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Teens @ Tongue River Branch Library

The Turtles:

- A.K.A. Tween Utopian Reader Textual Literary Extraordinaires –

Tongue River Branch Library Tween Book Club

Books & Discussion Dates:

Tween Book Club Has Launched! Meetings are every-other Thursday at 4:15pm. In this Literature/Book Club, members read titles and share stories about subjects they love. A new subject/theme is chosen at each meeting by the whole group, with members “Book Talking” their title to the group at the next meeting. Next Meeting will be April 17. Snacks are provided, crafts and activities based on the theme are featured, fun is had by all, so be creative, share your story, tell us why you love your stories and why! Featured Book Talk theme for our upcoming discussion will be Heroines & Heroes! Elementary & Middle School young people are welcome to join! If interested in joining, contact Anna Veinbergs @ Tongue River Branch Library, or come and join us at our next session.

Do you Like Comics and Graphic Novels? Then Check out these WebComics for Tweens & Teens. Click on a Link!


Seraph Inn

Gunnerkrigg Court

Also, come in and check out our Graphic Novel Collection here @ the library! Featured titles include The Infernal Devices: ClockWork Angel (GN) w/ art by Hyekyung Baek, & I Kill Giants: Titan Ed (GN) by Joe Kelly & Jim Ken Niimura

Tongue River Branch Library & Tongue River High School TEEN BOOK CLUB!

Books & Discussion Dates:

For the 2013-2014 school year the Teen Book Club read some great titles. Books included Ender’s Game, Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The Butler, and Divergent. For the 2014 Summer Read, participating in the National YA/Teen Reading Theme to Spark A Reaction, club members have chosen to do a theme-read with “Book Talks.” Theme = War (survival stories, memoirs, interesting realistic fictional titles, etc). Club members have decided to read a realistic title on a war that interests them (examples: Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, Vietnam, etc.) and each member will read and “Book Talk” the title of their choice to the group. For a scientific twist, titles could range from the WWII Nuremberg Trials, influential and important scientists and doctors during wartime, Hiroshima, a present-day war, etc. Teens and club members had their last meeting on March 18th @ the TRHS, discussing Divergent. Throughout the rest of the 4th school quarter members will finish reading this book, with visits to see the movie in theater to compare the two. If interested in joining Teen Book Club, contact Brenda Nixon @ Tongue River High School, or the Librarians @ Tongue River Branch Library.

Social Networking and Literature: Check out Goodreads. Create personal lists, browse book and subject lists, get recommendations, follow authors, keep track and rate what you have read, and especially what you WANT to read! You can even link your Goodreads account to other Social Networking sites, like Facebook! Click on the Link: Goodreads

Every year, Wyoming students, librarians and teachers vote on their favorite YA titles. These are the nominees and winners:

Soaring Eagle Nominees for 2013-2014
Rise of the Elgen, by Richard Paul Evans
Outcasts, by John Flanagan
If I Stay, by Gayle Forman
BZRK, by Michael Grant
Tiger’s Curse, by Colleen Houck
Framed, by Gordon Korman
Legend, by Marie Lu
Finnikin of the Rock, by Melina Marchetta
Rot and Ruin, by Jonathan Mayberry
A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness
Everlost, by Neal Shusterman
I, Q: Kitty Hawk, by Roland Smith
Raven Boys, by Maggie Stievfater