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

Genius: The Game by Leopoldo Gout
Get ready for Zero Hour as 200 geniuses from around the world go head to head in a competition hand-devised by India’s youngest CEO and visionary. The stakes are higher than you can imagine. Like life and death. Welcome to the revolution. And get ready to run.

How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather (How to Hang a Witch, Book One)
Sam is a descendant of Cotton Mather, one of the men responsible for the Salem witch trials. When she and her stepmother move to Salem she finds herself the enemy of a group of girls who are the descendents on the other side of those trials. As if that weren’t bad enough, she also meets a ghost and discovers a centuries old curse that may cause history to repeat itself.

The Inside of Out by Jenn Marie Thorne
When Daisy’s best friend Hannah comes out the day before junior year, Daisy dives 100% into ally status. She leads a charge to end their school’s antiquated ban on same-sex dates at dances and doesn’t care what people think about her. That is, until her story goes viral and her good intentions start causing more problems than they’re solving.

The Hill by Karen Bass
When Kyle finds Jared after a plane crash in the Alberta wilderness, he’s more than willing to help. So when Jared insists on seeking cell reception on a hill Kyle’s Cree grandmother insists is forbidden, he reluctantly follows. Not only do they not find cell reception, after a night spent on the hill they find themselves in the middle of a nightmare.

The Gilded Cage by Lucinda Gray
After moving from Virginia to Walthingham Hall in England, Katherine feels like her new life is a dream. But the splendor of upper-class England in the 1820s is shattered when her brother mysteriously drowns. She is expected to follow mourning customs, but she can’t accept her brother’s death was an accident. And the more she searches, the more strangeness she finds.

Next Week

Thursday, September 29 @ 6:00 p.m.
Students in grades 4-8 are invited to make their own glow-in-the-dark bouncy balls and slime.

A Librarian Reads…

Ask Me How I Got Here by Christine Hepperman

Addie has always been a good girl—good athlete, good student, good friend, good daughter. A girl like that isn’t supposed to get pregnant. And she certainly isn’t supposed to make the choice she did. Now Addie doesn’t know where she fits in, or even who she’s supposed to be.

This powerful novel in verse explores several serious issues and is recommended for high school and up.


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The YA Book Prize

The YA Book Prize, presented by The Bookseller magazine in the United Kingdom, is a new award for UK and Irish YA books.

The winner of the 2015 YA Book Prize is Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill. 

Other titles on the 2015 short list were:

  • A Song for Ella Grey by David Almond
  • Salvage by Keren David
  • Say Her Name by James Dawson
  • Lobsters by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison
  • Half Bad by Sally Green
  • Finding a Voice by Kim Hood
  • Goose by Dawn O’Porter
  • Trouble by Non Pratt
  • The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick


Around Town

Check out these events around town…

September 21 – Teen Gaming @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)

September 21 – Teen Fun on Early Release @ Bettendorf Public Library

September 22 – Teen Gaming Night – @ Rock Island Public Library

September 22 – Young Adult After School Hangout @ Bettendorf Public Library

September 22 – DIY Glitter Calming Jars @ East Moline Public Library

September 23 – Lisa Frank Palooza – @ Rock Island Public Library

September 23 – Young Adult After School Hangout @ Bettendorf Public Library

September 23 – Retro Movie: Harry and the Hendersons @ River Valley District Library

September 24 – Wizard of Oz Party @ Davenport Public Library (Main)

September 24 – Movie: The Jungle Book @ Silvis Public Library

September 26 – Minecraft Mondays @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)

September 26 – Young Adult After School Hangout @ Bettendorf Public Library

September 27 – Banned Books Read In – @ Rock Island Public Library

September 27 – Young Adult After School Hangout @ Bettendorf Public Library



Would you like your teen-friendly events listed here? Let me know in the comments.

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

Life Before by Michele Bacon
Xander can’t wait for high school to end so he can start his real life. He’s tired of hiding secrets from everyone. But instead of kicking off an amazing summer, graduation day brings terror. His family’s secrets are thrust out into the open, forcing Xander to confront his greatest fear. Or run from it. Armed with a fake ID, cash, and a knife, Xander’s real life isn’t quite what he’d hope for.

Beneath Wandering Stars by Ashlee Cowles
Gabriela promised her brother that if anything ever happened to him, she would walk the Camino de Santiago through Spain, making a pilgrimage in his name. When he is horribly wounded in Afghanistan, she sets out with his best friend, a boy she has despised all her life.

The Smaller Evil by Stephanie Kuehn
Arman has stolen two-thousand dollars from his meth-head stepfather to attend an expensive self-help retreat in the remote hills of Big Sur. The leader, Beau, takes Arman under his wing, the first person to ever believe he’s anything more than a failure. But there’s something strange about the program, and when Beau disappears, Arman must rely on the person he’s always trusted the least: himself.

The Darkest Lie by Pintip Dunn
CeCe and her mother were as close as two people could be. Or at least she thought so. When her mother commits suicide after accusations of having sex with a student, CeCe is left confused and alone. Now she’s volunteering at the school’s crisis hotline and trying to piece together fragmented clues that point to a twisted secret at the heart of her community.

Riverkeep by Martin Stewart
Wull’s father is the Riverkeep, keeping the Danék clear for boats and fishing corpses from its depth. But when he is pulled into the river and emerges possessed by a dark spirit, Wull becomes the Riverkeep, but also must find a way to care for his father. A cure might exist, far away in the belly of a great sea-dwelling beast. Now he must travel down the very river his family has always protected, facing creatures touched by magic and madness and alchemy, and maybe finding a courage he never knew he possessed.

Next Week

Wednesday, September 21 @ 6:00 p.m.
Celtic Music Jam
is an informal performance of all talent levels. Bring your instrument and join in, or stop by to listen.

Thursday, September 22 @ 6:00 p.m.
Take time to focus on the moment with a quiet evening of coloring. Coloring pages, art supplies, and light refreshments will be provided. Registration Required!

Saturday, September 24 @ 10:00 a.m.
Create your own Tunnel Book, a book format that utilizes flat pages with cutouts to create a small stage set or diorama. Bring your own small images or postcards or use the ones provided. Registration Required!