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Author Websites * Book Lists * EG Schools’ Summer Reading Lists * Find Something to Read * Local School Libraries


It’s our job to help you find a good book, but the library isn’t open 24/7…  No worries!  This website is here to help when we’re not.

Peruse the themed book lists below (some of which are also available as paper fliers in the Teen Area), browse book reviews online, surf on over to your school library’s page, or check out your favorite authors’ websites! Know of a great place to find books that isn’t listed here? Contact us and let us know!

Happy Reading!

Summer Reading Lists for Goff & Columbia:

Goff Middle School Summer Reading — Entering 6th grade

Goff Middle School Summer Reading — Entering 7th Grade

Goff Middle School Summer Reading — Entering 8th Grade

Columbia High School Summer Reading — Entering 9th Grade [R]

Columbia High School Summer Reading — Entering 10th Grade [R]

Teen Book Lists:

Featured List: Action, Mystery, and Thrillers


Action, Mysteries, and Thrillers

Books to Movies

Dystopian Fiction

Historical Fiction

I’m Here, I’m Queer, What Do I Read?

LOL (Funny Books)

Realistic Fiction

Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Sports Fiction

True Stories

You Think YOU Have Problems?


School Libraries & Summer Reading Lists:

Averill Park Central School District

Algonquin Middle School Library
Algonquin Summer Reading Lists

Averill Park High School Library

East Greenbush Central School District

Goff Middle School Library
Goff Summer Reading

Columbia High School Library
Columbia Summer Reading Lists

Rensselaer City School District

Rensselaer Jr/Sr High School Library

Schodack Central School District

Maple Hill Middle School Library

Maple Hill High School Library


Find Something to Read:

Book Spot

Digital Comic Museum

East Greenbush Library Staff Picks

Flaming Net

Goddess Librarian

Good Reads

GreenBean Teen Queen

Guys Lit Wire

Guys Read

Librarina: Great Books for Tweens & Teens

Reading Rants

What Should I Read Next?

Author Websites:

Laurie Halse Anderson

Holly Black

Cassandra Clare

Suzanne Collins

Chris Crutcher

James Dashner

Sarah Dessen

Alex Flinn

Dan Hayes

Ellen Hopkins

Neil Gaiman

John Green

Jo Knowles

Marie Lu

Eric Luper

Lauren Oliver

Richelle Mead

Marissa Meyer

Lauren Myracle

Garth Nix

Gary Paulsen

Susan Beth Pfeffer

Tamora Pierce

Ransom Riggs

J.K. Rowling

Alex Sanchez

Neal Shusterman

Terry Trueman

Nancy Werlin

Scott Westerfeld

Sara Zarr

Michelle Zink

Marcus Zusak