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Teen RoomThe teen space and programs are open to teens in 7th grade - 12th grade. While here you can attend a program, read books and magazines, play a game, get homework help or just hang out with your friends. This is your library, and we want you to enjoy your time while here. Let us know if you have any suggestions for the collection, programs or teen area! Come in and chat with the Young Adult Librarian Alyssa Bussard, or email her at




The goal of the Teen Advisory Board is to provide real leadership experience to positive, responsible, and energetic students (grades 7-12.) One of our main goals of The Teen Advisory Board is to promote library services to teens at The Hamden Public Library. We wish to strengthen the Library’s ties to teens in the community by using their knowledge and creativity to create programs and further expand our collection. If you want to make a difference and offer your voice in the library and community, then TAB is for you! Meetings are currently being held the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm.


2017 High School Summer Reading

Summer reading information to come!

Looking for great options for summer reading? We have a lot of options for you at the Library so come see us or you can always check out the lists compiled for the 2017 CT Reads.


Teen Nutmeg Books

The Hamden Public Library invites readers from grades 7-12 to get acquainted with the 2018 Nutmeg Book Award Nominees. We have a lot of copies of these books in the library so stop by and check one out!