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Summer Reading 2014 Updates

Summer Reading Club Update

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Cool Pool Reads

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It's Summer!  The best place to be is at the pool, except when you are at the library!  When you are sitting in your deck chair hanging out in the sun (or shade), check out these reads to keep you cool.  

  • Mermaid Park by Beth Mayall
  • Surrounded By Sharks by Michael Northrop
  • Stotan by Chris Crutcher
  • Of Poseidon (First in the Syrena Legacy Trilogy) by Anna Banks
  • The Vicious Deep (First in the Vicious Deep Series) by Zoraida Cordova
  • Swim the Fly by Don Calame

Be a Giver on World Book Night!

Want to be a World Book Night book giver on April 23, 2014, in support of literacy and community?...Read more

Teen Video Challenge

Calling all Teens! Spark your creativity and win some cash and fame!  Create a video...Read more

Trick or Treat: Visit these strange, dark, and sometimes even humorous, reads for Halloween. You never know what awaits you!

It's that time again. The air is cool and crisp, the days are growing shorter, and the night is coming to life. What mysteries lie in dark? What stories will you uncover deep in the piling leaves? As the shadows come alive, magic awaits around corners and in the pages of new found books. For...Read more

Smoothies

berry smoothie in a glass with blenderA smoothie is a great way to start the day.  Smoothies are quick...Read more

Book Detective: Unscramble the Jumble to Reveal the Book

It's time for some summer fun! And what's better fun than word puzzles and books! ;-) So, I have combined a great list of novels with the fun of Word Jumbles. The theme of this list is dystopia - so if you're between books and not sure what to read next, eagerly waiting for book three of...Read more

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Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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  • Cover of Middle School: Save Rafe! (Middle School, #5)

    James Patterson
    Middle School: Save Rafe! (Middle School, #5)
    Rating: 4.28/5
  • Cover of Everything Leads to You

    Nina LaCour
    Everything Leads to You
    Rating: 4.02/5
  • Cover of Complicit

    Stephanie Kuehn
    Complicit
    Rating: 3.79/5
  • Cover of The Garden of Darkness

    Gillian Murray Kendall
    The Garden of Darkness
    Rating: 4/5
  • Cover of The Body in the Woods (Point Last Seen, #1)

    April Henry
    The Body in the Woods (Point Last Seen, #1)
    Rating: 3.51/5
  • Cover of License to Spill (Pretenders, #2)

    Lisi Harrison
    License to Spill (Pretenders, #2)
    Rating: 3.87/5
  • Cover of Dirt Bikes, Drones, and Other Ways to Fly

    Conrad Wesselhoeft
    Dirt Bikes, Drones, and Other Ways to Fly
    Rating: 4.48/5
  • Cover of Bad Luck Girl (The American Fairy, #3)

    Sarah Zettel
    Bad Luck Girl (The American Fairy, #3)
    Rating: 3.86/5
  • Cover of I Am the Mission (The Unknown Assassin, #2)

    Allen Zadoff
    I Am the Mission (The Unknown Assassin, #2)
    Rating: 4.28/5
  • Cover of On the Road to Find Out

    Rachel Toor
    On the Road to Find Out
    Rating: 3.19/5
  • Cover of Love by the Morning Star

    Laura L. Sullivan
    Love by the Morning Star
    Rating: 3.43/5
  • Cover of Hungry

    H.A. Swain
    Hungry
    Rating: 3.51/5

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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.