More YA books on OverDrive are here!
We've ordered a selection of different titles, so either check out all the YA books we have in the link above, or scope out a few of the latest offerings from the list below!
But wait! What is OverDrive you ask? OverDrive is a great (FREE!) software program that allows you to download your favorite books onto your e-reader. So no matter where you are--traveling in the car with your parents and siblings for the holidays--you can download a book to your e-reader, blackberry, laptop, etc. and get reading! Don't have an e-reader? You can check-out a nook color from the library and read to your heart's content!
There are some really great books out there, and this is just another way for you guys to find, access, and read books that you'll love.
Looking for a good YA book that's sports-themed? Look no further.
This comprehensive list was compiled from books found in our collection. All center on sports-related issues, anywhere from baseball, to basketball, to chess (yes! that is a sport in my book), to snowboarding, to football--with a healthy dose of angst served on the side.
Stop by the Teen Lounge this Saturday, November 12th all day long for some games and competition. We've got an iPad loaded with all your favorite gaming apps, old school board games, and of course video games! If Mac and PC gaming is more your thing then maybe you'd like to know that we have 4 Minecraft accounts on our Teen Lounge computers! Check out our sweet book display complete with gaming guides and gaming books.
There is something for everyone.
*Refreshments will be provided!
*Refreshments will be served*
Have you had a chance to stop by the Teen Lounge lately? For those of you in the know--and for those of you who aren't yet--we now have Recommended Reading Cards hanging from the shelves in the Teen area!
What exactly are these cards, you ask? Well, they highlight just a few of the great reads found in our collection that we, as your awesome librarians, think you'd enjoy! They're also conveniently located on the bookshelves so that if you are struggling to find a new book (or you need one for a book report!) you can flip through any (and all) of the cards to find a read that appeals to you. The cards have been sorted by topics, so make sure you circle the lounge to see what else is there that might catch your eye.
Recommended reading topics include:
We've tried to cover a variety of topics, but if you feel we've missed something, let us know, and we'll try to add more cards.
Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they've known. Separated from her father, forced onto a crowded and dirty train car, Lina, her mother, and her young brother slowly make their way north, crossing the Arctic Circle, to a work camp in the coldest reaches of Siberia. Here they are forced, under Stalin's orders, to dig for beets and fight for their lives under the cruelest of conditions.
Lina finds solace in her art, meticulously - and at great risk - documenting events by drawing, hoping these messages will make their way to her father's prison camp to let him know they are still alive. It is a long and harrowing journey, spanning years and covering 6,500 miles, but it is through incredible strength, love, and hope that Lina ultimately survives.
“[A] gripping story.” -- School Library Journal, starred review
"...beautifully written and deeply felt."-- Booklist, starred review
The discussion on Between Shades of Gray is the first of four carefully selected, critically-acclaimed, discussion-worthy books. Our Fall Book Discussion Series will continue with In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson on Tuesday, October 18 at 7 p.m., and Next to Love by Ellen Feldman on Tuesday, November 15 at 7 p.m.
Library staff members will lead the discussions.
We have copies of the books available for patrons to borrow, but prior reading of the books is not necessary to attend the discussions.
Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen’s).
Banned Books Week (BBW) September 24, 2011 - October 1, 2011
BBW is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. There are many books that have been challenged over the years--can you believe that Harry Potter has been actually challenged? What about Twilight? In fact, both those books and more have been challenged--and are still being protested today.
So why should you care about Banned Books week? Simple, because you can help protect your rights by reading! Imagine if those that were trying to ban books were successful--you would miss out on a whole lot of great reading choices. I mean, where would you be without the Edward x Bella x Jacob drama? Or, if one of the great reads from the list below had been banned--think of how empty your life would be! So find out why Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes was challenged, and what had people up in arms about Gossip Girl. What is Alice saying that people don't want asked?
Stop by the YA section to find any of these books (and more) on our Banned Books Display and find out for yourself. Happy reading!
Congratulations to Catherine, Claire, Daly and Julia winners of the first ever Teen Book Trailer Video Contest! Here are their winning videos.
First Place: Ingo
For it's creative cinemetography including underwater scenes, this video shares First Place. Filmmakers Julia Cornacchia and Catherin Gorey demonstrate excellence in storyboarding, script writing and directing. Ingo tells the story of Sapphy, who hears the call of the sea in this fantasy tale of longing, mystery and magic.
First Place: Room
Filmmakers Claire & Daly Naughton share First Prize for their dramatic and suspenseful retelling of this dark and twisted tale of a captive woman and her young son. This video demonstrated excellence in video production, notable editing and strong performances by the actors.