This year’s summer reading theme for tweens & teens ages, 11 – 18 is “Young Adults Escape the Ordinary!” Visit the Library’s website at www.franklintwp.org (or click here) to register. Prizes are on display in the Main Library – Historical Room showcase. Earn prizes for every 250 pages you read this summer!
Did you know that we have a great selection of Young Adult books? Did you also know that lots of adults read YA too? This ever-changing collection has tons of great reads! If you’re looking for somewhere to start, we recommend checking out our YA Staff Pick Bookmarks, our Book Recommendation Pinterest board which . . . → Read More: Not sure what to read next?
The Library’s 2015 Winter Reading Program has begun!
11 & under – “Night at the movies”
12 & older – “Never judge a book by its movie”
Please visit the Library’s website (www.franklintwp.org) and sign up today. Prizes are on display at the Main Library in the Historical Room showcase. Remember, all reading counts…INCLUDING SCHOOL . . . → Read More: Winter Reading Program has begun
Banned books are books that have been removed from the shelves of a library, bookstore, or classroom due to controversial content. A book may be challenged (an attempt to ban) or banned on political, religious, sexual, or social grounds. The acts of banning or challenging a book are a serious matter, because these are forms . . . → Read More: Banned Books Week September 21 – 27, 2014
It is time to vote for your favorite Young Adult books of 2014! The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will be announcing the “Teens’ Top Ten” titles of 2014 on October 20th. Voting will be held from August 15 – October 18, 2014. click here to VOTE NOW! . . . → Read More: YALSA Teens’ Top Ten List 2014!
It is time to apply for the Franklin Township Public Library’s 2014 Summer Reading Buddies Program. This 6-week program takes place Monday evenings, at the Main Library – Children’s Department (July 7th – August 11th). Reading Buddies is a social program that promotes literacy through paired reading. Teens earn volunteer credit by helping young readers . . . → Read More: 2014 Summer Reading Buddies
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?
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”