Next Week

The Summer Reading Program runs Saturday, June 1 through Saturday, July 27. Sign up and keep track of how much you read to earn prizes and entries into a drawing. Visit the library for a list of special events happening all summer long.

Kick off the Library’s Summer Reading Program with a pool party at Riverside Park’s Aquatic Center on Sunday, June 2 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Patrons should arrive by 6:30 p.m. in order to be admitted to the party. All pool rules must be followed. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration for this program constitutes registration for the summer reading program.

Tweens and teens ages 8 to 14 can compete in Live Clue: Video Game World on Thursday, June 6 at 6:00 p.m. Characters from video games have all ended up in a single video game world and someone has been murdered. Can you figure out who did it, with what weapon, and where? Registration is required and space is limited.
** Teen Assistants are needed to help with this program from 5:30 to 7:30. If you can help, please call 309-524-2470 to sign up.

Would you like to help out with special events at the Library this summer? Teen Assistants ages 13 to 18 are needed to help with the following programs:

  • Live Clue—June 6 @ 6:00 p.m.
  • Tie Dye—June 22 @ 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Messing Around—July 1 @ 10:00 a.m.
  • Outdoor Discovery—July 2 @ 6:00 p.m.
  • Astronomy Club—July 16 @ 8:00-11:30 p.m.
  • Movie Sing-A-Long—July 19 @ 1:00 p.m.
  • Art Extravaganza—July 20 @ 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Escape Room—July 25 @ 2:00-7:00 p.m.

To sign up to help out with any of these programs for an hour or more, call the Library at 309-524-2470.

 

Check out events for teens at other area libraries:

Rock Island Public Library

Bettendorf Public Library

Davenport Public Library

East Moline Public Library

Silvis Public Library

River Valley District Library

Robert R. Jones Public Library

LeClaire Community Library

A Librarian Reads…

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

All Bri wants is to rap. Her father was a legend in Garden Heights before he was murdered. Bri doesn’t want to follow in his footsteps, though; she wants to stand on her own. When she gets her chance to battle in the ring, it looks like she’s finally on her way. But then everything starts going wrong. She’s involved in an altercation with the security guards at her school, her grades are dropping, her mom loses her job, and she finds herself distanced from her best friends. Her aunt helps her record a song, which goes viral, and causes all sorts of new problems. It also catches the attention of her dad’s former manager, who promises he can make all of Bri’s dreams come true. Only it’s not just her dream anymore, it’s a way to raise her family out of debt and save them all.

Fans of The Hate U Give won’t be disappointed in Angie Thomas’s second novel which explores complex issues with unflinching realism, but also offers hope. Highly recommended for readers in high school and up.

* Book listened to as Audiobook CD

Teen Filmmakers

Check out these books about teenage filmmakers, screenwriters, and other aspiring movie lovers. Click on the title for more information or to place a hold.

Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle

Scream Site by Justina Ireland

Now a Major Motion Picture by Cori Mccarthy

The Girl With the Wrong Name by Barnabas Miller

Scream All Night by Derek Milman

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

A Midsummer Night’s Scream by R.L. Stine

The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever by Jeff Strand

The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch

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.

Sherwood by Meagan Spooner
Robin of Locksley is dead. Maid Marian doesn’t know how she’ll go on, but the people of Locksley need a protector. And the dreadful Guy of Gisborne wishes to step into Robin’s shoes as Lord of Locksley and Marian’s fiancé. Marian never meant to tread in Robin’s footsteps—to stand as a beacon of hope to those awaiting his triumphant return. But with a sweep of his green cloak and the flash of her sword, Marian makes the choice to become her own hero: Robin Hood.

How Not to Ask a Boy to Prom by S.J. Goslee
Nolan is sixteen, gay, and (definitely) still a virgin. He’s never had a boyfriend, or even been kissed. His big sister stages an elaborate “prom-posal” so Nolan can ask out his crush, but he freezes. So bad boy Bern offers to fake-date Nolan, which seems like a perfect solution. What he doesn’t think about is Bern’s ex-girlfriend, who seriously wants to kill him.

Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett
Mystery-book aficionado Birdie Lindberg has an overactive imagination in which she plays the heroic detective and every stranger is a suspect. Then she takes a job the summer before college, working the graveyard shift at a historic Seattle hotel. There she meets Daniel, who shares her appetite for intrigue, and he’s stumbled upon a real-life mystery: a famous reclusive writer—never before seen in public—might be secretly meeting someone at the hotel.

The Raven’s Tale by Cat Winters
Edgar Poe counts down the days until he can escape his foster family—the wealthy Allans of Richmond, Virginia. He hungers for his upcoming life as a student at the prestigious new university, almost as much as he longs to marry his beloved Elmira Royster. But all his plans go awry when a macabre Muse named Lenore appears to him. Lenore steps out of the shadows with one request: “Let them see me!”

The Quiet You Carry by Nikki Barthelmess
Victoria knew her dad’s behavior toward her was a little unusual, but she convinced herself everything was fine—until she found herself locked out of the house at 3:00 a.m., surrounded by flashing police lights. Now, dumped into a crowded, chaotic foster home, Victoria is trying to forge a future while keeping her past hidden. But some secrets won’t stay buried.

Next Week

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to an Interactive Movie Program featuring The Hunger Games on Thursday, May 30 at 5:00 p.m. in the second floor program room. Enjoy food, crafts, and other activities related to the film. Registration is required and space is limited.

The Summer Reading Program starts on Saturday, June 1. Sign up and keep track of how much you read to earn prizes and entries into a drawing. Visit the library for a list of special events happening all summer long.

Kick off the Library’s Summer Reading Program with a pool party at Riverside Park’s Aquatic Center on Sunday, June 2 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Patrons should arrive by 6:30 p.m. in order to be admitted to the party. All pool rules must be followed. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration for this program constitutes registration for the summer reading program.

Would you like to help out with special events at the Library this summer? Teen Assistants ages 13 to 18 are needed to help with the following programs:

  • Live Clue—June 6 @ 6:00 p.m.
  • Tie Dye—June 22 @ 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Messing Around—July 1 @ 10:00 a.m.
  • Outdoor Discovery—July 2 @ 6:00 p.m.
  • Astronomy Club—July 16 @ 8:00-11:30 p.m.
  • Movie Sing-A-Long—July 19 @ 1:00 p.m.
  • Art Extravaganza—July 20 @ 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Escape Room—July 25 @ 2:00-7:00 p.m.

To sign up to help out with any of these programs for an hour or more, call the Library at 309-524-2470.

The Library will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

 

Check out events for teens at other area libraries:

Rock Island Public Library

Bettendorf Public Library

Davenport Public Library

East Moline Public Library

Silvis Public Library

River Valley District Library

Robert R. Jones Public Library

LeClaire Community Library

A Librarian Reads…

The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds

Matt’s life started to fall apart the day he learned his mother had terminal cancer. Now that she’s gone, he’s missed several weeks of school and lost out on a job opportunity. His friends don’t know how to act around him. And his dad has started drinking again. He feels like his best opportunity is to work at Cluck Bucket, where at least there’s a cute girl working. But fate steps in and he’s offered a chance to work at a funeral home. It doesn’t seem like an ideal job, but Mr. Ray is kind and fair and pays well. And Matt soon finds another benefit; working at the funeral home gives him a chance to explore his grief through others experiencing the same thing.

This novel is highly recommended for readers in middle school and up who have experienced loss or have friends or family members who are grieving.

Featured Series

Michael Vey by Richard Paul Evans

Michael Vey, a fourteen-year-old who has Tourette’s syndrome and special electric powers, finds there are others like him, and must rely on his powers to save himself and the others from a diabolical group seeking to control them.

1) The Prisoner of Cell 25

2) Rise of the Elgen

3) Battle of the Ampere

4) Hunt for Jade Dragon

5) Storm of Lightning

6) Fall of Hades

7) The Final Spark