Friday, July 21, 2017

Teen Summer Reading: Book Prizes!



If you've been summer reading, you may be wondering what are those book sets I could win? Well, the wait is over! I finally can announce the book sets! Without further ado, the four book sets you could win:

1. The Raven Cycle: The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, and The Raven King all by Maggie Stiefvater

2. The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle, The Dark Prophecy, and Camp Half Blood Confidential all by Rick Riordan

3. Popular Middle Grade Books: The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill, Wonder by R.J. Palacio, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaimen, and A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle

4. Popular Teen Books: Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon, Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle, 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher, and It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

If you want to win one of these book sets, make sure to do your reading, turn in your reading logs (or stop in the library if you are doing the program on-line) and fill out a raffle entry! We'll pull the four winners after August 31st!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Friday Fun: July 21 3:30-5:30 PM



It's time for Friday Fun! This is when we open up the Constitution Room for Teens (those of you ages 12-18, or going into grades 6-12)! We'll have games, snacks and maybe even a craft to do.

There is no registration, you just show up, and hang out @ the library!

Again, that's Friday, July 21st 3:30-5:30 PM!

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

Monday, July 17, 2017

Writers Camp Week 2: July 20th 2-3 PM


Don't forget the next session of Writers Camp is Thursday July 20th from 2-3 PM. If you missed the first session, don't worry, you are still welcome to join us!

We will be working on plotting out our stories, and making sure they have awesome beginning, middles and ends!

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

Friday, July 14, 2017

Bookish Distractions!

It's time for some more Bookish Distractions!

First off I am OBSESSED with this state capitals quiz. Keep your brain in check this summer by testing your knowledge of all 50 states and their capitals! (Mental Floss)

Looking for a book to read? Pick a picture of ice cream, and you'll get a recommendation. Thanks to Epic Reads, I really want ice cream, and have a great book to read!

I've been a horrible reader of YA stuff lately, it happens. But right now I have at least 4 YA books I'm super excited to read, including Eliza & her Monsters by Francesca Zappia. Check out Forever Young Adult's review, and put a hold on it (because I have the West Allis copy checked out).

Are you looking for more non-fiction to read? Book Riot has you covered with some teen memoirs to check out.

In book to movie news, EW has some pictures from the set of A Wrinkle in Time. Take the time to read the article, and put March 9th, 2018 on your calendar. (Entertainment Weekly)

And because it's summer, take this quiz over at Buzzfeed to see if you can shop in Harry Potter's world without spending too much. Not to brag, but at 36 Galleons I'm way under budget, and rocking a new Chudley Cannons Jersey!

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Prize Update: Teen Summer Reading



And just like that we've had 50 teens turn in their first summer reading log! So this means all 50 State Fair tickets have been handed out to their respective winners!

But DON'T LET THIS STOP YOU FROM DOING SUMMER READING!

If you still need to turn in your first reading log, you still get an entry into the grand prize raffle, as well as the coupon pack!

For every additional Green Reading Log (or three book reviews you write on line) you will get additional entries to the Grand Prize Drawing!

So keep reading and I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

Monday, July 10, 2017

Writers Camp: July 13th, 2-3 PM



Heads up, the first session of our Teen Writers Camp is Thursday, July 13th from 2-3 PM. This is a time for teen writers of all abilities to write and share.

There are 5 sessions this summer, and you can come to any or all of the sessions!

So if you are a teen writer, come check it out!

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

Friday, July 7, 2017

More New Books!



Three more books to keep on your reading radar this summer!

The Football Girl by Thatcher Heldring: Tessa loves football, but as she goes into high school she knows it's time to hang up her shoulder pads and join the cross country team. Or is it? Wanting to play football might mean losing everything thing she knows, but is it worth it for something she loves?

The Fashion Committee by Susan Juby: What would you do to get what you want? What if fashion is your life, and you have the chance of a life time to enter an arts school that would change your life? What if you want to go to that school more than anything, would you start following fashion? This is the story of Charlie Dean a fashion fanatic and John, who are in direct competition for a scholarship to an arts school, and the lengths they go to get what they want.

Grace and the Fever by Zan Romanoff: Unlike most of her friends, Grace never fell off the Fever Dream bandwagon. Still involved in an online community around her favorite band, Grace isn't sure how to move on now that she's graduated high school. A chance meeting with the band and a picture captured sends Grace into a world of fame, that she might not be ready for.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

New Teen Books!


Happy July y'all! We are still simmering in the days of Summer Reading, and here are some new books I thought I'd introduce you to, from my TBR* list.

Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali: Janna is a girl straddling many worlds. There is the world of her Mosque, and her Muslim community, and then there is the rest of her world, with non-Muslim friends and school. Janna is a misfit, who doesn't quite fit in either place. Plus she knows about the monsters that are disguised as saints. I breezed through a few chapters of this one, and I can't wait to see how it ends!

Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally: Maggie has only lived for one thing: swimming. Now that she's a senior, she feels like she's missed out on the typical high school experience, like having a boyfriend. Can she balance friends with benefits type relationship with friend Levi and manage to make the Olympic trials? I look forward to the new Miranda Kenneally book every summer, and my only issue is this one isn't out in time for me to take on vacation!

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon: Dimple is a girl who knows what she wants, and part of that is an escape from her more traditional Indian family. Rishi is a romantic, who wants every part of an arranged marriage. When they end up at the same summer camp, sparks fly. I can't wait to read this book that explores the tradition and realities of arranged marriage.

Hoping to read these soon!
Katie

*To Be Read

Monday, July 3, 2017

Closed for the 4th of July


Just a reminder that the library will be closed on July 4th for the holiday. We'll see you Wednesday morning at 9 AM though!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Summer Reading Updates: Part 2



Happy July Y'all! Here's a quick check in for Teen Summer Reading!

1. Don't forget it's not too late to register and start reading books! If you want to go online and do the program check out our site. If you prefer paper, head to the library and we'll get you all signed up!

2. We still have a few State Fair Tickets left! This year we are giving/ gave away 50 tickets to the Wisconsin State Fair to the  the first 50 teens who turn in their Yellow Reading Log. Get those logs in (or stop and let us know you earned a reward)!

3. Don't worry if you are #51, we still have those awesome coupon packets for you. This includes stuff like pizza, subs and even ice skating and baseball!

4. If you've already turned in a reading log, keep reading! For every additional reading log you turn in you earn another entry into our grand prize raffle at the end of the summer. I'll have the book sets we are raffling off posted soon!

Keep your eyes toward the blog as we have a bunch of cool teen programs coming up, including our Writers Camp as well as a very Harry Birthday Party and Friday Fun!

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie