Friday, April 20, 2018

Bookish Distractions

Can you believe it? It might actually be spring! So sit outside, watch the snow melt, and read some Bookish Distractions:

Quick, how many books last year did you read by an author who wasn't a white man or woman? If you can't think of the last book you read not written by a white person, here are 18 Young Adult Books by Diverse Authors. Note awesome titles like When Dimple Met Rishi and Dread Nation! (Epic Reads)

Have you been reading the DC Icons series? It's a bunch of awesome YA authors taking on some awesome DC characters. One coming up for is Sarah J Maas writing about Catwoman. Check out the preview over at Entertainment Weekly.

Graphic Novels can be a great way to quickly finish a book, and there are so many to pick from. Here's a list of 50 Middle Grade Graphic Novels, which is a great place to start if you are unsure about this whole Graphic Novel business. (Book Riot)

Have you ever wondered what hero and what villain you were from the Harry Potter books? Well wonder no longer because here is the quiz to determine which Harry Potter Hero and Villain to match your personality Apparently, I'm a Harry and a Draco. (Buzzfeed)

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Friday Fun: April 20th: 3:30-5:30 PM


Spring may feel like it's years away, but Friday Fun is right on time!

Friday Fun is a monthly program where teens (those of you in grades 6-12) can stop in the Library Constitution Room from 3:30-5:30 to hang out, play games and have a snack. We open the Constitution Room, set out games and snacks, and you hang out!

So that's April 20th, 3:30-5:30 PM, Library Constitution Room, Friday Fun.

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

Monday, April 16, 2018

Read Warmer


If the weather outside has you longing for better days, why not check out a book to remind you of what summer can be like! Here are a few light summer reads to take your mind off the snow:

Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories ed. Stephanie Perkins: Summer is the perfect time for romance, and here we have 12 authors take on all sorts of summer love!

Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welsh: What could be better than a summer trip to Italy? However when it comes on the heels of her mother's death and in search of her father, Lina isn't too sure about following her mother's instructions.

99 Days by Katie Cotugno: Molly is back in her hometown for 99 days before she can start college, but in light of how she left, she has to deal with her old friends, and even worse, the guy she left behind. Can she make it the 99 days?

Trusting You and Other Lies by Nicole Williams: When Phoenix is forced to go to family camp for the summer, she is expecting some family secrets to come out in the open, when she doesn't expect is falling for her co-counselor.

If none of these titles sound warm enough, authors Sarah Dessen, Mianda Kenneally and Anne Brashares always have good summery feeling books!

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

Friday, April 13, 2018

Bookish Distractions

Happy National Library Week! Have you visited the library this week to celebrate? Be sure to make a trip this weekend, if not! Enjoy the surprisingly spring weather, and read these bookish distractions!

I don't tend to read a lot of Historical Fiction, so I'm always happy when I happen upon a great list of suggestions. Of course, when it's a list of New Historical Fiction from Epic Reads,you know it's extra awesome!

A mystery at the library! A lady wanted to know why all the number sevens on page 7 were underlined, and the librarian helped her solve the mystery! No spoilers, but everything in the article is true, and if you want help with what the librarian wants people to know, stop in and we can help you set that up! (Bustle)

If you ever wondered what Children's Book Character are you, then wonder no more. Answer some questions, and find out. I got Matilda, which makes me seriously happy. (Book Riot)

Have you read the (very excellent) The Hate You Give yet? Have you been waiting for the movie, and wondering who will be playing Starr's boyfriend, well wonder no more (and fans of Riverdale rejoice!) (Variety)

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

PEEPS! Tomorrow Night! Teens and Tweens!


It's time to show off your decorating skills and join us for a night of Peeps Art! This year we will give you the supplies, you create and perhaps win a prize!

Teens and Tweens (those of you in grades 4-12) will get one row of Peeps, either Chicks or Bunnies, and one hour to create a scene. We will then all vote on our favorites, with winners in 3 categories heading home with prizes.

That's Thursday, April 12th, 6:30-8 PM, Library Constitution Room, teens and tweens. Peeps.

