Next Week

The Summer Reading Program runs 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.

Spend your lunch hour with the Quad City Arts Metro Arts Teens Improv Comedy Performance on Tuesday, July 2 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. All ages, no registration required.

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:

  • 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 Thursday, July 4 in observance of the Independence 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 Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Frances has always wanted to design beautiful dresses. She has come to the city to pursue her dream, though she’s only a minor seamstress. When she’s given the job to replace a dress overnight, she decides to take her shot, designing exactly what the young lady wants—which is definitely not what society was expecting. But her work attracts the attention of a mysterious benefactor who wants her to be their personal dressmaker. She accidentally discovers her new employer is Prince Sebastian, who likes to dress up as a woman. Frances keeps his secret, and together they create the persona of Lady Crystallia, who goes out on the town and creates quite a stir. But Sebastian’s parents are pressuring him to marry, and Frances is tires of seeing her creations admired when no one even knows her name.

This graphic novel is a beautiful story of acceptance and friendship. Sebastian and Frances are both great characters who grow throughout the story. Recommended for readers in middle school and up.

* Book read as e-book through the Libby app.

 

Featured Series

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Seventeen-year-old Aislinn, who has the rare ability to see faeries, is drawn against her will into a centuries-old battle between the Summer King and Winter Queen, and the survival of her life, her love, and summer all hang in the balance.

1) Wicked Lovely

2) Ink Exchange

3) Fragile Eternity

4) Radiant Shadows

5) Darkest Mercy

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.

If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka
Cameron’s reputation can be summed up in one word: bitch. She’s beautiful, talented, and notorious for her cutting and brutal honesty. So when she puts her foot in her mouth in front of her crush, Andrew, she fears she may have lost him for good. In an attempt to win him over, Cameron resolves to “tame” herself, starting with making amends with Brendan. Except, Andrew doesn’t seem to notice the new Cameron, and Brendan does.

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe
Norris is clever, cynical, and quite possibly too smart for his own good. A black French Canadian, he knows those three things don’t bode well when you are moving to Austin, Texas. He starts cataloging everyone he meets: the Cheerleaders, the Jocks, the Loners, and even the Manic Pixie Dream Girl. Making a ton of friends has never been a priority for him, and this way he can at least amuse himself until it’s time to go back to Canada, where he belongs. Yet, against all odds, those labels soon become actual people to Norris.

Dark of the West by Joanna Hathaway (Glass Alliance, Book One)
Aurelia is a princess of a small kingdom in the North. Halfway around the world, Athan is a fighter pilot longing for a life away from the front lines. When Athan’s mother is shot and killed, his father devises a plot to overthrow the Queen, a plot which sends Athan undercover to Etania to gain intel from her children. But his mission becomes complicated when he finds himself falling for the girl he’s been tasked with spying upon.

Dreaming Darkly by Caitlin Kittredge
Ivy’s mother is dead, and she should probably be sad about it. But she isn’t. Myra was a confusing mix of protective and abusive, a manipulative personality who never told the truth. Now that Ivy has been sent to Darkhaven to live with a rich uncle she didn’t know existed, she is forced to reckon with her mother’s past. When she wakes up from one of her nightmares covered in someone else’s blood, Ivy fears that whatever demons her mother battled while she was alive have come to roost in her own mind.

You Must Not Miss by Katrina Leno
Magpie started writing in her yellow notebook the night of Brandon Phipp’s party. Now, Magpie is called a slut whenever she walks down the hallways of her high school, her former best friend won’t speak to her, and she spends her lunch period with a group of misfits. Feeling trapped and forgotten, Magpie retreats to her notebook, dreaming up a place called Near. She imagines Near so completely, so fully, that she writes it into existence, right in her own backyard. It’s a place where she can have anything she wants…even revenge.

Next Week

The Summer Reading Program runs 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.

Bring a clean white item of clothing to dye into beautiful color and design at a Tie-Dye Drop-In on Saturday, June 22 between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Program will be held in the Library’s back parking lot. All ages. No registration required.
** Teen Assistants are needed to help with this program. If you can help, please call 309-524-2470 to sign up for an hour or more.

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to a Nailed It! Decorating Contest on Monday, June 24 at 6:00 p.m. Try your hand at decorating a cookie and cupcake for a chance to win a prize–and of course, eat your creations! Registration is required and space is limited.

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:

  • 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…

Reality Show series

Imagine being on a reality TV show, competing for fame, glory, and of course a bucket of money! Each book in this series is a stand-alone book with different characters on different reality shows. In Escape! by Jannette LaRoche, Hendrix and his friends have to find their way out of an elaborate escape room in time to win scholarship money, but by the end of the night they’ll be lucky to still be friends. In The Island by D.A. Graham, Ethan pits his survival skills against other teens, making friends and enemies along the way. In The One by Claire Ainslie, Charlotte is sure the dating show her friend signed her up for is all fake…until she falls for Dominic for real. In The Right Note by D.A. Graham, Eve and Ryan sign up for a chance to get a recording contract, but when the show splits them up their friendship begins to fall apart. In Treasure Hunt by Nikki Shannon Smith, siblings Jazmine and Jason race across the country solving riddles, but the one thing they can’t seem to figure out is each other. In Warrior Zone by Kristen Saberre, Fiona is thrilled for a chance to prove her physical abilities, but when she learns the show wants her to lose on purpose she has to find a strength she never knew she had.

These short books are geared for teens who have trouble reading, don’t like to read, or don’t have time to read. With fast plots, interesting characters, and lots of tension, they’ll keep you reading until the very end. Recommended for readers in middle school and up.

Lincoln Award: Illinois Teen Readers’ Choice Award: 2020 Master List

The Lincoln Award is given 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 nonfiction 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 and register today!

This program encourages teens to read for pleasure and to become lifelong readers. Named after former President Abraham Lincoln, an avid reader and noted author, the Lincoln Award is sponsored by ISLMA (Illinois School Library Media Association) and administered by the steering committee.

The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan

Far From the Tree by Robin Benway

The Female of the Species* by Mindy McGinnis

Hooper by Geoff Herbach

How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child by Sandra Uwiringiyimana

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Monday’s Not Coming* by Tiffany D. Jackson

Nyxia by Scott Reintgen

Only Child* by Rhiannon Navin

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Sadie by Courtney Summers

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Turtles All the Way Down* by John Green

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

*student reader selections