New Graphic Novels!

The Family Trade, Volume 1
YA GRAPHIC JORDAN 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.
Illegal
YA GRAPHIC COLFER
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
YA GRAPHIC MCCRANIE
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
YA GRAPHIC ANDERSON
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
YA GRAPHIC STEVENSON 8
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
YA GRAPHIC WHITLEY
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
YA GRAPHIC LARSON

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
YA GRAPHIC ROWELL
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
YA GRAPHIC GRALEY
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.
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September 12, 2018 at 9:19 am Leave a comment

Back to School

Now that you’re back to school, don’t forget that the library has tons of resources that can help you finish your papers and projects quickly and accurately.  There are lots of ways you can access homework help from your home computer. Just log in with your 14-digit Winfield Library card number.

For biographical information, timelines, atlases, country comparisions and general research, go to Encyclopedia Britannica.  You can even make your own custom charts to compare information.

For newspaper, magazine and journal articles for research papers, try Explora for Public Libraries.

If you have to write a paper about a social issue, like gun control, cloning, global warming, or another controversial issue, Issues & Controversies is perfect for you.

If you’re looking for homework help, the latest science news, or hands-on projects and experiments, Science In Context can help!

Of course, that’s just the beginning of what these sites can do.  The library also has links to other great resources, so visit our Research and Databases page to get started.

If you have a great research tool you use at school that you think I should know about, let me know!

August 28, 2018 at 3:13 pm Leave a comment

Do you have questions about health but don’t know where to start to find answers? I mean the REAL answers backed up by REAL science? Check out the Teen Health pages on MedlinePlus. Written just for teens, covering topics like how to talk to your doctor, how to deal with stress, good nutrition, and more. Check it out here.

August 25, 2018 at 4:49 pm Leave a comment

Teens Top Ten Voting is Open!


It’s that time again! From the TTT website: Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Voting is open from August 15 to through Teen Read Week, which is October 7-13, 2018! The Top Ten titles will be announced the week of October 15, 2018, so check back to see the winners! Vote now!

August 20, 2018 at 7:46 am Leave a comment

Back to School?

August 13, 2018 at 1:54 pm Leave a comment

New Nonfiction for Teens

Did you know we have nonfiction in the teen corner? Check out these new titles!

August 7, 2018 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

Congrats, Prize Winners!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Summer Reading program! Congratulations to our grand prize winners.

Sign-Up Prize:

  • $25 Target gift card:
    • Libby Colie

Grand prizes:

  • $25 Amazon gift card:
    • Hope Tan
    • Kelley Passini
    • Dheeran Wiggins
    • Caleb Roe
    • Grace Rupsis
  • $25 DQ gift card:
    • Peyton Pasqualicchio
    • Su Shanahan
  • $25 Gamestop gift card:
    • Julian Morris
    • Ryan Davidson
    • Maddie Santoni
  • $25 Kohl’s gift card:
    • Emily Bramos
    • Charlotte Obrochta
    • Vishnu Srinivasan
  • $25 Studio Movie Grill gift card:
    • Noah Herbst
    • Seth Rieske
  • $25 Target gift card:
    • Emma Simpson
    • Bianca Reeder
    • Duncan Yuen
    • Danny Eaton
    • Bridget Hagen
    • Amanda Hagen
  • Vertical Endeavors (Glendale Heights) Indoor Rock Climbing Pass for 2 Climbers:
    • Audrey Hjerpe
    • Gigi Spratley
    • Maizy Jury
    • Anna Pham

 Bonus Grand Prize

  • Fire HD8 Tablet:
    • Devon Foos
  • $75 Ticketmaster gift card:
    • Kara Rieske

July 27, 2018 at 10:27 am Leave a comment

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