Book Trailer of the Month
2015 Top Ten Books Chosen by Teens
1. The Shadow Throne by Jennifer Nielson
Don't forget to check out the previous Top 10 Teen Books for more reading suggestions!
Scrawl - Rockland Teens Write 2016
Attention teens! Want to get published? The Teen Librarian Division of the Library Association of Rockland County is proud to announce that they will be publishing Scrawl, their first collection of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry written by teens in Rockland County.
This juried publication will feature guest editors Carolyn MacCullough (author of Once a Witch and Always a Witch), Emmy Laybourne (author of the Monument 14 trilogy), and multiple-award- nominated horror author JG Faherty!
Submissions are open to anyone in grades 6-12 who lives in Rockland County.
Submissions may be no longer than 2000 words.
The book launch will be at Rockland County Library (TBA) on Friday, May 13, 2016.
A separate contest for cover art for this project is open to anyone in grades 6-12 who lives in Rockland County. The deadline is February 8, 2016. Please submit written and art entries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include name, phone number, email, grade and school.
Read a Book Recently? Tell Us What You Think!
Fill out this form and let us know what you think about the books in our Teen collection. Your input is important! Help us decide what to buy for you and your peers.
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Paying for College
Tuesday, January 26, 7 pm
Blind Date with a Book
February 1 - 25
Get with the Program! Library Guides for Teens
Did you know? Library Guides; a resource page full of library-related articles, information, guides, and more; specifically for teens are available for you to use. 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!
Free DMV Permit Practice Tests
Trying to get a driver's license? Take our free DMV permit practice tests! Go through 40 question practice tests or take the long 150 marathon practice test. Test yourself for car or mortocycle! View the Driver's Manual online, get your questions answered, and try out the optional road signs, fines, limits tests.
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 2015
THE place for teens to talk about their fave books and find the hottest new titles! Check out Teen Reads now.
The Hub: Your Connection to Teen Reads
Come and visit The Hub, the one-stop-shop for finding information about teen reads, book trailers, best of the best lists, awards books, and more!
For out of the ordinary teen booklists, Reading Rants is the place to go.
2016 Printz Honor Books
And the 2016 Printz Award Goes To...
by Laura Ruby
Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps - gaps to trip you up, gaps to slide through so you can disappear forever. So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the people of Bone Gap weren't surprised. After all, it wasn't the first time that someone had slipped away and left Finn and Sean O'Sullivan on their own. Just a few years before, their mother had high-tailed it to Oregon for a brand new guy, a brand new life. That's just how things go, the people said. Who are you going to blame?
Finn knows that's not what happened with Roza. He knows she was kidnapped, ripped from the cornfields by a dangerous man whose face he cannot remember. But the searches turned up nothing, and no one believes him anymore. Not even Sean, who has more reason to find Roza than anyone, and every reason to blame Finn for letting her go.
As we follow the stories of Finn, Roza, and the people of Bone Gap-their melancholy pasts, their terrifying presents, their uncertain futures-acclaimed author Laura Ruby weaves a heartbreaking tale of love and loss, magic and mystery, regret and forgiveness—a story about how the face the world sees is never the sum of who we are.
About the Michael Printz Award
For other award winning books, check out:
The John Newbery Award
The Alex Award
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