October 23rd, 2013

Best Teen Reads for 2013

Thanks to the awesome teens that participated in our fun Teen Read Week activities and thanks to those who voted for the Teens’ Top Ten best books for 2013.  Teens across the country voted on their favorite titles and the exciting results were announced this week.  Here they are:

TEENS TOP TEN 2013 WINNERS:Caroline mustache display

1.  “Code Name Verity” by Elizabeth Wein
2.  “The False Prince” by Jennifer A. Nielsen
3.  “Insurgent” by Veronica Roth
4.  “Pushing the Limits” by Katie McGarry
5.  “Poison Princess” by Kresley Cole
6.  “The Raven Boys” by Maggie Stiefvater
7.  “Crewel” by Gennifer Albin
8.  “Every Day” by David Levithan
9.  “Kill Me Softly” by Sarah Cross
10.  “Butter” by Erin Jade Lange

During Teen Read Week, we also asked teens about their favorite things to check out from the library.  Their responses?  Sports books, mysteries, movies, graphic novels, eBooks, and in terms of specific authors, anything by Clive Cussler and Veronica Roth.  Speaking of Ms. Roth, we have copies of “Allegiant” in both print and eBook!

What are your favorite things to check out from the library and what’s the best teen book you read this year?


Tags: , , ,


October 17th, 2013

Teen Read Week

TRW banner

Every year, the Young Adult division of the American Library Association promotes Teen Read Week. TRW is an opportunity to get teens reading for the fun of it! This year’s theme is encouraging teens to “Seek the Unknown @ your library.” We will have a scavenger hunt at each branch this week and one lucky teen who completes the hunt will win an iPad Mini. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn about what the library has to offer teens and a chance to win great prizes. Call your local branch today. There’s still time to sign up!

Can’t make it to an event, but looking for a way to celebrate Teen Read Week? You can vote for the top teen books from last year! Book Hook, our teen book discussion group, was one of only sixteen in the nation chosen to serve as nominators for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten award. Teens’ Top Ten is the only book award completely chosen by teen readers. Now that the nominees have been chosen, all teens in the nation can vote on the top ten. We are excited to encourage teens in our area to help narrow down the twenty-eight nominated titles to the top ten of 2013! Take a look at the following nominees list. If you are between the ages of 12 and 18, you still have time to vote by clicking here. Winners will be announced on Oct. 22nd.


Tags: , , ,