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Teen Review: The Scar Boys

Looking for something good to read? Here's a book review written by Sarah H., one of our Teen Advisory Board members:  Fantasy is taking over these days. Dystopian novels are all the rage and it is hard to find new books that aren't fantasy, dystopian, or sci-fi. I was volunteering at the...

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Spooky Reads for Teens

Looking for your next great book to read? Here's a tantalizing mix of new titles offering chills and thrills, perfect reading for this time of year. So, give one of these a try--if you dare. Don't see anything you like? Ask one of our librarians for a recommendation or try this list: Teens' Top Ten...

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It's Teen Read Week

So, Happy Teen Read Week! What exactly is Teen Read Week? That's a great question. It's an annual initiative celebrated in October in libraries across the country to encourage teens to read, visit, and use libraries often.  In the spirit of Teen Read Week, here are just four of many services...

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Teen Fiction Review: Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

14-year-old Laurel is struggling. She's starting high school, and she isn't sure who she is or who she wants to be--and her whole world has been turned upside-down. Her beloved older sister, May, has died unexpectedly; her parents' marriage has disintegrated; and her mom has "temporarily" moved to...

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Good Summer Reads: Kindergarten through High School

Looking for something good to read this summer? Last week, we presented this slideshow with about 40 titles to K-8th grade District 15 teachers. Part 1 includes titles for Junior High + (high school students and adults are welcome). Part 2 includes new fiction and nonfiction for K-6th grade. Enjoy...

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Teens: Summer Volunteer Teams

Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and summer is (finally!) just around the corner... What will you do to make your summer memorable? New this year, the Library is offering seven teams to choose from for students entering grades 7 through 12. Apply online or pick up an application at...

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Teen Review: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

One of our Teen Advisory Board members recently read The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by first-time author Leslye Walton. Here is Sean's review of this new book:  The Lavenders aren't your typical everyday family. Viviane is a single mother with two children, Ava and...

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March Madness: Ultimate Winner

Final Battle: Harry Wins! In last week's final March Madness battle between heroes and villains, Harry Potter faced Sauron in the ultimate showdown. Harry Potter, nimble on his trusty Nimbus 2000 broomstick, quickly defeated Sauron's dreadful presence and stare. Afterwards, Harry was spotted...

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March Madness Challenge: Week 4 Winner

Congratulations to our Week 4 winner, Sohail K.! He wins a paperback book of his choice.  To recap this week's Final Four battles, Harry Potter easily defeated Percy Jackson in a not-so-surprising victory. (Granted, Percy is a worthy and formidable opponent, but his Quidditch game could use...

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March Madness Challenge: Week 3 Winner

Congratulations, Harshita S.! She's the lucky winner in this week’s random drawing. The prize is a paperback book of her choice. Participate each week for your chance to win, too.  Week 3 Recap In this week’s battle between heroes, Harry Potter defeated Katniss and Percy Jackson defeated...

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