Looking for Your Next Read?

Here at Wauconda Area Library we love to help you find great books that will suit your interests. Whether you already love to read and have some favorite genres, books, or authors; or are having some trouble finding what gets you excited to dive into a new book, we are here to point you in the right direction.

On our Recommendations for Teens page you will find curated lists of books by collection and theme. Click on a book cover to see an item in our catalog, or select "view more" to see all of our recommendations, and mix and match our Audience, Category, and Tag filters to create your own custom reading list.

Fill out our "Book Picks" form for Teens to provide personalized reading recommendations from our library staff. To craft our list of suggested titles, we will ask you about some of your interests, preferred reading formats, books you've enjoyed in the past, books you haven't enjoyed, and more!

Staff Picks for YA & Teens

Homework Help

Gale Virtual Reference Library

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Search hundreds of eReference Books, such as online encyclopedias, dictionaries, reference libraries and almanacs. Subcollections by subject make searching easier.

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General Reference Center

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A general interest database with one easy-to-use interface. Find articles from newspapers, magazines and journals, many with full-text and images. Find the latest current events, popular culture, business and industry coverage, the arts and sciences, sports, and hobbies.

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Resources for Parents and Teachers

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This page consolidates several digital and print resources in one easy to find location aimed at parents, teachers, and homeschooling.

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Download & Stream

Digital Library of Illinois (Overdrive/Libby)

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Powered by Overdrive, we have combined our exclusive e-content titles with other libraries to provide a much larger selection of materials to choose from, while still maintaining first dibs on titles we will continue to add regularly.

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Freegal Music

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The Freegal® Music service allows patrons to access a collection spanning over 15 million songs, music videos and audiobooks from more than 40,000 music labels worldwide including Sony Music, Epic, RCA, and Columbia. Freegal® Music also offers a completely rebuilt mobile app and website which utilizes modern application practices to ensure an easy-to-use and enjoyable experience.

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Stream & download movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on most any device. 

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