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

RonaldKoertge_April22Ronald 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.


Have you read any of these:

Stoner & Spaz

Boy Girl Boy


Fans of Ronald Koertge’s writing might also enjoy the works of Ned Vizzini, such as:

The Other Normals

It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Be More Chill

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

taBarron_Birthday_March26T. 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)

Atlantis Rising

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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 Fleischman:



Bull Run

The Borning Room

Happy Pi Day!

Here are some fun facts about Pi (3.14) that you may not have pi-pieknown:


  • 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 Jones.

  • Π has no exact value.

  • Chao Lu (of China) holds the Guinness World Record for memorizing & reciting the digits of Π up to 67,890 places (as of November 20 2005).


Free SAT Review @ the Library!

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 the SAT exam.  Continue reading Free SAT Review @ the Library!

“Beware the Ides of March”

The Ides of March is approaching…

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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!

Blind Date with a Book @ FTPL!

Valentine’s Day is around the corner…2014 Blind Date with a Book

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!

2014 Winter Reading Program!

“Destination: READ”

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. 

Registration begins JANUARY 21, 2014.

Register online at www.franklintwp.org, or at the Adult Reference Desk.

Summer Reading Raffle Winners have been notified!

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!

YA Summer Poster Raffles have ended!

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!