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READ FOR A LIFETIME for High School Students

Read for a Lifetime is a state-sponsored program that requires high school students to read at least four books from a pre-selected list by April 1, 2015.  When you turn in your reading log, we will submit your name to the State of Illinois and you will receive a certificate.  We will also enter you into a library-sponsored raffle for a KINDLE FIRE HD.

Sign-up is ongoing, but if you register at the Youth Services Desk by Friday, October 24, you'll receive a bonus: candy bar!

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OVERDRIVE: You Have Devices--We Have eBooks!

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If you know how to download an app, you can get started downloading ebooks and audiobooks to your tablet, your iPhone, iPad, android phone, Kindle, Nook and many other devices.

Take a look at our website at "E-Books & More," for step-by-step instructions - OR - pick up the e-materials bookmarks on display at the Readers' Services desk - OR - stop at the Youth Services Desk and we'll help you get started.  Some of the Young Adult titles that are available as downloads include:

The Fault in Our Stars (Green), Legend (Lu), Matched (Condie), Paper Towns (Green), Madman's Daughter (Sheperd), The Testing (Charlonneau), Panic (Oliver), Allegiant (Roth), The 5th Wave (Yancey). This is just a sampling of the hundreds of ebooks and e-audiobooks you can get in a matter of minutes.  It's easy and it's free:  your library card is your ticket to some of the hottest titles around.  So take advantage of OVERDRIVE and start downloading!


What's New in the Teen Zone?

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We're shifting books in the Teen Zone to make it a little easier for our books to breathe.  Ask a librarian if you can't find what you're looking for.

Don't forget our "Where to Turn" bookmarks on the wooden display: they highlight resources to help with problems you may encounter.  Take a look!

Our New Books cart is filled with the latest in YA fiction.  Nearby is a new display of the 2015 Abraham Lincoln Award nominees (the 2014 winner is John Green's The Fault in our Stars).

The next "Take It and Make It" craft for teens will be available on April 1.  Quantities are limited, so don't delay!  The next Games & Pizza program is scheduled for Friday, April 4, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.




Homework Help: Even if the library is closed, our databases are open!

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You're writing a paper, it's 11:00 p.m. and there's no help in sight.  Check out our online databases to look up full-text poems, biographies, current topics, newspapers, opposing viewpoints, health information, and much, much more.  All you need is access to the internet and your library card.  Under "Teens," click on "Homework" which will take you to the link for the databases.  Enter your library card # for an individual database and you're in!  THESE ARE NOT WEBSITES, YOU CAN USE THEM FOR YOUR REPORTS.  


What's a QR Code (and why is it in the Teen Zone)??

A QR code is just another name for an updated type of barcode—but it’s faster and has greater storage capacity than traditional barcodes.

You see them all over magazines, especially with ads that, when scanned, link to products’ websites.  Look for signs in the Teen Zone that offer e-book and e-audiobook download help.  Scan the accompanying QR code with your phone and you’ll be linked to our “how-to” YouTube videos.  

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The books that have been nominated for this year’s Teens’ Top Ten award are stickered with QR codes that link to YouTube book trailers. 

Summer’s not quite over yet—come on in and see what’s going on in the Teen Zone!



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