Tag Archives: books

Teens’ Top Ten Nominations Have Been Announced!

27 Apr

Each year, nominations are posted for the top ten books published for teens in the previous year. These books are nominated, voted on, and chosen ONLY by teens. Then the winners are announced during Teen Read Week in the Fall, which is October 13-19 this year.

What you’re being asked to do is read from the list of 28 books and then vote for your favorites sometime between August 15 and September 15. That gives you plenty of time to start reading, and don’t worry, we’ll give you lots of reminders, book reviews from titles on the list, and book trailers as well.

We would also love it if you would share your reviews with us as you work your way through the list. Visit our submissions page to let others know what you think.

Check out the titles here and happy reading!

What is your favorite book genre? Answer for a chance to win!

18 Oct

Answer the poll below to be entered for a chance to win a  cool prize in honor of Teen Read Week.

Which titles won the Teens’ Top Ten this year?

15 Oct

The 2012 Teens’ Top Ten winners have been released! Instead of a book review today, check out the winning titles for the Teens’ Top Ten! Remember, these are titles published the year before that were nominated by teens and voted for by teens, out of a list of 24 books.

Have you read any of the titles from the list? What did you think? Leave us a comment for a chance to be entered to win a prize in honor of Teen Read Week!

Attention Star Wars Fans…

6 Oct

Today is National Star Wars Reads Day, a day to celebrate Star Wars and reading. This event was created by Lucasfilms and its publishing partners.

In celebration of the day, many popular Star Wars authors have written special blog posts.

So relax with a Star Wars book (or even a movie) today. The library has PLENTY of titles that you can check out!

 

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Banned Books-Have you read any lately?

4 Oct

Banned Books Week 2012

2 Oct

We are right in the middle of Banned Books Week, September 30th through October 6th. This is an annual event celebrating your freedom to read! Check out the video below and stop in the library to see our Banned Books display, and maybe consider checking out a banned or challenged book and deciding for yourself what you think.

Just over 1 week left for Best of the Best

21 Jun

At the beginning of April I gave you information on the Best of the Best Reading Challenge, which will run through July 1st. (Did you forget about it already?!) Time is running out, so hopefully you’ve found a little  time to read some books from the lists! To recap, you are being challenged to read as many books as you can from the Young Adult Library Association (YALSA’s) 2012 award winner and honor books and selected Top Ten lists. You just might win a prize!

Click here to read the original post and see the titles you can choose from!

Fun Summer Reading—Come to the Book Sale!

14 Jun

Just in time for the beginning of summer, stop by the library anytime from 10am-8pm on June 18th, 19th, and 20th (Monday through Wednesday) to pick up some beach reads at our latest Book Sale! This sale can keep you occupied until the big sale in the fall. (Hint: look for some classics to get ahead on your required summer reading!) But be sure to grab some fun books as well 🙂

Best of the Best Reading Challenge–2 months down, 1 to go

6 Jun

At the beginning of April I gave you information on the best of the Best Reading Challenge, which will run through July 1st. We are two months in, and hopefully despite the end of the school year craziness you have been able to read some books from the lists! To recap, you are being challenged to read as many books as you can from the Young Adult Library Association (YALSA’s) 2012 award winner and honor books and selected Top Ten lists. You will have the chance to win a prize!

Click here to read the original post and see the titles you can choose from!

Best of the Best Reading Challenge–1 month down, 2 to go

2 May

At the beginning of April I gave you information on the best of the Best Reading Challenge, which will run through July 1st. We are one month in, so how far have you gotten? You are being challenged to read as many books as you can from the Young Adult Library Association (YALSA’s) 2012 award winner and honor books and selected Top Ten lists.

To see what you could win and to check out the reading lists you could choose from, click here to read the original post.