The American Library Association announced its Youth Media Awards on January 28th. These are kind of a big deal. This group of awards includes the Caldecott Medal, the Newbery Medal, and the Printz Award. Of those, the Printz is given to a book demonstrating excellence in literature for young adults (the other two are for [...]
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January 31st, 2013 · No Comments · Books, Current Events
November 1st, 2012 · Comments Off · Books, Current Events, Writing
It’s the first of November, and that means it’s time for NaNoWriMo! What’s that, you ask? NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It’s a challenge to write a full-length novel in the span of one month! Go ahead and write– let your imagination take over! For adults, the goal is 50,000 words, or almost [...]
October 15th, 2012 · Comments Off · Books
Happy Teen Read Week! This is the official week that the American Library Association and libraries recognize the importance of teens reading for fun. Unofficially, we do that every week.
Teen Read Week is also when the Teens’ Top Ten is announced. The Teens’ Top Ten is like the Teen Choice Awards for books, [...]
September 10th, 2012 · No Comments · Books, Movies
Clearly, YA books being made into movies is big business. Hello, Twilight series? The Hunger Games? Books made into movies can be great because you can see a visual of your favorite book. The list of upcoming YA-books-to-movies is long and getting longer. Here’s a list of just some of the soon-to-be blockbusters with a [...]
May 11th, 2012 · Comments Off · Books
Well of course you are. You wouldn’t want to be left in the dust! Searching on Amazon under “teen” can give you their bestsellers, but some other sites are YALSA and assorted blogs, like teenreads and teen book review. So don’t just wait until a pile of books to fall on you, go out and [...]
January 5th, 2012 · No Comments · Books
Don’t you wish you could talk to people everywhere and see what they would recommend to you? Well the smart innovators at www.goodreads.com have designed a website where you enter in what you have read, and it provides recommendations for you based on what others who have read the same books liked. With recommendations, lists, [...]
December 26th, 2011 · No Comments · Books, Technology
Did you get an e-Reader this holiday season, or a smartphone, tablet, or MP3 player? Then you are in luck, my friends. The Wilton Library now offers OverDrive, a service where you can download e-books and audio books to all sorts of devices. For example, if you have a smartphone with the Amazon Kindle app, [...]
December 23rd, 2011 · No Comments · Books
The year is just about over, can you believe it? A lot of excellent books were published in 2011, but the teen staff at the library has whittled down the field to what we consider “the best of the year.” Check out the list below, or pick up a paper copy in the teen library. You can [...]
October 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off · Books
Did you know the most poisonous animal is not a snake or a spider, it’s a beautiful little frog! Here’s a link to some real stunners. Here’s another to some outrageous looking moths, including the Deaths Head Moth, who really fits into this upcoming Halloween season don’t you think? Anyone in the mood for Silence of the Lambs?
July 1st, 2011 · Comments Off · Books, Events, Fun and Humor
For what, you ask? For the new Teen summer reading program! Why would you want to do that? Well, for the prizes awarded every week (duh) but also to out-read your competition. How? Well if you are entering 7th grade or higher this year, come into the teen department to register your reading passport and [...]