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by Gretchen McNeil

In a near future world, where good and honest citizens enjoy watching the executions of society’s most infamous convicted felons streamed live on The Postman app, 17-year-old Dee Guerrera and her newly formed posse, the Death Row Breakfast Club, must prove that she’s innocent of committing a heinous crime before she ends up being wrongfully put to death for the world to see.

Things I’d rather do than die 
by Christine Hurley Deriso

When the two most mismatched seniors at Walt Whitman High School find themselves locked in an aerobics room overnight, their confinement forces them to push past the labels they’ve assigned each other and they share a night they’ll never forget.

Rebel Rising 
by Beth Revis

Follows the adventures of Jyn Erso as she trains under Saw Gerrera and learns how to become a proper rebel, preparations that come in handy when she is asked by the Rebellion to find out about the weapon that her father is helping the Empire construct.

Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree 
by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

A new pair of shoes, a university degree, a husband — these are the things that a girl dreams of in a Nigerian village. And with a government scholarship right around the corner, everyone can see that these dreams aren’t too far out of reach. But the girl’s dreams turn to nightmares when her village is attacked by Boko Haram, a terrorist group, in the middle of the night. 

The spaceship next door 
by Gene Doucette

Three years after a spaceship landed in Sorrow Falls, Massachusetts, a government operative comes to investigate and finds that Annie Collins, sixteen, might have the answers he seeks.

by Donna D. Cooner

Sixteen-year-old Skye Matthews is always careful with her social media accounts, but when her friend Asha posts an embarrassing video of Skye at a sleepover her perfect reputation and her dream of a summer internship with the Colorado senator is endangered–someone took a screenshot before the video was deleted and is threatening to share the photo online, unless Skye does whatever they ask.

The state of Grace 
by Rachael Lucas

A teen with Asperger’s navigates family troubles, her first kiss with a crush and the challenges of pretending to be “”normal”” in a world where she does not understand the social rules of conduct.

When a fight at school puts him on probation, Marcus reluctantly accompanies his mother and younger brother to Puerto Rico to spend a week with relatives he has never met, a situation that is complicated by his awareness of his absent father’s presence on the island. 

The agony house 
by Cherie Priest

Seventeen-year-old Denise Farber, her mom, and her stepfather are moving back to New Orleans, into the Argonne house, which is over 100 years old, and really showing its age, but which her mother plans to turn into a bed-and-breakfast–but old houses have histories, and sometimes ghosts, and a mysterious old comic book that Denise finds in the attic may hold the answer to a crime and the terrifying things that keep happening in what she thinks of as the “Agony” house.


November 5, 2018 at 9:01 am Leave a comment

All Ages Chess Club

This Saturday, November 3, between 2 and 4 pm, the All Ages Chess Club will meet in the library’s meeting room. This club is for everyone: kids, teens, and adults. Whether you’re just starting to learn chess or ready to take on some competition, check out the club!

October 29, 2018 at 9:39 am Leave a comment

Teens’ Top Ten Announced!

The 2018 Teens’ Top Ten list has been announced!

1. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green.
2. One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus.
3. Warcross by Marie Lu. G. P.
4. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo.
5. Caraval by Stephanie Garber.
6. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds.
7. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez.
8. Paper Hearts by Ali Novak.
9. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor.
10. Once and For All by Sarah Dessen.

Did your fave make the list? Comment with the books you wanted to win, or the winners you’re dying to read!

October 22, 2018 at 9:49 am Leave a comment

New Books

Be careful, in these books you never know who to trust…

This story is a lie

Seventeen-year-old Peter Blankman is a math genius. He also suffers from devastating panic attacks. Pete gets through each day with the help of his mother–a famous scientist–and his beloved twin sister, Bel. But when his mom is nearly assassinated in front of his eyes and Bel disappears, Pete must go on the run.
The truth lies here
What’s going on in Bone Lake, Michigan? Penny Hardjoy’s conspiracy theorist father has gone missing– and other people are turning up dead in the woods. Penny’s an aspiring journalist, and the deeper she digs, the weirder things start to get.
That’s not what happened
In the three years since the Virgil County High School Massacre, a story has grown up around one of the victims, Sarah McHale, that says she died proclaiming her Christian faith–but Leanne Bauer was there, and knows what happened, and she has a choice: stay silent and let people believe in Sarah’s martyrdom, or tell the truth.
The future will be BS free
Seventeen-year-old Sam and his friends find themselves on the run after exposing their corrupt government using a highly-effective lie-detector they invented.
The second life of Ava Rivers
When her twin sister, Ava, disappeared one Halloween night, Vera Rivers’s childhood became a blur of theories, tips, and leads, but never any answers. Now she’s ready to start her new life at college — until a girl shows up at the local hospital. Her name is Ava Rivers and she wants to go home. The family accepts her; fractures in the family begin to mend. But the questions remain: Where was Ava all these years? And who is she now?

