Readers’ Corner: Teens as Science Projects

You may be aware that teens frequently get a bad rap in society. Maybe you get watched extra closely when you’re in a store, or you get shushed when others are being much louder. Some adults just don’t appreciate teens and treat them as second-class citizens. Well, this week’s featured booklist takes that idea to […]

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Readers’ Corner: Build a Better World with Graphic Novels

It’s summer vacation time, and you deserve some relaxation. Maybe you’re not excited about reading a long, dense novel, but you’d still like to read something meaningful and important. That’s where this week’s featured teen booklist comes in. It’s one of our specially created Teen Explore Summer booklists related to this summer’s theme: Build a […]

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Readers’ Corner: USA before 1800

Happy Almost Fourth of July! I hope you’re having an amazing summer, enjoying the sunshine and the time to catch up on reading. This week’s featured booklist is filled with historical fiction that might interest you this week — it’s all about the United States before the year 1800. That includes a wide variety of […]

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Readers’ Corner: Inspirational Nonfiction

If you’re not on summer vacation quite yet, you should be pretty soon. And that means it’s time to register for Teen Explore Summer so you can win prizes and read great books and not get dumb over the summer! This week’s featured booklist is one of the special reading lists created just for this […]

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Readers’ Corner: Dark & Grim Fantasy

This week’s featured teen booklist is for those of you with a slight (or not-so-slight) dark streak. It’s called Dark & Grim Fantasy, and the title does not lie. I’m still recovering from all the ways Dorothy Must Die shattered my fondest childhood memories. So jump on in if you’re up to it, but tread carefully. […]

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Readers’ Corner: Banned Books

Happy Banned Books Week, everyone! This week we celebrate the freedom to read. Here in the public library, we are huge fans of free and open access to all types of information, and we support the freedom to seek out and express ideas, even unpopular ones. Take some time this week to learn more about why certain […]

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Readers’ Corner: Realistic Fiction

One of the great things about reading fiction is that it can give you insights and experiences about the world in a ‘safe’ way. With books, you can experience intense emotions and situations in the comfort of your own home without taking any real risks. Realistic fiction is a very broad genre that includes stories based […]

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Readers’ Corner: Stories About Bullying

Happy Labor Day! For some of you, school is back in session, and others have a very small window of summer vacation left. Hooray for new school supplies! (Or maybe that’s just me.) Unfortunately, for many students, back to school means back to bullying. This week’s featured teen booklist is filled with stories, both heart-wrenching […]

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Readers’ Corner: Fiction Graphic Novels

If you haven’t been reading graphic novels, you’re missing out. They’re not all superheroes and manga (although those can be pretty great too). Check out our list of great fiction graphic novels, and read some books with pictures this summer. This list only includes 25 of the hundreds of fantastic graphic novels available in the Sno-Isle catalog. […]

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Readers’ Corner: Teens’ Top Ten Nominees

You may have heard of the Teens’ Top Ten, and if you haven’t, you should! It’s a super easy way to get recommendations for some of the best books out there. Plus, the TTT website has book trailers, reviews, and more. Each year, groups of teens from all over read and review tons of recently […]

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