The PVLD Teen Filmmakers have posted their latest video, “Read Your Way to Italy,” on the library’s YouTube page. The approximately 4-minute production dramatically portrays how books can transport readers to magical new lands!
The Teen Filmmakers welcome new members all year long. We meet every other Saturday at the Peninsula Center Library from 1 to 2 p.m. For details, contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on Support Teen Literature Day, the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year. The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a national association of librarians, library workers and advocates whose mission is to expand and strengthen library services for teens, aged 12-18.
The Top Ten!
1). Roth, Veronica Divergent 2011 Abnegation (selfless), Erudite (intelligence), Candor (honesty), Amity(peace), or Dauntless (brave): where would you fit? Beatrice lives in a society where she must choose either to remain with her family’s faction or set off towards independence and her beliefs. And what happens when the unity between these factions begins to fall apart?
2). Green, John The Fault in Our Stars 2012 Hazel and Augustus meet and forge a relationship at a support group for kids battling cancer. As Hazel and Augustus struggle with the “side-effects of dying,” they come to learn the strength of wishes, the complexities of long human lives, and the wondrous ways of the universe.
3). Lu, Marie Legend 2011 June, a fifteen-year-old military prodigy, is hunting Day, the outlaw she believes is responsible for her brother’s death. What will happen when the two meet and discover the government is corrupt?
4). Riggs, Ransom Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 2011 When Jacob was little, his grandfather would tell him stories of the fantastical children’s home where he grew up and the seemingly magical kids who lived there with him. When his grandfather is killed, Jacob sets out to find the home where these children lived, unearthing a magical secret and uncovering his true heritage.
5). Dessen, Sarah What Happened to Goodbye 2011 Ever since Mclean’s parents divorced, she has lived in four towns in two years – each time taking on a new persona. Mclean expects to leave Lakeview in six months, but soon finds that she doesn’t want to – she just wants to be herself.
6). Revis, Beth Across the Universe 2011 Cryogenically frozen centuries ago, Amy and her parents are on their way to a new planet aboard the spaceship, Godspeed. Unplugged from her cryo chamber, Amy discovers she has been awoken 50 years early, in a failed murder attempt. With Elder, the future leader of the ship, by her side they are on an adventure filled with murder, lies, dreams, and stars.
7). Meyer, Marissa Cinder 2012 A futuristic retelling of the classic Cinderella, Cinder, a cyborg and talented mechanic, lives with her cruel stepmother and two stepsisters in the plague-ridden New Beijing. Soon after meeting Prince Kai, Cinder must find the truths of her past, which may help to save the future.
8). Stiefvater, Maggie The Scorpio Races 2011 Every November, the beaches of Thisby come alive with the Scorpio Races. The water horses are vicious, the terrain is treacherous, and death is likely, but the reward can be beyond anything you could imagine. Puck Connolly is racing for her family, Sean Kendrick for his passion—but only one can win The Scorpio Races.
9). Forman, Gayle Where She Went 2011 This sequel to Gayle Forman’s If I Stay is narrated by Adam, Mia’s ex-boyfriend. Shortly after the devastating accident that killed Mia’s family, the talented cellist moves to New York, where an accidental meeting brings them back together.
10). Cabot, Meg Abandon 2012 Pierce has experienced death before and barely escaped. When she moves from her old town to a town called Isla Huesos – Island of Bones – for a new start, she realizes that death wants her back. Can she escape death once again?
Read 1,000 pages this Summer and earn a $5 Amazon Gift Certificate plus an entry into the grand prize drawing for an iPod Nano*. Every teen who reads 1,000 pages will also be eligible to attend PVLD’s first Library Lock-In on Friday, August 17th. From 7pm-Midnight we’ll be “Owning the Night” Zombie-style with games, movies, food, prizes, and general Zombie mayhem!
Want more? Once you complete your first 1,000 pages, you can continue and earn another $5 Amazon Gift Certificate by reading another 1,000 pages!
The first day to sign up is Monday, June 4th and the first day to turn in your first log is Monday, June 11th. Beginning June 18th you can visit any PVLD library and guess the title of the shredded-book-in-a-jar to earn another entry for the iPod Nano drawing! There will be a new shredded book to guess every two weeks through August 10th.
*Drawing will be held on August 17th. Winner need not be present.