Teens’ Top Ten List

29 09 2008

Okay, folks. It’s getting down to the wire. In case you forgot, or you’re new to the scene, the Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen’s choice” list where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Voting goes on during Teen Read Week (October 12 – 18). And time is running out!

If you have already read nominated books throughout the year – you’re in good shape. I give you permission to chill. If not, what’s your holdup? Get to reading!

Check out the nominations here. Questions? Ask.

I’ll post a link when voting opens. VOTING IS NOW OPEN! Check it out — go here to vote.





Teen Read Week Survey

16 10 2007

Smart GirlCare to share your opinion on reading? SmartGirl.org and Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) are offering a survey as part of Teen Read Week on what teens think about reading.





Happy Teen Read Week!

15 10 2007

Teen Read WeekIt’s finally here! I know you have all been eagerly counting down the hours and minutes until the start of Teen Read Week. Now your wait is over, and what do you have to show for it? Well, hopefully you started off the week by going to see cartoonist Jimmy Gownley at the Hyattsville Branch yesterday.

Many of our branches have put up silly displays for TRW’s LOL@your library theme, so make sure you check them out. Also, you should find at your branch a list of suggested books to give you a chuckle and if you’ve been following this month’s 31 Flavorite Authors, then you know that this week you can chat online with:

  • October 15: John Green
    • author of Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines
  • October 16: Sara Zarr
    • author of Story of a Girl
  • October 17: Deb Caletti
    • author of The Queen of Everything; Honey Baby, Sweetheart; Wild Roses and The Nature of Jade
  • October 18: Rachel Cohn
    • author of Gingerbread; Shrimp; Pop Princess; New York; Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist; Cupcake and Ely and Naomi’s No Kiss List
  • October 19: Kirsten Miller
    • author of Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City
  • October 20: Mitali Perkins
    • author of First Daughter: Extreme American Makeover

So have fun and take a sec to vote for next year’s Teen Read Week theme!





Come see “Amelia Rules!” cartoonist Jimmy Gownley

8 10 2007

Amelia RulesAmelia Rules! cartoonist and author Jimmy Gownley will be at the Hyattsville Branch on Sunday, October 14 at 1:30 pm. In celebration of Teen Read Week, Mr. Gownley will be presenting a workshop on turning your real-life experiences into a comic book.

For those of you who are interested in or like to draw, this is a great program for you! It’s not always easy coming up with ideas for what to draw, but having someone show you that your own life can actually be interesting and funny, is a good place to start 🙂





31 Flavorite Authors for Teens

1 10 2007

31 AuthorsIn honor of Teen Read Week (October 14-20), Readergirlz and YALSA are hosting 31 of your “flavorite” teen authors for the month of October. And this means what, exactly? At 8pm each night, in the Readergirlz MySpace forum, you will get the chance to chat online with a different teen author — except on Halloween, when the chat will be at midnight with special guest Stephenie Meyer! And let me tell you, it is quite the list of authors. I would definitely check it out – in fact, I just might 🙂

So don’t miss out on a chance to ask one of your favorite authors that question you’ve been dying to know about a character, or what they’re currently working on, or maybe just what their favorite food is…