Archive for the ‘Teens’ Category

Lemony Snicket, the author of “A Series of Unfortunate Events” has a new series called “All the Wrong Questions.”  Apparently this is a prequel to the first series, meant to understand who Lemony Snicket is and why he is who he is.    The two new titles are ‘When Did You See Her Last’ and ‘Who Could That Be at This Hour’.  Fans of Lemony Snicket might also enjoy a book for the younger children – ‘The Dark’ – a picture book to help children who fear the dark.

New Young Adult books:  There are four new books in a series called ‘Zom-B’ by Darren Shan.  B is a troubled high school student- disrespectful, shoplifts, gets into fights and basically writes off school. But all that is the least of B’s problems. Reports of zombie attacks elsewhere have been aired on television and most believed them to be a hoax, but when the school is attacked, B and a group of students have to fight their way to safety.

            The Pretty Little Liars Series by Sara Shepard has been completed and on the shelves up to #13;  The House of Night Series by P. C. Cast is filled and ready for checkout; and Percy Jackson and the Olympians newest book ‘The Titan’s Curse’ is here.  Other new young adult books are ‘The Golden Lily’ and ‘The Indigo Spell’ by Richelle Mead;  ‘Masque of the Red Death’ and ‘Dance of Read Death’ by Bethany Griffin;  ‘Eleanor & Park’ by Rainbow Rowell; and ‘Torn’ and ‘Sabotaged’ (Science fiction) by Margaret Peterson Haddix.

On December 8, the library will host a movie for children ages 6-12.  The movie will be suitable for children and will start at 1:00.

The library will be closed in observance of Veteran’s Day, Nov. 12.  The library board will still meet at 5:00 p.m. at the library.  As always, the meetings are open to the public.

New Young Adult Fiction:  “The Raven Boys” by Maggie Stiefvater;  “Heartless”, “Killer”, “ Perfect”, and “Wanted” (Pretty Little Liars Novels) by Sara Shepard;  “The Mark of Athena” by Rick Riordan;  “Bound”, “Tangled”, and “Torn” by Erica O’Rourke;  “Pandemonium” by Lauren Oliver; “Dark Flame”, “Everlasting”, and “Night Star” (Immortal Series) by Alyson Noel;  “Ranger’s Apprentice”, “The Sorcerer of the North”, “The Icebound Land” and “The Ruins of Gorlan” (Ranger’s Apprentice Series) by John Flanagan; “Seraphina” by Rachel Hartman; “The Book of Three” by Lloyd Alexander;  and “Blood Promise” by Richelle Mead.

Teen Read week is this week, Oct. 14-20, and Leta has projects each day for the teens to enjoy when they visit us.  Teen Read Week is an initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).  Research shows that teens who read for fun have better test scores and are more likely to succeed in the workforce.  Please encourage any teens you know to read for fun.  We have a display of recommended and best-selling books for teens.  We have added #2-#5 volumes of the Game of Thrones series that is popular with teens and adults, and a 4 volume set of N.E.R.D.S.  More Young Adult books will be arriving soon.

Teen Read Week is a time to celebrate reading for fun and encourage teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms – books and magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more – and become regular library users.”  “Teens have more activities to fill their free time than ever”… – said Rick Meyer, Robey Memorial Library director. “It’s important that we show them that reading is something that’s fun and relaxing that they can do for free. And that reading for fun can translate into better performance at school.”

Teen Read Week started in 1998.  Libraries across the world celebrate Teen Read Week with a variety of special events and programs aimed at encouraging teens to read for pleasure and to visit their libraries for free reading materials.  Again, research shows that teens who read for fun have better test scores and are more likely to succeed in the workforce. (From the YALSA website.)  Parents and grandparents can encourage the teens to come to the public and high school libraries and get some good books to read. 

The book display for teens is still out on the table.  Adults are picking up some of them too.

The Summer Reading Programs for all ages started  Wed., May 30.  The program for the children, ages 5-11 is at 10:15 will Officer Loy and Fritz.  Other ages are always welcome to attend.  Sign-up for all the programs is ongoing. 

To date, 6/4/12, we have 56 children, 12 teens and 18 adults.  Wonderful!

The next program is on Night Creatures, Wed. June 6.  June 13 is “Space, The Final Frontier;  June 20 is Dream Jobs with guest, Colton Daum talking about being a pilot; and the last one is June 27 with “Camp Out!”

It is not too late to sign up. 


In the Young Adult fiction section we have added “iDrakula” by Bekka Black;  “The Miracle Stealer” by Neil Connelly; “The Adventures of Hotsy Totsy” by Clive Cussler; “We Were Here” by Matt De La Pena; “Solice of the Road” by Siobhan Dowd; “No Safe Place” by Deborah Ellis; “Mockingbird” by Kathryn Erskine;  “The Disappeared” by Gloria Whelan .  Coming soon:  “Airhead”, “Being Nikki” and “Runaway” by Meg Cabot; “Along For the Ride” by Sarah Dessen; “Looking Glass Wars” by Frank Beddor; “Red Pyramid”, “Lost Hero” and “Maze of Bones” by Rick Riordan; “City of Ember” and others by Jeanne Duprau;  “Pretty Little Liars” and others by Sara Shepard; and “Valiant: a Modern Tale of Faerie” by Holly Black. 

In the Young Adult non-fiction section we have added some current titles in the “Opposing Viewpoints Series” such as Atheism, Aging Population, Government Spending, Outsourcing, Racial Profiling and Cyber Crime.  We have some books on careers also – criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections system, etc.  Other additions include health issues, diseases, “Moments in History Series, and the Essentials of Forensic Science Series.  If you are needing to do some reports, keep these in mind.