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This Is the Way the World Ends…

Will it end with a bang or a whimper? Will it end in fire? Or maybe ice, as in”After the Snow” by S.D. Crockett. “The Way We Fall” by Megan Crewe tells the story of a world decimated by a … Continue reading

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Best Teen Books of 2012

The winter season is a great time to be a book lover because that is when the “Best of” booklists are generally published by popular review sites. For the crème de la crème of young adult literature published during 2012, … Continue reading

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2012 “Teens’ Top Ten” Winners Announced

At the conclusion of Teen Read Week, we are happy to announce the winners of this year’s “Teens’ Top Ten.” This is a “teen choice” list of recommended reading where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Sports

In honor of Mizzou athletics making a (hopefully) successful entry into the Southeastern Conference, here are some sports books for you. “Gym Candy” by Carl Deuker Groomed by his father to be a star player, football is the only thing … Continue reading

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Good Reads for the Long Weekend Ahead

Did you know that when Labor Day was declared a federal holiday in 1884, the average workday was 16 hours long?! Here are some other cool facts about one of summer’s most popular holidays: Labor Day actually originated in Canada. … Continue reading

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What We’re Reading: August 2012

Our patrons frequently ask us what books we’re currently enjoying. As library staff members, we’re a happy to recommend many adventurous tales that will take readers across the Mountains of Rain and Night in the “Ruins of Gorlan,” through the … Continue reading

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Oh, My Gods: Greek-Inspired Teen Lit

The Olympic games usually mean a three-week span of time when I morph from a literature-loving teen librarian into an unabashed sports fanatic. This year, I hosted a five-hour watch party of the opening ceremonies. I use my DVR to … Continue reading

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2013 Truman Award Nominees

The Truman Readers Award honors a book as selected by Missouri junior high students. Even though this award is administered by the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL), it is the responsibility of Missouri teens to choose the actual winner. … Continue reading

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2013 Gateway Award Nominees

The Gateway Readers Award honors a young adult book 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

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2012 Nominees for “Teens’ Top Ten”

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 around … Continue reading

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