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For middle & high schoolers (grades 6-12)


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Volunteer at Messenger

Earn service hours and give back to your community by volunteering.

School Year Volunteers: Runs from September through May, help out with programs or behind the scenes with tasks and projects.

Summer Volunteers: Runs from June through August, help out with programs, tasks, and join special teams.

Interested? Click here to learn more and see the application.

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Stay Informed

Want to stay updated? Join one of our many e-newsletters.

Books for Kids & Tweens: monthly email with fiction and non-fiction titles for kids in elementary thru middle school

Teen Scene: monthly email with fiction and non-fiction titles for high school readers ages 14 and up

Youth and Teen Updates: monthly email detailing upcoming programs happening at Messenger Library

Interested? Subscribe here.

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Join a Reading Challenge

Join one of our many Reading Challenges and earn FREE books throughout the year.

100 Books Before Graduation: Read 100 book before graduating high school. Earn a free book for every 10 books that you read!

Lincoln Challenge: Read the current Abe Lincoln award nominees and earn a free book for every 4 books!

Summer Reading Challenge: This reading challenge runs June 1 – July 31. Earn free books and coupons to local places by tracking your daily reading during the summer.

Ready to take on the challenge? Visit to get started.

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Read Watch • Listen

Explore our digital collection. Each collection holds 1000s of titles for all ages. Titles are automatically returned at the end of the loan period, and there are no late fees.

Libby: Download eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, and more for all ages through eMedia Library, also known as Libby.

Hoopla: Download or stream movies, TV shows, music, eAudiobooks, eBooks, and comics on your device. Enjoy a kids’ mode, instant access, and automatic returns.

Boundless: Boundless (formerly Axis 360) provides access to popular and bestselling ebooks and eaudiobooks.

Kanopy: Stream thoughtful entertainment including documentaries, rare titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema. Access includes Kanopy Kids and Great Courses.

Comics Plus: Thousands of digital comics for patrons of all ages. Our subscription to Comics Plus® includes digital access for every patron on desktop, mobile, or tablet. Every title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Monthly Book Recommendations: Visit our catalog to see what books we are recommending this month. The themes change each month so be sure to check back.

Featured Teen Books: See what new books are at the library!

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Homework Help

Looking for resources to help with homework? We can help!

Homework Help

Resources for Teens


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ebooks by Tippawan Sookruay from Noun Project (CC BY 3.0)
Reading by Asep Jangkar from Noun Project (CC BY 3.0)
Volunteer by Anggara Putra from Noun Project (CC BY 3.0)
newsletter by BinikSol from Noun Project (CC BY 3.0)
homework by Nizar AnT from Noun Project (CC BY 3.0)

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