Thursday, January 16, 2014

Finally! A YA Nonfiction Section!

It may be small, but we are finally creating a little young adult non-fiction section! (Currently YA nonfiction is either added to the children's section, or if not appropriate, added to the Adult nonfiction section with a YA sticker).
Obviously not everything you want to read in non-fiction will be there, but it will be a place for those books that are just right for teens and focus on subjects that you may be interested in.
So, to add to the books that we've taken out of Adult nonfiction, I ordered some great titles that come recommended by our Capitol Region Young Adult Roundtable members! Stop in and check them out!

Added January 2014

 The How-To Handbook: shortcuts and solutions for the problems of everyday life by Martin Oliver & Alexandra Johnson

Spilling Ink: a young writer's handbook by Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter

My Anxious Mind: a teen's guide to managing anxiety and panic by Michael A. Tompkins, PhD and Katherine Martinez, PsyD

I Am A Seal Team Six Warrior: Memoirs of an American soldier by Howard E. Wasdin & Stephen Templin

                                                                       IraqiGirl: Diary of a teenage girl in Iraq

The Nazi Hunters: How a team of spies and survivors catured the world's most notorious nazi by Neal Bascomb

Made by Dad: 67 blueprints for making cool stuff by Scott Bedford

Guinness World Records 2014 Gamer's Edition
The Ultimate Player's Guide to Minecraft by Stephen O'Brien

Becoming Vegan: the everyday guide to plant-based nutrition by Brenda Davis & Vesanto Melina

Doodles Unleashed: mixed-media techniques for doodling, mark-making & lettering by Traci Bautista

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Almost Halloween!

In the spirit of this fun holiday, here are some things from around the blogosphere and social media-osphere (?) that you may enjoy! Stay safe! 

Here's a link to NPR review, interview and more with American Born Chinese author Gene Luen Yang, on his new graphic novel set we recently got in called Boxers & Saints. Or is it Saints & Boxers? I keep confusing it.

Boxers & Saints

Not your thing? How about a Zombie crossword then? Thanks Book Riot!

School Library Journal recently had an interesting article about "horror" as a YA genre that is not only here to stay but full of it's own crazy categories. Such a HUGE choice compared to when I was a teen. And here's 2 more creepy looking titles I'm ordering:

Monday, October 28, 2013

It's YOUR YA Section!

 Just a reminder - I'm always taking suggestions for books (and audio, CDs, etc) that you would like to see in the RML Teen Section.
I saw this list on the truly awesome Teen Librarian Toolbox site and had to share. Take a look and then tell me - what do you want to see on our shelves?

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Fall Craft Programs @ RML!

October is the perfect time to get creative and make some crafts for the season! Join us at RML for:

Origami Wreath Making Program
ages 10 & up
Wed, Oct 23 @ 6pm
We'll supply the paper you need to make one! Registration required.


Saturday, September 14, 2013

September at RML

I think we have finally cleared away the last remnants of Summer Reading here at the Library! As much fun as we have, it's nice to clean it all out when Summer is over. Now on to fall....
Some of you may not realize that we have a group called the FTLA (Fantastic Teen Library Assistants) here at RML. It's sort of half book-club and half service for the Library club. They meet on alternating Fridays here at the Library. If you are interested, just contact me with your information and I can pass it on to them. They will soon be sharing some book reviews here on this blog, so keep a lookout. Here are some pics of them helping out at past Library programs:

In book news, here are some recently purchased YA titles that will be available soon to check out:

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Tucholke
Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Michael Vey #3: Battle of the Ampere by Richard Paul Evans
Rogue by Gina D'amico
September Girls by Bennett Madison
This Side of Jealousy by Lili Peloquin
United We Spy by Ally Carter
The Walking Dark by Robin Wasserman

and in non-fiction:
The Secrets of Top Students: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Acing High School and College by Sefanie Weisman
A Teen Guide to Fast, Delicious Lunches by Dana Meachen Rau

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Katniss Had Been Found for the Last Time!

I'm writing from Maine, but I have heard that Katniss was found today by Robert B.! Congrats!
Thanks to everyone who participated - it's awesome that she was found each week by a different person!
Final prize drawings are this Friday!
Though I'm not sure I ever want to come home after sitting out here under the stars in Ogunquit!