The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Youth Librarian

About the Blog

The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Youth Librarian is a blog for teens. Youth Services Librarian, Ann Hardginski, will share info about great books for teens, cool websites, homework help, and other info related to teen services at the library.

Teen Summer Reading Grand Prize Winners

Congratulations to all of our summer reading grand prize winners!

  1. iTunes gift cards--Connor L.
  2. Board Games--Emily S.
  3. Badger Sports Park Package--Megan N.
  4. Target gift card--Paige F.
  5. Divergent Trilogy--Melanie W.
  6. Kohl's gift card--Jenna V.
  7. Barnes & Noble gift card--Amber S.
  8. iPad mini--Eli G.
  9. Chocolate & Coffee Bistro gift certificate--Liberty M.

All of the winners have been notified. Thank you to all of our readers who participated in our Spark a Reaction summer reading program. Be sure to keep checking our website and Facebook page for future teen events, and stop in to check out the great teen reads that arrive every month.

Summer Reading Program Draws to a Close

We are in week eight, our last week, of the Spark a Reaction summer reading program. Friday, August 1, is the last day to turn in any reading logs. We will be drawing for the grand prizes early next week and will post the winners here.

Our final teen program of the summer reading program is on Thursday, July 31 at 1:30 p.m. in Little Chute--Marshmallow Mayhem! Bring your friends for a fun group activity and team-building fun.

We also added in a movie showing of Divergent on Wednesday, August 6, at 1:30 p.m. in Little Chute. Join us for free popcorn and a great movie based on the popular novel. The movie is for teens and adult fans of teen lit.

We hope you have been discovering lots of great reads this summer. Keep on reading and learning!

Spark a Reaction Teen Summer Reading Program

Teens entering grades 6-12, be sure to join the Spark a Reaction summer reading program June 9-August 1. You can earn cool prizes for reading two hours per week, plus you earn grand prize entries for reading, attending a teen program, or answering weeky trivia. Here are the grand prizes to be given out at the end of the program:

 

  1. Tuning In--$30 iTunes gift cards
  2. No Batteries Required—Quelf & 5 Second Rule games
  3. Fun with Friends--Badger Sports Park Package (6 passes)
  4. Right on Target--$25 Target Card
  5. Top Trilogy--Divergent Trilogy
  6. Stylin’--$25 Kohl’s Card
  7. Feed the Need to Read--$25 Barnes & Noble Card
  8. Mini for Me--iPad Mini (16g)
  9. Indulge Your Taste Buds--$25 Chocolate & Coffee Bistro gift certificate

 

Teen programs are on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. Bring your friends for a fun afternoon!

  • 6/19  Top Chef--Teen Edition in Little Chute
  • 6/26  Cheap Animator with Jason Love in Kimberly
  • 7/10 Macrame Bracelets in Kimberly
  • 7/17 #ThrowBackThursday in Little Chute
  • 7/24 Divergent Party in Kimberly
  • 7/31 Marshmallow Mayhem in Little Chute

 

Stop in to sign up and get your reading record anytime during June. Come discover the great teen reads waiting to spark a reaction in you!

Teens' Top Ten Nominees for 2014 Announced

The Teens' Top Ten (TTT) is a "teen choice" list of recommended reading, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Check out the nominees for 2014!

Maze Runner by James Dashner

An exciting young adult novel gets the big screen treatment this fall. Check out the official trailer for The Maze Runner: