October 2013 Archives

The 2013 Official Teens' Top Ten Winners!

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2013 Teens Top Ten.pngThe readers have spoken!  As mentioned in our last blog post here, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) sponsored this year's Teens' Top Ten survey, asking students what their favorite recently published novels were.  And here are the results:

  1. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Disney/Hyperion)

  2. The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Scholastic/Scholastic Press)

  3. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Harper Collins/Katherine Tegen Books)

  4. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry (Harlequin Teen)

  5. Poison Princess by Kresley Cole (Simon & Schuster)

  6. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic/Scholastic Press)

  7. Crewel by Gennifer Albin (Macmillan/Farrar Straus Giroux)

  8. Every Day by David Levithan (Random House/Alfred A. Knopf)

  9. Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross (Egmont)

  10. Butter by Erin Jade Lange (Bloomsbury)

The list can be found here. Yours truly reviewed two of these titles, which you can read here and here
Which ones did you read?  And which ones did you feel should've made or not made the list?  Let us know. 
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Teen Read Week Returns October 13-19!

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TEENREADWEEK.pngTeen Read Week, which promotes the crazy idea that reading can actually be fun,  returns for another annual go-around starting this Sunday and lasting until the 19th.  In celebration of the event, we've put together a smart-looking page on the library's Teens website here

You can find a bunch of links there, including one that has a list of new books at Greenwich Library, one with an app you can download to find award-winning titles, and one that allows you to vote  for titles to be included in  the 2013 Teens Top Ten sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).  Heck, there's even Tumblr and Pinterest links you can check out!

SEEKTHEUNKWON.pngThis year's theme for TRW is "Seek the Unknown" at your library. (See picture above.)  YALSA wants to encourage teen readers "to explore and learn about the unknown through mystery, adventure, sci-fi, and fantasy books." 

Keeping with that theme,you might want to seek out works by such diverse writers as Cassandra Clare, Suzanne Collins, Ally Condie, Charles Higson, Anthony Horowitz, D.J. MacHale, Maggie Stiefvater, and Scott Westerfeld, as well as other authors not mentioned. Seeking the unknown -in this case, interesting books you might like to try out or revisit- can actually be a lot of fun!  Have a great Teen Read Week!

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Student Volunteer Program Update

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StudentShelving.pngOur student volunteer program (click here) allows high school students grades 9 - 12 who live in or attend schools in Greenwich are eligible to earn Community Service hours volunteering at the Library.

If you're interested, you can sign up to assist patrons at the library as tech support, plan programs as a member of the Student Leadership Council, or shelve books. Recently, we added the position of being a facilitator to work with adults with developmental disabilities at the library's Next Chapter Book Club.

Sound good?  Check our student volunteer program page for more information. 

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Homework Helper Reminder

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Sure, the library's closed today (Friday) for Staff Development Day, but if you need to look up stuff for homework or research assignments, we've got the Homework Helpers page to assist you.  

The HH page includes links to sites like Biography Reference Bank, Country Profiles, Infoplease, Math.com and PhysicsCentral, among many others.Click here to see these sites and others that the library offers.

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StudentLeadersJpeg.jpgOur volunteer advisory group, the Student Leadership Council, consisting of students from grades 7-12, will get together at Teen Central on the second floor this Wednesday night,  October 2nd, at 7:00 pm . They'll discuss using library resources to initiate, develop & realize projects relevant to their peer group in exchange for community service hours. For more details, click here.

Students Leadership Council members assist the library to provide essential programs to their particular age group as well as contributing to the library community. So come prepared!

Snacks & refreshments will be served.  Email us here, or call Ed and/or Everett at (203) 622-7918 or 625-6507 for more info. Hope to see you there!

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