Wednesday, August 24, 2022

What's Your Favorite?

The Massachusetts Teen Choice Book Award is the only award in the Bay State that invites students in grades 7-12 to vote for their top new books. Voting is open to all teens across Massachusetts, and will be open from September 1-23, 2022. There is no minimum number of nominated books that must be read - you may vote even if you have only read one!

The list of current nominees has been curated by a committee of public librarians, school library media specialists and educators. The top teen choices will be announced in October 2022 at the Massachusetts Library System’s Teen Summit.

 Read more about the nominees here

Printable list of nominees.

Vote here.

How many of the nominated titles have you read? I've read 5 of them. Would you like to read one of the nominated books that you haven't read? Click on a book cover shown below to go to the Library's catalog where you may place a hold.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Self-help New Beginnings

As you contemplate brushing up the wardrobe or maybe getting a new back pack and supplies for fall classes, you might also be thinking about renewing friendships and/or setting a personal goal for the new school year. 

Possibly the cart with self-help books in the teen area may be of use or interest. Even if you have not been thinking about goals for the new year you may want to proactively browse the self-help cart as the year progresses. 

Shown below are some of the newer self-help titles available in the Young Adult nonfiction collection. Clicking on a book cover will take you to the Library's catalog where you can read a description about the book and place a hold. Or, stop by the Library and browse the cart.