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)



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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

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.

Royce Rolls by Margaret Stohl
Bentley Royce has it all: fame, fortune, friends…Everything that comes with being an LA starlet. But after five seasons on her family’s reality show, Rolling with the Royces, Bentley wants out. Luckily for her, cancellation is looming and freedom is nigh. With their lifestyle on the brink, however, Bentley’s family starts to crumble, and one thing becomes startlingly clear–without the show, there is no family.

The Takedown by Corrie Wang
Kyla is perfectly happy being at the top of her exclusive high school’s food chain, and doesn’t care if anyone likes it or not. But when someone posts a video of her and a teacher “doing it” a week before college applications are due, she knows she needs to act. It doesn’t matter that it’s not really her in the video. She’ll have to dive into a world of hackers, haters and creepy stalkers—and face her own role in it all—to clear her name.

Beck by Mal Peet & Meg Rosoff
The son of a poor young woman and an African soldier in the 1900s, Beck is soon orphaned and sent to the Catholic Brothers in Canada. Shipped to work on a farm, his escape takes him across the continent in a search for belonging. Enduring abuse and many hardships, Beck has times of comfort and encouragement, eventually finding Grace, the woman with whom he can finally forge his life and shape his destiny as a young man.

Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray (Defy the Stars, Book One)
Noemi is a soldier, protecting her planet, Genesis. Abel is a machine, who has evolved and considered an abomination by the people of Genesis. They should be enemies, but when they are forced together on a journey they must work together to survive and protect the ones they care about.

Gem & Dixie by Sara Zarr
Gem has never had anyone to rely on, not even her parents. She’s spent most of her life taking care of her sister, Dixie. Even though they’ve grown apart as they’ve grown up, they’ve always had each other. Now their Dad is back, trying to become a part of their lives. When Gem takes off on an unexpected trip with Dixie, she discovers that to save herself, she may have to sever the one bond she’s tried so hard to keep.

Next Week

Monday, May 22 @ 6:00 p.m.
Is school stressing you out? Wish you could go back to the good old days of kindergarten? You can! Students in grades 6-12 can to unwind and have a little fun at Kindergarten for Teens! Enjoy snacks, games, and coloring to help you get through the last couple weeks of school. No registration required.

Friday, May 26th @ 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Students in grades 6-12 are needed to help decorate the Teen Corner at a Summer Reading Decorating Party. Pizza will be provided, and registration is required by Thursday, May 25th.

A Librarian Reads…

A Toaster on Mars by Darnell Pitt 

Blake Carter is having a bad day. First he finds out the criminal mastermind he’s spent his career with Planetary Bureau of Investigation hunting has stolen a weapon that could destroy the Earth. Then he gets taken off the case, which naturally he ignores and follows a lead. Then he gets beaten half to death. Then he gets assigned a robot—excuse me, cyborg—as a partner. And to top it all if he gets a call from his ex-wife that their daughter is missing. Soon Blake finds himself caught up in a less-than-legal adventure to save his daughter, his career, and the whole planet.

Funny and irreverent, this book will appeal to readers who enjoy off-the wall science fiction like The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Galaxy Quest. Recommended for high school and up.


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