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 […]
Digging Beneath the Surface was one of the teen summer reading programs. It featured archaeology studies of prehistoric people and their cultures. There were several activities where the kids could participate. Virginia Wulfkuhl from the State Historical Society talked to the teens about all the interesting artifacts that have been found in Kansas, like Indian pottery or […]
Chances are if you’re going to read The Hunger Games, you already have. Yet, the members of the library’s Teen Advisory Board decided to make a video based on the book to help those who need one last nudge to read it. In that video, they answer a few important questions about The Hunger Games […]
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 […]
This is the kind of teen romance that is completely satisfying yet hints at the broader world as well.
Added bonus: it’s a superhero origin story.
Pretty soon everybody will be asking “what’s the story with the painted piano outside the library?” Well here you go. Be the first to know how this painted piano project came about and why it matters.
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 […]
The movie adaptation of the second book in The Hunger Games series, Catching Fire is due to come out in November, so let’s look at other movies based on young adult books that will be out later this year. PERCY JACKSON: THE SEA OF MONSTERS Movie Release Date: August 16, 2013 Get the 2nd book in the […]
The library is a cool place to meet your friends and participate in one of our chill activities for teens. Get a load of the various events we’re holding just for teens.
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 […]
An angry girl and a depressed boy, both sixteen, are sent to a therapeutic boarding school. This succinct description summarizes the book, but it does little to capture the complete JOY of this new story from authors Trish Cook and Brendan Halpin. If you like quirky teen characters with real honest emotions, this is the book for you.