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July Events for Teens

Here is what is happening in July for teens (grades 6-12):

  • July 7--Throwback Games in Little Chute at 1:30 p.m. Reminisce with old school games such as Wii bowling and board games.
  • July 7--Ghostbusters Movie Night in Kimberly at 6 p.m. Enjoy the 1984 classic before the theatrical release of the newest Ghostbusters film on July 15. We’ll have themed snacks and popcorn to munch while you watch. Rated PG. 
  • July 11--Macra-Mania! in Little Chute at 1:30 p.m. Learn how to make a bracelet or lanyard using parachute cord.
  • July 21--Teen Movie at 1:30 p.m. in Kimberly. Enjoy a new-to-DVD release with free pizza and soda.
  • July 25--Classic Movie: Chariots of Fire in Little Chute at 1 p.m. This1981 classic is the internationally acclaimed Oscar-winning drama of two very different men who compete as runners in the 1924 Paris Olympics. Refreshments will be served.

Have you been discovering lots of great teen reads? Your hours of reading will really count this summer as we try to reach our goal of 25,000 hours of reading in our effort to raise $1000 for Special Olympics. Be sure to record on your summer reading log the number of hours you've read each week to help us reach that top goal.

Hope to see you at the library!

Emoji Reads

Check out these awesome emoji book plots!

http://www.epicreads.com/blog/emojireads-book-plots-in-140-characters-or-less/

Try to make one of your own with your favorite teen read.

Writing Opportunity for Teens

Need something impressive for your college application? Dear Reader's Teen Book Club is looking for teens who would like to write the "Dear Reader" column for one of the weekly teen books. It's fun, doesn't take a lot of time, and the columns will be published in the Teen Book Club! In addition to great resume material, a brand new bonus is the chance to win books. Each month they will be drawing the names of at least two teen columnists and sending them a free book.
 
Sound great? Email Tiffany at Teen [at] DearReader [dot] com and put I WANT TO BE A TEEN COLUMNIST on the subject line.

Happy New Year of YA Reading

Happy New Year! As we look forward to more great teen books to come in 2016, check out this list of the best of 2015 to make sure you didn't miss any fantastic reads. What were some of your favorites of the past year?

Winter Break Teen Movie

The Little Chute Library will be showing the movie The Scorch Trials on Wednesday, December 30 at 1 p.m. Come enjoy some free popcorn as you watch the second installment of the Maze Runner series based on the books by James Dashner. Be sure to check out the series-- great reads during your winter break!

Teen Presidential Choices

Just about every day we are hearing news about possible presidential candidates for the 2016 election. Teenreads.com asked teen board members this interesting question: If you could choose any book character to be the President of the United States, who would you pick, and why? 

See the teens' anwers in this article. Do you agree with their choices? Who would you choose?

Twilight Reimagined

two book covers with hands holding apples

The wildly popular vampire romance Twilight is celebrating its tenth anniversary. In honor of this, author Stephenie Meyer has reimagined her story with reversed gender roles in her new companion book, Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined. The main character is now a boy named Beau who is attracted to a mysterious golden-eyed vampire named Edythe. Jacob fans, don't worry--he is in the story as Julie. The new book is packaged with the original for this tenth anniversary edition.

Do you think this is an interesting twist? Will Twilight fans love it or leave it? Check it out and see for yourself.

Voting Open for Teens' Top Ten

Voting is now open for the 2015 Teens' Top Ten. Help choose the books recommended by teens for teens. You may vote now until October 24 for your favorite titles of the previous year. This is a great place to find the best reads, and check out previous years' winners for more great reading suggestions.

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens/

Too bad I am too old to vote. My top fave is The Shadow Throne by Jennifer Nielsen, the third book of the Ascendance trilogy--absolutely loved these books on audio!