YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) Book Awards have been selected for teens from 12 to 18 years of age. The titles on YALSA's book lists contain a broad range of reading and maturity levels. We encourage parents to take an active role in helping individual teens choose those books that are the best fit for them and their families.
The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.
The Margaret A. Edwards Award, established in 1988, honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.
The William C. Morris YA Debut Award honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.
The Nonfiction Award is given to the best nonfiction book published for the young adults.
This annual award is given to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.
The Michael L. Printz Award, sponsored by Booklist, honors the best book written for teens each year.
Girls, ages 13-18, are invited to a self-defense class designed for teen girls and instructed by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.
This event includes a discussion that covers the basics of self-defense and then some hands-on training.
This program is free; Registration is required and parents will need to sign a waiver for participants.
Saturday, April 22, 2017 & Saturday, June 3, 2017
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Registration Required, Waiver Required
Character options are:
Use the skills you’ve learned at the Ready4Success Workshop and land a job!
COME MEET EMPLOYERS WHO ARE READY TO MEET YOU!
PLEASE NOTE: Job Fair is for TEENS 14-18!
Teens, ages 14-18, are invited to join us at Franklin Library on Thursday, March 9, 2017, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, (may end early.)
Please register at Franklin Library, 937-746-2665.
Registration is required!
*These books have been selected for teens. The titles on these book lists contain a broad range of reading and maturity levels. We encourage parents to take an active role in helping individual teens choose those books that are the best fit for them and their families. Please check our catalog  to see which books are available.
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Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Thirteenth Child by Patricia Wrede
Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
Chosen by Ted Dekker
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Before I die by Jenny Downham
Just One Day by Gayle Forman
The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Side Effects by Amy Goldman Koss
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Crewel by Gennifer Albin
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Legend by Marie Lu
Matched by Ally Condie
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
The library has Teen Book Clubs Kits that can be checked out for four-week lending periods. They are housed at Franklin and can be requested by asking a staff member to reserve a kit. The number of copies vary per title.
Young Adult Book Club Kits:
* each title is labeled for its lexile measure 
*These books have been selected for teens. The titles on this book list contain a broad range of reading and maturity levels. We encourage parents to take an active role in helping individual teens choose those books that are the best fit for them and their families. Please check our catalog  to see which books are available. This is not an exhaustive list of every YA title made into a movie.*
5th Wave by Richard Yancey
Beastly by Alex Flinn
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia
Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Derby Girl by Shauna Cross (Movie titled, “Whip it”)
Divergent; Insurgent by Veronica Roth
DUFF by Kody Keplinger
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Giver by Lois Lowry
Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney (Movie titled, “Seventh Son”)
Lightning Thief; The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
Maze Runner; The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children by Ransom Riggs
Nick and Norah’s infinite playlist by Rachel Cohn
Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Paper Towns by John Green
Perks of being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
Shadowhunters series by Cassandra Clare–TV show
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp
Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz (Movie titled, “Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker”)
Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven - 2017
Between shades of gray by Ruta Sepetys (Movie titled, “Ashes in the Snow”) - 2016
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – In development
Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir - 2017
Fallen by Lauren Kate - 2016
Fantastic Beasts and where to find them by J.K. Rowling – November 18, 2016
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick - Channing Tatum to direct, In Development
Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray – In development
I’ll give you the sun by Jandy Nelson – Optioned
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman - Brad Pitt set to produce
Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa – Optioned since 2012
Legend by Marie Lu - 2016
Let it snow by John Green - 2016
Looking for Alaska by John Green – 2016, Filming in Michigan
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness - October 14, 2016
Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne – In development
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard – Elizabeth Banks to direct, In development
Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater - Optioned
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – Film rights sold to Universal Pictures
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi – TV show
Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson - In Development
Sorta like a Rockstar by Matthew Quick - In Development
Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer Smith - In Development
The Diviners by Libba Bray – Rights purchased by Paramount Pictures
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr - Optioned
French, German, Spanish, Italian…The majority of our collection is written in English, but we are adding some diversity! We now have (and will continue to add) other languages to our YA collection. These books can be difficult for staff and patrons to look up, so here is a helpful list of what we currently provide.
Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain/Las Adventuras de Tom Sawyer
Allegiant by Veronica Roth/Leal
Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens/Un Cuento de Navidad
Divergent by Veronica Roth/Divergente
Fruits Basket Volume 16 by Natsuki Takaya
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling/Harry Potter y la camara secreta
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince/Harry Potter y el misterio del principe
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K Rowling/Harry Potter y la Orden del Fenix
Insurgent by Veronica Roth/Insurgente
Paper Towns by John Green/Cuidades de papel
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green/Bajo La Misma Estrella
The Giver by Lois Lowry/El Dador
The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery/El Principito
Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis/La Traversia del Explorador del Alba (Chronicas de Narnia)-AUDIOBOOK
Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia) by C.S. Lewis/El Principe Caspian-AUDIOBOOK
Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens/Les Conteurs A La Ronde
Fantastic Beasts and where to find them by J.K. Rowling/Les Animaux Fantastiques: Vie et habitat des Animaux Fantastiques
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins/Hunger Games Tome 1
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl/James et la grosse peche
Le Mystere Guignol by Raynald Guillot
Le Petit Nicholas by Rene Goscinny
Quidditch Through The Ages by J.K. Rowling/Le Quidditch a travers les ages
The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery/Le Petit Prince
The Tales of Beedle Bard by J.K. Rowling/Les Contes de Beedle le Barde
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling/Harry Potter a l’ecole des sorciers-AUDIOBOOK
The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery/Le Petit Prince-AUDIOBOOK
The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery/Regulus
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl/Charlie Und Die Schokoladenfabrik
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling/Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen
Matilda by Roald Dahl/Matilda
The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery/Der Kleine Prinz
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K Rowling/Harry Potter e la Pietra Filosofale
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins/Hunger Games
Tales of Andersen (Fairy Tales) by Hans Christian Andersen/Fiabe di Andersen
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K Rowling/Harry Potter e la Pietra Filosofale-AUDIOBOOK
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling/Harry Potter e la camera dei segreti-AUDIOBOOK
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery/ Xiao wang zi
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley/Keinotekoinen Mies
If you're interested in learning another language, we have a helpful, fun online resource: Mango Languages!