Teens & YA @ BPL

After Hours this week!


This Friday, October 28 from 6:30-8:30 is our monthly After Hours event! If you are aged 12-high school, come over to the library after we close on Friday for games, snacks, and prizes! Since it is so close to Halloween, wearing your costume is encouraged!

New Games!


Two new games have been added to the in-library gaming collection for tweens and teens: Uno, and Settlers of Catan! Ask for them at the information desk!

Don't forget, you need an I.D. or library card to borrow a board or card game.

Teen Read Week Bookmark Contest + Homework Cafe


There is still time to enter our annual Teen Read Week Bookmark Contest! Entry forms can be picked up at the information desk at the Brookfield Public Library. Entries are due by October 15, which is the last day of Teen Read Week.

School may be closed on Monday, October 10, but the library is open and we will still have the Teen Homework Cafe from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Use your day off to catch up on studying, reading, and/or homework in a quiet area with tea and snacks.

Young Adult Staff Pick: Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez

Out of Darkness

Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez is a historical fiction novel which takes place in Texas during the 1930s.

When Naomi’s stepfather, Henry, decides to finally raise his own children and have Naomi help, she has no choice but to move to west Texas and into Henry’s own home. As a Mexican-American, she soon learns the difficulties of being anything other than white in a small Texas town– Henry expects her to do the grocery shopping, but the store doesn’t allow Mexicans. While she is able to attend the white school with her white-appearing  younger siblings, she faces rumors and whispers in the halls. And when she finally meets someone with whom she wants to spend her time– a young black man who shows her kindness, strength, and love– to tell anyone of their relationship would be the most dangerous thing they could do.