Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Book Awards

Every January, the American Library Association announces awards for exellent literature.
The Michael L.Printz award is for excellent young adult literature.
This year's winner (drumroll, please),

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

The Printz award is just one of many awards.
They can be found here.
Make sure to take a look at the Alex Awards.
Those are books written for adults that have teen appeal.

Friday, January 24, 2014

TEEN GAME FEST - Tournement of Champions

Join us Monday, January 27 from 4:30-6:30 in the Burgess Community Room for (cue the monolithic marquee emerging from rocks and an echo announcement)
If you have a bit of the competitive spirit burning a hole in your game controller, stop by the library and attempt to dominate in this ultimate battle  over the full spectrum of games, including Super Smash Bros. Brawl(R)
Did I mention prizes? There will be prizes for winners, and food and fun for all.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Picture Books for Teens

Do you miss the good ol' days when the books you read had fewer words and lots of pictures? Do you like edgier stories? If so, take a look at the Emily the Strange series.  It is a series of picture books for teens found in the graphic novel section in the Young Adult area of the library. There are two novels as well, but don't worry, the novels are heavy on the graphics, too.

Emily is quite strange. Is she a vampire? Or does she just like to act like one? She doesn't like to make friends, she likes to make enemies. However, she does have quite a following. There's even talk of a movie.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Austens Everywhere

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice was first published 200 years ago. Many readers regard it as one of the greatest English language novels of all time, and it is certainly the most iconic among those written by the amazing Jane Austen. If you haven't read it yet, for goodness sake what are you waiting for?

Pride and Prejudice has inspired countless adaptations on film and in print. As you can tell from this friendly debate over at Forever Young Adult, most folks base their film preferences on which Darcy is hottest. (Colin Firth FTW!) There have been hollywood films, Bollywood musicals, mini series, and, most recently, the Lizzie Bennet Diaries, a YouTube adaptation. 

There are also, of course, a whole plethora of books written in honor of the world of Regency romance Jane Austen created. You can read about the events of the book from almost any other character's perspective. You can read about events that occurred beyond the pages of the original novel. You can read comic book adaptations. You can even enjoy Elizabeth Bennet as a detective or a zombie hunter. Follow the link for a sampling of the Austen-tatious books on offer at your library:

Thursday, January 2, 2014


Teens Read Outrageously Now!
There is still time to join this energetic club. What's in it for you, you might ask? Well, for starters, when you register you receive a free copy of the book. When you attend the program, you receive a fun and welcoming atmoshpere of like-minded teens.
Monday, January 20th from 4:30-6pm, we will be discussing Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Join us!



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