Summer Reading

Ah, the long days of summer are just around the corner.  What better time to practice self-care by relaxing with a good book?  Check out the links below for lists of books you’ll love as well as tips for reading more.

The Ultimate YA Summer Reading List by Laurie Espino

The Albuquerque Public Library

Libby App

YALSA Teen Book Finder

B&N Best YA and Teen Summer Reading Books

Tips for Reading More

How to Read More Books



What’s on Your Book Wish List?

Do you have a suggestion for a book that you would like to see in the library?  Students and teachers are encouraged to complete this form to give us your ideas!  You may recommend as many books – in any genre – as you like.


Teens are the future!

X Studio is Explora’s new teen center: a place to hang out, experiment, create, and learn. X Studio brings teens and their dreams together with cutting-edge tools, technologies, and mentors — all with a focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math).

X Studio is offering free memberships to all local teens ages 13-19! The all-access membership will include free registration to dozens of workshops, meet-ups, and open use of the makerspace, access to filmmaking platforms, podcasting equipment, a tech lab, and teen lounge.
Teen member hours are Wednesday/Thursday 3:00pm – 8:00pm, Friday 3:00pm – 6:00pm, and Saturday/Sunday 12:00pm – 4:00pm.  Fill out the X Studio Member Interest Form to pre-register and see some of the activities and classes that are offered.