New Nonfiction Books!

HowToLikeYourself How to like yourself : a teen’s guide to quieting your inner critic and building lasting self-esteem
Don’t let your inner critic get in the way of being confident! How to Like Yourself offers a quirky, inspiring, and practical guide to help you overcome feelings of self-criticism, improve self-esteem, and be the true star in your life.
VotesOfConfidence Votes of confidence : a young person’s guide to American elections
Just in time for the presidential election, this reference for teens provides information about the past, present, and future of American elections.
ItsGettingHotInHere It’s getting hot in here : the past, the present, and the future of global warming
YA 363.73874 HEOS
This hard-hitting look at climate change examines the effects it’s having across the world, the politics behind denial, and the ways in which we can all work to lessen the harsh effects of our warming world.
TeensGuide5Love A teen’s guide to the 5 love languages : how to understand yourself and improve all your relationships
Offers guidance for improving relationships by understanding the five typical ways that people are inclined to express love for others, and expect to have it expressed to them. [NoveList]
Feminism Feminism : reinventing the F word
Presents a history of feminism, discussing the three waves of the movement and the issues that feminism addresses, including such topics as reproductive rights, domestic violence, income inequality, and body image.
QuietPower Quiet power : the secret strengths of introverts
YA 155.232 CAIN
This book is all about your world–school, extracurriculars, family life, and friendship. You’ll read about actual teens who have tackled the challenges of not being extroverted and who have made a mark in their own quiet way. There are tips at the end of each chapter that show you how to harness your own quiet power.

August 22, 2016 at 10:01 am Leave a comment

New Chairs

It’s finally here! The day we replace the old chairs in the Y.A. corner of the library. Now we have three nice new comfy chairs. Come in and give them a try!

August 18, 2016 at 4:35 pm Leave a comment

Vote for the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten!

Voting for the Teens’ Top Ten is officially open! Teens in book groups across the country decided on the nominees, and now YOU can help pick the winner. Check out the video below for all the nominees, then vote for your three favorite books. We need votes, so share this post with your friends so their votes count!


August 15, 2016 at 9:33 am Leave a comment

New Sequels

TheEnd The End by Charlie Higson
The 7th and Final Book in The Enemy Series
The final battle ensues between Saint George’s army of sickos and the army of London kids.
TheLongGame The Long Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Sequel to The Fixer

Tess Kendrick, can fix just about any problem her classmates–or their power-wielding parents–might have, but when terrorism, and murder strike, she gets wrapped up in an intricate plot that may end up hitting close to home.
LastStar The Last Star by Rick Yancey
The 3rd and Final Book of the 5th Wave Series
Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Earth’s  survivors will need to decide what’s more important: saving themselves… or saving what makes us human.
RoseDagger The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
Sequel to The Wrath and the Dawn

In this reimagining of The Arabian Nights, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her in an attempt to break Khalid’s curse, save the empire, and reunite with her one true love.
TheodoreBooneScandal Theodore Boone: The Scandal by John Grisham
Book 6 in the Theodore Boone Series
Even a future star lawyer like Theo has to deal with standardized testing. When an anonymous tip leads the school board to investigate a suspicious increase in scores at another local middle school, Theo finds himself thrust in the middle of a cheating scandal.

August 9, 2016 at 4:02 pm Leave a comment

500 more hours!

Teen Facebook CSLP2016

Congratulations to all of you who read for our Summer Reading program! You all read a total of 3,081 hours, 510 more hours than last year! Thanks for helping make this such a great summer.

August 1, 2016 at 9:30 am Leave a comment

Congrats, Grand Prize Winners!

Teen Facebook CSLP2016

Congratulations to everyone who won a grand prize, and thanks to all our Summer Reading participants!

Sign-Up Prize:

  • $25 Target gift card:
    • Matt Lebron

Grand prizes:

  • $25 DQ gift card:
    • Abby Wells
    • Dierdre Liddle
    • Michaela Liddle
  • $25 Gamestop gift card:
    • Jacob Chang
    • Nathan Gavin
  • $25 Kane County Cougars gift card:
    • Hannah Bramos
    • Nate Keough
  • $25 Kohl’s gift card:
    • Lida Hanson
    • Mylene Leschchenko
    • Cami Simpson
    • Jonah Lockard
  • $25 Rockin’ Jump gift card:
    • Bridget Weber
    • Amanda Heigen
  • $25 Studio Movie Grill gift card:
    • Abby Oleniczak
    • Noah Husted
  • $25 Target gift card:
    • Delaney Bethel
    • Anne Gillespie
    • Leo Johnson
    • Emma Crabtree
    • Emily Bramos
    • Emma Cho
    • Amber Dotson
    • Kaitlin Kilgore
  • DIY Paper Roller Coaster Kit :
    • Mary Zoch
    • Lilyanna Szremski
  • Vertical Endeavors (Glendale Heights) Indoor Rock Climbing Pass for 2 Climbers:
    • Jenna Palka
    • Elyse Youngstedt
    • Faith Mueller

 Bonus Grand Prizes

  • Fire HD8 Tablet:
    • Duncan Yuen
  • Fitbit Charge:
    • Emily Lonks

Poetry Contest

  • Gold: Brynn Schlereth
  • Silver: Elanny Trushov
  • Bronze: Paige Terpstra


July 28, 2016 at 3:44 pm Leave a comment

A few more pics

Check out pictures from last weeks programs, Raspberry Pi 101 and Paper Quilling. A great final couple of events for this summer!

July 25, 2016 at 11:17 am Leave a comment

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