Monday, February 22, 2010

Teen Tuesday Tomorrow!

Stop by the Highlands Library tomorrow for Teen Tuesday @ 3:00! We'll be watching the anime series Negima!? and eating Japanese snacks and goodies. There will be prizes from the (infamous) prize box, and plenty of down time to hang out and chat, so bring your friends!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Your Young Adult Librarian Recommends.....

The Maze Runner by James Dashner (YA DASHNER)
For those of you who really enjoyed Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, and are biting your nails in anticipation of the next installment due this August, here's another nail-biter that will hold you over in the meantime, and offer some new and different excitement.

Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up, with no memory, in the middle of an unfamiliar place called the Glade--a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls and a vast maze. Just like Thomas, the other Gladers don't know why or how they got there. Thomas must find his role in the community and do what he can to keep himself and the others alive in this seemingly utopian but ultimately treacherous environment.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Rick Riordan Audio Jukebox

If you are on the wait list for the next installment in the Percy Jackson series, you might like listening to an audiobook of it instead. Try them out ahead of time by listening to clips of each of the books here.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Teen Reads' Grab Bag of Books Contest!

Teen Reads is offering another contest for a chance to win a Grab Bag of Books, which includes a signature tote bag! Stop by the Teen Reads site and enter their brief contest form to win goodies! The deadline is February 10th.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Write! Create! Get Published!

Now is your chance to see yourself in print! Artists and authors in 6th through 12th grades are encouraged to submit items for publication in Renton Library’s new Teen Magazine!**

Send your submissions* (including original poems, stories, artwork, song lyrics, reviews, comic strips, personal ponderings, and more) to the Young Adult Librarian or turn them in at the Children's Desk or Information Desk!

*Submissions should include your name, grade, and contact phone number or e-mail address.

**We're also looking for a title for our Literary Mag. If you have ideas for a creative or catchy title, e-mail them to the Young Adult Librarian.