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  • Nov 14, 2017

    Teen Writing Contest Winner: "The Game" by Sophia T.

    The Game by Sophia T. 1st Place Winner at the Avon Public Library      Read More »

  • Sep 28, 2017

    Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

    Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee is a breath of fresh air for young adult readers who are tired of reading the same plotlines over and over and over again. Taking place in the past, this novel is the perfect antidote to the bombardment of dystopia novels overwhelming the YA distribution list of late. Mercy Wong is a first generation Chinese-American living with her parents in Chinatown, San Francisco in 1906. Yes, as in the same year as the Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.    Read More »

  • Aug 29, 2017

    Coming Soon to a Library Near You: Ten Exciting YA Novels

    Wow, August is almost over, and September’s lurking right around the corner. Goodbye warm temperatures and long summer days. Hello pumpkin spice and fall colors! With the weather scheduled to drop us into another long period of snow-ins and darkness, I’m already planning to curl up in front of my electric fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book. And – speaking of books (although aren't we always?) – here’s ten upcoming YA titles I’m super pumped for.    Read More »

  • Aug 10, 2017

    Podcasts for Your Back-to-School Commute

    Bad news, faithful teen patrons. Summer reading has come to an end. Your teachers are reorganizing their shelves and planning cruelly draining lessons. But there’s a positive side to all this! With school comes a commute, and that commute means more time for podcasts!    Read More »

  • Cook with Tracy Miller
    May 17, 2017

    Teen Cooking Class

    Kick-off the 2017 Teen Summer Reading Program "Create, Build Discover" with colorful cooking.    Read More »

  • Mar 10, 2017

    DC Rebirth, Batman Book Reviews

    This is part of a series looking at the DC comics relaunch Rebirth, which we have started receiving in trade (a graphic novel form).  In this we will take a look at some of the comics in the relaunch, and get an idea of how good of a fit they might be.  We will be using a 1-10 grading scale with the following breakdown 1-3  This is not recommended unless you are a big fan of the series 4-7 This is pretty ok, a good leisure read. 8-9 This is great comics, definitely pick it up if you like...    Read More »

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    Feb 28, 2017

    Teen Tech Week 2017-Be the Source of Change @ Your Library (March 6-10)

    "Do what you can where you are with what you have." ~Theodore Roosevelt Begin Your Life’s Work @ Your Local Library    Read More »

  • Teen Reads guy-brary bookshelf
    Sep 27, 2016

    Books to Add to Your Guy-brary!

    This is not your mom's----or your sister's----or your girlfriend's BOOKSHELF!  Bold adventures await.  Check out adrenaline fused stories featuring male protagonists, narrators, science, stunts, pranks and more.     Read More »

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    Jan 30, 2016

    Booklist: Dating Violence, Consent, and Healthy Relationships in Young Adult Fiction, Published January 25, 2016

    February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, which is an opportunity for libraries to highlight resources that can help teens identify the warning signs of problematic relationships and to see what healthy relationships can look like. These books can start conversations and perhaps even make a difference in the lives of teens. Dating Violence, Rape, and Sexual Assault in Young Adult Literature Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (2000 Printz Honor Book)    Read More »

  • May 13, 2015

    Are you a hero or a villain?

    This is another personality quiz, to see where you fall on the hero/villain range.    Read More »

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