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    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 »

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    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 »

  • Jan 16, 2018

    The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

    There’s a reason The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas was the longest running YA novel at the #1 spot of the New York Times bestseller list. This emotionally-charged, addictive, and wonderful novel is one the best reads of 2017. Hands-down. The Hate U Give tells the story of sixteen-year-old Starr Carter, who lives in a poor neighborhood while attending a privilege private prep school. Starr, a black teen, finds an uneasy balance as she moves between her town worlds. That...    Read More »

  • Nov 27, 2017

    Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

    Published September 19th, Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu came out just in time to earn a spot on my Top Teen YA Novels of 2017. A delightful and inspirational novel, Mathieu sets Moxie in modern-day, rural-town Texas. Our main character, Viv, is your average Texan high schooler with one exception. She hates football.   Moxie Girls Fight Back Anyone who (like me) has lived in Texas or has even heard about Texas culture knows that Viv’s anti-football attitude...    Read More »

  • Nov 22, 2017

    Teen Writing Contest Winner: "The Basement" by Julian F.

    The Basement By Julian F. 3rd Place Winner at the Avon Public Library   He didn’t interact with anyone, so no one interacted with him. That’s how he could identify the new kids. They were the ones who would run up, slap him on the back, and say, “Hey, buddy!” That’s how he met the new kid. He felt a hand on his shoulder and turned to see a boy with fair hair, and pleasant facial features. He was slightly wide in the middle and stuttered as he spoke.    Read More »

  • Nov 16, 2017

    Teen Writing Contest Winner: "The Ghost" by Luis F.

    The Ghost By Luis F. 3rd Place Winner at the Eagle Library   Many people think that the ghost are attached to a place, to a specific physical place, the place where they lived when they were alive, other persons think the ghost are attached to the place where they die.    Read More »

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