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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

Teen Read Week is here!!!

I love celebrating Teen Read Week, especially because this year’s slogan is “Read for the fun of it!” There’s no better reason to read. We have nine new book lists ready for you, along with tons of giveaways at the library. Drop by to check out a teen book, magazine, graphic novel, or audio book, and while you’re at the library, pick up a free giveaway book, earbuds, comic, or notebook. Happy TRW!

October 9, 2016 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

We’re Celebrating Early!

Teen Read Week starts Sunday, but we’re celebrating early! Come in to the library and check out a book, get reading inspiration from our book lists, and pick up some of our giveaways! You can get a book, notebook, comic, earbuds, craft kit or more while supplies last. Don’t worry, I have plenty to last all the way through Teen Read Week. Join us and read for the fun of it during Teen Read Week!

October 7, 2016 at 10:21 am Leave a comment

My Review of “Blood Will Tell” by April Henry

BloodWillTellIt’s the last day of Teen Read Week. But keep reading this month! If you can’t think of what to read, try this mystery, part of the “Point Last Seen” series.

Nick has always wanted to join the military, just like his hero dad, who died when Nick was young. To get there, he’s working with Search and Rescue to help find lost people, save people in trouble, and learn discipline and teamwork. But one case will change Nick’s life, when he goes from hero…to suspect. And when secrets come out about his own family, Nick doesn’t know who he can trust.

It’s been a while since I read a mystery, but I’ve read April Henry before and I know she’s great at what she does. This is in the “Point Last Seen” series, so if you’re someone who wants to read in order, go back to “The Body in the Woods.” I didn’t read that one, though, and it didn’t bother me to read the second book first.

I flew through this book. The short chapters and shifting points of view kept the action going. The mystery isn’t necessarily who killed the woman found near Nick’s house, it’s how Nick became a suspect in the first place, and how the real killer could be brought to justice. Nick’s Search and Rescue friends each have their own issues (Ruby’s social awkwardness; Alexis’ secrets about her home life), but they are there for Nick when it counts.  I’d recommend this book if you like unusual mysteries with forensic details, books with shifting points of view, and characters who show their loyalty when it counts.


October 24, 2015 at 11:28 am Leave a comment

Sign Up for Halloween Nail Art

NailsHalloween Nail Art
Friday, October 30, 3:30 p.m.
Need the perfect nail art for Halloween? Use our sample nail art pics and tons of nail polish to make your own scary, creepy, fun, or crazy manicure. Need a special color or type of polish? Feel free to bring it to the program! Grades 7-12. Registration required. (Photo from “500 Nail Designs” by Chelsea Franklin.)

October 23, 2015 at 9:25 am Leave a comment

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October 22, 2015 at 10:45 am Leave a comment

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