The holidays can be a stressful time trying to figure out the perfect gift for your favorite teen reader. Let us help you with our Teen Zone Holiday Gift Guide. We have curated a wish list from our teen librarians with their favorite books and some reading essentials to make the experience complete. All the books can be found at the library and the reading accessories can be found on Amazon. Did you know you could partner with the library this holiday season while you Christmas Shop? Using Amazon Smile you can do all your shopping on Amazon and the library receives a percentage of your purchase. This allows the library to provide programming and events to our community through the funds that the Friends of the Library receive. Keep reading to see how simple it really is to use.
Teen Zone Picks
Rechargeable LED Book Light
Do you enjoy reading at night but don’t want to wake anyone? This rechargeable LED book light would be perfect for those night owl readers. The light features four levels of brightness, a battery life of up to 20 hours and is rechargeable, so no need to provide batteries with this gift.
Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
“Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.”
Schuyler Sisters Mug
Enjoy your favorite hot beverage in this mug featuring the Schuyler Sisters from the hit Broadway play “Hamilton.”
Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda
“Hamilton: The Revolution gives readers an unprecedented view of both revolutions, from the only two writers able to provide it. Miranda, along with Jeremy McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages — “since before this was even a show,” according to Miranda — traces its development from an improbable performance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later. In addition, Miranda has written more than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the full text of which is published here”
Cuddle up on the couch with your favorite book and this fleece blanket. It’s 60×90 inches and would be the perfect gift for those wizard loving teens.
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
“Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.”
Is your teen a gadget geek and getting a device for Christmas? Make sure to download this free app that allows you to access our digital collection right from your phone. You can put in your library card and check out E-Books, E-Audiobooks and E-Magazines for all ages.
The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
“In the country of Carthya, a devious nobleman engages four orphans in a brutal competition to be selected to impersonate the king’s long-missing son in an effort to avoid a civil war.”
DIY Gift Option
If you are looking for a homemade gift we have an option for that as well. The Teen Zone offers To-Go kits which have everything in them for an at home program. This month, starting on December 14th and running through Christmas (or until supplies run out), we have a “DIY Ornament” kit with everything in the kit to decorate your own ornament. To-Go kits are for teens 6th-12th grade.
How to Set up Amazon Smile
To shop with the library through Amazon just click here.
Setting the library up as your main charity on Amazon is easy. All you are going to do is select “Get Started” from the link provided and then you will be asked to sign into your Amazon account. Once you are signed in you can edit your amazon smile account and search for;
“Friends of the Bluffton Wells County Public Library Inc”
Once you find this you can select to add it as your saved business and every time you shop using the web address amazon.com/smile you are helping support the library. You can shop for anything on amazon.com/smile and you won’t spend any more on item. You just shop like normal and you are giving back.