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Best Books of 2020

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 10:42am -- seclark

Hey Everyone and Happy Wednesday! As we approach a new year let's take a look at some of the best YA titles of 2020. There are many great books to choose from, but the selections below were chosen by BOOK RIOT. A great resource for recommendations, reviews and articles on YA books. If you have a few favorites of your own let us know! We are always interested in what our teens are reading. Stop in the Teen Space or email teens@westerlylibrary.org and give us your top picks of 2020.

Happy Thanksgiving

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 10:45am -- seclark

Hey everyone and Happy Thanksgiving! While it may look different this year, I hope you are still among (immediate) family members to celebrate. As we head into the long weekend I thought I would highlight some feel good YA books about families, friends and relationships. Click on the link below for a digital version or visit us in the Teen Space for a physical copy. Have a safe and wonderful weekend! 

World Kindness Day

Fri, 11/13/2020 - 3:37pm -- seclark

Happy Friday Everyone! Even though it should be celebrated everyday, today is World Kindness Day. Each year on November 13th people around the globe are encouraging good deeds and spreading the love to each other, themselves and the planet. Simple ways to spread kindness can be a compliment, writing someone a positive note or reaching out to someone you haven't spoken to in a while. You can express gratitude, volunteer or pick up trash. Small acts really do make a big difference. Check out the new book below curated by Lady Gaga and her team with inspiring stories from young adults.

New November Books

Tue, 11/10/2020 - 11:18am -- seclark

Hey Teens! Check out these new young adult titles coming out in November! Be on the lookout to check out a physical or digital copy. 

 

These Violent Delights (Book 1) by Chloe Gong

The year is 1926, and Shanghai hums to the tune of debauchery.

Enola Holmes Read-A-Likes

Fri, 11/06/2020 - 12:29pm -- seclark

Hey Teens and Happy Friday! Have you been enjoying the adventures of Enola Holmes on Netflix? If you're interested in historical mysteries and detective work check out the Enola Holmes book series. The list below are some suggestions for similar reads. Click on the link below to get started and have a great weekend!

National Cat Day

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 6:12pm -- seclark

Hey Everyone and Happy National Cat Day! Every cat lover knows we celebrate our little friends everyday. But I thought it would be fun to highlight some feline related YA reads. Click on the titles below and curl up with your favorite furry friend. Have a great weekend and Happy Halloween!

Feral by Bev Cooke 

New eBooks

Thu, 10/22/2020 - 6:03pm -- seclark

Hey Teens! If you are still enjoying digital titles from home check out these new ebooks available on OverDrive. Find your next favorite read and many more by clicking the titles below. There might be a small waitlist for popular titles but they are most likely worth waiting for. Have a great weekend! 

YA Horror

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 3:44pm -- seclark

Hey Teens and Happy Friday! Halloween is only two short weeks away and while you patiently wait check out these teen horror reads. The selections below and many more can be found on OverDrive or visit the Teen Space to check out a physical copy. The library is now back to regular business hours for browsing, no appointment needed!

Witchy Reads

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 10:38am -- seclark

Hey Teens and Happy Wednesday! There are so many things to love about October. Leaves are changing, air is cooler and its a great time to curl up with some exciting witchy reads. OverDrive has a wide selection of witch themed YA titles to choose from to put you in the Halloween spirit. Below are some enchanting books to get started. 

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