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January Tween/Teen Grab & Go Craft, Plus Top Teen Titles of 2020

Hola DPL Tweens and Teens!

This month you will find a Grab & Go Craft just for you in our brand new Creation Station. What’s the Creation Station? It’s the green newspaper box right outside the Library’s door. We’ll be using this to hand out our Grab & Go kits from now on.  

Every time a new year comes around, I feel like I have a new pile or list of books that I want to read. A new bookmark to keep my place is definitely something I could use. While supplies last, you can grab a bag labeled “Tween/Teen Craft.” Inside you’ll find supplies for designing your own bookmark. I personally went with a winter theme, but you can create any design you’d like and use any other supplies you might have at home. Pro Tip: The silvery twine can be a bit slippery so I recommend double knotting it so it doesn’t come undone. 

Are you looking for something new to read? Remember you can always contact the Youth & Teen Librarians at Just let us know what kind of books you like to read and we can give you some suggestions.

To get you started, check out DPL’s Top Teen Titles of 2020. These are the books that were checked out the most last year by teens right here in Deerfield. Many are also available as ebooks and audiobooks. 

The Hate U Give / Angie Thomas

Turtles All the Way Down / John Green

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes / Suzanne Collins

Scythe Trilogy / Neal Shusterman

One of Us Is Lying / Karen M. McManus

Warcross / Marie Lu

Looking for Alaska / John Green

The Hunger Games Trilogy / Suzanne Collins

Ender’s Game / Orson Scott Card

On the Come Up / Angie Thomas

We Were Liars / E. Lockhart

Paper Towns / John Green

Everything, Everything / Nicola Yoon ; illustrations by David Yoon

The Maze Runner / James Dashner

The Fault in Our Stars / John Green

Wildcard / Marie Lu

The Heir / Keira Cass

Unwind / Neal Shusterman

I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives  / Caitlin Alifirenka & Martin Ganda with Liz Welch

Midnight Sun / Stephenie Meyer

Hey, Kiddo / Jarrett J. Krosoczka

I Am Number Four / Pittacus Lore

Cinder / Marissa Meyer

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