Specifically dedicated to identifying books, sites, and resources for the teen patrons of the West Baton Rouge Parish Library.

Interested in other book trailers? Check out these titles!

everybody sees the ants by A.S. King

Bad Girls don’t Die  by Katie Alender

As Dead as it gets  by Katie Alender

From Bad to Cursed  by Katie alender

Scars by Cheryl Rainfield

If you'd like to reserve a book, click here, and we'll bring the book to you when the Bookmobile visits your school.

Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Under the Never Sky by Rossi Veronica

Variant by Robison Wells

Chomp by Carl Hiaasen 

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 

Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi 








Boys Read

Good Reads for Teens

LYRC 2014, 6th-8th grades




Summer Reading Program

Library News











The library has launched "Teen Zone," a blog created for teens throughout West Baton Rouge Parish. This is where we'll post the scoop on the library's best new teen reads (audio and e-books too) and link you to book trailers for some of these totally awesome books. We'll also keep you in the know about library events, contests, and games, plus homework helpers and resources especially for you. Hey, we're looking for your input to make this blog and the library rock. So read the posts and tell us what you think! When you find a book that's really sweet, clue us in and tell all your fans out here why you think it's so.


The library has launched its e-book collection. Popular teen books available in electronic format are going to be included. You're able to order e-books from the library’s OverDrive website and download them directly to your computer or other devices including your Blackberry, iPhone, iPAD, iPOD Touch, Nook, or, in the near future, the Kindle. SWEET! The loan period for e-books is two weeks.

Beyond the obvious advantage, access to more books, the library’s e-book collection is always available (24/7). You can order and read an e-book, anytime and anywhere from your computer or portable device.

Shhhhhhhhhh! You’ll never have to pay an overdue fine for an e-book. Let’s cheer for that. When the book is due, it simply disappears from your computer or device.

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Electronic Resources








New YA History & Science Books



"It's Your Cause" Video Challenge

From depression to dating to green living, spread the word about any Teen Health & Wellness topic you feel passionate about by creating a video PSA (public service announcement). Enter to be included in a drawing to win an iPod Shuffle! Plus, all videos that meet submission guidelines will be published on Teen Health & Wellness. Click here for more information.




Youth Services Department Mission Statement

The Youth Services Department is committed to serving children and teens, their families, educators
and care givers in accordance with the mission of the West Baton Rouge Parish Library.
Our department contributes to the growth and development of children and teens by:
  • collaborating with and offering outreach services and programs to schools, childcare centers, and community organizations which serve children
  • enabling them to work independently while encouraging them to seek assistance when necessary
  • offering activities and programs to educate them, enrich their lives, and encourage their use of the library and bookmobile
  • providing a network of services in the community
  • providing an attractive and inviting facility for children and their families
  • providing a collection in a wide variety of print and non-print formats that is current and representative of different points of view and which meets their recreational and informational needs
  • teaching children and teens how to use the library and its resources
  • treating children and teens with patience and respect