The Teens' area at the North Oak Branch is practically unrecognizable! Gone are the days of teens browsing for books in the middle of the adult area. The North Oak Branch now has a corner dedicated to teens. From fun decorations, to relevant books and programs, there is something for every teen.
Today while I was helping a teen looking for a book, I overheard her brother telling her that she could get the book's audio version by purchasing it with "Mom’s account and she’ll pay for it". He had recently purchased one and paid $10. Wow, I thought to myself, they could benefit by using Overdrive. I apologized for over hearing their conversation, and told them about our Overdrive database.
Come join us at the Blue Springs South Branch for our Monday Night Teen Read. We discuss books, play goofy games, and have refreshments and a great time. We meet every Monday night at 7:00. Come prepared to share a clean joke, or something cool you have learned to teach us all.
It's that time again, Teen Read Week 2010 runs from October 17th - 23rd. How are you going to celebrate? The theme this year is Books With Beat @ your library. The theme is to promote music books, audiobooks, poetry, and more! To get some great suggestions for titles, check out YALSA's (Young Adult Library Services Association) website.
October 17 - 23 Is Teen Read Week @ Your Local Library
What does Teen Read Week mean, you ask? It’s the celebration of everything reading and everything teen. It’s a way for librarians and educators to encourage teens to read for pleasure, not just for school. This year’s theme is Books with Beat @ your Library. If books are not your thing, try an audiobook!
Katsa has been sent to kill a man. She doesn't really want to, but that is what she does. She is the king's killer, destined to be nothing more than a hired assassin. But when she meets a man who needs to be saved, she cannot turn her back on him. Her life suddenly turns in a vastly different direction, and she can't seem to stop the tumultuous journey to overthrow the king and take back freedom for her people. Katsa has been graced with the skills to kill, but she'll use what she has to save the lives of everyone she can.
What is your favorite genre of book? Come and be a part of our Teen Book Club. Read one book per month, and then come and join us for lively discussions. Refreshments served. For November, we are reading: