New eBooks – May 2020 edition

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Teens & Young Adults You can borrow books online on Overdrive or Cloud Library with your library card! Clap When You Land Elizabeth Acevedo In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of […]

New eBooks — April 2020 edition

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New YA Books You can borrow books online on Overdrive or Cloud Library with your library card! Catwoman: Soulstealer Sarah J. Maas · Random House Books for Young Readers Pages: 384 Format: eBook Sizzling with action and suspense, #1 New York Times bestselling author SARAH J. MAAS delivers a coming-of-age Selina Kyle who will […]

Free Online Tools for Collaboration

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The following web tools will help you work more efficiently, effectively, and collaboratively with team members. Or if you just want easier access to your projects, all of these tools are web-based, so they can be accessed on any device with internet.     Canva Collaborate on graphics, posters, flyers, […]

Build a Bear

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This season’s teen craft is Build A Bear, a super simple program idea proposed by the Teen Advisory Board. It’s a stress-free hour of crafts with friends and peers. Participants stuffed their own plush bear and designed t-shirts. Here’s what we did:   Supplies bear “skins” * bear sized t-shirts […]

YA Books about Consumerism & Media Consumption

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YA Books about Consumerism & Media Consumption by Jane Gov, Youth Services Librarian updated 2/20/2020   Feed by M.T. Anderson Identity crises, consumerism, and star-crossed teenage love in a futuristic society where people connect to the Internet via feeds implanted in their brains. For Titus and his friends, it started […]

YA Books About Advocacy & Activism

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YA Books About Advocacy & Activism by Jane Gov, Youth Services Librarian updated 2/20/2020   Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed New York Times bestselling authors Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed have crafted a resonant, funny, and memorable story about the power of love and resistance. YES […]

Minds in Motion 2019

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Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA) Teen Buddies/Teen Club present their 8th annual art show. Teen artists shared their original handmade sensory art forms, photography, personal stories and a short live performance.   About PCDA: Since 1996, PCDA has worked to improve the lives of children and families affected by autism […]

A Surprising School Trip — a story by Leah Bacigalupi

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Young Readers League 2019 “Hidden History” Writing Contest 1st place (Category 2: ages 12-14)   “A Surprising School Trip” by Leah Bacigalupi Age 12   Summary:  Harper discovers a startling detail about her family.   Harper Rakosi was sitting on the bus begrudgingly. She hated field trips, especially this one. […]

to be free — a story by Chloe Daily

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Young Readers League 2019 “Hidden History” Writing Contest 2nd place (Category 2: ages 12-14)   “to be free” by Chloe Daily Age 12   Summary:  A slave wishes to be free.   my name is araminta ross. i’m the master’s slave. my mama is harriet ross. my papa benjamen ross. […]

Family is Everything — a story by Jordan Fleischman

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Young Readers League 2019 “Hidden History” Writing Contest 3rd place (Category 2: ages 12-14)   “Ang pamilya ay lahat (Family is Everything)” by Jordan Fleischman Age 12   Summary:  The narrator explains her own hidden history.   “Kumusta po kayo. Ako si Jordan.” “Como esta. Me llamo Jordan.” This is […]