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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 will be held every third Wednesday from 6-8pm.


2015 High School Summer Reading

The Library has multiple copies of books on the Hamden High School Reading Lists. 

The Lists 



Note-taking Sheet-- students must complete one note-taking sheet for each book.

We also have some titles available in electronic format. View our list of Downloadable Summer Reading Books>

Additional copies of summer reading books are available at the Hamden High Library Media Center, which will be open on Tuesdays from 9am to noon in the summer through August 18th. 

Teen Nutmeg Books

The Hamden Public Library invites readers from grades 7 & 8 to get acquainted with the 2016 Nutmeg Book Award Nominees. Our Nutmeg Book Blog provides brief descriptions of each book and links to more information about the authors. Best of all you can leave your comments about each book you read and join our 'straw pole' for your favorite.