San Antonio Public Library Teen Creates First Ever Teen-Curated Digital Reading List on OverDrive

January 25, 2017






Fox Tech senior Cecelia Gonzalez shares her favorite reads with other teens


 SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 20, 2017) – San Antonio Public Library teen volunteer Cecelia Gonzalez has taken her love of reading to new heights by creating the first ever teen-curated digital reading list on OverDrive. Cecelia (Cece) Gonzalez is a senior at Fox Tech High School. She has volunteered at Central Library for two years, and was recently accepted into Texas Tech University.


"At the San Antonio Public Library, teens play an active role in crafting their library experience," said Jennifer Velasquez, Teen Services Coordinator for the San Antonio Public Library. "Fostering opportunities for teens to be involved in the creation of library services such as Cecelia's digital display moves forward the library's mission of teen participation - and helps inspire teens to be leaders and decision makers at their library."


Cecelia’s reading list is titled "Teen Favorites: Cece's Picks" and is available on the Library’s website at These eBook and eAudiobook picks can be checked out and downloaded directly to any personal mobile device or computer. The items also return themselves when lending periods are over, so borrowers never receive late fees for digital items!


Below is a sample of “Cece’s Picks”:

  1. Death Cloud by Andrew Lane

  2. Vixen by Jillian Larkin

  3. The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood

  4. Me Before You by Jojo Meyers

  5. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

  6. The Immortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

  7. Macbeth by William Shakespeare

  8. Matched by Ally Condie

  9. Delirium by Lauren Oliver

  10. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling


The Library works with OverDrive, the world’s leading distributor of digital content for libraries, to offer eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming video and periodicals for check out to San Antonio Public Library card holders. In 2016 the San Antonio Public Library joined a prestigious group of public libraries who reached over one million digital items checked out through OverDrive in calendar year 2016. Overall, the San Antonio Public Library lent 7.3 million items in fiscal year 2016.


Visit for more information about the digital collection at the San Antonio Public Library.


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