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

Black River Falls by Jeff Hirsch
A mysterious virus has spread through Black River, sparing lives but taking memories and leaving it quarantined by the military. Cardinal escaped the virus and chosen to remain in the Quarantine Zone, living in a mountain camp with the town’s former bully and looking after orphaned kids. But a mysterious young woman and private corporation threaten even that meager existence.

Unplugged by Donna Freitas (The Wired, Book One)
Humanity is split into the App World and the Real World—an extravagant virtual world for the wealthy and a dying physical world for the poor. Skylar’s family sent her to the App World for a chance at a better life, but she’s a virtual nobody who just wants to get home. When the borders between worlds suddenly close, Skye will do anything to reach her family.

Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies by Laura Stampler
Harper is ecstatic when she lands her dream internship as a dating blogger at the elite teen magazine Shift in New York City. There’s just one problem—she’s actually never dated. She’s gotten by so far using her best friend’s experiences, but now she’ll have to learn on the job as she finds out what it takes to fall in love in the Big City.

How to Disappear by Ann Redisch Stampler
Nicolette was the girl everyone liked, who could get away with anything. Jack was always a great guy despite his father’s reputation as a hit man and his brother’s time in prison. When a young woman is murdered, Nicolette disappears and Jack is forced into the family business to find her. As Nicolette and Jack race to outsmart each other, tensions—and attractions—run high.

Red Velvet Crush by Christina Meredith
Teddy Lee’s has been the forgotten middle child since her mother ran off when she was in second grade. When she finally takes the songs she’s written and forms a band, she thinks it might be her time to shine. Unless her little sister steals the spotlight like always.

Next Week

The Library will be closed on Thursday, August 25 for a Staff In-Service.

A Librarian Reads…

The Haunting of Apartment 101 by Megan Atwood (Paranormalists, Book One)

Jane was tired of being overlooked, especially since her best friend Jackson was one of the most popular kids at school. So a year ago she dyed her hair pink, changed her name to Jinx, and started a website dedicated to paranormal investigations. Jackson was eager to help out, but he has his own reasons—he hopes ghosts are real so he can make contact with his dead father. Unfortunately, the two have only had two cases so far, and they both turned out to be a bust. When popular Emily tells them her apartment is haunted, Jackson is eager to help, and even Jinx is intrigued enough to take the case. But she doesn’t trust Emily, which puts a strain on her friendship with Jackson. Something is definitely going on in apartment 101, but will Jinx and Jackson be able to trust each other enough to discover the truth?

Recommended for fans of mystery and the paranormal in middle school and up.


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YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten


teens' top tenThe 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 fifteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on 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 9-15, 2016) on the Teens’ Top Ten site. The winners will be announced the week after Teen Read Week.


2016 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees:

Alive by Chandler Baker

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker

The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough

Powerless by Tera Lynn Childs and Tracy Deebs

Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell

You and Me and Him by Kris Dinnison

The Summer After You & Me by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

The Devil You Know by Trish Doller

Charlie, Presumed Dead by Anne Heltzel

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

When by Victoria Laurie

The Novice (Summoner, Book One) by Taran Matharu

Mark of the Thief by Jennifer Nielsen

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt

Con Academy by Joe Schreiber

The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick

The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons

Black Widow Forever Red by Margaret Stohl

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti

Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Around Town

Check out these events around town…

August 17 – Teen Gaming @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)

August 19 – Movie Matinee – ANGRY BIRDS! @ East Moline Public Library

August 20 – Back 2 Skool Craft @ East Moline Public Library

August 22 – Pinterest Night: Rolled Paper Flowers @ River Valley District Library

August 23 – 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 catalog for more information and to place a hold.

My Brilliant Idea (And How It Caused My Downfall) by Stuart David
Jack is daydreaming in class one day when he gets an idea he knows can’t fail: an app that stops you from daydreaming in class. Fame, glory, and tons of money seem just around the corner. But Jack runs into some trouble, and suddenly this sure thing doesn’t seem quite so sure.

Trial by Fire: A Riley Donovan Mystery by Norah McClintock
Riley Donovan is the new kid in a small town where her aunt (and guardian) has just started a job as a detective on the town’s police force. When she starts her own investigation into a barn fire, she finds herself the target of vandalism and violence, makes some powerful enemies, and uncovers the depth of the town’s prejudice and corruption.

Love Blind by Christa Desir and Jolene Perry
Haley has a list of things she shouldn’t worry about, wouldn’t worry about if she didn’t wake up every morning with the world a little more blurry. For a while, the only thing that keeps Hailey moving forward is the feeling she gets when she crosses something off the list. When she meets Kyle, who has his own issues, Haley talks him into making his own list.

Breaker by Kat Ellis
A year has passed since Kyle’s serial killer father was executed, and he feels like he’s finally getting a chance at a real life. Then he recognizes the girl sitting in the back row in homeroom. Naomi is intrigued by Kyle, but she doesn’t know he is the son of the man who murdered her mother. When people start to die, they will have to work together to stop the killer.

Spark by Holly Schindler
Years ago, Nick and Emma’s tragic love story played out on the stage of the Avery Theater. Now Quin is convinced it’s the perfect story to rewrite for her drama class. But the Avery is somehow rapidly regaining its former splendor as the spark between Quin’s classmates Dylan and Cass grows. Will Quin be able to save her friends and the Avery this time around?

Next Week

Just because school’s about to start doesn’t mean you can’t read for fun. Stop by the Teen Corner of the Moline Public Library to find a great book. Need suggestions? Come to the second floor reference desk and we’ll help you find the perfect title.