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Teen Read Week

Hope you all had a great Teen Read Week! If you can brave the rain, come by the library and pick up one of the free books I’m giving away. They’re on the wire shelves in the corner of the teen section of the library. I’ve got new books and even a few advance copies of books that are coming out this fall and winter.

If you need inspiration to read, check out these 12 new booklists:

 Classic Stories Retold Romance
 Fantasy Starring Girls Science Fiction Starring Girls
 Fantasy Starring Guys Science Fiction Starring Guys
 Historical Fiction Starring Immigrant & Refugee Teens
 Mystery & Suspense Starring LGBTQIA Teens
 Ripped from the Headlines Superheroes & Superpowers




October 14, 2017 at 11:02 am Leave a comment

Vote for Teens Top Ten!

Don’t forget to vote for the Teens’ Top Ten, an award whose nominees are selected and voted on just by teens! Voting will close at the end of Teen Read Week, which is tomorrow! Don’t miss your chance to vote for the winners. Check out the nominee video with Amandla and Nick, then go to the TTT site to vote for your top three!

October 13, 2017 at 8:37 am Leave a comment

Books Starring LGBTQIA Teens

Hope everyone is having a great Teen Read Week! Remember to come into the library’s teen section to grab a giveaway book and some of our new booklists. The booklist I’m highlighting today features books starring LGBTQIA teens, because October 11 is National Coming Out Day. If someone you know comes out today, you might want to check out one of these titles to help you understand their sexual or gender identity.

   Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit
When out & proud lesbian Joanna’s father moves them to a conservative town, he asks Joanna to play it straight. She agrees, but things get complicated when she starts crushing on her friend’s sister.
  History is All You Left Me
Griffin never doubted his ex Theo would come back to him one day. But when Theo drowns, Griffin has to reimagine his future.
You Know Me Well
Mark and Kate sit next to each other in school but are barely acquainted until they meet during Pride Week and connect over each one’s forbidden love.
A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
Monty’s passions for gambling, spirits, women and men have earned his father’s disapproval, so he seeks one last adventure with his best friend and unrequited crush, Percy.
If I Was Your Girl
Amanda is keeping a big secret, but when she falls for Grant, she wants to share everything with him, including her previous life as Andrew.
Ramona Blue
Blue-haired Ramona knows she likes girls, but as she gets closer to her friend Freddie, Ramona starts to question whether she could be bisexual.
None of the Above
Kristin is madly in love with her boyfriend, but their first time isn’t what she planned. A visit to the doctor reveals she’s intersex, with some male chromosomes and anatomy. Can she come to terms with her new self?
Tash Hearts Tolstoy 
Tash’s web show, a modern take on Anna Karenina, goes viral, and Tash is nominated for a Golden Tuba award. Tash has been flirting online with another nominee, but can she tell her crush that she’s romantic asexual?

October 11, 2017 at 9:15 am Leave a comment

It’s Teen Read Week!

Teen Read Week is finally here! You’ve been in school for a few weeks doing your assigned reading, but during TRW, remember to read for the fun of it!

Need a little help deciding what to read? I’ve got you covered. I have 12 new book lists here (and posted in the YA corner of the library if you like paper), and I’ve got lots of books to giveaway. Check out the wire shelves in the YA corner to find them. Have a great Teen Read Week, everyone!



October 8, 2017 at 9:00 am 1 comment

Check out a mystery…

Hey all! Teen Read Week is only two weeks away and I’m hard at work making up a bunch of new book lists to help you find some new reads. First up: Mystery & Suspense!

And Then There Were Four
When five high school students are brought together under mysterious circumstances, they begin to piece together a theory that their parents are working together to kill them.
A Study in Charlotte
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson’s descendants, Charlotte and Jamie, team up to solve a murder mystery where they are both suspects.
When I am Through with You
A simple mountain hike in northern California turns deadly for a group of high school students, one of whom has killed before.
The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett
Bad things don’t happen to popular girls like Lizzie Lovett – until her disappearance became the one fascinating mystery
the sleepy town of Griffin Mills has ever had.
There’s Someone Inside Your House
Makani Young’s new life in Nebraska is thrown into
chaos when a serial killer begins to target her fellow high school students.
Sami’s mother disappeared 10 years ago, and police have always suspected that Sami’s father killed her. But they’ve never had any convincing evidence… until now. Sami’s sure her father’s innocent…isn’t he?
One Was Lost
On a senior field trip, a flash flood cuts off Sera, Lucas, Emily and Jude from their group with no way to call for help. But they’re not as alone in the woods as they thought….
One of Us is Lying
Five students walk into detection. Only four walk out. Simon created a gossip app and he planned juicy posts about his classmates. When he dies before detention is over, is one of them a murderer – or are they the perfect patsies for a killer?

September 25, 2017 at 9:40 am Leave a comment

Get Your Free Giveaways!

It’s the last day of Teen Read Week! Make sure to stop by the library today to get one of our awesome free giveaways! We still have notebooks, earbuds, comics, and tons of new books.

Hope you had a great Teen Read Week this year. Keep reading for the fun of it! If you need help deciding what to read, try one of our new book lists.


New Book Lists – October 2016

Books Starring 7th & 8th Graders

Books Starring Black Teens

Books Starring Funny Guys

Fans & Fandom

Gender Identities

Historical Fiction

Summer Love

Time Travel

When It’s All Too Much: Self Help

Wish we had a book list featuring YOUR favorite kind of books? Comment me!

October 15, 2016 at 9:09 am Leave a comment

Books Starring 7th & 8th Graders

Can’t find a new book to read? If you’re in 7th or 8th grade, the characters in these books are going through what you’re going through! Check one out and have a great Teen Read Week!

thelastboyatstediths The Last Boy at St. Edith’s
Seventh-grader Jeremy Miner, the only boy in a school of 475 girls, unleashes a series of pranks in hopes of getting expelled from school.
goodbyestranger Goodbye Stranger
Bridge is an accident survivor who’s wondering why she’s still alive. Emily has an almost-boyfriend who wants a certain kind of picture. Tabitha sees through everybody’s games – or so she tells the world. The three best friends have one rule: No fighting. Can it get them through seventh grade?
whereyoullfindme Where You’ll Find Me
After her mother’s suicide attempt, thirteen-year-old Anna goes to live with her father and his new family, and learns to navigate the shifting loyalties of middle school friendships.
fallingoversideways Falling Over Sideways
Everything changes for thirteen-year-old Claire at breakfast one day, when her beloved father suddenly falls over with a stroke.
greatgreene The Great Greene Heist
Jackson Greene is Maplewood Middle School’s resident prankster, but after the last disaster he’s trying to go straight – until someone tries to steal the school election from Jackson’s friend Gabriela.
jessicadarling Jessica Darling’s It List
The day before seventh grade starts, Jessica Darling gets a list from her popular older sister on how to succeed in middle school, but when Jessica tries to follow it, everything goes wrong.
breakout Breakout
Eighth-grader Anthony drops the f-bomb in the angst-ridden song he writes for his rock band, and while it becomes a viral hit, he must decide if being a hero is worth the trouble that singing it on Arts Night would cause.
unfriended Unfriended
When Truly is invited to sit at the Popular Table, she gets caught in a web of lies and misunderstandings, made inescapable by social media.

October 10, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

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