Need Community Service?
Don't wait until the last moment! We have volunteer opportunities. Make dog treats for charity on Monday, November 11, 6 pm or maybe help raise funds for our Teen Library Services by wrapping holiday gifts at Barnes & Nobles at the Palisades Mall on Friday, December 6. You may also knit for charity. Come in and pick up a kit to take home (includes needles, wool and instructions). All skill levels welcome. Don't know how to knit? We'll get you started! Days and times will be posted in the Teen Room. All knitted works will be donated to local charities. Knitting for Charity kits available till December.
Want something different? Call us at 786-3800 ext. 25 for more opportunities. Community Service looks great on college applications. Sign up today!
Coming Soon: Nooks and iPads!
Curious about tablets and eReaders? Get to use them for yourself and find out what all the buzz is about! Stay tuned for more information.
Introducing LibGuides for Teens
New this month are our Library Guides; a resource page full of library-related articles, information, guides, and more; specifically for teens. Love movies? Check out Upcoming Movies from Teen Books. Have a crush? Check out First Love in Teen Fiction. These and more useful guides will become available for your information. If you have a guide you would like to see, drop by the reference desk. We would love your input!
Make Dog Treats for Charity
Self-Defense for Teens
Name That Candy Bar!!
Make Fun-Shaped Brownies
Holiday Gift Wrapping at Barnes & Noble (Palisades Mall)
Teens Top 10 Books
Over 2,000 online ballots were cast and the results, combined with the results of a separate vote of the TTT groups, determined the final ranking of the ten top books of the year, as selected by teen readers. Find out what your peers are voting for this year's Teens' Top 10. For prior Teens' Top 10, check out this list:
Best Books for Teens 2011
Favorite Teenage Angst Books
2013 Printz Honor Books
And the 2013 Printz Award Goes To...
by Nick Lake
"Shorty" is a Haitian boy trapped in the ruins of a hospital when the earth explodes around him. Surrounded by lifeless bodies and growing desperately weak from lack of food and water, death seems imminent. Yet as Shorty waits in darkness for a rescue that may never come, he becomes aware of another presence, one reaching out to him across two hundred years of history. It is the presence of slave and revolutionary leader Toussaint L'Ouverture, whose life was marred by violence, and whose own end came in darkness. What unites a child of the slums with the man who would shake a troubled country out of slavery? Is it the darkness they share... or is it hope?
About the Michael Printz Award
For other award winning books, check out:
The John Newbery Award
The Alex Award
Help us out this summer with children's programs and Book Buddy. Earn community service! Sign up begins in July. Must be entering grades 7-12.
HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
TEEN ONLINE BOOK CLUB
Pick your favorite genre's and read 5 minutes a day. Finish 2-3 chapters in just a week. Sign up and start reading!
COOl LINKS FOR TEENS
DOWNLOAD FREE MUSIC!
Download three songs each week with our new service Library Ideas' FreegalMusic. Your library barcode and PIN number, generally the last four digits of the telephone number we have on record for you, is needed to sign up. Questions? Call 786-3800 ext 18 or email us.
COLLEGE & FINANCIAL AID
Going off to college? Don't know where to start? Check out these links:
Can't decide which college to attend? Then check out Unigo; where students rate their college!