Next Week

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to an Interactive Movie Program featuring The Hunger Games on Thursday, May 30 at 5:00 p.m. in the second floor program room. Enjoy food, crafts, and other activities related to the film. Registration is required and space is limited.

The Summer Reading Program starts on Saturday, June 1. Sign up and keep track of how much you read to earn prizes and entries into a drawing. Visit the library for a list of special events happening all summer long.

Kick off the Library’s Summer Reading Program with a pool party at Riverside Park’s Aquatic Center on Sunday, June 2 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Patrons should arrive by 6:30 p.m. in order to be admitted to the party. All pool rules must be followed. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration for this program constitutes registration for the summer reading program.

Would you like to help out with special events at the Library this summer? Teen Assistants ages 13 to 18 are needed to help with the following programs:

  • Live Clue—June 6 @ 6:00 p.m.
  • Tie Dye—June 22 @ 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Messing Around—July 1 @ 10:00 a.m.
  • Outdoor Discovery—July 2 @ 6:00 p.m.
  • Astronomy Club—July 16 @ 8:00-11:30 p.m.
  • Movie Sing-A-Long—July 19 @ 1:00 p.m.
  • Art Extravaganza—July 20 @ 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Escape Room—July 25 @ 2:00-7:00 p.m.

To sign up to help out with any of these programs for an hour or more, call the Library at 309-524-2470.

The Library will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

 

Check out events for teens at other area libraries:

Rock Island Public Library

Bettendorf Public Library

Davenport Public Library

East Moline Public Library

Silvis Public Library

River Valley District Library

Robert R. Jones Public Library

LeClaire Community Library

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A Librarian Reads…

The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds

Matt’s life started to fall apart the day he learned his mother had terminal cancer. Now that she’s gone, he’s missed several weeks of school and lost out on a job opportunity. His friends don’t know how to act around him. And his dad has started drinking again. He feels like his best opportunity is to work at Cluck Bucket, where at least there’s a cute girl working. But fate steps in and he’s offered a chance to work at a funeral home. It doesn’t seem like an ideal job, but Mr. Ray is kind and fair and pays well. And Matt soon finds another benefit; working at the funeral home gives him a chance to explore his grief through others experiencing the same thing.

This novel is highly recommended for readers in middle school and up who have experienced loss or have friends or family members who are grieving.

Featured Series

Michael Vey by Richard Paul Evans

Michael Vey, a fourteen-year-old who has Tourette’s syndrome and special electric powers, finds there are others like him, and must rely on his powers to save himself and the others from a diabolical group seeking to control them.

1) The Prisoner of Cell 25

2) Rise of the Elgen

3) Battle of the Ampere

4) Hunt for Jade Dragon

5) Storm of Lightning

6) Fall of Hades

7) The Final Spark

What’s New?

Check out these new titles in the Teen Corner at the Moline Public Library. Click on the title to go to the catalog to find the book or place a hold.

Descendant of the Crane by Joan He
Princess Hesina of Yan has always never wanted the responsibilities of the crown. But when her father is murdered, she’s suddenly the queen of an unstable kingdom. Determined to find her father’s killer, Hesina engages the aid of a soothsayer—a treasonous act, punishable by death. With the future of her kingdom at stake, can Hesina find justice for her father? Or will the cost be too high?

Sanctuary Somewhere by Brenna Dimmig
Seventeen-year-old Osmel dreams of being a meteorologist. His world is shattered when he finds out he is undocumented. Osmel fears his dreams for college and career are now impossible. Then, ICE begins raiding the orchards his family works in. Will Osmel and his family ever find safety and peace in the place they call home?

Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener
When Aggi and Max finally admitted their feelings for each other, it felt like love was beautiful and endless. Then their older siblings were in a fatal car accident, throwing their lives into chaos, including a restraining order between their families. When the two reunite at a party after a year apart, they find hope. Until tragedy strikes once more and tests everyone involved.

Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith (Bloodleaf, Book One)
Princess Aurelia is a prisoner to her crown and the heir that nobody wants. Surrounded by spirits and banned from using her blood-magic, she flees her country after an assassination attempt. Disguised as a commoner in a new land, she discovers a happiness her crown has never allowed and falls for a man who is forbidden to rule beside her. But her ghosts refuse to abandon her, and she is forced to choose between the weight of the crown and the freedom of her new life.

Killing November by Adriana Mather (Killing November, Book One)
It’s a school completely off the grid, hidden by dense forest and surrounded by traps. Classes include everything from Knife-Throwing and Poisons to the Art of Deception and Historical Analysis. All of the students are training to become assassins, counselors, spies, and master impersonators. November quickly discovers that friends are few in a school where personal revelations are discouraged and competition is everything. When another student is murdered, all eyes turn to November.

Next Week

Tween/Teen Gaming will take place on Wednesday, May 22 @ 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Enjoy a variety of video games, board games, and computer games at in the second floor program room. Drop in anytime. No registration required. Grades 6-12.

Help the library get ready for the Summer Reading Program at a Decorating Party on Friday, May 24 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Help us prepare materials and decorate while enjoying pizza and snacks. This is an after-hours program, and students must be in the library no later than 5:30 and picked up between 6:50 and 7:10. Registration is required and space is limited.

 

Check out events for teens at other area libraries:

Rock Island Public Library

Bettendorf Public Library

Davenport Public Library

East Moline Public Library

Silvis Public Library

River Valley District Library

Robert R. Jones Public Library

LeClaire Community Library

A Librarian Reads…

Resistance by Jennifer Nielsen

Chaya is only sixteen years old, but she’s already a seasoned warrior. As part of the Jewish Resistance in World War II, she has learned to smuggle, to lie, even to kill if needed to save her people. When a new girl, Esther, is added to her cell, Chaya doesn’t think she’s ready. And when their first mission together goes badly, she hopes the other girl will be sent away. But when the Nazis strike back against the Resistance, Chaya realizes she’ll have to accept any help she can get if she wants to continue her mission.

Recommended for fans of historical fiction and strong female characters in middle school and up.

2019 Morris Award

Morris

The William C. Morris YA Debut Award, first awarded in 2009, honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.  The award’s namesake is William C. Morris, an influential innovator in the publishing world and an advocate for marketing books for children and young adults. Bill Morris left an impressive mark on the field of children’s and young adult literature. He was beloved in the publishing field and the library profession for his generosity and marvelous enthusiasm for promoting literature for children and teens.

2019 Winner

Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

Marked by depression and high-school unpleasantness, Darius’ lackluster existence takes an unexpected turn when he travels to Iran to meet his grandparents for the first time. There, a meaningful friendship opens up new possibilities to Darius, whose sensitive soul-searching will resonate with many teens.

2019 Finalists

Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu (#Hockey, Book One)

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper