Summer Break!

Kick off your summer vacation with these tales of summer. Click on the title for more information or to place a hold.

The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares 

Lost Stars by Lisa Selin Davis 

It Started with Goodbye by Christina June 

Bad Blood by Demitria Lunetta 

Bang by Barry Lyga 

Camp So-and-So by Mary McCoy 

Because of the Sun by Jenny Torres Sanchez 

And We’re Off  by Dana Schwartz 

Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman 

That Burning Summer by Lydia Syson 

Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley 

Four Weeks, Five People by Jennifer Yu 

Around Town

Check out these events around town…

May 31 – Teen Gaming @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)

May 31 – Magic TGC & More! @ Bettendorf Public Library

June 1 – Teen Disney Movie Night @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)

June 2 – Rick Riordan Teen Book Club @ Davenport Public Library (Eastern)

June 1 – Young Adult After School Hangout @ Bettendorf Public Library

June 2 – Teen Fun on Early Release @ Bettendorf Public Library

June 5 – Build a Better Code: Scratch Programming @ Bettendorf Public Library

June 6 – Tabletop RPG @ Bettendorf Public Library

June 6 – Teen Magic Battles @ 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 Teen Corner at the Moline Public Library. Click on the title to go to the catalog to find the book or place a hold.

Worthy by Donna Cooner
Everyone at Linden’s high school is obsessed with Worthy, an app that posts pictures of couples, and asks: Is the girl worthy of the guy? As the votes climb, relationships implode and the comments get real ugly real fast. Linden has other things on her mind. Like cute Alex Rivera. Prom committee. Her writing. But when she starts asking questions about Worthy, she finds the spotlight turned on her.

The Exo Project by Andrew DeYoung
Desperate for money to save his sick mother, Matthew signs up for the Exo Project. He spends 100 years in cryostasis until a planet for resettlement can be found. He thinks it will be a death sentence. Then he lands on Gle’ah, discovering a beautiful society led by Kiva, a captivating teenage girl. Now he’ll have to choose: save the human race or protect Gle’ah from it.

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
Bailey and Alex share a love of films and talk all day. He is perfect for her. Except that they’ve never met. Or know each other’s real names. When Bailey moves in with her dad  in the same town where Alex lives, she decides to find him. But tracking someone down based on online conversations alone proves harder than Bailey thought.

100 Hours by Rachel Vincent (100 Hours, Book One)
Maddie and her cousin Genesis have had enough of each other. But when they and their friends are kidnapped and held for ransom deep inside the jungle while on spring break, they can’t escape each other. Genesis knows she’s the reason, and that if they don’t thwart their captors’ plan, no one will make it out alive.

But Then I Came Back by Estelle Laure
Joe has been visiting his lifelong friend Jaz, hoping she’ll wake from her coma. But it’s her roommate, Eden, who wakes up. And she’s afraid she might have dragged something back from the near-afterlife. Even though she knows it sounds crazy, Eden tells Joe that they might be able to talk to Jaz. Opening themselves up to the great unknown—and each other—Eden and Joe experience life: mysterious and scary, beautiful and bright.

Next Week

The Library will be closed on Monday, May 29 for the Memorial Day holiday.

The Moline Public Library’s Summer Reading Program starts June 3. Stop by the library to register and pick up your reading logs. Students in grades 6-12 will get prizes at three levels of 500 pages or minutes each, and can keep going for entries into the grand prize drawing.

A Librarian Reads…

Denton Little’s Deathdate by Lance Rubin 

Denton Little is going to die tomorrow. He’s known this since he was five. Almost everyone knows their deathdate in advance, thanks to advances in genetics, statistics, and astrology. At least you get to attend your own funeral. So Denton knows what’s in store for him. He did not, however, expect to wake up the day before he dies in his best friend’s sister’s bed. Or develop a weird purple rash. Or find out his whole life might be one big lie.

Denton’s drive to get the most out of the time he has left is both hilarious and touching. Recommended for readers in high school and up.


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Featured Series

Secret Order by Kristin Bailey

An orphaned sixteen-year-old servant in Victorian England finds love while unraveling the secrets of a mysterious society of inventors and their most dangerous creation.

1) Legacy of the Clockwork Key

2) Rise of the Arcane Fire

3) Shadow of the War Machine

Around Town