What are you reading?

Katie3I’ve been in a reading funk lately. Has that ever happened to you? For the past couple of weeks, I just haven’t really been into reading books. Which, as a librarian, is pretty much unprecedented. What teen books are you reading right now? What’s the best book you’ve read so far in 2015? What are you dying to read this year? I need suggestions – help!

February 27, 2015 at 12:01 pm Leave a comment

Register for the ACT Practice Test

ACTACT Practice Test
Saturday, March 21, 1:00 p.m.

If you’re taking the ACT this spring, be sure to sign up for a practice test so you’ll know what to expect on test day! This free practice test simulates actual test conditions. Be on time and bring #2 pencils, an approved calculator, and a snack if you choose. Results will be returned to students shortly after test day. Presented by Kaplan Test Prep. Registration required. Grades 9-12.

February 16, 2015 at 10:43 am Leave a comment

New Sequels!

Found Found
Mickey Bolitar series: Book 3
Mickey Bolitar and his friends continue to investigate the Abeona Shelter, while Mickey searches for answers about his father’s tragic death.
Isla Isla and the Happily Ever After
Sequel to: Anna and the French Kiss
Isla has had a crush on Josh since their freshman year in Paris, but after a chance encounter over the summer in Manhattan they return to France for their senior year where they are forced to confront challenges every young couple in love must face.
DeadZone Dead Zone
Sequel to: Blackout
America faces invasion by a hostile nation, and Aubrey, Jack, and a group of other superpowered teenagers are its only defense.
JustOneYear Just One Year
Sequel to: Just One Day
After spending an amazing day and night with a nameless girl in Paris, Willem embarks on his own transformative journey to find her once again.
Undivided UnDivided
Unwind Dystology: Book 4
Three teens band together in order to sway the government to repeal all rulings in support of a procedure in which unwanted teenagers are captured and are unwound into parts that can be reused for transplantation.
KillerInstinct Killer Instinct
Sequel to: Naturals
Cassie Hobbes and the other members of the Naturals program of the FBI work to solve a string of serial murders carried out by a copycat killer.
NoDawn No Dawn Without Darkness
No Safety In Numbers: Book 3
With the power cut and the quarantined mall thrown into darkness, teens Shay, Marco, Lexi, Ryan, and Ginger must change in order to survive, and, when the doors finally open, they may not like what they’ve become.

February 9, 2015 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

New Teen Books on NextReads

Nextreads3Did you know we have an eNewsletter that has upcoming teen events? Have you signed up for our monthly emails full of the newest teen books? Sign up now for NextReads and get book lists and event announcements sent right to your email!

To sign up, just go to our NextReads sign-up¬†page. Check the box for “Activities at Winfield Library” to get special event announcements, check the box for Teen Scene to get new book info, then add your name and email address and you’re done!

I try not to duplicate what goes on the blog’s new book posts and what goes on the NextReads Teen Scene list. You’re not getting the same stuff twice, you’re getting twice the stuff!


February 2, 2015 at 10:56 am Leave a comment

Sign Up Today!

Click here to register. Grades 7-12.


January 26, 2015 at 10:57 am Leave a comment

T-Shirt Scarves!

January 22, 2015 at 3:27 pm Leave a comment

New Books!

Loop Loop
Error-prone Bree Bennis, sixteen, will lose her scholarship if she cannot pass Quantum Paradox 101, but inadvertently brings a twenty-first century boy back with her, then enlists his help in discovering who is attacking time travelers in the twenty-third century.
MessengerOfFear Messenger of Fear
The Messenger of Fear brings justice to those who do wrong, creating frightening games where the players earn their redemption–or lose their sanity–and somehow Mara, fifteen, has become his apprentice.
unfriended Unfriended
When thirteen-year-old Truly is invited to sit at the Popular Table, she finds herself caught in a web of lies and misunderstandings, made unescapable by the hyperconnected social media world.
Accidental The Accidental Highwayman
In eighteenth-century England, young Christopher “Kit” Bristol unwittingly takes on the task of his dead master, notorious highwayman Whistling Jack, who pledged a fairy he would rescue feisty Princess Morgana from an arranged marriage with King George III.
Blackfin Blackfin Sky
When Skylar Rousseau is told that she has been believed to be dead for three months when she has experienced life as usual, she must unravel both the present and the past to solve the mystery of her existence.
EggAndSpoon Egg and Spoon
When she changes places with privileged Cat, Elena Rudina, a Russian peasant girl, finds herself caught up in an escapade involving an imprisoned monk, a prince traveling incognito, and the legendary witch Baba Yaga.
100Sideways 100 Sideways Miles
Finn has two things going for him: his best friend, the possibly-insane-but-definitely-excellent Cade Hernandez, and Julia Bishop, the first girl he’s ever loved. Then Julia moves away. When Finn takes a road trip with Cade, an accident happens and the boys become unlikely heroes. The result is an eye-opening detour away from everything they thought they had planned– and a chance to write their own destiny.

January 19, 2015 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

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