have tried to fill our collections and calendar with books, games, and activities that will appeal to that oh-so-elusive 13 to 20-year-old crowd and beyond. This has included novels written for this age demographic, graphic novels, video games, board games, and special events.

Here, we will update you on the newest items as we add them to our collections,  make recommendations for games,  books, graphic novels, and more, and even let you know what the Graphic Novel Discussion Group is reading at the moment.

Welcome to Young Adult Programming!

YA Book Collection

Board Games

Graphic Novels

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Books! We have to start here, we are a library after all. And one with a large and well-loved collection of YA fiction, ready for you to jump into! With over 2500 books in this subcollection, we're sure you'll find something you love.

Check out some Staff Picks:

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Or search through the whole collection here.

Board Games

Whether it's board games or video games,  the world of gaming is massive and encompasses more than you think. Here at the library, we have been known to host many game-related special events, from game nights to Mario Kart tournaments.

We have a huge collection of board games and card games (some of which you can borrow!) including:


Uno Dominos Sequence The Resistance Various Matching Games
Chess Checkers Splendor Scrabble  Trivial Pursuit Tsuro
Trekking The National Parks Carcassonne Catan Candy Land Cranium Root
Smash Up Backgammon Munchkin Apples to Apples Coup Scythe
Happy Salmon Monopoly Arkham Horror Azul Pandemic 7 Wonders
Ticket to Ride

Exploding Kittens Boss Monster Code Names Forbidden Island Betrayal at House on the Hill
Above and Below Near and Far Ultimate Werewolf Dungeons & Dragons: Lords of Waterdeep Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza Love Letter
Really Bad Art Radlands Mysterium Carpool Karaoke Game Clue Codenames
Life: Twists and Turns Villainous Flash Point Happy Salmon Headbandz Trouble

Graphic Novels

Currently, the Graphic Novel Discussion Group is reading: Snow Angels by Jeff Lemire

Description (via Dark Horse Comics)

Milli and Mae don't really know how their people came to live here. No one does, not even their wise and gentle Father. On Milliken's twelfth birthday, their father takes the two girls on an overnight skate down the trench--a coming-of-age ritual to teach them how to fish the frozen river, how to hunt the wild Trenchdogs that wander its frigid banks, and how to give proper thanks to their frozen Gods--The Colden Ones. It's the trip of a lifetime until the girls push beyond the borders of their humble land and awaken the Trench's deadly defender...The Snowman! What follows next is an action-packed story of survival, loss, and redemption. 

Are you free on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:15 pm? Want to join Nayt's Graphic Novel Discussion Group? Learn how here.

e-Books for Teens

WVDeli for Teens: Books on your tablet or smartphone

Check out and download e-books, audiobooks, music, and more to your Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android tablet, laptop, or desktop computer from our online offerings through WV Deli. All it takes is your Ohio County Public Library card and 4-digit PIN. 

Start accessing our digital ebook collections through WVDeli Teens!

Hoopla Young Adult Collection: No waitlists on e-books ever!

Rick Riordan, Lois Lowry, Rin Chupeco, Kiera Cass as well as classics by Tolkien, Alcott, and Austen are all available anytime on Hoopla — no waitlists ever! 

Start accessing young adult digital ebooks through Hoopla!  

NOTE: The first time you use Hoopla, you will need to create an account. You can do so by selecting the "Get Started" button on the homepage. Registration to Hoopla requires an email address and an Ohio County Public Library card. 

Are you caught up on our events for the month?

Do you have any questions, suggestions, or requests? Send an email to [email protected] or [email protected] or call the Library at 304-232-0244 and ask for Ellen or Nayt.


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