The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Youth Librarian

About the Blog

The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Youth Librarian is a blog for teens. Youth Services Librarian, Ann Hardginski, will share info about great books for teens, cool websites, homework help, and other info related to teen services at the library.

Teen Presidential Choices

Just about every day we are hearing news about possible presidential candidates for the 2016 election. 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.

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!

2015 Teens' Top Ten List

Look what's arrived just in time for summer reading! Here is the 2015 list of nominees for the Teens" Top Ten--books nominated by teens for teens.

Movie Sequel to The Maze Runner

Check out the trailer for The Scorch Trials!