Open Letter to Teens

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Dear Teens,
We would like to hear from you, yes, YOU! Now is the chance for you to speak and be heard. Let us know what types of programs you would be interested in attending at your local library or downtown at Central. Are crafts your thing? Do you like to Cook? Do gadgets and gizmos excite you? Do you love technology? Are you athletic or interested in being fit and healthy? Do you love to read and discuss books, or is music your thing? Are you a movie buff? Maybe you love animals? Here’s your chance to be heard and share some of YOUR ideas for some awesome future programs created just for you, the Teens of the Indy Public Library, by some awesome people who want to provide services that engage, inspire and excite you!!

Leave your comments below with all your awesome ideas and be on the lookout in the future for some teen-inspired programs created just for you!

Okay?

Okay?

— Michelle Frost

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Teen Top Ten Nominees, 2014 Part 4

Here are five more of the YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association’s) nominees for the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten. The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country.

(View the complete listing of nominees here!)

 


Don’t forget, Teen Fiction books count as 25 points each for the Summer Reading Program!

Eleanor & Park

 

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell.Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits–smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try — Publisher’s note.

Also available as a downloadable e-book , a downloadable audiobook, an audiobook on CD and in Large Print.

 This Song Will Save Your Life

 

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales.

Nearly a year after a failed suicide attempt, sixteen-year-old Elise discovers that she has the passion, and the talent, to be a disc jockey.

Also available as a downloadable audiobook.

 

 

 

Steelheart

 

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson.

At age eight, David watched as his father was killed by an Epic, a human with superhuman powers, and now, ten years later, he joins the Reckoners–the only people who are trying to kill the Epics and end their tyranny.

Also available as a downloadable e-book and an audiobook on CD.

 

 

The Rithmatist

 

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson ; illustrations by Ben McSweeney.

As Wild Chalklings threaten the American Isles and Rithmatists are humanity’s only defense, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students learn the magical art that he would do anything to practice.

Also available as a downloadable audiobook and an audiobook on CD.

 

 

This is What Happy Looks Like

This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith.

Perfect strangers Graham Larkin and Ellie O’Neill meet online when Graham accidentally sends Ellie an e-mail about his pet pig, Wilbur. The two 17-year-olds strike up an e-mail relationship from opposite sides of the country and don’t even know each other’s first names. What’s more, Ellie doesn’t know Graham is a famous actor, and Graham doesn’t know about the big secret in Ellie’s family tree. When the relationship goes from online to in-person, they find out whether their relationship can be the real thing — Publisher’s note.

Also available as a downloadable e-book.

Let us know which ones you’ve read and what you thought about them in the comments below!
–Michelle Frost

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Another 5 Teen Top Ten Nominees!


Below are 5 more selections from the Young Adult Library Services Association 2014 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees. The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country.
(View the complete listing of nominees here!

 

The Clockwork Scarab: a Stoker & Holmes Novel

 

The Clockwork Scarab: a Stoker & Holmes Novel by Colleen GleasonIn 1889 London young women are turning up dead, and Evaline Stoker, relative of Bram, and Mina Holmes, niece of Sherlock, are summoned to investigate the clue of the not-so-ancient Egyptianscarabs–but where does a time traveler fit in?

Also available as a downloadable e-book.

Maybe I Will

 

Maybe I Will by Laurie Gray

Author Laurie Gray presents a compelling picture of the realities of sexual assault in Maybe I Will, drawing on her years of experience as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, dealing with crimes against children. The twist in the story is that we never know for sure if the victim is a boy or a girl, and we realize that it doesn’t matter, because it’s not about sex. -GoodReads

 

 

The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

 

The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry

She doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know where she is, or why. All she knows when she comes to in a ransacked cabin is that there are two men arguing over whether or not to kill her. And that she must run. Follow Cady and Ty (her accidental savior turned companion), as they race against the clock to stay alive– Publisher’s note.

 

 

Openly Straight

 

Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg.

Tired of being known as “the gay kid”, Rafe Goldberg decides to assume a new persona when he comes east and enters an elite Massachusetts prep school–but trying to deny his identity has both complications and unexpected consequences.

 

 

 

 

Six Months Later

Six Months Later by Natalie D. Richards

Chloe didn’t think about it much when she nodded off in study hall on that sleepy summer day. But when she wakes up, snow is on the ground and she can’t remember the last six months of her life. Before, she’d been a mediocre student. Now, she’s on track for valedictorian and being recruited by Ivy League schools. Before, she never had a chance with super jock Blake. Now he’s her boyfriend. Before, she and Maggie were inseparable. Now her best friend won’t speak to her. What happened to her? And why can’t she remember?– Publisher’s note.

Also available as a downloadable e-book

-Michelle Frost

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Don’t forget to sign up for the Summer Reading Program!

 

 

The Summer Reading Program  begins on June 2nd! That’s next Monday!

Click on the READ IN ANY LANGUAGE picture for details about the program.

 

 

 

You won’t want to miss out on the prizes:

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Mustache erasers

 

 

BOGO Indiana Fever Pass

BOGO Indianapolis Indians Pass

Little Caesars Crazy Bread Coupon

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Hedgehog Lip Gloss

 

BOGO Indy Parks Pool Pass

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Teen Paperback Books

 

 

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Flashbanz

 

White Castle Three for Free Coupon

Children’s Museum Guild Haunted House Pass and a Free State Fair Admission!

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Have a sweet tooth? Get some jelly beans . . .

 

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. . . and some sour twists!

 

Let the festivities begin!

–Michelle Frost

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