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The Gateway Readers Award honors a young adult novel selected by Missouri high school students. Even though this award is administered by the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL), it is the responsibility of Missouri teens to vote on the actual winner. Each year’s … Continue reading
Travel the country without ever leaving home. The good people of EpicReads.com asked their readers to suggest a young adult novel that represents each state in America. With their signature creativity, they compiled a booklist to help you spend the … Continue reading
SYNC, a service of AudioFile Magazine, offers free young adult and classic audiobook downloads during the summer months. These audiobooks download directly to your computer through Overdrive Media Console. After you’ve downloaded the audiobook to your computer, you can then … Continue reading
Registration for teen summer reading has begun! Sign up online, or at any of our three branches or bookmobile stops. The library is challenging area young adults ages 12-18 to read for 20 hours, share three book reviews and do seven of our … 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
Below is a list of recently released and best-selling young adult novels. Let us know which title you are looking forward to reading. Do you have a favorite book that should be on the list? Have you already read some … Continue reading
It turns out that our predictions for the 2013 Gateway and Truman award winners were pretty accurate. Jonathan Maberry is the recipient of this year’s Gateway Readers Award for his book “Rot and Ruin.” The main character, Benny, has never known a world without zombies, … Continue reading
I get it already. I do. Seriously, I do not need to read one more book about painfully detailed wardrobes and how the main character just can’t decide between those two boys, and thinking is hard, and oh gee whiz, … Continue reading
The Gateway Readers Award honors a young adult book as selected by high school students, while the Truman Readers Award is chosen by junior high students. Even though these awards are administered by the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL), it is the responsibility of … Continue reading