News for Teens...
Plan ahead for school holidays and check out books, audiobooks or DVDs to keep busy. Check out the Teen Area at our new location; tucked in the corner with diner booths and a bit of privacy.
- Be a Teen Volunteer - DOWNLOAD APPLICATION/INFORMATION
Summer/Program Volunteers needed to help with programs for grades 5 and under throughout the year.
- Summer Kick-Off Carnival. June 3, 10am - 1pm on the Library lawn. Free for all ages. Enjoy the Challenge Course, games and treats available at our Carnival then stop in to sign up for Summer Reading events and programs.
- Summer Reading Starts June 3. Register at the Library and get prizes for your required summer reading!
- Teens in the Kitchen/Friday Morning Films, June 9, 16, & 23 @10am. Age 12+ (6th Grade+) will be cooking up some make-and-take goodies in the kitchen. The Piatt Co. Extension will help us make Goat Cheese and International Foods plus we’ll have a chocolate dipping program on the 16th. Enjoy your handmade treats or popcorn while watching a fun film.
Contact Cara at the library (217) 762-4676 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to register for an event.
Great Reads from 2016 (from Goodreads Choice Awards 2016)
- Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
- A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas
- The Problem with Forever by Jennifer Armentrout
- Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
- The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
- The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
- This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
- A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
- Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
- Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
- The Crown by Kiera Cass
- If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
- Calamity by Brandon Sanderson
- The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
- The Way I Used To Be by Amber Smith
- We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
- Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
- When We Collided by Emery Lord
Booklists for Teens
- YA Series List (pdf)
- YA SciFi Series List (pdf)
- YA Mystery Series List (pdf)
- YA Graphic Novel Series List (pdf)
- YA Biographies at APLD
- YA Historical Fiction at APLD
- Books on Bullying at APLD
- Books on Cancer and Kids at APLD
- ReadAlong Packs (audiobook + chapterbook sets)
- 2017 Rebecca Caudill Master List (pdf)
The 2016 Teen Art Show was held from March 10-15, 2016 with ~59 artists' work on display. View the 2016 Gallery
The 2nd Annual Teen Art Show was a great success with ~25 artists and
over 45 pieces of artwork on display from March 12-17, 2015. View the 2015 Gallery
Fall 2014 Special FX/Zombie Makeup Workshop
Spring 2014 Teen Art Show
View the Gallery of Artwork