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.

Breaking by Danielle Rollins
Never as daring as her friend Ariel or as beautiful as Devon, Charlotte has survived the prestigious Weston Preparatory Institute with them by her side. Then Ariel commits suicide, and less than a month later, so does Devon. Everyone accepts the suicides as tragic coincidences, but when Charlotte finds mysterious clues left behind by Ariel, she discovers a dangerous secret about Weston Prep.

What I Lost by Alexandra Ballard
What Elizabeth has lost so far: forty pounds, four jean sizes, a boyfriend, and her peace of mind. Also her freedom. Now a resident at Wallingfield, a treatment center for girls like her, Elizabeth is determined to endure the program so she can go back home, where she plans to start restricting her food intake again. Then Elizabeth begins receiving mysterious packages. Are they from her ex-boyfriend, a secret admirer, or someone playing a cruel trick?

Kale, My Ex, and Other Things to Toss in a Blender by Lisa Greenwald
After an epic breakup, Mia is sure her summer will be miserable. Then her best friend, Justine, comes up with a plan. They will use their summer job driving a snow cone truck to keep tabs on Mia’s ex and create a fake persona to connect with him ex online. What could possibly go wrong?

The Best Kind of Magic by Crystal Cestari (Windy City Magic, Book One)
Unlike the rest of her family, Amber is not a witch. But she can see true love. After five seconds of eye contact, she can envision anyone’s soul mate. When handsome and popular Charlie comes to her for help finding his father’s missing girlfriend, she’s distressed to find herself falling for him. Because while she can’t see her own match, she can see his–and it’s not Amber.

The Unlikelies by Carrie Firestone
When Sadie steps in to help rescue a baby in peril, she never expected the footage of her impromptu good deed would go viral. Or that she would receive an invitation to a lunch honoring teen homegrown heroes. Soon these unlikely heroes embark on escalating acts of vigilante Good Samaritanism, but they might be in over her heads when they try to help a heroin-addicted friend.

Next Week

Since 1990 the Friends of the Moline Public Library have helped your Library bring quality service to you and everyone in the community. The Friends provide funding for library programs and events and special purchases like the Library’s piano.

You can help by:

  1. Donating materials to the Friends store, such as books, magazines, movies, and music.
  2. Buying materials from the Friends store, which are great values.
  3. Joining the Friends. Memberships start with donations of just $5!
  4. Anyone age 16 and older can become a Friends volunteer.

A Librarian Reads…

Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers

Lea Saldana is a killer. In the kingdom of Lovero, however, this is an envious position. As worshipers of Safraella, the goddess of death and resurrection, people do not fear death, and respect those who bring it about. A member of the first of the nine Families of clippers, Lea is very good at what she does. So is her suitor, Val Da Via. They would make a great team, if not for the feud between their families. When Lea wakes in the middle of the night to find her home on fire and her family slaughtered, she knows she has been betrayed by Val. Now she is completely alone and on the run. The only thing that keeps her going is her vow to avenge her family’s murders and atone for her guilt. And that means seeking out her uncle, exiled years before she was born.

Lea is a strong and intelligent character who is dedicated to her family, her way of life, and her faith. With adventure, mystery, and romance, this book has something for everyone. Recommended for high school and up.


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Rape & Sexual Assault

Sex is a challenging issue to talk about. And it is made even more complicated when people don’t respect consent, and/or intoxicants are involved. Check out these books to learn more about the topic, help prevent future tragedies, and find support for yourself and your friends. Click on the title for more information or to place a hold.


All the Rage by Courtney Summers

Asking For It by Louise O’Neill

Every Last Promise by Kristin Halbrook

Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston

Girls Like Us by Gail Giles

The Pain Eater by Beth Goobie

Punch Like a Girl by Karen Krossing

Some Boys by Patty Blount

The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith

What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler

The Word for Yes by Claire Needell

Wrecked by Maria Padian

Around Town

Check out these events around town…

August 2 – Teen Gaming @ Davenport Public Library (Fairmount)

August 7 – Popular Astronomy Club Presents: Eclipses @ Silvis Public Library

August 8 – Pokemon Night @ Rock Island Public Library (30/31)


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.

Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau (Dividing Eden, Book One)
Twins Carys and Andreus were never destined to rule Eden. But when their father and older brother are assassinated, one of them will have to assume the crown. In order to decide who, they will have to take part in a Trial of Succession that will determine which one of them is worthy of ruling the kingdom.

Once and for All by Sarah Dessen
Louna, daughter of famed wedding planner Natalie Barrett, has seen every sort of wedding: on the beach, at historic mansions, in fancy hotels and clubs. Perhaps that’s why she’s cynical about happily-ever-after endings, especially since her own first love ended tragically. When Louna meets charming, happy-go-lucky serial dater Ambrose, she holds him at arm’s length. But Ambrose isn’t about to be discouraged, now that he’s met the one girl he really wants.

No Good Deed by Goldy Moldavsky
All Gregor wants to do is feed all of the starving children. A chance to attend Camp Save the World is his ticket to becoming Someone Great. But the announcement of a prize for the activist who shows the most promise in their campaign turns a summer of hanging with fellow do-gooders into cutthroat warfare.

A Psalm for Lost Girls by Katie Bayerl
Everyone in New Avon, Massachusetts believes Tess is a saint. After her sudden and tragic death, her small city begins feverishly petitioning the Pope to make Tess’s sainthood official. Then a local girl who’s been missing for six months, is found alive at the foot of one of Tess’s shrines. Only Tess’s sister Callie doesn’t believe everything is what it seems. And she, along with Tess’s secret boyfriend, are determined to uncover the truth.

Behind Closed Doors by Miriam Halahmy
Josie has a secret: her mother is a hoarder. Tasha has a secret, too: her mother’s new boyfriend keeps trying to sneak into her room and seduce her. The two girls don’t get along at school, but one night Tasha finds herself at Josie’s door. As they get to know and support each other, they begin to see a way to save themselves from their parents’ demons.

Next Week

The Moline Public Library’s Summer Reading Program ends July 29. Be sure to turn in reading logs and extra reading slips to get your prizes and be entered into the drawings.

Thursday, August 3 @ 6:00
Teen who completed the Summer Reading Program, along with one guest, are invited to a Pizza Party in your honor. Enjoy games, crafts, and other activities in the company of fellow readers. Register by August 1 to reserve your spot.