Cath and her twin sister Wren are starting their freshman year of college and it’s their first time not sharing a room and everything else. Wren is excited to meet new people and go out, but Cath is very introverted and would rather stay in her room and write fanfiction. She’s much more comfortable with […]
Celebrate Teen Read Week October 13-19 with your library! Teen Read Week is a national initiative from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) with special events and programs aimed at encouraging teens around the area to read for the fun of it. The theme for 2013 is Seek the Unknown @ your library and we have great […]
It’s All Too Much, So Get it Together by Peter Walsh Are you tired of losing stuff in the black hole of your backpack and tripping over junk in your room? This book can help you get your life in order, even if your current organization method would best be described as “piles.” It’s All […]
Pivot Point by Kasie West Addie lives with her parents on a secret compound of people with paranormal abilities. Her power is the ability to tell her own future by doing a “search” in her mind. When she needs to make a choice, Addie can see her two possible futures and feel like she’s actually […]
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater Blue is irritated that she is the only person in her family without psychic powers, but she does have a strange talent and a mysterious curse. Her presence makes other people’s powers stronger, which makes her valuable to her family and other people trying to channel magic. Her curse […]
If I Lie by Corrine Jackson Quinn’s life in the close-knit military town of Sweethaven used to be pretty good. She was a cheerleader with close friends and was dating town golden boy, Carey. Now her world is falling apart and everyone thinks that she’s a traitor and a whore. She was caught on film kissing a boy who is not Carey while he […]
Teens and other readers of Young Adult Literature will have the opportunity to listen to bestselling titles and required reading classics this summer. Each week until August 23, 2013, SYNC will offer two free audiobook downloads.
The library owns just under half millon items that you can check out. That’s a lot of choices when you’re browsing the shelves and trying to decide what to check out this summer! Narrow down your options and check out these picks from the teens on the library’s Teen Advisory Board.
You don’t have to be a young adult to read stories written for them. (Go ahead and try it.) Our teen librarian has come up with a great list. What will draw you into this genre? Fantasy? Crime? Romance? Coming of age stories?
April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate by checking out novels written in verse. They are a very different reading experience than the typical novel and you will be amazed how much emotion can be expressed using so few words. The way that the words are arranged on the page can also make them more powerful. […]
Get your geek on at our Teen Tech Week events as librarians introduce teens to “ancient” technology, like 8-track cassette tapes and typewriters. Our first techie event is Wednesday, followed by a hands-on program on robotics Thursday.
Where would we be without technology? The Teen Advisory Board imagines how famous fictional stories would turn out if the characters had modern technology, with funny results in this video promoting Teen Tech Week. http://youtu.be/HORVay5Y5yY March 10-16, 2013 is Teen Tech Week at the library! Teen Tech Week is a chance to showcase the outstanding […]