Give the Gift of Reading

26 Nov

Give the Gift of Reading! The Best of 2013 books for Middle School Readers.books




Next Week at the Newton Free Library!

12 Jul

Mother-daughter book clubdig in

Spring Reads!

7 May

The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)      September Girls   School Spirits (School Spirits, #1)    The Lucy Variations   Icons (Icons, #1)

Titles featured:

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

September Girls by Bennett Madison

School Spirits by Rachel Hawkings

The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr

Icons by Margaret Stohl


2 Apr


THEN COME TO TEEN CRAFTERNOON ( the 17th) We will be doing photo albums out of altoids boxes or just hang out and eat some free food! OR if you are busy the 17th, come see The Hobbit on the 19th at 2:30pm! OR if you are busy April Vacation week come see Impossible on the 27th at 2pm!


Shadow & Bone…so good!

13 Oct

shadow and bone

GREAT BOOK. Seriously. Read it.

Oh yeah, and Leigh Bardugo is also a makeup artist. What?!

12 Oct

Pat Brazill rocks! She has a display in the Newton Free Library lobby of her incredible chain maille jewelry & is honoring us with a workshop on making a chain maille pendant. If you want to learn more about chain maille jewelry, check out this guide!

More adults buying teens books (for themselves!)

5 Oct

A little bit ago, The CS Monitor published an article titled, “Who’s buying teen books? Lots and lots of adults” that cited a study that found “the largest group of readers purchasing titles labeled ‘young adult’ are actually 30 to 44 years old…[and] 78 percent of adults who were buying the young adult books said they were buying for themselves, not someone else.”

Are you an adult that loves teen books?! I know I am (well obviously!).

A few pretty great authors who usually write “adult” books have come out with some teen books this year. Check it out:

The last dragonslayer edge of nowhere changeling between the lines

Upcoming Teen Programs!

24 Jul
minute to win it

Teen Summer Reading Program. Mon., July 30 @ 7 pm. Druker Auditorium.

mother-daughter book club

Mother-Daughter Book Club. August 16 @ 7:30 pm, Teen Area. We’ll be discussing Legend by Marie Lu.


Teen Essay Writing Contest!

18 Jul

One of the database we get (p4A Antiques Reference) is holding an essay writing contest! The first prize is valued at over $1,000 and includes a Nook Color e-reader, Barnes & Noble gift card and subscriptions to all of the websites, newspapers and catalogs produced by our sponsors! Contest begins June 15th, 2012 and entries may be submitted through August 15, 2012.

You have to write an essay on one of the following topics (vampire-killing kit?!?!):

~ an ancient mummified bird
~ a painting of Indians by Frank Tenney Johnson
~ an authentic vampire-killing kit
~ a pair of cased revolvers having belonged to Civil War General Benjamin Brice
~ an 18th-century Philadelphia chair
~ a 19th-century doll carved from a bedpost
~ a 17th-century Tibetan Buddha figure inset with gems

What’s new in teen fiction?

12 Jul

Waiting by Carol Lynch Williams

As the tragic death of her older brother devastates the family, teenaged London struggles to find redemption and finds herself torn between her brother’s best friend and a handsome new boy in town.

One Moment by Kristina McBride

Rising high school senior Maggie remembers little about the accidental death of her boyfriend, Joey, but as she slowly begins to recall that day at the gorge with their long-time friends, she realizes he was keeping some terrible secrets.

Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham

Alice, Summer, and Tiernan were best friends who broke up at the same time as their favorite band, but four years later, just before they are preparing to go off to college, the girls reluctantly come back together, each with her own motives, for a road trip from Massachusetts to Austin, Texas, for the band’s one-time-only reunion concert.


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