Next Week

Saturday, June 6 @ 2:30-4:00
This is the fifth session of the “Project Next Generation: Dream, Design, Deliver” Video Game Design Workshop for Teens and Tweens in grades 5-12. For more information, or to see if space is still available, contact Jan LaRoche at jlaroche@molinelibrary.org or by calling 309-524-2470.

June 6 through August 1
The 2015 Summer Reading Program begins Saturday, June 6 and will run through Saturday, August 1. Stop by the library to register, then keep track of how many pages or minutes you read during the program dates. Win prizes when you complete the first five levels of 300 pages or minutes each, then keep reading for entries into the drawing for Amazon gift cards and other great prizes. A variety of programs and special events will take place all summer long.

Featured Series

Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Three teenaged girls living on Jar Island band together to enact revenge on the people that have hurt them.

1) Burn for Burn

2) Fire with Fire

3) Ashes to Ashes

Around Town

What’s New?

Check out these new titles in the Young Adult section. Click on the title to go to the catalog for more information and place a hold.

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh (The Wrath and the Dawn, Book One)
Every night Khalid takes a new bride, then has her executed at sunrise. When Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid, she has a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on Khalid. But she learns not everything is as it seems, and may even be falling in love with Khalid.

The Last Good Day of the Year by Jessica Warman
Ten years ago, Sam and her best friend Remy saw a man break into her home and take her younger sister, Turtle. Now Sam is returning to her childhood home, and begins to wonder if what she and Remy sent the right man to prison.

A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin (Stranje House, Book One)
It’s 1814. After accidentally starting a fire, Miss Georgiana Fitzwilliam is sent to Stranje House to be reformed into a marriageable young lady. But her parents don’t know what Stranje House is really teaching these young women.

The Boys of Fire and Ash by Meaghan McIsaac
The Brothers of the Ikkuma Pit know no mothers. They fend for themselves until they turn sixteen and leave the pit forever. When a small boy is carried off by troll-like predators, three Brothers embark on a quest to rescue him from a place from which no one has ever returned.

A Matter of Heart by Amy Fellner Dominy
Sixteen-year-old Abby Lipman is on track to win the state swim championships and qualify for the Olympic trials when a fainting incident at a swim meet leads to the diagnosis of a deadly heart condition.

Next Week

Monday, May 25
The Moline Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

Thursday, May 28 @ 3:30
The Teen Advisory Group will meet for the final time this school year to help prepare for the Summer Reading Program. If you would like to help with decorations, materials, and more, feel free to stop by.

Saturday, May 30 @ 2:30-4:00
This is the fourth session of the “Project Next Generation: Dream, Design, Deliver” Video Game Design Workshop for Teens and Tweens in grades 5-12. For more information, or to see if space is still available, contact Jan LaRoche at jlaroche@molinelibrary.org or by calling 309-524-2470.

2015 Printz Award

The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association.  The award is sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association.

2015 Winner

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

 

2015 Honor Books

And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard

The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley

Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki

Around Town

Check out these events around town…

May 20 – Teen Gaming @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)
May 23 – Role Playing Group @ Bettendorf Public Library

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