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Teens @ Tongue River Branch Library

The TURTLE Book Club:

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

Tongue River Branch Library Tween Book Club

Books & Discussion Dates:

Tween TURTLE Book Club had a successful first year! During the school year meetings are every-other Thursday at 4:15pm at the Tongue River Branch Library. In this Literature/Book Discussion 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. Meetings have concluded for the 2013-2014 school year. The TURTLE Book Club met over the summer too, ever other Thursday, with great attendance and tons of fun! Our last meeting was July 24th, and final prizes were handed out. Each student went home with their very own book, “Book Talked” books they were reading, and especially learned about free speech. We even created our own “Declaration of Independence” crafts, and had an awesome paper airplane flying contest. The TURTLE Book Club will take the month of August off, but will start up again in the Fall. See you then!

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


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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 summer 2014, participating in the National YA/Teen Reading Theme to Spark A Reaction, club members chose to do a theme-read over the summer break with “Book Talks.” The chosen theme = War (survival stories, memoirs, interesting realistic fiction titles, etc). Teen and club members, which includes students/teens, teachers and librarians at the high school and TRBL, have decided to read realistic titles on a war that interests them (examples: Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, etc.). Members will “Book Talk” the title of their choice to the group at a Fall Kick Off Event at the Tongue River High School. 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. Summer Reading bags full of goodies have been handed out to teens over the summer at Tongue River Branch Library. Participants in the summer program will be entered into the drawing for Book Certificates to Sheridan Stationary, handed out at the Fall Book Club Launch. 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 fav lists, browse book, subject and genre lists, WIN books, follow popular authors, keep track and rate what you have read, and find GREAT new titles & recommendations. You can even link your Goodreads account to other Social Networking sites, like Facebook! Click on the Link: Goodreads
  • Check out Epic Reads, an awesome social media/Lit website set up for Teens. Want to find something fantastic, innovative and new to read, based on what you have read before? This is a good place to go. There are also fun polls and quizzes! Click on the following link: Epic Reads

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

Soaring Eagle Nominees for 2014-2015
Between Shades of Gray, by Ruta Sepetys
Counting by 7′s, by Holly Goldberg Sloan
The Darkest Path, by Jeff Hirsch
The Fault in our Stars, by John Green
Forgotten, by Cat Patrick
I Am Malala, by Yousafzai Malala
Insignia, by S.J. Kincaid
Royal Ranger, by Jon Flanagan
The Running Dream, by Wendelin Van Draanen
The Selection, by Keira Cass
Thirteen Days to Midnight, by Patrick Carman
This is What Happy Looks Like, by Jennifer Smith
Unwholly, by Neal Shusterman
Zom-B, by Darren Shan