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Banned Books Club PDF Print E-mail

Are you a risky reader?  If you are, join us in celebrating the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week by joining our Banned Books Club.  We will be reading a new banned or challenged book each month.  Adults and teens alike are welcome to join.  The only requirement is you must maintain an open mind.  Some books may contain sensitive subjects, such as racism, sex, violence, and drugs.

We will meet the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 PM.

Banned book for June 5, 2013: The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien.

To get a full list of the books we will be reading throughout the year, please click here

 
Having trouble finding a new book to read? Check these websites out! PDF Print E-mail

Book Seer - Answers the question "What should I read next?"

Good Reads - Share book recommendations with friends, keep track of what you've read, or form a book club

The Hub - YALSA's (Young Adult Library Services Association) blog

Mosty Reading YA - A YA book blog with author interviews, book reviews, and more

Pure Imagination - A YA book blog with recommendations, like/dislike lists, reviews, giveaways, and more

Teen Reads - The ultimate reading list with hundreds of book reviews, author bios and more

YA Love - A book blog devoted to teaching, reading and sharing YA literature, includes books guys dig

 
YALSA Award Winners! PDF Print E-mail

YALSA is the Young Adult Library Services Association.  Every year YALSA gives out awards for outstanding books for teens.  If you want to learn more about YALSA or check out all of their award winners, please go to www.ala.org/yalsa.

Michael L. Printz Award (excellence in young adult literature)

  • In Darkness by Nick Lake
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  • Dodger by Terry Pratchett
  • The White Bicycle by Beverly Brenna

William C. Morris Award (best book by a first-time author writing for teens)

  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  • Wonder Show by Hannah Barnaby
  • Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo
  • After the Snow by S. D. Crockett
  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award (best nonfiction written for teens)

  • Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
  • Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Differently by Karen Blumenthal
  • Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip Hoose
  • Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson
  • We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March by Cynthia Levinson
 


Teen Events

Fri Aug 01, 2014
Robot Building Competition
Wed Aug 06, 2014 @ 6:30PM -
Divergent Party
Sat Aug 09, 2014
Last day to hand in Summer Reading tallies
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Annual Book Sale
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Summer hours end