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Submitted by: seclark on 09/30/2020 - 2:55pm
Hey Teens and Happy Wednesday! All week long libraries and booksellers are celebrating Banned Books Week. Each year hundreds of books are challenged by parents, educators or religous institutions for explicit language, violence, racism, witchcraft and many other reasons. Banned Books Week brings awareness to readers and encourages everyone to celebrate their freedom to read. A list of the Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2019 can be found...
Submitted by: SKobos on 09/29/2020 - 12:16pm
How is it almost October already? Curl up with one of these new reads as you watch the leaves change. Find one as an ...
Submitted by: seclark on 09/25/2020 - 11:23am
Hey Teens and Happy Friday! National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th through October 15th. During this time we recognize the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture and achievements of the United States. September is also Rhode Island Heritage Month so its a great time to educate, celebrate and read! Below are a few nominees for the 2021 RI Latino Books Month in May. Participants are...
Submitted by: SKobos on 09/23/2020 - 1:05pm
Interested in coming to our (mostly) biweekly virtual book club? Well, grab a copy of Jerry Spinelli's Stargirl and read the first 19 chapters, and join us on Zoom on October 1! Please email skobos@westerlylibrary.org to register. Our last book was the great Children of...
Submitted by: SKobos on 09/22/2020 - 2:25pm
Check out some of the new teen books to come out this week. Find one as an ebook, see if it's available on ...
Submitted by: seclark on 09/16/2020 - 12:33pm
Hey Teens and Happy Wednesday! Fall is in the air and a great time to highlight some popular YA suspense and thrillers. There are many titles available on OverDrive or search the catalog to find books available in the Teen Space.  They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman...
Submitted by: SKobos on 09/15/2020 - 2:18pm
Happy start of the school year! Check out some of the new teen books to come out this week. Find one as an ebook,...
Submitted by: seclark on 09/11/2020 - 11:26am
It is hard to believe it 19 years have passed since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Many people reflect on where they were and what they felt that tragic day. However many young adults were either not born yet or were too young to understand the significance of the event. Reading about this day is a great way to gain an understanding of how it changed life for millions of people. Check out the titles below available on OverDrive. ...
Submitted by: SKobos on 09/09/2020 - 3:52pm
Happy September! Check out some of the new teen books to come out this week (and some from last week), as you get ready to head back to school and into the fall. Find one as an ...
Submitted by: seclark on 09/08/2020 - 2:16pm
Hey Teens did you know that September is Suicide Awareness Month? Coming up on Thursday, September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. All month long people are bringing awareness to themselves and others. There are many YA books that deal with mental illness, trauma and healing. Many resources are available to educate and relate to other people's experiences. Below are some informational resources and YA reads on the topic. My favorite is...

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