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Teen Room

 Looking for help with your homework? Need a book to read? Want to learn more about your favorite musician, movie star or athlete? The library is here to help!

This is your library and we want your input! If you have a suggestion for our website (especially the teen section!) or you need a book, movie or CD, let us know! Come into the library and talk to YA (Young Adult) librarian Pam Ross. You can e-mail her at



High School Summer Reading

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

The Lists

Incoming Freshmen

Incoming Sophomores

Incoming Juniors

Incoming Seniors

Grades 9-12 List

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>


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.