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  • May 31, 2019

    Join us for Summer Reading!

    It's easy! Grab a "Teen Menu" (for students in grades 6-12) at your local branch and get started today. For each menu item you choose to complete, receive a scratch ticket good for instant prizes like candy or gift cards. It gets better, as tickets are also entered into a grand prize drawing at the end of the summer. You could be the lucky winner of a functional sextant or telescope. The more items you complete, the better your chances to win!ke candy or gift cards.    Read More »

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    May 08, 2019

    First Place- "Unbelievable" by Emma

    Unbelievable Do you know how they say that everything happens for a reason? That we’re all on some sort universal clock and everything that happens isn’t just a coincidence. It’s the same principle that time travel is based on. That maybe, just maybe, there is a chance that we could go backwards in time and watch events unfold before our eyes. Or jump forward and see all the possibilities in the future. Now, I’m not one for believing in coincidences but if the events from the...    Read More »

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    May 01, 2019

    Second Place- "Dust and Stars" by Noel

    Almost there, just a few more feet. The faint light in the distance wavered with a rhythmic blinking. A dusty, dun moth flitted in an uncoordinated pattern towards the beacon of light. Grains of effervescent dust sprinkled from the moth like salt over a fresh meal. With each wing beat the light grew excitingly closer. Ripples of dust erupted when the moth smacked into the pristine, dewy leaf. The stuffed animal of a bug scuttled over with eager twitches of it’s antennae. But then grew    Read More »

  • Apr 18, 2019

    Short Story Contest Winners!

    Thank you to all our participants in the EVLD "New Beginnings" Teen Short Story Contest.Without further ado, We are pleased to announce this year's winners! 1st Place: "Unbelievable" by Emma 2nd Place: "Dust and Stars" by Noel 3rd Place: "2038" by Julien  Please stay tuned over the next few weeks to read the winning stories.     Read More »

  • two hands typing on a bright green typewriter
    Feb 27, 2019

    Teen Short Story Contest!

    Do you love writing? Share your talents with us! Write a short story inspired by the theme "new beginnings". Please submit a story that is 1500 words or less by March 31st at midnight. Submissions - which must include your name and contact information - will be accepted in person at the Eagle or Avon branches, or by email to savannah@evld.org (include your branch with your submission).    Read More »

  • Book Cover featuring a woman with a crown doodled on her head
    Jan 23, 2019

    My Lady Jane

    Lady Jane Grey is a real person from history- remembered mostly (if at all) for ruling England for only nine short days. My Lady Jane is a self-aware, comedic, and lighthearted reinvention of her story that regularly had me snorting, giggling, and laughing out loud. I listened to the eAudiobook of this delightful story by Cynthia Hand...    Read More »

  • Nov 05, 2018

    Read something great? Let us know!

    Do you love YA? Are you a teen patron reading in other sections of the library? Either way, use your voice to share your love of reading and earn prizes (and candy!). Come into the Avon Library to write (or draw!) a book recommendation and you are eligible for candy right on the spot! Not planning on coming in? No worries, you can write one online here (from school or home!) and both options will get you entered into a gift card drawing at the...    Read More »

  • Cover art for "Notes From My Captivity"
    Sep 20, 2018

    Notes From My Captivity by Kathy Parks

    Notes from My Captivity by Cathy Parks begins at a familiar location- DIA! Adrienne dreams of becoming a journalist and sets off on a journey from Colorado to Siberia to solve a mystery. Adrienne's stepfather is a scholar convinced of the existence of a mysterious family isolated in the forests of Siberia- The Osinovs. Adrienne, however, is not so sure, and is set on proving her stepfather wrong. However, she has no idea the challenges she will be forced to face once she discovers the...    Read More »

  • Sep 11, 2018

    Calling all Volunteers!

    Do you love reading? Are you a natural with kids? Volunteer as a Big Buddy at your library with Reading Buddies! Once a week Big Buddy mentors pair up with Little Buddies (in grades 1-3), and read together, play reading-based games, and participate in group activities. Reading Buddies provides leadership, responsibility, and community service opportunities for high school aged mentors to help foster a love of reading in younger students. Fall session begins soon. Find an application...    Read More »

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    Aug 16, 2018

    Vote for your favorite books of 2018

    Did you read YA this year? Show your favorite books some love! The YALSA "Teens' Top Ten" is a "teen choice" list, were teens (just like you!) nominate and choose their favorite books of the year. Voting is now open (through October 13th). Teens aged 12-18 can vote for three of their favorite out of the 25 nominees. The winners will be announced after Teen Reads Week in October. Place your votes here!    Read More »

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