Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Free ACT and PSAT Practice Tests at the Library!

Kaplan Test Prep is visiting the Montgomery Campus this summer to provide free ACT and PSAT Practice Tests. Registration is required so be sure to visit our Calendar of Events to sign-up. Check out the dates and times below:

ACT Practice Tests
Saturday July 12  10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday July 15   5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday August 2   10:00 am - 1:30 pm

PSAT Practice Tests
Saturday, July 19   10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Tuesday, July 22   5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesday, August 5   5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Looking for test prep help? Visit our Homework Help page to get links to ACT prep books. Also, check out Learning Express Library, which has online practice tests for the ACT and PSAT.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Visit the Teen eBook Collection

Visit our new teen eBook collection on our eBook service, OMNI/OverDrive. The collection features books and audiobooks just for teens, making it easier for you to discover new favorites! Read or listen to the books on your computers, smartphones or tablets.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Summer Reading 2014: Paws to Read

Join our 2014 Summer Reading Program and win prizes! Prizes this year include Bluetooth wireless speakers, headphones and gift cards to Buffalo Wild Wings! It's really easy to participate.

To Enter:
1. Read or listen to 5 books
(Print books, eBooks, graphic novels and audiobooks are all good choices).

2.Submit a print reading log at the Adult Services online
Desk OR submit your log
(Print reading logs can be picked up at the Adult Services Desk).

Summer Reading runs from June 1st to August 3rd. To get yourself started with a great book, visit our New Teen Titles page, New Graphic Novels page or our Find A Good... page.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Teen Top Ten Nominations

This year's Teen Top Ten Nominations list is out! This is a teen choice list, with books nominated by teens. Teens have all summer to read the titles and then can vote on their favorites starting August 15th at the Teens' Top Ten page. If you're looking for potential summer reading ideas, this is a great place to start.

Nominees:
The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett
Of Triton by Anna Banks
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
The Eye of Minds by James Dashner
Earth Girl by Janet Edwards
The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason
Maybe I Will by Laurie Gray
The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry
Splintered by A.G. Howard
Teardrop by Lauren Kate
Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg
Monument 14: Sky On Fire by Emmy Laybourne
Six Months Later by Natalie D. Richards
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
Winger by Andrew Smith
A Midsummer Night's Scream by R.L. Stine
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Tucholke
In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
The 5th Wave by Richard Yancey

Friday, March 28, 2014

Open-Mike Night at Oswego!

The Oswego Campus downtown is hosting an open-mike night on Friday, April 11th to celebrate National Poetry Month! Stop by to read your poetry or even selections from some of your favorite poets. Register on our website's event page if you're interested in performing.

Friday, April 11th 
7:00-8:30 PM
Oswego Campus




Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Abraham Lincoln Book Award Nominations

The Abraham Lincoln Award Nominations for the coming year were recently announced! This is a readers choice award, given to the book that has the most votes from Illinois high school students. Some of the books on the nomination list are also chosen from high school students' picks so perhaps one of your favorites made the cut:

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake

Ask the Passengers by A.S. King

The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

DJ Rising by Love Maia

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Escape From Camp 14 by Blaine Harden

Into the Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern

The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Stolen by Lucy Christopher

Swim the Fly by Don Calame

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Winger by Andrew Smith





Thursday, December 19, 2013

Best Books of 2013

The end of the year brings many "Best of" lists, including lists of the best Teen Fiction titles over the past year. Check out some of the lists below for reading ideas or to see if any of your favorites made the cut:

Amazon's Best Books of 2013
Goodreads Choice Awards 2013
2013 Teenreads.com Reviewers' Picks