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All year we will be celebrating the "birth" of young adult literature!
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In 1967, S.E. Hinton wrote a book that revolutionized the writing world and publishing industry.  The Outsiders is considered by many to be the first book specifically written for teens, and the genre has exploded since then, with bestsellers, related television series, and movie spinoffs!  This year we will be celebrating young adult literature with related programs and activities in the library.  You can currently find critical articles related to YA lit in the library to take and read, and we are challenging tweens and teens to read 25 or 50 YA books this year, record them, and enter to win a prize!  I am taking the challenge as well, and you can see my list below and in the library!  Stay tuned for more 50th anniversary news!

YA books read in 2017 by Anne:
Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken
Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill
Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke
Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick
The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston
A List of Cages by Robin Roe
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
The Stranger Game by Cylin Busby
City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson
Asking for It by Louise O'Neill
Rise of Fire by Sophie Jordan
Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro
King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard
The Valiant by Lesley Livingston
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Beautiful Broken Girls by Kim Savage
The Great Pursuit by Wendy Higgins
The Ship beyond Time by Heidi Heilig
Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Girl, Stolen by April Henry
You Don't Know My Name by Kristen Orlando
Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza
Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant
The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima
A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier
Shadowcaster by Cinda Williams Chima
Duels & Deception by Cindy Anstey
Avenged by Amy Tintera
Count All Her Bones by April Henry
The Traitor's Kiss by Erin Beaty
Who Killed Christopher Goodman? by Allan Wolf
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord
The End of Our Story by Meg Haston
Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer
NEW! Read the third issue of our newsletter!
The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) has finished its third issue of our library newsletter for the Young Adult section of the public library.  Read it here
Next Middle School Book Group - see "Book Groups" Tab for information
Next book is "Rebel of the Sands" by Alwyn Hamilton and meets Tuesday, May 30th, at 2:30.

Anne Thie, Young Adult Librarian  

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My normal hours are:

Mondays, 2 to 8
Tuesdays, 1 to 5
Thursdays, 1 to 5
Fridays, 3 to 8

Teens and tweens - drop by, introduce yourselves, and ask for recommendations!  Tell me your favorite books, authors, series, games, movies, shows, and music - help me get to know what you would like in your library!  

I just finished reading:  The ReaderScythe, and Lost and Found, to name a few.  

Read in the past year:  The Female of the Species, Crooked Kingdom, The Forgetting, and so many more!

Can't wait to read:  Crystal StormEvery Hidden Thing,The Romantics, and a pile of others!