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Teen Summer Reading Grand Prize Winners

Congratulations to our teen summer reading grand prize winners! All winners have been contacted by phone.
 
1. Insta-Fun – Selah A.
2. Tune Time – Nick T.
3. Night at the Movies – Keirah W.
4. Emoji Pack – Madelyn S.
5. Stunt Drone – Addyson T.
6. Music Mania – Stella M.
7. Movie Night – Alli M.
8. I Need Coffee – Isaac B.
 
Thanks for reading with us this summer!

Teen Summer Reading Program

Summertime is a perfect time for reading--especially as a participant in the library's teen summer reading program. Besides all the great new books to discover, you can earn fun prizes as well as chances to win a grand prize. Our theme is Build a Better World, and teen reading hours will be tallied up as part of the library's goal to have 25,000 hours of reading completed by the community. If the goal is reached, then a donation will be made to support Habitat for Humanity, so your hours of reading will be beneficial to you and also help the community!

Here are some fun teen programs just for students entering grades 6-12:

  • June 20 at 1:30PM in Kimberly - Pet Plants: learn about succulents and make a little home for your very own
  • June 26 at 1PM in Little Chute - High School Street Art Stenciling Workshop: learn how to create and use stencils. Open to students in grades 9-12, and registration is required--call 788-7825.
  • July 11 at 1PM in Kimberly - Aubree's Blankets for Veterans: create a tie blanket for veterans
  • July 17 at 1PM in Little Chute - Teen Movie and Pizza
  • July 31 at 1:30PM in Little Chute - Kahoot Teen Trivia: bring a smartphone or tablet for fun trivia

The summer reading program runs June 12-August 4. Registration begins on May 30, so stop by either location to pick up your reading booklet. Read and help Build a Better World!

2017 Most Anticipated YA Books

Wondering what to read next or what to look forward to? Check out this list from Pop Crush and get your reading list ready for summer and beyond.

March 27 Middle School Stencil Art Workshop

woman in red stencil outline

Our artist-in-residence, Stephanine LH Harvey, presents this special art workshop for middle schoolers. Roll up your sleeves and have fun while learning more about one of the most mysterious art forms around during this Little Chute Spring Break special event. Learning history of street art is just the start of getting immersed in the world of easily accessible art.  Learn how to create and use stencils. There really are endless possibilities for sharing and showing your art with the world. Open to students in sixth, seventh, and eight grade. Registration is required. Sign-up begins March 1. Call 788-7825.

March Book Madness

March Madness doesn't have to be just about basketball. How would you like some March BOOK Madness? Awesome teen reads are pitted against each other to see which book comes out on top. Check out the site to see the contenders and get your read on!

Twitter-Style Teen Reads App

Want to read suspenseful stories by text messages? Try the new Hooked app designed for ages 13-24. You will receive a series of text messages that will get you hooked enough to keep reading. The app is free, but there are paid versions to avoid the time delays between texts. Find out more in this article.

2016 Teens' Top Ten Winners

The moment everyone has been waiting for is finally here! The 2016 Teens' Top Ten titles are:

  1.  Alive by Chandler Baker. Disney/Hyperion. 9781484706831.
  2.  All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. Random House/Alfred A. Knopf. 9780385755887.
  3.  The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books. 9780545668347.
  4.  Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Macmillan/Henry Holt & Co. 9781627792127.
  5.  Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. Random House/Delacorte Press. 9780553496642.
  6.  Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone. Disney/Hyperion. 9781484705278.
  7.  The Novice: Summoner: Book One by Taran Matharu. Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends. 9781250080059.
  8.  Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.  Random House/Alfred A. Knopf. 9780553499117.
  9.  When by Victoria Laurie. Disney/Hyperion. 9781484700082.
  10. Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls. By Lynn Weingarten. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse. 9781481418584.

A video<https://youtu.be/9VO4gtXBBh8> and list<http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten> featuring the winning titles can be found on the Teens' Top Ten<http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten> page.

Now through December 31, 2016, teens aged 12-18 can nominate their favorite titles to be considered as a 2017 Teens' Top Ten nominee via the public nomination form<http://www.ala.org/yalsa/public-nomination-form>. Book title nominations submitted in the current year will be used for consideration of the following year's list of nominees. For books to be eligible for consideration, they must be published between January 1- December 31, 2016.

Want to learn more about the Teens' Top Ten? Visit www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten<http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten>.

Vote for the Best Teen Book

Voting is now open for the Teens' Top Ten Books. You may vote for up to three titles through October 15. The list contains books nominated by fellow teens as the best books of the previous year. If you haven't read any or many, you now have a great list of teen reads to check out.

Teen Grand Prize Winners

Thank you to all the sixth-twelfth graders who particpated in our summer reading program. You donated 4901 hours of reading this summer as part of our 25,000 hours goal--thank you! Your efforts helped us give $1000 to Special Olympics!

Here are the grand prize winners:

1. Emoji Pillows & Candy – Alison V.
2. Longboard – Justice M.
3. Spyderball Game – Ryan T.
4. Star Wars Monopoly – Jacob M.
5. Skyzone – Brady V.
6. Harry Potter Coloring Books – Veronica M.
7. iTunes gift card – Ethan L.
8. Walmart gift card – Stella M.
9. Manicure set – Jack W.
10. R2D2 Bop-It – Nathan B.
 
Enjoy the rest of your summer, and keep on reading!