What’s On This Page: New Books | Teen Events | Teen Service – Free Permit Practice Test | New Computer! | Teen Recommendations | Research

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New Books

The following are books that are soon to be released and are certain to be popular. To place a hold, just click on the title and then on “Request/Hold” and have your Library card handy.

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
When We Were Infinite by Kelly Loy Gilbert
Once Upon a Quinceanera by Monica Gomez-Hira

Teen Events

Harry Potter Birthday Party

Saturday, July 31st at 11:00 a.m. on the Library Lawn
Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with crafts and fun, including wand making. Costumes encouraged!

Register: https://forms.gle/vGeXByjN3f3fb6Vb6

Game Day

Wednesday, August 4th at 2:00 p.m. at the Library
Cool down at the library with Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros and more! Bring your own Switch controller or use one of ours. Email ccarpino@essexlib.org to register.

Teen Service

Practice Tests IconFree Permit Practice Tests

In partnership with Driving-Tests.org, the Essex Public Library is offering FREE Connecticut Driver Permit practice tests. This service also provides information on taking the CT Driving Test as well as the Driving Handbook.


Want to share a good book? Feeling especially passionate about something you’ve just read? Come in and visit. We’d love to add your video or written reviews to our selection. You never know whose life a good book will change for the better.  Visit Riley Sullivan’s newest video review.

Teen Recommendations

Book finder logoYALSA’s Teen Book Finder is a free app to help teens, parents, librarians, or any lover or YA literature to access the past three years of YALSA’s awards and lists on their Smartphone, iPod or iPad.  App features include: a homepage featuring titles from the database, refreshed each day, a book search engine, a Find It button (powered by OCLC WorldCat Search) a favorites button and the ability to share brooks from the Teen Book Finder on Twitter and Facebook. Scan the QR Code in our YA Department to get the app today!



researchIT iconNeed reliable (and last minute) research help? The free online resource, researchIT CT is here for you! Don’t forget about researchIT CT where you can find articles and information that you can trust. If you’re in need of a little project help, please visit the Children’s department for a researchIT CT tutorial. We’re always happy to help!