2008 Teens Top Ten winners!

21 10 2008

Once again the votes have been tallied. More than 8,000 teens cast a vote to create this year’s Teens’ Top Ten list. And here are our winners…

1. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

4. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

5. Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson

6. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

7. The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray

8. Extras by Scott Westerfeld

9. Before I Die by Jenny Downham

10. Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

The library owns all of these books, so please check our catalog or ask for help to find any of these titles.


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.

Voting and the Election – what do you think?

7 02 2008

VoteSo with more energy surrounding the presidential candidates than in past campaigns, what are your thoughts about the people running for our nation’s highest office? A lot has been made about the different ways that many of these candidates are trying to reach out to their voters. And for once, the youth vote is actually playing a role. Helping the cause are the politicians’ children. For example, Republican Mitt Romney’s sons have a blog called Five Brothers that they maintain from the campaign trail. Republican John McCain’s daughter, Meghan, also keeps a blog — the McCainBlogette (which looks very cool, by the way). On the Democrat side, Barack Obama’s children are a little too young, but he does have a MySpace page, as does Hillary Clinton.

To add fuel to the fire, there is even an article in the New York Times about how the voting age should be lowered to 16. Would this make a difference in the election? Maybe. Would more people take advantage of their right to vote? I don’t know…