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.

Ink and Ashes by Valynne E. Maetani
When Claire discovers a letter from her dead father addressed to her stepfather, she gets curious. Her discovery that her father was a member of the yakuza, the Japanese mafia, opens a door that should have been left closed.

Not After Everything by Michelle Levy
Tyler has everything, until his mother kills herself. When he reconnects with Jordyn, a former childhood friend turned goth-girl, he begins to pull himself out of his pity party. But when life hits rock bottom can he count on Jordyn? Or will he find a way to save himself?

Trouble Is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly
When Zoe ditches what should have been her first day of school in her new town, she has no idea that meeting Digby will lead to a load of adventures and misadventures, and possibly even saving the entire town.

The Fire Children by Lauren M. Roy
When Yulla ventures to the forbidden surface she witnesses the Witch Women kidnapping one of the Fire Children. Now she and Ember, the last of the Fire Children, must find a way to stop the Witch Women from destroying Mother Sun. 

Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid
Best friends Dave and Julia created a list of the cliché things they would never do in high school. But when Julia suggests they do every Never on their list, some very interesting things happen.


Next Week

Monday, August 31 @ 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Doctor Who fans of all ages are invited to a Doctor Who Party. Enjoy food, games, trivia, and the company of fellow Whovians. Costumes optional. Free and open to all ages. No registration required.

Thursday, September 3 @ 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
The Teen Advisory Group is your chance to help plan programs and events for teens, recommend new books and materials for the library, earn service credits, make friends, and have fun.


Have an idea for an event for teens? Leave a comment.

Featured Series

Ashes by Ilsa Bick

Seventeen-year-old Alex is on a solo camping trip in the woods (and playing hooky from her seemingly pointless chemo treatments) when a series of electromagnetic pulses renders all technology useless, kills most of Earth’s population, and turns many of those left alive into ravenous, bloodthirsty cannibals. But Alex isn’t entirely alone; she teams up with an eight-year-old girl and a young soldier on leave who, like her, weren’t transformed by the pulses, and the three of them fight together for survival.

1) Ashes

2) Shadows

3) Monsters

Around Town

Check out these events around town…

August 26 – Teen Gaming @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)

August 28 – YA Game Night @ River Valley District Library

August 29 – Teen Tie-Dye @ Rock Island Public Library

September 1 – Geek & Snack @  Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)


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 Young Adult section. Click on the title to go to the catalog for more information and place a hold.

Spelled by Betsy Schow
When Dorthea, crown princess of Emerald, accidentally wishes on a cursed star to try to get out of marriage, her kingdom falls into chaos and it’s up to her to put it right.

Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep (Black Blade, Book One)
Living in a magical tourist trap, hiding out in the library’s basement, and using her Talents to steal from the rich Families isn’t much of a life. But when Lila makes a choice to save Devon Sinclair, everything gets way more complicated.

School for Sidekicks by Kelly McCullough
Evan wakes up every day hoping he’s turned into a superhero. When he manages to survive a supervillian’s death ray, he is sent to the Academy for Metahuman Operatives, where he realizes not every superhero is a good guy.

The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (The Fixer, Book One)
When Tess’s sister moves her from her grandfather’s ranch to D.C. and into the elite Hardwicke Academy, she becomes a “fixer” for the students, the way her sister fixes their rich parents’ problems. Is she in over her head?

No Such Person by Caroline B. Cooney
Miranda and Lander’s sibling rivalry kicks into high gear during the summer at their family cottage. But tragedy and family secrets will change everything.


2014 Teens’ Top Ten

The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on Celebrate Teen Literature Day, the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year. Readers ages twelve to eighteen will vote online between August 15 and Teen Read Week™ (October 18-24, 2015) atwww.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens; the winners will be announced the week after Teen Read Week.

  1. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell 
  2. Splintered by A.G. Howard
  3. The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
  4. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  5. Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne
  6. Earth Girl by Janet Edwards
  7. The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
  8. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
  9. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  10. The Eye of Minds by James Dashner

See the list of 2015 nominees here.

Around Town

Check out these events around town…

August 19 – Teen Gaming @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)

August 20 – Family Game Night @ River Valley District Library

August 24 – Yo-Yo Bookmarks @ River Valley District Library

August 25 – Morse Code Necklaces/Bracelets @ East Moline Public Library

August 25 – Gaming Night @ Rock Island 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 Young Adult section. Click on the title to go to the catalog for more information and place a hold.

Shadow of the Wolf by Tim Hall
Robin Loxley lost his parents when he was seven, and now Marian the great love of his life, is taken too. He will face gods and monsters to become Robin Hood. 

The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen
Five girls with five different reasons to want to teach the football team a lesson for the way they treat girls. One plan. All they have to do is beat them at their own game.

All We Have Is Now by Lisa Schroeder
Just over twenty-four hours are left until an asteroid strikes North America. Emerson’s world already ended when she ran away from home, so no big change. When Emerson and her friend Vince meet a guy granting wishes, the possibilities seem endless.

Perdita by Faith Gardner
After Arielle’s older sister’s best friend, Perdita, drowns, she begins having dreams about Perdita and her own brother who drowned ten years before. Is Perdita reaching out for help? Or has Arielle’s tenuous hold on reality finally snapped?

Rook by Sharon Cameron
Sophia has heard stories of the Red Rook, who rescues political prisoners from certain death in the Sunken City that was once Paris. But she’s more concerned about her upcoming arranged marriage. Could the two be related?


Next Week

Thursday, August 20 

The library will be closed on Thursday, August 20 for a staff in-service.

Featured Series

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.

1) Leviathan

2) Behemoth

3) Goliath