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Digital Audio Books

For Teens * ages 12-17 years


Banned Books Weeks

September 21-27

Have you read any of these banned or challenged (unsuccessful attempt to ban) books?  We have a display of banned books in the teen area that you can checkout. 

banned book display  banned books display


Find out why these books have been banned or challenged.

Banned Books

Banned Comics/Graphic Novels

dragonball z  amazing spiderman revelations  stuck in the middle

witches movie



Thanks to former Portage High School student, Tiffany Nazer, the Teen Space now a "cat-terific" wire sculpture lounging around! The wire art, entitled "Cool Cat" is sitting atop the graphic novel/nonfiction shelf. We think it's pretty awesome! Thanks, Tiffany, for sharing your talents!

cool cat sculpture


Summer Library Program Update

summer library program for teens spark a reaction


115 teens in 6th grade & up registered for SLP!!  Over half of the participants completed their reading goal of 20 hours! And, we had almost 2 dozen teens helping throughout the summer!  Way to go, Portage teens!!!


The Portage High School Art Club

has started a mural in the Teen Space. The mural features a characters, titles, and themes from numerous classic books. Be sure to stop in & look for Hedwig! ---The Mural is done!! Take a look below.

teen mural

A temporary curtain keeps light out as work begins.

teen mural

teen mural

Members of the Art Club pondering how to transfer the sketch on paper to the wall.


teen mural

Using a vintage projector to do the work of transferring images from paper to wall.


teen mural

With a little paint the images start to take shape!

teen mural

Does everyone know this famous owl?!

teen mural

The finished mural!  Can you tell what books are included in the mural?

The Members of the Art Club that contributed to the painting of the mural are the following:

Enya Giessen, Ashley Etter, Kelsey Pence, Brandy Henry, Jessica Mootz, Sandra Weiss, Yue Xin, Andrew Johnson, Amanda Etter. 

They did a wonderful job!  It looks great!


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Teen Manga Series

Browse through our Teen Manga series. 

   teen manga series  teen manga series



teen magazines 

Teen Magazines   



NPR's Top 100 Teen Books


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TeenRead Facebook Page

Book discussion page for teens.

teenread facebook 




A new online program through the Portage Public Library that provides homework support for students in elementary through high school, and even college. At Tutor.com, you get live one-to-one help with a certified tutor.  Click on the logo below, or go to online resources (at the left),view by name, and click on local resources.  Then scroll down to Tutor.com and click on Portage Library.





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