Tag: Teen Fiction

T/ween Book Discussion (11/4/2020 @ 6:30pm): City of Ghosts

Our next T/ween Book Discussion group will meet Wednesday November 4th at 6:30pm in person to talk about City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab.   After a near-death experience, Cass discovers that she can see ghosts. When she meets a mysterious girl who shares her supernatural power, they begin working together to send ghosts beyond the Veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead. But… Read more

Book Genie: Reading Recommendations from our own Youth Librarian

Not sure what to read next? Are you struggling with a reluctant reader at home? Our youth librarian is offering reading recommendations for kids and teens (Grades K-12) tailored to each individual reader. FIND THE BOOK GENIE HERE. And just in time, we are offering Take-Out at the library! If you want physical copies of the titles, you can call the library or put the books on hold online.… Read more

Banned Book Raffle for Kids and Teens RAFFLE DEADLINE OCT 9th

BANNED BOOKS WEEK HAS BEEN EXTENDED! Check out a banned book anytime this week up until 3pm Friday Oct 9th.The final raffle will be drawn at 3pm on Friday.   Celebrate Banned Book Week by stopping by the library and picking up one of the titles that they don’t want you to have. From Sept 28 – Oct 9th, libraries are celebrating books that have been shredded, burned, and removed… Read more

Summer Reading 2020: AUGUST Calendar

We’ve extended our programming through the month of August! Register for any and all of the events below. And don’t forget to sign up for our finale: A VIRTUAL LIVE ANIMAL SHOW with WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS! Mondays: Mini Mother Goose is available to watch anytime on Kimball’s Youtube Channel. Board Bop (on ZOOM @ 5:00pm) is our new virtual hangout for kids in Grades 1-5. Tuesdays: Reader’s Theater (on ZOOM @… Read more

Summer Reading Registration Deadline July 20th

Good News! We are extending most of our Summer Reading Programming through the month of August! That means you’ll still be able to Read to the Listening Fairy, Write with the Sprites, Talk about Books, and Play Games… But don’t forget to register! The DEADLINE for Summer Reading Registration is JULY 20th. Be sure you register by then if you’d like to be visited by a library fairy! REGISTER HERE.… Read more

T/ween Book Voting is Here!

  Teens and tweens: Make your voice heard! Check out the nominated titles for this year’s Great Stone Face, Flume and Isinglass awards. Nomination and voting is all t/ween-run. So seize your moment and pick your winner!       The Isinglass Award (Gr 7-8)  Check out the nominees and vote HERE. ISINGLASS nominees that can be found online through Overdrive: Saints and Misfits Gunslinger Girl Refugee Librarian of Auschwitz… Read more

YAY for YA (Ages 13+) Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 @6:30pm

unwindThe book of the month is Unwind by Neal Shusterman. After the Second Civil War, the Bill of Life states that human life may not be touched from the moment of conception until a child reaches the age of thirteen. However, a loophole allows parents to retroactively get rid of a teenager through a process called ‘unwinding.”Three teens defy the system and run away from their unwinding: Connor, a rebel… Read more

Alice’s Ordinary People (Documentary) with Filmmaker Craig Dudnick @ 6:30 PM on 3/5/2020

Join us for the documentary film about Alice Tregay’s story:  Ordinary people effecting extraordinary change for human rights.  Five decades of fearless activism and the continuing relevance of Dr. Martin Luther King to the ongoing fight for justice. Craig Dudnick is a 1980 graduate of Northwestern University. In 1982, he received a national award for his camerawork on the syndicated television program, PM Magazine. The following year, he founded Imagine… Read more

Stop Motion Animation Movie Workshop (Grades 5-12) Tuesday Feb 25, 2020 @ 5:30 PM

We’ll be using library iPads and StopMotion Studio to make our very own stop motion movies. StopMotion animation has been used to create classics like Wallace and Gromit and new hits like Lego Movie. Small toys, characters, and props will be provided, but you are welcome to bring one or two of your own. Bring a friend too, but be sure to register for the event online. Space is limited.… Read more

YAY for YA (Ages 13+) Tuesday, February 11, 2020 @6:30pm

soldThe book of the month is Sold by Patricia McCormick. Lakshmi is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives with her family in a small hut in the mountains of Nepal. Her family is desperately poor, but her life is full of simple pleasures, like raising her black-and-white speckled goat, and having her mother brush her hair by the light of an oil lamp. But when the harsh Himalayan monsoons wash away… Read more