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Romances For the Beach

Looking for some romance for the beach? We’ve got you covered! Check out one of these titles books today. If you like these authors, stop by the reference desk for more recommendations and check out other books by the same authors!

 

 

 

Insurgent Official Trailer

Excited for the second installment of the Divergent series? Check out the trailer for the movie, which comes out March 20th! If you haven't read the series or watched the first movie -- check out the books or the movie from the library.

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Spend Your Summer With Some Books!

Are you looking for something to read while you're at the beach in the sun or maybe sitting in the backyard, sipping some lemonade? Or maybe curled up in front of the AC. Wherever you plan to read this summer, we've got some teen titles for you. The following are a selection of summer-themed books, ranging from light romances to something a little darker. 

Check out the display in the library for these, and other, summer reads! Click on the book cover for more information about each title. 

 

    

   

    

    

  

The Fault In Our Stars: Extended Official HD Trailer

Excited for the movie version of John Green's best selling book, The Fault In Our Stars? Why not check out a copy of the book, and while you're waiting, watch the extended trailer! Look for TFIOS in theaters, starting June 6, 2014.


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The Final Divergent Trailer

Check out the final trailer for Divergent, which comes out on March 21, 2014. Look for the books in the library! You can also read more about the movie and the trailer over on BuzzFeed.

It's Awards Season: The YA Book Awards Round Up

Marcus Sedgwick won the 2014 Michael L. Printz Award for Midwinterblood. Four honor books were selected: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell; Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal; Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner; and Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool (tween fiction, also available on audio).

Markus Zusak (The Book Thief) was awarded the 2014 Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime contribution in writing for young adults.

Three Coretta Scott King honor books were announced, including one YA BOOK: Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers.

Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn won the William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens. Here are the four remaining finalists: Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian; Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos; Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross (on order); and In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters.

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein won the teen category of the The Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience.

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills and Fat Angie by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo (replacement ordered) both won the Stonewall Book Award for exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience. There were also three honor books, including two for teens: Branded by the Pink Triangle by Ken Setterington (nonfiction); and Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan (Knopf).

Other awards included the Pura Belpré Author Award, which went to Meg Medina's book Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass. Three honor books were selected, including YA title The Living by Matt de la Peña.

  • Staff Review: Books 1 & 2 of The Lovegrove Legacy

    If you’re like me, maybe you don’t find Regency romances interesting and you avoid fantasy. If you love both of those things – and even if you don’t, keep reading. Why? Because it turns out ...

  • Romances For the Beach

    Looking for some romance for the beach? We’ve got you covered! Check out one of these titles books today. If you like these authors, stop by the reference desk for more recommendations and c...

  • Staff Review: Cecelia & Kate (trilogy)

    Sometimes what you’re missing is a little magic. If you’ve ever felt that way and enjoy a good mystery (or three) plus a whole lot of fun – keep reading! Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Steve...

  • Excited for the second installment of the Divergent series? Check out the trailer for the movie, which comes out March 20th! If you haven't read the series or watched the first movie -- chec...

  • Staff Review: Dorothy Must Die

    By Danielle Paige
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    Review by Sarah Nagelbush, Adult Librarian

    Everyone knows the story of Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz. She was the girl swept away in a tornado and eventu...

  • Spend Your Summer With Some Books!

    Are you looking for something to read while you're at the beach in the sun or maybe sitting in the backyard, sipping some lemonade? Or maybe curled up in front of the AC. Wherever you plan t...

  • Excited for the movie version of John Green's best selling book, The Fault In Our Stars? Why not check out a copy of the book, and while you're waiting, watch the extended trailer! Look for ...

  • Staff Review: Coldest Girl in Coldtown

    By Holly Black
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    Review by Sarah Nagelbush, Adult Librarian

    Do you like vampire books? Or maybe you hate them. Maybe you’re looking for something different. Something darke...

  • Check out the final trailer for Divergent, which comes out on March 21, 2014. Look for the books in the library! You can also read more about the movie and the trailer over on BuzzFeed.

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  • Staff Review: Panic

    By Lauren Oliver
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    Review by Sarah Nagelbush, Adult Librarian

    Lauren Oliver’s newest novel is a return, in a way, to her realistic fiction beginnings. Instead of the dystop...

  • Staff Review: The Clockwork Scarab

    By Colleen Gleason
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    Review by Sarah Nagelbush, Adult Librarian

    Are you a fan of the BBC Sherlock? Do you like books with clever, snarky and brilliant main characters? Look ...

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