Thursday, August 7, 2014

Vote now for Teens' Top Ten!

Teens' Top Ten Vote
The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country. Readers ages twelve to eighteen can vote online at The winners will be announced the week after Teen Read Week.
Aug 15 - Oct 12

Teen Dungeons & Dragons club meeting

Drop in and try your hand at adventuring this Saturday, August 9th!

Take on the role of a heroic character of fantasy in a world of monsters, magic and destiny!

We have a variety of characters to choose from...look forward to seeing you!

Ages 12-17
2nd Saturday each month 1-4 pm at College Hill

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Inklings teen writers' club meeting

Teens meet on Tuesday, August 5th to share their writing, receive feedback and practice writing prompts.

Ages 12-17, No registration
1st Tuesday each month *New time: 4:30-6pm at College Hill

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Teen Advisory Board meeting

Our next Teen Advisory Board meeting is Tuesday, July 29th from 4-5:30 pm!

Join TAB and get volunteer credit for promoting library services to teens at the Westminster Public Libraries:
  • Advise, plan, and participate in teen programs.
  • Post reviews and teen news on the Teen Underground blog/website.
  • Promote teen reading and news by creating bulletin boards and displays in the Teen Underground areas.
  • Recommend materials for the young adult collection.
Attend one of our TAB meetings at College Hill Library to get started! 

Ages 12-17. No registration.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Two YA authors of diversity we will miss

Author and LGBT activist Nancy Garden, most widely known for her groundbreaking YA novel Annie on My Mind died on June 23 of a heart attack. She was 76.
The ALA Margaret A. Edwards Award recognizes one writer and a particular body of work "for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature." Garden won the annual award in 2003, when the panel cited Annie on My Mind alone and called her "the first author for young adults to create a lesbian love story with a positive ending ... Using a fluid, readable style, Garden opens a window through which readers can find courage to be true to themselves."
"2003 Margaret A. Edwards Award Winner", American Library Association, March 15, 2007. (Accessed July 19, 2014)

Author Walter Dean Myers, lauded for his vivid portrayals of the lives of African American children, died on July 1, 2014, following a brief illness. He was 76 years old. 

His impressive body of work includes two Newbery Honor Books, three National Book Award Finalists, and six Coretta Scott King Award/Honor-winning books. He was the winner of the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award, the first recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement, and a recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults.