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Award-Winning Books for Teens

Contact Information

Need help finding a book? 

Contact the Reference Department by phone or email, or stop by the desk while the library is open!

847-623-2041 x238
wkgnref@waukeganpl.info

See Something We Don't Have?

If you have a Waukegan Library card, we may be able to order an item from another library and have it shipped over for you to check out!  Click here to search for an item within our library network, or contact the Reference Desk at 847-62-2041 x238. 

Items typically take a few days to a week to arrive, and we will notify you by phone or email once the item is ready for pickup.

Make a Purchase Suggestion!

Would you like to check out something that the Library does not have?  Do you think the Library should own a certain item? We’d like to hear about it. Click here to fill out a purchase suggestion form for the Library's collection! 

"The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing. The Alex Awards were first given annually beginning in 1998 and became an official ALA award in 2002."  Click here to visit the official website and see more reading lists.

Alex Awards