Teens Know Best

Teens Know BestTeens, want to read books BEFORE they are available to the public?

Join us!
We read The Hunger Games before anyone else had even heard of it! The Teens Know Best (TKB) book club gets exclusive, advance copies of unpublished young adult books from more than 30 publishers. Your feedback is submitted to the publishers to help guide their decisions. We meet once a month and discuss the books over pizza.

Second Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8:00 p.m. (year-round)

Room 302 at the Metropolitan State University Library.

What else?
This program is for teens 12-18 only. To access the advance book copies, please bring proof of age (school ID, passport, or birth certificate) to your first meeting. You’ll get a special library card to allow you access to this collection of books. (The librarians don’t even get to read these!)

TKB is a collaborative program of Metropolitan State University and Saint Paul Public Library. TKB is of one of 16 teen groups in the country whose opinions shared with publishers to help guide their decisions. Your opinions will also help determine the Young Adult Library Services Association's annual Teens' Top Ten book award nominees.

Need more info?

More information is on the Metropolitan State page, as well as a link to our review form

Contact Colette Johnson (colette.johnson@ci.stpaul.mn.us)

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Here are the 2014 top 25 nominees.  Teens Know Best helped determine the nominees as part of the national Teens' Top Ten program. Now it's up to teens around the world to cast their votes, the final results will be announced during Teen Read Week in October. Thanks to Teens Know Best teens who read and reviewed!

A special thank you to Adela Peskorz for founding and leading Teens Know Best from 2004 - 2014.  We appreciate all your work in putting together a robust and thriving program for teen readers.