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Massachusetts Teen Choice Book Awards (MTCBA)

You’re invited to cast your vote for the Massachusetts Teen Choice Book Award!

The Massachusetts Teen Choice Book Award invites students in grades 7-12 to select their top new books of the year! The list of nominees was curated by a committee of public and school librarians. Teens are invited to read the titles throughout the summer of 2024 and vote on their favorites in September.

2022 MTCBA Winner: Heartstopper 1 by Alice Oseman

2023 MTCBA Winner: The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D. Jackson

Statewide voting will be held in September. Check back for instructions on how to cast your vote!

Check out the 2025 nominees below! Click on a book cover for more information and visit the young adult section of the library to borrow one of the nominees.

Melrose Public Library Mission Statement


Melrose Public Library’s staff, building and collections provide a portal for all to explore, imagine and engage. The library is where literacy, local history and community connect!



Melrose Public Library– where people of all ages, experiences, abilities and beliefs can belong.  As a 21st century community institution with roots in the late 19th century, the library is grounded in the present and has its sights set on the future.  Carefully curated resources provide wide access to books, media, and technology.  Skilled and welcoming staff design innovative programming to foster individual growth and enhance community engagement.  The Melrose Public Library offers places to meet, study, read, engage in civic discourse and share all our stories.



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