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Reviewer: Jordan B. Why you liked this book: I really enjoyed reading this book. When I first opened the cover I wasn’t so sure because it took a chapter or two for me to be embraced by the plot. The story runs … Continue reading
The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list of recommended reading sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Sixteen young adult book clubs from libraries across … Continue reading
Earlier this spring we asked area young adults to help us prepare for Summer Reading by designing an original bookmark based on the teen theme, “Beneath the Surface.” Using colored pencils and a great deal of imagination, this year’s teen … Continue reading
Thanks to all the young poets who submitted entries in the 2013 Callaway County Youth Poetry Contest, sponsored by the Callaway County Public Library and the Auxvasse Creative Arts Program. These organizations honored the winners of the contest on Tuesday, … Continue reading
Reviewer: Audrey B. Why you liked this book: I liked this book because it was kind of a break from a lot of YA fiction as in it wasn’t COMPLETELY centered around romance. Throughout the book Roger kind of holds … Continue reading
Reviewer: Kelly T. Why you liked this book: This book is amazing! Piper is a strong character because she is deaf and able to overcome all the problems that get thrown in her face. I love that there are all … Continue reading
Reviewer: Ashley S. Why you liked this book: I liked this book because it had a strong female lead. The book was full of action and it kept me interested throughout the whole thing. The story did have some death … Continue reading
Before announcing the first place winner of our Flash Fiction Contest, I wanted to share some of the great resources the library has for young writers. First of all, the library provides free online classes in creative writing through a … Continue reading
This year’s Flash Fiction Contest entries were judged on a tough set of criteria. First, all contest submissions had to be written as a mystery, suspense, or horror story. Then, authors had to capture the judges’ attention with an interesting … Continue reading