Around Town

Check out these events around town…

June 22 – League of Legends Tournament @ Rock Island Public LibraryBettendorf Public Library

June 22 – Teen Gaming @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)

June 22 – YA Author Visit: Brittany Cavallaro @ Davenport Public Library (Eastern)

June 23 – Teen/Tween Gaming @ Rock Island Public Library

June 23 – Tabletop RPG @ Bettendorf Public Library

June 23 – Anime Club @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)

June 24 – Steve ‘n TV’s TEEN COMEDY TOUR! @ East Moline Public Library

June 25 – Harry Potter Games and Sports @ Davenport Public Library (Eastern)

June 27 – Tech Explorers 3D Printing @ Bettendorf Public Library

June 27 – Pizza John Club @ Davenport Public Library (Eastern)

June 28 – Tabletop RPG @ Bettendorf Public Library

June 28 – Dungeons & Dragons & Donuts @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)

June 28 – Teen Movie Matinee: Concussion @ East Moline Public Library

June 28 – Paracord Bracelets @ Bettendorf Public Library

June 28 – Hunger Games Scavenger Hunt & Feast @ Silvis Public Library

June 28 – Superhero 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 Teen Corner at the Moline Public Library. Click on the title to go to the catalog for more information and to place a hold.

Silence is Goldfish by Annabel Pitcher
Tess has never really felt she fitted in, and after what she read that night on her father’s blog she knows for certain that she never will. How she deals with her discovery makes an entirely riveting, heart-breaking story told through Tess’s eyes as she tries to find her place in the world.

Two Summers by Aimee Friedman
When Summer Everett makes a split-second decision, her summer divides into two parallel worlds. In one she travels to France, in the other she remains home, in her ordinary suburb. In both she will fall in love and discover new sides of herself. What may break her, though, is a terrible family secret, one she can’t hide from anywhere.

Traitor Angels by Anne Blankman
Elizabeth, daughter of notorious poet John Milton, doesn’t know where her place in the world is since the return of King Charles II, except by her father’s side. She helps him with his work by day and learns languages and sword fighting by night. She can’t guess at the reason for this training, until her father is arrested, leaving Elizabeth to finish his work.

Unrivaled by Alyson Noel (Beautiful Idols, Book One)
Layla wants be a reporter. Aster wants a casting director to see past her ethnicity. Tommy dreams of playing guitar on stage. But Madison has already had all her dreams come true. When Layla, Aster, and Tommy are recruited to take on Madison, the lies and deception will come back to haunt all of them.

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
Amanda is the new girl in school, and all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is keeping a secret. Grant is unlike anyone she’s ever met—open, honest, kind—and Amanda can’t help but start to let him into her life. But would he understand if he found out the truth? Because the secret that Amanda’s been keeping? It’s that she used to be Andrew.

Next Week

The Summer Reading Program runs June 4 through July 30, 2016. Keep track of how much you read to receive prizes and enter drawings. Sign up for great programs all summer long. Register at the library or online.

Vote for your favorite series in our Tournament of Books. Entries due June 25 for a chance to win a prize. Check back each week for the new bracket.

Wednesday, June 22 @ 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Students ages 11-18 are invited to Afternoon Gaming, featuring a variety of video games, board games, and other activities. Compete against other libraries in a League of Legends tournament starting at 3:00 p.m. Drop in any time. No registration required.

A Librarian Reads…

The Folk Keeper by Franny Billingsley

After years in orphanages, Corinna has traded in her skirts and scrubbing floors to become Corin and a Folk Keeper. For four years she’s tended to the Folk with no formal education, which is open only to boys, but with a quick wit and every scrap of information she could overhear. Now, at almost sixteen, she’s called by a mysterious lord who knows her secret and offers to make her a proper lady. She declines, but accepts a place as Folk Keeper at his manor as Corin. There she discovers she’s not the only one with secrets, and the secrets at Marblehaugh Park are far more dangerous than her quick growing hair or perfect sense of time.

This enchanting tale of magic and mystery is recommended for grades 4 and up.


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Abraham Lincoln Readers’ Choice Award: 2017 Master List

The Abraham Lincoln Readers’ Choice Award winner is awarded to the book from that year’s master list that earns the highest number of student votes.

For a book to reach the master list, adult and young adult fiction and non-fiction titles must be nominated by teachers or librarians and vetted by the nominations committee. While the popularity of a particular title is important, the overall quality of the work is of primary importance. Each year, a panel of high school librarians, teachers, public librarians and students determines the final master list of twenty titles. Registered schools promote these books and students who have read four or more titles are eligible to vote. See the calendar for the award timeline.

This program is designed to encourage high school students to read for pleasure and to become lifelong readers. The award is named after former President Abraham Lincoln, an avid reader and noted author, is sponsored by ISLMA (Illinois School Library Media Association) and administered by the ALHSBA steering committee.

100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith 

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven 

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby 

The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds 

Caged Warrior by Alan Lawrence Sitomer 

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman 

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas 

Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway 

Fake ID by Lamar Giles 

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick 

Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero 

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers 

I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai 

Laughing at My Nightmare by Shane Burcaw 

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes 

October Mourning by Leslea Newman 

Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman 

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard 

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli 

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll 


Around Town

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 for more information and to place a hold.

Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley
Solomon is agoraphobic and hasn’t left the house in three years. Ambitious Lisa desperately wants to get into a college psychology program. So she decides to “fix” Sol. Along with her boyfriend Clark, she wades into Sol’s life and the three become friends. But when their facades fall down, their friendships threaten to collapse, as well.

Flawed by Cecelia Ahern (Flawed, Book One)
Celestine lives a perfect life. She’s a model daughter and sister, student and friend, and girlfriend to the equally perfect Art Crevan. But when makes an instinctive decision and breaks a rule, she faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found flawed.

It Wasn’t Always Like This by Joy Preble
In 1916, Emma and Charlie stopped aging after sampling an experimental polio vaccine. Separated when their families are murdered for their secret, they have lived a hundred years apart and on the run from the descendants of the killers. Now they are closing in on Emma. Will she survive long enough to be reunited with her love?

The Girl I Used to Be by April Henry
Everyone assumes Olivia’s father murdered her mother, though he hasn’t been seen for fourteen years. Now, new evidence proves Olivia’s father was actually murdered on the same fateful day her mother died. That means there’s a killer still at large. It’s up to Olivia to uncover who that may be. But can she do that before the killer tracks her down first?

Mr. Fahrenheit by T. Michael Martin
Benji is tired of his sleepy Midwestern town, and longs for a Moment—the Moment that will redeem and transform his ordinary life. Then he and his friends accidentally shoot down a flying saucer in the local quarry. They try to keep it quiet, but as problems build up he wonders if this is the miracle he’s always dreamed of—or a curse that could destroy them all.