October 15, 2018 at 10:21 am Leave a comment

Happy Teen Read Week!

October 7-13, 2018

It’s Teen Read Week! All week we’ll have giveaway books in the teen corner of the library, just waiting for you to pick up. Read one for the fun of it this week – no worries about returning them to the library, books with a Teen Read Week sticker are just for  you!

Don’t forget it’s also the last week for you to vote for  your favorites in the Teens’ Top Ten! Teens’ Top Ten is a teen choice list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. The Top Ten titles will be announced the week of October 15, 2018, so check back to see the winners! Vote now!

October 8, 2018 at 9:02 am Leave a comment

Teen Read Week Giveaways!

Teen Read Week is almost here! From October 7-13, 2018 we’re celebrating teens reading so of course we’re giving away books!

Come to the library anytime in the next two weeks and you’ll see our wall of giveaways. Feel free to grab a free book next time you’re here!

October 1, 2018 at 8:30 am Leave a comment

New Graphic Novels!

The Family Trade, Volume 1
In a world where alchemy exists and history didn’t quite go the way that it did here, there is the Float, an ocean-borne city that’s at the center of business and commerce. And on the Float is the Family, a sprawling network of thieves, con men, and assassins with one goal: make sure the Float keeps floating. Jessa Wynn their youngest member, is about to learn just how dirty a job it is when she finds herself in the middle of a plot which threatens the stability of the Float.
Ebo is alone. His brother, Kwame, has disappeared, and Ebo knows it can only be to attempt the hazardous journey to Europe, and a better life. But Ebo refuses to be left behind in Ghana. He sets out after Kwame and joins him on the quest to reach Europe. Ebo’s epic journey takes him across the Sahara Desert to the dangerous streets of Tripoli, and finally out to the merciless sea. But with every step he holds on to his hope for a new life, and a reunion with his family.
Space Boy, Volume 1
To Amy, everyone has a flavor. Her mum is the flavor of mint – sharp and bright. Her dad is like hot chocolate – sweet and full of gentle warmth. Amy lives on a mining colony out in deep space, but when her dad loses his job the entire family is forced to move back to Earth. When Amy arrives on Earth, she feels like an alien in a strange land. The sky is beautiful but gravity is heavy and the people are weird. Stranger still is the boy she meets at her new school – a boy who has no flavor.
Speak: The Graphic Novel
Melinda is friendless–an outcast–because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. Through her work on an art project, she is finally able to face what really happened that night: She was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather High and is still a threat to her.
Lumberjanes 8: Stone Cold
When the members of the Zodiac Cabin are turned to stone, the Roanokes seek help from Diane and her godly powers for a cure. Also check out Lumberjanes 9: On a Roll.
Princeless: Raven, the Pirate Princess, Book One: Captain Raven and the All Girl Pirate Crew
Raven is ready to set out on her quest for revenge against her brothers. They’ve stolen everything that should be hers and now she’s going to get it back. But first, she needs a crew. Share the laughs, action, and adventure as Raven assembles the fearless crew of awesome ladies who will help her get her revenge. Also check out Raven Book Two: Free Women and Raven Book Three: Two Boys, Five Girls and Three Love Stories.
All Summer Long

Thirteen-year-old Bina has a long summer ahead of her. She and her best friend, Austin, usually do everything together, but he’s off to soccer camp for a month, and he’s been acting kind of weird lately anyway. So it’s up to Bina to see how much fun she can have on her own.
Runaways 1: Find Your Home
When the Runaways eliminate the Pride from Los Angeles, it leaves a vacuum of power in the city’s underworld, and soon Nico, Karolina, Gert, Chase, and Molly are on the run again to uncover the truth behind their parents’ past before it catches up to them.
Kim Reaper 1: Grim Beginnings
Like most university students, Kim works a part-time job to make ends meet. Unlike most university students, Kim’s job is pretty cool: she’s a grim reaper, tasked with guiding souls into the afterlife. Like most university students, Becka has a super intense crush. Unlike most university students, Becka’s crush is on a beautiful gothic angel that frequents the underworld.

September 12, 2018 at 9:19 am Leave a comment

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