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TAYSHAS 2010 Spotlight: Beyond Chick Lit

pink flowerThe TAYSHAS Reading List for 2010 was recently released and there are some great titles this year! The TAYSHAS Reading List promotes recreational reading for teens in 9th – 12th grades. Check out some of these great reads for gals or the entire 2010 reading list!

TAYSHAS 2010 Spotlight: That Might be a Problem…

graffiti girlThe TAYSHAS Reading List for 2010 was recently released and there are some great titles this year! The TAYSHAS Reading List promotes recreational reading for teens in 9th – 12th grades. Check out some of these great reads about life problems or the entire 2010 reading list!

Who is this Saint Valentine, Anyway?

valentineAccording to the New Catholic Encyclopedia article by E.Day, February 14th commemorates two martyrs named Valentine, one martyred in Rome and the other in the city of Terni. That there were two Valentines is still disputed but, according to the text, “the late medieval custom of sending love notes on Saint Valentine’s Day stems probably from the belief that it marked the mating season of birds.” You could also check out the Wikipedia article about Saint Valentine or Valentine’s Day for more informa

TAYSHAS 2010 Spotlight: Historical Fiction and Fabulous Non-Fiction

rushing past german historyThe Tayshas Reading List for 2010 was recently released and there are some great titles this year! The Tayshas Reading List promotes recreational reading for teens in 9th – 12th grades. Check out some of these great historical fiction and non-fiction reads or the entire 2010 reading list!

Tayshas Historical Fiction & Non-Fiction Reads:

 

Freeman Teens Read

pirate skullWe always have a great time in our Freeman Teens Read program and yesterday was no exception! We got some great recommendations from our teen readers, including:

TAYSHAS 2010 Spotlight: Fantastic, Futuristic and Horrific Realities

abstract3The TAYSHAS Reading List for 2010 was recently released and there are some great titles this year! The TAYSHAS Reading List promotes recreational reading for teens in 9th – 12th grades. Check out some of these great fantasy, horror, and science fiction reads or the entire 2010 reading list!
 

TAYSHAS Reads: Fantastic, Futuristic, and Horrific Realities

 

Teen Advisory Board: Sock It to Me

sock puppetMonday, January 25th @ 4:30 pm

Do want your voice to be heard? Are you creative? Do you have an inspired vision? Do you like to have fun!?! Join the Freeman Teen Advisory Board and help us plan upcoming teen programs and projects.
 
 
Flickr CC: Sock puppet with raw Sardine Photo by:willem velthoven 

Jim Murphy Wins the Margaret A. Edwards Award

The Margaret A. Edwards Award honors an author for his or her significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature. Jim Murphy, perhaps best known for his non-fiction works, makes history come alive for teen readers. Check out some of Jim Murphy’s books here @ HCPL!

2010 Alex Awards: Teen Readers, Adult Books

alex awards logoThis year’s Alex Awards were just announced on Monday! The Alex Awards honor ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 to 18. Check out previous Alex winners, too!

 

 

 

What's a Printz?

The Printz Award winner and honor books were just announced yesterday! The Printz is awarded to a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. What were your favorites of the past year?

 

 

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