Come on up to the second floor of the library to experience the wonders of the Teen Zone.  In the Zone, not only will you find helpful staff, you'll find a gamer's paradise; a 55-inch flat screen, Xbox 360 (with Kinnect), a PS3, a Wii and a PS2.  There are tons of awesome board games, comfy seating, teen-only computers, new books, a wall of comics/manga and more!  Check us out!


Meet Your Teen Librarian

Hi folks!  My name is Courtney and I'm the Teen Services Librarian here at Missouri River Regional Library.  I'm the go-to person for all things Teen.  I order all of the Teen books, do all the programs and run the Teen Zone (although you can occasionally find me in both the Reference and Children's departments).  I love my job and want to create the most dynamic experience possible for teens all over the area.  Do you have ideas for books we should have in our collection or for the programs we offer here at the library?  Want to volunteer?  Any other questions or comments?  Feel free to contact me at

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Courtney's bookshelf: read

Girl, Stolen
3 of 5 stars true
When Griffin stole the Escalade from the mall parking lot, the last thing he expected to find was a blind teenaged girl lying down in the backseat. The girl, Cheyenne, was equally surprised to be accidentally kidnapped while waiting for...
tagged: teen-fiction, truman-award-nominees, and horror-thriller
4 of 5 stars true
I can't believe I didn't review this the first time I read it. But then, it was at least 5 years ago and I can't remember if I was writing reviews by then or not. It doesn't matter though, I'd probably want to rewrite it anyway. So, th...
tagged: teen-fiction, series, and gateway-award-nominees
Invisible Sun
3 of 5 stars true
Here's another installment in the life of Durango, aka Jacob Stringfellow. He's been busy falling in love with Vienne, arguing with his delightfully sarcastic AI and attempting to find out the secrets behind his father's downfall. The ...
tagged: action-adventure, sci-fi-speculative, series, and teen-fiction
There Is No Dog
5 of 5 stars true
OK folks. There's some good news and some bad news. The good news is: God exists. The bad news? God is an arrogant, insolent, lustful, forgetful teenaged boy named Bob. Bob's mother won our corner of the universe in a poker game and...
tagged: alternate-realities, funny-stuff, and teen-fiction
3 of 5 stars true
Interesting premise: an uber-secret organization within the government that utilizes mages to protect the citizenry. A rogue entity known as the "Pendragon" evidently has the power to grant magic to the general population, presumably f...
tagged: action-adventure, graphic-book, misc-supernatural, and series