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

Star Warssssss

Have you checked out the new trailer for The Last Jedi? If not, I’ve got you covered!

Can’t wait until December 15 to dive back in to the Star Wars universe? Check out Leia: Princess of Alderaan, by Claudia Gray! “Sixteen-year-old Princess Leia has been taking rigorous survival courses, practicing politics, and spearheading relief missions to world under Imperial control so that she becomes formally named heir to the throne of Alderaan. When her parents begin acting strange, Leia sets out to uncover their secrets, putting her in the path of the watchful Empire.”

October 12, 2017 at 8:29 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

Superheroes & Superpowers

Teen Read Week less than one week away! Here’s another new book list to check out while we wait: book starring superheroes and teens with super powers.

Miles Morales: Spider-Man
Miles Morales just wants to think about school, friends, and girls, but with Peter Parker gone, Miles must embrace his destiny as the new Spider-Man.
Six teens who call themselves Zeroes have powers that set them apart, but they’re not exactly friends. When one sends out an SOS, the other Zeroes must come together to help.
Black Widow: Forever Red
Natasha Romanov, called the Black Widow, once rescued a young girl from Ivan, the man who trained Natasha as an assassin. Now, eight years later, she is called upon to protect the same girl again.
Michael Vey: Prisoner of Cell 25
Michael Vey wants to find out how he got his electric powers, but his investigation soon brings him to the attention of a powerful group who wants to control electric teens.
The Young Elites
Adelina survived a deadly illness that killed many, but left others with supernatural powers. Cast out by her family, Adelina joins the secret society of Young Elites and discovers her own abilities.
Ten years ago, David watched as his father was killed by an Epic, a human with superpowers. Now he joins the Reckoners – a group trying to kill Epics and end their tyranny.
Wonder Woman: Warbringer
When a bomb detonates on Alia Keralis’ ship, she’s saved by Diana, Princess of the Amazons. But Alia is a Warbringer, fated to bring bloodshed, unless Alia and Diana can work together & save the world.
Generation One
Since our allies unleashed Loric energy in order to save Earth from invasion, that same energy has begun to give teenagers incredible, possibly dangerous, abilities.

October 3, 2017 at 7:33 pm Leave a 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

It’s Read an eBook Day!

September 18 is Read an eBook Day! Did you know the library has access to thousands of eBooks you can check out to your device, all free with your Winfield Library card?

There are two ways to access our eBooks and eAudiobooks. But before you do, you have to set up a password through the library’s online catalog. Just log in with your library card number and you will be prompted to create your own password. Once your password is set up, you can use our eBook service.

Your first option: go to the eMediaLibrary website and sign in. Click on the menu and go to New Teen Additions to see the great new teen books we’ve added to the collection. You can download to your device or place checked out items on hold.

Your second option: download our app! It’s called Libby, and it accesses your eMediaLibrary account quickly and easily.

Download Libby here:


Get out there and start downloading! Celebrate Read an eBook Day everyday!

September 18, 2017 at 9:47 am Leave a comment

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