The Library will be closed Wednesday, December 24th and Thursday, December 25th due to the Christmas Holiday and will reopen on Friday, December 26th. When the Library is closed, you may return books and media at the drop boxes near the south entrance and at the curb on Eleven Mile road.

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  • Featured Teen Books

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.


Photo/fanart (c) Lala Vicencio.

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.

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