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Alright, here it is - our first online teen CONTEST with prizes! The Forbidden Challenge!
As part of Banned Books Week (September 30 - October 6), I've made a survey of the 109 most challenged/banned book of the past 12 years. Follow this link and check the box of every banned book you've read. Honor system - ya'll.
What was the best teen book you read in the last year (or so)?
As part of Teen Read Week (Oct. 14-20), we're compiling a list of our favorite YA books from 2012 - or thereabouts. We're not going to give your choice the ax because it was published in 2011. Now, if your book came out in 2005...it's gonna see the chopping block.
Teen Advisory Board registration is open! (Grades 6-12th)
We have a great line up of new science programs for the fall. Science Explorers for grades 1-2 combines basic science concepts with hands-on activities. No previous lab experience is necessary, so sign up today for the first two programs in the series. We'll meet on Tuesday, September 4 & October 30, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Youth Services Activity Room.
Look what's coming out on Sept. 21st!
And, just in time, too! Did you see what we're reading for the September's Mocha and More Book Discussion? It's:
The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Every year the American Library Association chooses a children's book of outstanding literary quality to be awarded the Newbery Medal. At the Mock Newbery Book Discussions participants read 2012 books that have been receiving starred reviews and have a strong chance of winning the medal. If you are in grades 4-7, register at the Youth Services Desk to join us on Wednesday September 12 from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Getting ready to go back to school? Stop at the display in the Youth Service Department where bunches of books on the topic are displayed. In one of the books Mr. President Goes to School by Rick Walton, the President is tired of all the problems to be solved.
How about The Fault In Our Stars? Or Legend? Maybe Where She Went? Don't forget about Divergent!
Do you have a favorite book (or 3) from the past year? Do you think it deserves to be on the Teen's Top Ten list? Well then, head over to the YALSA Teens' Top Ten page and vote for your top 3 books!
Are you a young author or illustrator? Then register today for the Apprentices of the Book Empire, an authors and illustrators Club for grades 2-6. Starting Wednesday, September 12th, bring your finished story or manuscript to be illustrated and peer reviewed. Later, you will illustrate someone else’s story, learn about book design and the publishing process, and have your story published by the library! By the end of this five-week program, your story will be an official library book for others to check out and admire.
The Northbrook Public Library Board of Trustees seeks a candidate to fill a temporary vacancy on the Library Board. The selected candidate will serve until the next regular election on April 9, 2013.
The Library Board is composed of seven members and Trustees must be residents of incorporated Northbrook. On average, the Trustee position takes a commitment of up to 12-15 hours per month (this includes 1-2 meetings and preparation).