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The Keepers, a race of people with magical abilities, are seeking a supposedly-dead princess to place her on the throne and end political turmoil. Girls who look like the princess are being murdered, and Johanna Von Arlo, forced to work for Lord Rafael DeSilva after her father's suspicious death, is a dead-ringer for the missing princess.

Minutes after eighteen-year-old Bennett Bardo of Gordo, New Mexico, asks Sophie Gilkey, his dream girl, to prom and she says yes, she is abducted by aliens. Bennett catches a ride across the galaxy with a band of misfit musicians to find her.

After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim is dragged from her home in Ohio to the “wastelands” of Mississippi.  When she learns that her mother is sick in Ohio, Mim confronts her demons on a thousand-mile odyssey from “mosquitoland” to her Ohio mother that redefines her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.

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What’s new? As school begins again, our lives will quickly move from the bliss freedom of summertime to calendars full of assignments, pending due dates, and club meetings. Amidst the chaos of organizing our route, it’s important to realize that with a new school year is the potential to do something you’ve never done before. The mundane ‘same old, same old’ can be beaten- join a new club, pick up an instrument you’ve always wanted to learn, try out for a sport you’ve never played. Do new things. You never know what you’ll like until you try. The choice is yours.

Not sure where to start? Find inspiration in some of these stories:

Summer Intern in Youth Services at UAPL

Our post today was written by Harriet, one of the UAPL 2015 Youth Summer Interns.  Harriet is returning for her second summer internship with the Youth Department, one of only three interns to hold that distinction throughtout the years.  

Dear Readers,

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Super Power Saturdays - Teen Powers Abound: All Kinds of Powers!

Summer Library Club (SLC) is well underway and we are deep into exploring super powers in teen books. So far we have looked at super powers in fiction in the post Teen Super Powers...Read more

Super Power Saturdays - Teen Graphic Novels: We Started It All!

Welcome back to Super Power Saturdays. Last week started us off with a look at teen super powers in fiction novels in the blog post Teen Super Powers. This week we will take...Read more

Super Power Saturdays - Teen Super Powers

Welcome to Super Power Saturdays. Throughout Summer Library Club I will be posting a blog the second and fourth Saturdays in June and July that will highlight teen books with a focus on all things super powers. I will highlight teen powers in fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels, as well as...Read more

New Teen Discovery Kits!

New Teen Discovery Kits available for check out!

The UAPL has two new Discovery Kits just for teens!  Discovery Kits contain traditional materials like books and add a hands-on component.  They’re a fun way to learn and ...Read more

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Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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  • Cover of The Chess Queen Enigma (Stoker & Holmes, #3)

    Colleen Gleason
    The Chess Queen Enigma (Stoker & Holmes, #3)
    Rating: 4.17/5
  • Cover of The Many Lives of John Stone

    Linda Buckley-Archer
    The Many Lives of John Stone
    Rating: 3.67/5
  • Cover of A Madness So Discreet

    Mindy McGinnis
    A Madness So Discreet
    Rating: 3.91/5
  • Cover of Lizard Radio

    Pat Schmatz
    Lizard Radio
    Rating: 3.63/5
  • Cover of It's About Love

    Steven Camden
    It's About Love
    Rating: 3.92/5
  • Cover of Traffick (Tricks, #2)

    Ellen Hopkins
    Traffick (Tricks, #2)
    Rating: 4.33/5
  • Cover of The Trouble in Me

    Jack Gantos
    The Trouble in Me
    Rating: 4.13/5
  • Cover of Date with a Rockstar

    Sarah Gagnon
    Date with a Rockstar
    Rating: 3.69/5
  • Cover of The Haunting of Springett Hall

    E.B. Wheeler
    The Haunting of Springett Hall
    Rating: 4.19/5
  • Cover of Are You Still There

    Sarah Lynn Scheerger
    Are You Still There
    Rating: 3.46/5
  • Cover of The Masked Truth

    Kelley Armstrong
    The Masked Truth
    Rating: 4.28/5
  • Cover of The Fall of the House of West

    Paul Pope
    The Fall of the House of West
    Rating: 3.42/5

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Teen Book Clubs

Pre-Pub Club

Read it before your friends do! Here’s a chance to snag an advanced reader copy of book that hasn't been published yet. Open to teens in grades 9-12. The Pre-Pub Club meets the last Wednesday of the month at 7pm except for May.

The UA High School Book Club

This club meets once a month in the LC classroom at 3:00 pm. Juice and cookies are provided by the Upper Arlington Public Library Friends of the Library Board. Each month the group decides on a book to read for the following meeting. Please join us - all are welcome!

Book Club in a Bag for Teens

Each Book Club in a Bag has 8-10 copies of a book in one handy carrier along with discussion guides and questions. Start your own book club today; we've got the materials ready for you!

For a list of titles available especially for teens, click here.

For general guidelines to starting and running a bookclub, click here.

How-To: Get a Book Club Started...and Keep it Going

You like to read. Your friends like to read. You almost have a book club! 

If you would like some info on how do you figure out what to read, get organized and keep the club alive, we have compiled some tips for you in this short guide that can help you.