Teen Services

Young Adult Services Librarian Dania regularly plans programs and events for teens and young adults! Keep exploring this page to learn more!


Summer Reading for Teens

Imagine Your Story all summer long with the BPL! We are hosting summer reading online on READsquared. Click the link to register an account and start earning raffle tickets for some amazing prizes: a tournament chess set, full art kit, telescope, and more!

Teens (ages 13-18) have two ways to earn raffle tickets. You can earn a raffle ticket for every book read, or every 300 pages read. You can also get a raffle ticket for listening to 2 audiobooks, or change it up a little, and read 12 picture books to earn a raffle ticket.

You can also complete weekly missions to earn extra raffle tickets! Every week a new mission will be unlocked on READsquared. We also have ongoing and monthly missions you can complete to earn extra raffle tickets. More information is available on your READsquared account.

Don’t want to use READsquared? You can still log your reading and complete the missions. Call the library at 315-635-5631 or email danias@bville.lib.ny.us to get a paper log and more information on the weekly missions.


Digital eBooks

Digital books and audiobooks are also available through Onondaga County. Click here to view all our different services.

The Junior Library Guild is providing free access to a variety of ebooks for all ages. Click here to explore all the titles. New titles are added regularly so keep checking in!

Digital audibooks for children and teens, in six diffrent languages, are now available for free through Audible! Browse their free catalog here. Stream on a smartphone, tablet, or computer.


Learn Online This Summer

Learn what you want this summer using some of these free online classes!

Tech Time

Tech Time offers free summer classes teaching a variety of technology skills, from programming to Photoshop, intended to fill the hole left in your summer plans by COVID-19. The classes are designed for middle and high school students with the necessities of remote learning in mind.

Khan Academy

A nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.


Online courses focused on programming languages, web development, data science and much more.