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NEW! After school in the Young Adult Room
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STUDENTS MEETING AND REVIEWING TOGETHER



Young Adult Room
Hopkinton Public Library


Informal homework help for
middle school students
provided by high school volunteers

Monday thru Thursday, 2:30 - 4
Begins Monday, Feb. 5th
 

NEW CLUB AT LIBRARY FOR GRADES 6-8
HILL is coming to the library!
HILL (Happiness, Inspire, Lead, Laugh) is a peer-led club for middle schoolers to discuss issues of self-esteem and confidance, following your passions, bullying, and leadership.  

HILL will meet on most Thursdays after school in the library from 2:30 to 3:30 PM.
The first meeting is Thursday, January 25th.  


Sign up in the library!

Seeking Teen Volunteers in Grades 10, 11, 12 for new Homework Club
Looking for juniors and seniors to assist middle school students after school
NEW HOMEWORK CLUB AT HPL
Volunteer Opportunity for 10th, 11th and 12th Graders
The Young Adult Librarian at Hopkinton Public Library is looking to start a Homework Club of sorts for middle school students after school in the new Teen Room at the library.  I would like to invite juniors and seniors to volunteer one to two hours a week (or four hours a month, depending on the turnout) to assist middle school students with completing homework, answering questions, and helping them with long-term assignments.  Volunteers will be expected to complete a minimum of four hours per month.

The club would take place in the Teen Room Monday through Friday, from 2 to 4 PM, and volunteers can choose to participate for one or two hours during the time the program runs.  This is not to provide private tutoring for students, but to be available on a drop-in basis if a student needs help writing an essay, finishing math problems, or studying for a quiz or test.  Volunteers would sit at a table and assist as students need it, and also be a responsible person in the teen space in case an adult needs to be out of the room for a while. 

Students need to complete a volunteer form at the library and speak to me before they begin.  I am aiming for a starting date of Monday, January 22nd, the week after high school midterms.  I know students in all kinds of clubs (National Honor Society, religious instruction, etc.) are always looking for volunteer opportunities, and this seems like a win-win situation for everyone!
 
If you are interested, please contact:
Anne Thie, Young Adult Librarian

Hopkinton Public Library
athie@hopkintonma.gov
Top YA Books of 2017 Lists Are Out!
It is that time of year when everyone starts publishing their "best of" lists for 2017 and the world of Young Adult Literature is no exception!  Click on this link to connect to some lists that have been published so far and happy reading!

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Please let me know if you don't see one of these books in the library and you would like to read it!
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR TEENS
CHECK OUT THESE UPCOMING EVENTS FOR TEENS IN OUR NEW LIBRARY! 

INFORMATION ABOUT BOOK CLUBS CAN BE FOUND UNDER THE "BOOK GROUPS" TAB

Next TAG (Teen Advisory Group) Meeting:
Monday, March 12th, Grades 6-12
Snacks provided, new members welcome!
Help plan activities for teens at the library!
Assist with summer reading and Boston Marathon event planning!



Register with Anne, the Young Adult Libarian, at the library, by email (athie@hopkintonma.gov) or by telephone (508-497-9777 x1529) or now online on the calendar page!




 
Books for Middle School Boys and Middle School Girls
A List of Recommended Titles from the Young Adult Section
Have you read most (or all) of the books in the Children's section of the library and want to check out some possible titles in the Young Adult section?  Click on the link for a list of exciting and appropriate titles in the YA section that might interest middle school boys and girls!

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2017 is over, on to 2018
What books will YOU read this year?
2017, the 50th Anniversary of the Young Adult Novel, is over!  I almost reached my goal of reading 100 young adult books (I read 92!).  How did you do?  

Here is my new 2018 list, so you can watch it grow along with me!
1.  Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman
2.  Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely
3.  Dear Martin by Nic Stone
4.  Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda
5.  Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
6. Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk
7.  The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed (reread)
8.  100 Days by Nicole McInnes
9.  Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
10.  Love & Other Train Wrecks by Leah Konen
11.  Crossing Ebenezer Creek by Tonya Bolden
12.  The Dark Intercept by Julia Keller
13.  Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes
14.  We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
15.  Tarnished City by Vic James
16.  All We Can Do is Wait by Richard Lawson



Anne Thie, Young Adult Librarian  

Follow me on Twitter at:

YAhoplibrarian@YAhoplibrarian

for the latest on new books, author links, what I've read, and upcoming programs at the library!

My normal hours are:

Mondays, 12 to 8
Tuesdays, 9 to 5
Wednesdays, 12 to 8
Thursdays, 9 to 5
Fridays, 12 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:  One of Us is LyingThe Leaf Reader, and The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, to name a few.  

Read in the past year:  Zenn Diagram, Shadowcaster, Count All Her Bones, and so many more!

Can't wait to read:  FirebrandA Million Junes,Our Dark Duet, and a pile of others!