Teens Blog


Just in Time for Halloween!!

October 18, 2014

Want to read something spooky or paranormal, but don't have the time to commit to a 400 page novel that is part of a four book series and you know if you read one, you'll have to read them all? Well don't worry,

These Books Feature Short Stories Dealing with the Supernatural

 

Acclaimed paranormal fiction authors Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton and Brenna Yovanoff bring you The Curiosities, a short story collection featuring handwritten notes from the authors on their writing processes. In some of the stories you'll see "a vampire locked in a cage in the basement, for good luck. Bad guys, clever girls, and the various reasons why the guys have to stop breathing. A world where fire never goes out (with references to vanilla ice cream and renewable angst)."

    The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton and Brenna Yovanoff

 

Short stories written by real-life ghost hunters! You decide what is really the paranormal at work or what is just a trick of the mind.

    Ghost Hunt: Chilling Tales of the Unknown by Jason Hawes & Grant Wilson with Cameron Dokey

 

Looking for a little romance with your supernatural? With stories by some of the biggest paranormal writers in young adult fiction today, Kiss Me Deadly recounts 13 Tales of Paranormal Love.

    Kiss Me Deadly: 13 Tales of Paranormal Love  edited by Tricia Telep

 

This title is for those looking for a little more fantasy with their spookiness. "A voodoo princess, a necromancer, and a wizard's apprentice mingle with enchanted jewelry, talking amphibians, and an aloof unicorn."

    Magic in the Mirrorstone: Tales of Fantasy edited by Steve Berman

 

Classic short stories by the original master of horror himself. This audiobook will leave your heart pounding.

    The Best of Edgar Allan Poe read by Edward Blake

 

What if your prom date was the Grim Reaper? Featuring stories from renowned young adult authors such as Stephenie Meyer and Meg Cabot, this book is "just good, creepy fun."

    Prom Nights from Hell by Meg Cabot, Kim Harrison, Michele Jaffe, Stephenie Meyer & Lauren Myracle

 

Truly gruesome and gorey, this book features 10 original stories of the supernatural from such authors as Holly Black, Marcus Sedgwick and Chris Wooding.

    The Restless Dead: Ten Original Tales of the Supernatural edited by Deborah Noyes

 

What keeps you up all night? Six award-winning and bestselling authors tell six stories, some supernatural, of the kind of things that keep different people up all night.

    Up All Night by Peter Abrahams, Libba Bray, David Levithan, Patricia McCormick, Sarah Weeks & Gene Luen Yang



Beneath the Surface - Summer Reading for Teens

May 30, 2013

Visit the Youth Services Department to register for the Summer Reading Program.



Candyland

May 17, 2013

Life-Sized Candyland

We’ll be playing life-sized Candyland in our basement, with each kid being their own Candyland game piece. Registration is required, and this program is for all ages.

 



Teen Crafts

May 17, 2013

Beneath the Surface Crafts

In honor of summer reading, join us for some “Beneath the Surface” crafts. We’ll be making bubble magnets and resin pendants! We will have magazines available for pictures, but feel free to bring your own. Grades 7-12 Registration is required.

 



Teen Movie

May 17, 2013

Spend some time cooling down at the library! During the month of June, we’ll vote on a movie to watch at other teen events. This program is for teens going into 7-12 grades. Registration is required.



Teen Book Club

May 17, 2013

Talking, eating, and hanging out with your friends — what could be better? It’s time to throw in a book. Every month, Teen Book Club meets to discuss a book together. To sign up and get your copy of the book, talk to Katie. This program is for teens going into 7-12 grades.

 



Family Movie Night

March 7, 2013

Spend an evening at the library with your family, watching a movie and eating some snacks. For all ages.



Teen Chocolate Pary

January 18, 2013

Can’t get enough chocolate? Join us for a celebration of this sweet treat! Teens in grades 7-12 will have plenty of chances to satisfy their sweet tooth, so be sure to be here. Registration is required. 

 



Teen Book Club

January 17, 2013

Talking, eating, and hanging out with your friends — what could be better? It’s time to throw in a book. Every month, Teen Book Club meets to discuss a book together. To sign up and get your copy of the book, talk to Katie. This program is for teens going into 7-12 grades. Registration is required.



College Night and Scores Back Session (with cookies and cocoa!)

January 15, 2013

College Night - January 31st 5:00pm-7:30pm
End Higher Learning Month @your library with a special visit to the library between 5:00pm and 7:30pm on Thursday evening for a showcase featuring  local colleges and learning opportunities.

Scores Back Session with Princeton Review - January 31st 6:30pm
For those who took the free ACT practice exam on January 12th, attend the free Scores Back Session where you will receive a personalized score report and a Princeton Review expert will share strategies to improve test scores.

 



Don't Pay the College Sticker Price

November 30, 2012

Join college planning expert Joseph Orsolini for an enlightening program that teaches parents of all income levels how to reduce the exorbitant cost of college so they won’t jeopardize their own retirement or strap their children with life altering debt.

Throughout his presentation, Joe focuses on strategies to help families maximize need‐based financial aid eligibility, target the right colleges for merit‐based financial aid, and exploit tax‐saving opportunities.

As a respected authority on college planning, Joe's work has been featured in a variety of media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger's Safe Investing, Chicago Parent magazine, savingforcollege.com, FOX Business, and WLS 890AM radio.

 



Teens' Top Ten!

August 31, 2012

Teens' Top Ten Logo

 

YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association), the professional organization for teen librarians, is currently awaiting YOUR help! Stop by http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten to vote for your three favorite books this year. Voting ends on September 15th, so make sure to vote today! Who knows? You might just see your chosen book on the top of the list! Check back at the library this October to see which books get the new “Teens' Top Ten” stickers put on their spines.