SCPL Teen Blog

October 19, 2010

Teens’ Top Ten

Filed under: teen read week, teens' top ten — SCPL Teens @ 5:33 pm

This week is officially Teen Read Week! Going with the theme “Books With Beat”, here are some good books about music and musicians

The winners for Teens’ Top Ten have been announced!  This is a list of books voted on by teens each year.  Just go to the Young Adult Library Service Association’s website to watch WWE’s Eve Torres announce the winners for you.

The Teens’ Top Ten 2010 is: 

  1. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  2. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
  3. Heist Society by Ally Carter
  4. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  5. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
  6. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  7. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
  8. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  9. Fire by Kristin Cashore
  10. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Be part of BATS!

Filed under: BATS, events — SCPL Teens @ 4:52 pm

BATS stands for Board of Advisory Teen Students!  

Want to start a book club? Learn how to make duct tape crafts?

Come help plan your own library programs and receive
service hours at the same time!

Time: Wednesdays at 5:00 pm
Dates: October 20, November 3, December 1, December 15
Location: East Regional Library, 160 West Campus Drive, Destrehan, LA 70047

If you want more information, call us at (985) 764-2366.

October 14, 2010

Scott Westerfeld @ Octavia Books in New Orleans

Filed under: authors, awesomeness — SCPL Teens @ 7:46 pm

Scott Westerfeld will be at Octavia Books in New Orleans next Monday.

Westerfeld wrote a whole bunch of popular young adult novels like the Uglies series, the Midnighters series, and lately the steampunk Leviathan and Behemoth (third installment to come.) His tweets are funny and he seems like an all around very likable person.

I’d link to Westerfeld in our online catalog for you, but I’m not sure our new and improved catalog allows that. No static url thingies???

So happy to be of service in directing you to local awesomeness.

October 13, 2010

Two awesome young adult author blogs

Filed under: authors, blogs, NaNoWriMo, publishing — SCPL Teens @ 9:42 pm

So, as NaNoWriMo approaches, I’m offering up some internet goodies to inspire you writers out there.

Do you read blogs? Besides this one, I mean?  There are a lot of young adult writers who have a particular gift for speaking candidly about writing and other things you might bump into in life. Maureen Johnson and Jackson Pearce are a couple of my favorites.

Maureen Johnson, author of Suite Scarlett and 13 Little Blue Envelopes, has a great blog and one of the most popular twitter feeds on the planet. Why? Because she is awesome.  Her followers are all in little jars which she cares for and takes on airplane rides.  And other stuff– just go look.

Jackson Pearce, author of Sisters Red and the upcoming Sweetly, has recently begun a 30 Days of Vlogging project.  And she also has very entertaining tweets and defines being awkward as “socially alternative”.   I like her very much. 🙂


October 7, 2010


Filed under: NaNoWriMo, publishing, writing — SCPL Teens @ 4:30 pm

People from around the world will be trying to write a short novel during the month of November for NaNoWriMo.  National Novel Writing Month is described on the NaNoWriMo website as “Thirty days and nights of literary abandon!”  Doesn’t that sound like fun to you writers out there?  You can sign up on the NaNoWriMo site and join the supportive community of writers embarking on the task, or just write on your own.  Or just lurk. . . and think.

During the upcoming weeks we’ll be sharing resources for helping writers write and get published.

Teen Ink is one resource we like a lot where you can submit your writing and artwork.  If your work is chosen to be published online, people will be able to view, rate and comment on it.  You can also create a profile and share items directly from Teen Ink to Facebook.

October 4, 2010

Teen Picks Review: Number the Stars

Filed under: books, teen picks — SCPL Teens @ 5:07 pm

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Reviewed by Justin, age 13
Five stars.

What was the book about?
Number the Stars is about two girls, Annemarie and her friend Ellen. Ellen’s family are Jews and live in Holland. Where they live, the Germans take the Jews to concentration camps. Annemarie, her mother and sister take Ellen’s family to their uncle’s house. Their uncle brings Jews from Holland to Sweden to live. Her uncle brings Ellen’s family across the water to Sweden.

Who would you recommend this book to and what would you say to get
them to read it?

I would recommend this book for kids who are 12 and older. I would tell them that it is about a girl and her family helping her friend and her family to safety in Sweden.

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September 28, 2010

Happy DIY Bookmarks!

Filed under: blogs, crafts, diy — SCPL Teens @ 3:06 pm

DIY stands for Do It Yourself!  Mary, our director, is always finding cool DIY projects that teens can do.  This week she found instructions for making these easy and cute little bookmarks on Wild Olive.  All you need is a color printer, cardstock or heavy-ish paper, scissors, and magnet tape!

Instructions are here. There are two sets of patterns you can use– here and here!

Happy bookmarking!

September 26, 2010

Banned Books Week!

Filed under: Uncategorized — SCPL Teens @ 6:02 pm

September 17, 2010

The parish government promotes the library!

Filed under: videos — SCPL Teens @ 5:43 pm

Our parish president promotes National Library Card Sign Up Month (which is September btw.)

Visit the parish website!

September 13, 2010

Vote for the Teens’ Top Ten!

Filed under: books, teens' top ten — SCPL Teens @ 3:56 pm

Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year!

Vote here!

Voting is open Aug. 23 through Sept. 17, 2010. Winners will be announced in a webcast at during Teen Read Week, Oct. 17-23.

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