Books & More
The West Bend Library provides a wide variety of materials for teens and preteens. In library lingo, members of this age group are Young Adults. You'll find events, fiction and nonfiction books, audio books, movies, music, comics, manga geared toward people in grades 5-12 categorized as "young adult" (or YA) in several places around the library. Young adult materials have distinctive yellow labels to distinguish them from adult or children's items. Library users under the age of 18 require parental consent to check out R-rated movies, to use the public internet computers on the second floor, and to use the Digital Creation Lab. No parental permission is needed to check out any other materials, to get a study room on the second floor, or to use the library's free public wi-fi.
It's hard to spot the young adult fiction section when you first walk in. To find it, circle around the Circulation Desk toward the back of the library. Young adult fiction books are shelved between the back of the Circulation area and the north wall of the library building.
Nonfiction & Biographies
Young adult nonfiction and young adult biographies are shelved upstairs, interfiled with the adult nonfiction and adult biographies. They'll stand out because of the yellow YA stickers.
Young adult audiobooks are also interfiled with their adult counterparts. You can find these on the southwest side of the first floor, near the Circulation Desk.
We shelve young adult magazines, videos and music CDs in an area called the YA Zone, located in the northeast corner of the first floor. The YA Zone also houses the newest fiction, nonfiction and graphic novel items!
Young adult fiction and nonfiction graphic novels are organized on the half-height shelves behind the children's movies, in between the YA Zone and the young adult fiction section.
Manga has its own shelf in this area. Don't see your favorite series? Ask the librarian at the desk!
The West Bend Library also hosts a small collection of zines in the young adult graphic novel section. If you are a zine creator interested in donating a copy of your zine to our collection, please contact Hannah at the library. Since this is a young adult-oriented collection, please keep zine content PG-13.
Can't find what you're looking for? Use this Google form to submit a request for purchase. The librarian will do their best to accommodate all purchase requests.
New YA Fiction
New YA Fiction
The Dark Days Deceit
by Alison Goodman
The thrilling, genre-bending conclusion to Lady Helen's demon-hunting adventures, set in the glittering Regency world. Lady Helen has retreated to a country estate outside Bath to prepare for her wedding to the Duke of Selburn, yet she knows she has unfiView on CountyCat
A Blade So Black
by L. L. McKinney
This isn't the Wonderland you remember. The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she's trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet eveView on CountyCat
Amber and Dusk
by Lyra Selene
Sylvie has always known she deserves more. Out in the permanent twilight of the Dusklands, her guardians called her power to create illusions a curse. But Sylvie knows it gives her a place in Coeur d'Or, the palais of the Amber Empress and her highborn leView on CountyCat
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