Ronald Koertge is famous for his angst-filled, fast-paced, witty, realistic fiction. His often offbeat characters, frank depictions of teenage life, and humorous dialogue make these coming-of-age stories engaging for teen readers. Koertge explores themes of friendship, self-acceptance, death, young love, and family relationships. He is not afraid to touch upon controversial subjects in his stories. . . . → Read More: Did you know today was author Ronald Koertge’s birthday?
T. A. Barron is famous for writing fast paced, action-filled, world building fantasy fiction. Most stories are heroic quests filled with twists on Arthurian legends, and other myths. Have you read any of these: The Lost Years of Merlin (The Lost Years of Merlin series) Child of the Dark Prophecy (Greater Tree of Avalon series) . . . → Read More: Did you know today was author T. A. Barron’s birthday?
Ralph Fletcher is a writer of children’s picture books, young adult fiction, and poetry. Have you read any of these?
Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem From the Inside Out
Young Adult reader’s that enjoy works by Ralph Fletcher, might also like the works of Paul . . . → Read More: Did you know today was author Ralph Fletcher’s birthday?
Here are some fun facts about Pi (3.14) that you may not have known:
Pi (Π) is the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet. Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter (Π = c/d) Π became the commonly used symbol for Pi around 1706 thanks to Mr. William . . . → Read More: Happy Pi Day!
The Franklin Township Public Library is happy to welcome back Ameer Sohrawardy, an assistant professor of English Literature at Rutgers University – Newark, with more than 10 years of experience as an SAT instructor. Professor Sohrawardy will be presenting successful strategies that students can use to confidently handle both the written and essay portions of . . . → Read More: Free SAT Review @ the Library!
The Ides of March is approaching…
Find out what hysterical, tragic, romantic, and devious twists await Shakespeare’s characters. Stop by the Main Library and check out the Young Adult Room Display highlighting some of the Bard’s famous works.
Happy Reading! . . . → Read More: “Beware the Ides of March”
Valentine’s Day is around the corner… This February treat yourself to something unexpected! Take a chance, and check out a book from the Main Library’s Teen Room “Blind Date with a Book” display. Happy reading everyone! . . . → Read More: Blind Date with a Book @ FTPL!
It’s just about time for the Franklin Township Library’s Winter Reading Program! Enjoy eight weeks of reading prizes and earn chances to win a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble! The reading program is open to active library card holders ages 12 and older.
. . . → Read More: 2014 Winter Reading Program!
The Library would like to thank all of the young adults that participated in this summer’s “Beneath the Surface” teen reading program. All of the grand prize raffle winners have been selected and notified. We look forward to reading with you all again next summer. Happy back to school everyone!
The 2013 Young Adult Summer Poster Raffles are now over. Thank you to all participants, and congratulations to all of our winners! Keep an eye out for more poster raffles throughout the school year!