I'll see you @ the library!

-Katie

Friday, April 6, 2018

Peeps Art: Teen and Tween Event


Thursday April 12th, get ready to show off your creative skills in our first ever Peeps Art Contest!

Those of you in grades 4-12 are invited to come to the library starting at 6:30 PM. You will be given a row of Peeps, some candy and other spring like treats, and one hour to make something awesome!

Promptly at 7:30 PM, you will stop decorating and start judging. We will award three prizes, best Traditional Spring Display, Best Book Related Display and Best Overall.

So that's April 12th, Library Constitution Room, 6:30-8 PM. Grades 4-12. Peeps.

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Bookish Distractions

I know it doesn't feel like Spring yet, however think warm thoughts, and read these bookish distractions!

Another month, another round of great books coming out, and Bustle has some good titles to look forward to, including the sequel to Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda!

If that list of 14 books doesn't have anything for you, then check out this list of over 170 YA books coming out this spring. If this doesn't have something you are excited to read, then I don't know what to tell you! (Book Riot)

It's no secret that Epic Reads is the place to go for awesome teen book news and recommendations, which is why this list of Pop Culture book recommendations is awesome. It's a long list that covers what you are streaming, seeing in the theaters and listening to.

Teen Writers with an extra $90 can take an online master class from the master of kid horror books, R.L. Stine. Or you can just read this article of facts on R.L. Stine. (Mental Floss)

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie


Friday, March 23, 2018

Bookish Distraction: Is That You Spring?


Doesn't it feel like spring! Maybe? The sun is shining, sure you need a coat, but what better time for some Bookish Distractions!

Book Riot's "3 on a YA Theme" series is a great place to look for books that are like what you like, and what better place to find some detective fiction that's a bit "beyond" Nancy Drew! These teen girl sleuths will have you guessing "Who done it?" 

In line with our love of musicals, and relevant to YA, Dear Evan Hanson is getting turned in to a YA Novel! So if you don't have the fund-age to get to New York, and can't wait fro the tour to get to Milwaukee, here's a way to live to musical! (Entertainment Weekly)

Jenny Han's awesome book To All the Boys I've Loved Before is coming to Nexflix! No release date yet, but I can't wait to see the story of Laura Jean! (Variety)

Do you ever wonder read reviews of a book, especially one you loved, and wonder if they read the same book you did? What about those classics you read for school? Well, over at Bustle they found some one star book reviews that kind of missed the whole point of the book. Share with your English Teacher!

Finally, how well do you know your Muppets. I got all 16! (Buzzfeed)

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Friday Fun! 3.23.18



Looking for something to do this Friday, March 23? Then join us for Friday Fun, the once a month teen program where you just hangout with friends!

Friday Fun is for teens only (that's those of you in grades 6-12), where you can  come and play games, have a snack and just hang out at the library. Seriously, you just show up!

Friday Fun runs from 3:30-5:30 in the library Constitution Room, and you can stay for all two hours, or just stop in for a little bit.

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Bookish Distractions!

It's spring! It's March Madness! It's St. Patrick's Day! It's Bookish Distractions!

The library doesn't have a separate section for teen non-fiction, however that doesn't mean there aren't great books written for teens that you can find in the non-fiction collection. Who better than Epic Reads to highlight some timely topical teen books! (Say that five times fast!)

Are you a reader who loves a great plot twist? Well EW has a list of YA books that have awesome plot twists! The few I read are pretty amazing, so if you like books like Everything, Everything and We Were Liars, than this list is for you!

Do you ever wonder what YA books the people that write YA books read? Then check out this list of  18 Feminist books that YA authors  you should read. I second the recommendation for Beauty Queens by Libba Bray! (Buzzfeed)

Did you read and love the Book Thief? Well, sit down because author  Markus Zusak finally has a new book coming out! It's called Bridge of Clay and your over ten year wait is now down to a few months, as it will be out on October 9th. (New York Times)

Because we are posting on St. Patrick's Day, here are some facts about St. Patrick's Day! (Mental Floss)

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie