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Round 2 - Westerly Teen Space Battle of the Books

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 1:03pm -- SBarta

It is that time of year - March Madness!  Don't worry, you don't have to know anything about basketball because this one is for the book lovers.  We are started with sixteen fantastic books, and each week two books will battle it out until only one book remains.  Who will win the Westerly Teen Space March Madness Battle of the Books, so vote today!

We are now down to eight titles!  Vote now!

Check out what teens read for Winter Book Bingo!

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 4:55pm -- SBarta

Try one of these titles!  All of these books were read by teens who participated in winter book bingo!

1. Through the Woods, by Emily Carrol

2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie

3. Witch (bk. 3 & 4), by James Patterson

4. Midwinterblood, by Marcus Sedgwick

5. Long Way Gone, by Ishmael Beah

6. Found, by Margaret Peterson Haddix

7. Neighborhood Sharks, by Katherine Roy

8. A Night Divided, Jennifer Nielsen

9. El Deafo, by Cece Bell

10. Marvels, by Brian Selznick

Teen Survey

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 11:15am -- SBarta

We are conducting a teen survey, which will help us make plans for the physical teen space and guide future programs.  Please, take our survey and help shape the future of teen services at the Westerly Library.  This survey is for teens in grades 6-12.

So many books!

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 3:45pm -- SBarta

What a summer here at the Westerly Library Teen Space!  This was my first summer at the Westerly Library, and the first big teen summer program here in recent years, so I was a little nervous about how the summer would go.  Of course, the summer turned out great and we had a lot of fun.  I want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated by attending programs, reading books and volunteering. 

The official reading stats are quite impressive.  We had 70 teens read 326 books this summer!  That's a lot of books!  Here are a few highlights:

2016 RI Teen Book Award Nominations

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 3:09pm -- SBarta

The 2016 RI Teen Book Award nominations are out, and the list looks great!  What are your favorites?

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill*

And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard*

Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulbert

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn*

Dogs of War by Sheila Keenan

Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming

Forget Me by K.A. Harrington

Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King*

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