The Young Adult area of the library contains fiction materials for teens in 6-12th grades. Additionally, graphic novels, magazines, and Morris schools' textbooks are located in this section. Young Adult audiobooks and nonfiction are incorporated into the adult department and are identified by a "YA" (usually suitable for grades 6 and up) or "Teen" (usually suitable for grades 9 and up) sticker on the spine.
Teens ages 11-18 may access library computers with a completed parental permission form on file. These forms are available at the front desk at the library.
Cool Teen Events at the Morris Area Public Library!
Otaku Clan! Join the Morris Library's anime club: Otaku Clan! The group will meet on December 4, from 5:30p-7p, December 21, from 12p-2p; January 8, 5:30p-7p, January 18, from 12p-2p; February 5, from 5:30p-7p, February 15, from 12p-2p.; March 5, from 5:30p-7p., March 15, from 12p-2p.
The L.G.C.: Strategic Card Game Club! Bring your own cards and snacks to play against other area teens on the first and third Monday of the month at 4:30 p.m. (Games include, but are not limited to, Magic the Gathering, Settlers of Catan, and Yu-Gi-Oh!)
Monthly Teen Movies! Stop by or check the calendar to see the date and time of shows, along with which title will be shown. All titles are rated G thru PG-13
TAG! Teens that would like to be involved in planning events and programming for teens at the library can join the Teen Advisory Group. The group meets once a month. Contact the Library for more information.
Gale Virtual Reference Library (need your library barcode to access): E-books that cover everything from biographies to science, social studies to business, history to literature.
World Book Web: Online versions of the popular encyclopedia. Each section is written for a different audience--kids (World Book Online for Kids), teens (Info FInder), adults (Reference Center), Spanish-language (Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos), etc.
JSTOR: Citations and, on occasion, full-text articles and images available for free from thousands of academic journals. If you need an article that isn't available full-text online, please Ask A Librarian to search for it through our extensive network of library partners.
Join a Graphic Novel Book Club here at the library!
Graphic Novel Book Club meets twice monthly in the convenient Morris Library location!
Call 815-942-6880 or visit the Morris Area Public Library for more information.
Teen Advisory Group
Join M.A.P.L. T.A.G.!
The Morris Area Public Library has formed a Teen Advisory Group. If you would like to be a part of planning programs and events for the library, suggesting new materials, books, movies, music cds, magazines, AND collect your community service hours, call or visit the library and sign up for M.A.P.L. T.A.G.! The group meets once a month.