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Banned Books Week September 21 – 27, 2014

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

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YALSA Teens’ Top Ten List 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!

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2014 Summer Reading Buddies

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

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Did you know today was author Ronald Koertge’s birthday?

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?

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Did you know today was author T. A. Barron’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?

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Did you know today was author Ralph Fletcher’s birthday?

Ralph Fletcher is a writer of children’s picture books, young adult fiction, and poetry. Have you read any of these?

The Sandman

Flying Solo

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?

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“Beware the Ides of March”

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”

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Blind Date with a Book @ FTPL!

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!

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For Those Who Prefer The Real World…Staff Pick Dec.23rd – 29th

This week’s staff pick is Under the Bridge by Michael B. Harmon.

Wearing a police wire, a skateboarding street boy confronts the drug dealer who threatens to kill his brother. A fast-paced and highly charged novel capturing the enduring bond between brothers and their struggle for survival.

. . . → Read More: For Those Who Prefer The Real World…Staff Pick Dec.23rd – 29th

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For Those Who Want More Magic, Mayhem, and Chaos…Staff Pick Dec.23rd – 29th

This weeks staff pick is Across the Universe by Beth Revis.

It’s a cryogenic nightmare. Amy decided to leave everything behind her and join her parents as a member of Project Ark Ship. The plan was to travel on the spaceship Godspeed cryogenically frozen to a new planet. The journey was to last 300 years. . . . → Read More: For Those Who Want More Magic, Mayhem, and Chaos…Staff Pick Dec.23rd – 29th