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Teen Read Week: TAB Choice Books

This year, ALA’s Teen Read Week is October 13-19! Of course, I like to think that teens read every week, but sure, let’s take this week in particular to celebrate teens reading! *throws confetti* (Note: if you throw confetti in  the library please pick it up afterward, out of respect for our maintenance staff.) You can vote for ALA’s Teens’ Top Ten through October 19th.

In the meantime, here are the books New Albany-Floyd County Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board chose as their favorites. They’re currently on display in the Teen Scene. Check them out! You might find a new favorite.

 

Teen Read Week Display

Teen Read Week Display

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June New Books

Are you signed up for the Summer Reading Club yet? Do you have enough books to meet your goal? Here, check out the new books and see if anything catches your eye.

Letting Ana Go by AnonymousSomething Like Fate by Susane ColasantiTricks by Ellen HopkinsPrimates by Jim OttavianiAstonishing X-Men: Northstar by Marjorie LiuCrushed by Sara Shepard

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48-Hour Book Challenge!

Guess what your super cool librarians are doing this weekend? Participating in the 48-Hour Book Challenge! Hooray! That is where you try to read as many books as possible over a 48-hour period. Some of you might think that is what librarians do every weekend. And maybe it is, but this time, there are prizes and validation from your peers!

One of our children’s librarians, Abby, has done this in years past and posted some tips for this challenge on her blog.

For myself, I’m not sure how much I’ll get done, since I have to go to a wedding on Saturday, right in the middle of the challenge. Still, I’m prepared to try my best!

What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah DessenThe challenge allows for one audiobook, so I got Sarah Dessen’s What Happened to Goodbye on CD and plan to listen to it on my way to and from the wedding (and I guess any other time I spend in my car that weekend)!

I’m also excited about an upcoming backpacking trip, so I’ve checked out some books about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. (Yes, I’ve already read [and loved] Wild.)

And we recently got some new teen ebooks for our library’s lending collection, so I chose a few of those for my Kindle:

Oh, and I also recently stumbled across a book in the stacks that I heard about when it came out and have been meaning to read… a story that will no doubt treat themes of love and loss on an epic scale:

Sweet Valley Confidential by Francine Pascal

 

Can’t wait to see what those twins have been up to!

This should be enough to keep me busy for 48 hours! Check back on the blog this weekend to see how I do, and maybe to read some fun, semi-delirious book reviews!

And library teens, remember–if you’re signed up for Summer Reading Club, you get a prize ticket for every 5 books or 10 hours you spend reading! (And if you’re not signed up for Summer Reading Club… you should sign up for Summer Reading Club.) How many tickets could you earn if you do your own personal 48-Hour Book Challenge? Hmm… only one way to find out!

 

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May New Teen Books

April Showers bring May New Books! (Don’t worry, they’re dry.)

Thousand Words by Jennifer BrownFall of Night by Rachel CaineSpirit and Dust by Rosemary Clement-MooreThe Reluctant Assassin by Eoin ColferThe Moon and More by Sarah DessenAdventure Time Vol 1 by Ryan North

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See You In Hollywood

This month in the Teen Scene. we’re displaying some books that either were recently made into movies or will soon be made into movies. You should read them, because it’s fun to smugly say to people “Oh, I liked the movie, but the book was better.” Everyone loves to hang out with people who say that!

(Film links go to IMBD, the Internet Movie Database.)

Everybody Wants to Make it in Hollywood

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April New Teen Books

Hello! I would like to tell you about some new books! They’re NEW!

Gambit Once a Thief by James AsmusThe Elite by Kiera CassPretty Ugly by Karyn FolanThe Silver Dream by Neil Gaiman & Michael ReavesThe 39 Deaths of Adam Strand by Gregory GallowayGame by Barry Lyga

 

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Teen Choice Book Awards

I’m happy to announce the New Albany-Floyd County’s TEEN CHOICE AWARD winners!! No, we didn’t have a fancy award ceremony with celebrity guests or anything, but that’s fine, because we have plenty of BOOKS. These are the books the members of TSI, our teen advisory board picked when I asked them to name their ALL TIME FAVORITE books! Give them a try, won’t you?

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