Friday, January 25, 2013

Game On!

Friday - February 1 @ 3:45

We've got big games on the big Screen! Register in advance to score your spot in the competition. Prizes offered to the top two players.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

YALSA 2013 William C. Morris & Non-Fiction Award Finalists

YALSA selected five books as finalists for the 2013 William C. Morris Award, which honors a book written for young adults by a previously unpublished author. YALSA also selected five books as finalists for the 2013 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, which honors the best nonfiction books written for young adults between November 1, 2011 and October 31, 2012.YALSA will name the 2013 award winners at the Youth Media Awards at 7:45 AM Pacific Time on Monday, January 28 during ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.

The 2013 Morris Finalists are:

Wonder Show by Hannah Barnaby
Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo
After the Snow by S. D. Crockett
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

For more information check out YALSA's Morris Award Page.

The 2013 Non-Fiction Award Finalists are:
Titanic: Voices From the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson
Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
     by Steve Sheinkin
Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95
     by Phillip Hoose
Steve Jobs: the Man Who Thought Different by Karen Blumenthal
We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March by Cynthia Levinson

For more information check out YALSA's Nonfiction Award Page.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
Wednesday, January 30 @ 4pm

Teens, share your opinions about what you’d like to see and do at Wauconda Area Library while earning community service hours. Help tackle projects, meet new people, and have fun! TAB participation looks great on job and college applications and will allow you to make a difference at your library. To get involved, stop by the Adult Services Reference Desk to pick up an application. You don’t need a completed application to attend meetings, but your parent or guardian must sign your application before you can participate in volunteer projects.

Scattered Pages Book Club

Wednesday, Feb 6 @ 4pm

Gather your friends to enjoy pizza and discuss books that you will love to read. Pick up your book at the Adult Services Reference Desk.

This month's book: The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Check out a new

Loaded with fabulous YA Fiction ebooks.
Don’t you see an ebook you’d like to read? Let us know! Stop by the Adult Reference Desk to leave a suggestion or leave us a comment on the Teen Zone Facebook page!

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Strategic Gaming Club

January 18 @ 3:45

Expert or novice, if you like to play chess and/or strategy games, you have a seat at this drop-in club. Bring your cards and prepare to be challenged.
Teen Writing Group 
January 17 @ 4pm

Ink blossom scribbles, ideas, friends and munchies,
Writers wanted here.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Winter Reading Club for Teens

 (Register Now!) 

January 13 – February 16

Survive the latest fictional dystopia with Keep Calm and Read On, our winter reading club for teens. You get to choose how you will participate: read a book, attend a library program, or even snap a picture with your favorite manga. For each activity you complete, you will receive a drawing slip to enter weekly prize drawings, which will also count toward the grand prize – a Nook Simple Touch eReader and a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card. The more activities you complete, the better your chances to win. Stop by the Adult Services Reference Desk to receive a reading log and a special treat to get you started!