SCPL Teen Blog

October 17, 2011

Teen Read Week!

Filed under: teen read week, teens' top ten — Amy @ 2:56 pm

Hey Hey! It’s Teen Read Week, and we have a lot going on for teens and tweens!  Drop by the Norco Branch to receive a free book this week and watch “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” (PG) on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.!  Play Monster Stunt Racer 4X4 for Wii at West Regional Library on Thursday at 6:00 p.m.  Tuesday at East Regional Library at 4:00 p.m. join us for “Chatter and Splatter” — paint a canvas while drinking punch and hanging with your friends!  Or, just for tweens, drop by East Regional Library on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. to make an awesome Fibonacci book.  Hahnville Branch will be showing “The Monster Squad” (PG-13) on Thursday at 3:00 p.m.  St. Rose Branch will have an Art Attack on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. and a Game Daze on Friday at 3:00 p.m.

Looking for something new to read? Try one of the Teens’ Top Ten titles!

YALSA Teens’ Top Ten.

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

October 23, 2009

Teens’ Top Ten Winners

Filed under: teen read week, teens' top ten — SCPL Teens @ 3:17 pm

Teen Read Week: YALSA Announces 2009 Teens’ Top Ten Winners

The Young Adult Library Services Association has just announced this year’s Teens’ Top Ten. Over 11,000 teens voted online for their favorites from August 24 through September 18. And the winners are …

1. Paper Towns by John Green

2. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

4. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

5. Identical by Ellen Hopkins

6. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

7. Wake by Lisa McMann (on order)

8. Untamed by P.C. and Kristin Cast

9. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

10. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Teen Read Week is all about reading for fun, so take a break from homework by checking out one of these great books. Most of them come as audiobooks so can also listen to them!

September 25, 2008

October 12-18 is Teen Read Week!

Filed under: books, teen read week — Tags: , — SCPL Teens @ 1:33 pm

October 12-18 is Teen Read Week!

Teen Read Week is all about reading for fun.
One way to participate is to vote for the Teens’ Top Ten— The list of 26 books chosen by the YA Galley Groups, a nationwide committee of teens like yourselves.

2008 teens’ top 10 nominations

Before I Die by Jenny Downham.

Betrayed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast.

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.

Daemon Hall by Andrew Nance and Colin Polhemus, illus.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney.

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer.

Extras by Scott Westerfeld.

Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks.

Genesis Alpha by Rune Michaels

Glass by Ellen Hopkins.

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

Ironside: A Modern Faery’s Tale by Holly Black.

Jango by William Nicholson.

Jinx by Meg Cabot.

The Luxe by Anna Godberson.

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

Penelope by Marilyn Kaye

Saving Zoë by Alyson Noël.

Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George.

The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray

Tamar by Mal Peet.

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson.

Unwind by Neal Shusterman.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr.

Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier.

Click here to download list of nominated titles.

November 12, 2007

2007 Top Teen Picks

Filed under: books, teen read week — Tags: — SCPL Teens @ 11:24 pm
More than 6,000 teen readers across the country chose “New Moon” by Stephenie Meyer as their favorite book in the annual Teens’ Top Ten. The online vote took place during Teen Read Week, October 14–20, 2007, with the second entry in Meyer’s popular vampire romance series winning easily.
Anything we don’t have in the library yet is on order.
The 2007 Teens’ Top Ten is:
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2006).
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen (Viking Children’s Books, 2006)
How to Ruin a Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles (Flux, 2006).
Maximum Ride: School’s Out – Forever by James Patterson (Hachette Book Group USA/Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2006).
Firegirl by Tony Abbott (Hachette Book Group USA/Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2006).
All Hallows Eve (13 Stories)by Vivian Vande Velde (Harcourt, 2006).
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Harcourt, 2006).
River Secrets by Shannon Hale (Bloomsbury, 2006).
Bad Kitty by Michele Jaffe (HarperCollins, 2006).
Road of the Dead by Kevin Brooks (Chicken House, 2006).
Thanks to everyone for voting! Check back here in April 2008 for the 2008 Teens’ Top Ten nominations

October 13, 2007


Filed under: teen read week — Tags: — SCPL Teens @ 1:33 am

Teen Read Week™ … A week of celebrating reading!
Put your two cents in by voting
for your favorites on the YALSA website.
(YALSA stands for Young Adult Library Services Association, btw.)

Vote for Teens’ Top Ten! The only “teen choice” list where the books are chosen by teens for teens. Visit today!
You can vote from October 14th – 20th. Results will be posted in early November.

Choose next year’s theme! Visit the Teen Read Week Web site and help pick next year’s Teen Read Week theme!

Give your opinions! Take the Teen Read Week Survey !

Read the next post for this week’s activities! 🙂

October 10, 2007

Teen Read Week Activities

Filed under: events, teen read week — SCPL Teens @ 10:29 pm

Tuesday, October 16th, 5:30-7 p.m.
West Regional
Howdy! Join us for an evening of line dancing instruction with Laurie. I don’t think there is anything Halloweeney about this, although if I show up, things might get scary on the dance floor.
contact: Jean or Dee 985-785-8471

Wednesday, October 17th, 3-4:30 p.m.
Need something to spiff up your Halloween wardrobe? (you know you do.) There will be Halloween t-shirt painting going on at Norco. Bring a white or an orange t-shirt, and let your inner pumpkin out!
contact: Christine 985-764-6581

Thursday, October 18th, 5:30-7 p.m.
East Regional
Mystery Night! Angela Day has disappeared! Who is this mysterious person, and where did she go? Did she run away, or was it something much more sinster?
contact: Devi 985-764-2366

Friday, October 19th, 3-4:30 p.m.
St. Rose
Learn the craft of Japanese Bookbinding… Nope, not Halloweeney in the least, but very fun. You can make your book look scary if you like!
Contact: Gerrie 504-465-0646

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