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.

Spring Break Teen Movie

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Looking for something to do with your friends during spring break that is free and fun? Come to our teen movie showing of Mockingjay Part 1 (PG-13) on Thursday, April 2 at 1 p.m. at the Little Chute Library. We will serve free popcorn from Tom's. Adult fans of The Hunger Games are also welcome to attend. May the odds be ever in your favor.

Deets on a Duology

Attention, Divergent Fans! Veronica Roth is writing TWO new books--a duology! We have to wait a few years, but good things come to those who wait. Check out the details here.

Teen Book Awards Announced

The American Library Association has announced the 2015 award-winning books for teens:

Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:
I’ll Give You the Sun, written by Jandy Nelson, is the 2015 Printz Award winner. 
Four Printz Honor Books also were named: 
And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard.
The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley.
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith.
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki.

Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences:
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia.
Bingo’s Run by James A. Levine.
Confessions by Kanae Minato, translated by Stephen Snyder.
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng.
Lock In by John Scalzi.
The Martian by Andy Weir. 
The Terrorist’s Son: A Story of Choice by Zak Ebrahim with Jeff Giles. 
Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta.
Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle.

Click the link to see the complete list of award winners: 2015 ALA Awards

Winter Reading Fun

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Looking for something to do in the long, cold month of January? Participate in our fun all ages winter reading program based on the movie Frozen. The program runs January 12-February 7, and sign-up starts January 5. Pick up a Frozen BINGO card and complete reading activities. We have mini prizes each week plus chances to win a grand prize. 

We also have programs for tweens (anyone in grades 4-8)  to fit the Frozen theme. Check out our after school tween scene on the following Tuesdays at 3:30-4:30 p.m.

1/13--Ice Experiments (painting with salt and ice plus make ice bubbles)

1/20--Snowy Pet Rocks (create pet rocks inspired by the Frozen trolls)

1/27--Silly Putty (make glitter gak and magnetic silly putty)

2/3--Snowy Woods Art (paint a snow scene inspired by a famous poem)

Be sure to check out the new book shelf for some great teen reads. Read away the winter blues with an engaging story--maybe you'll discover a fabulous book before it becomes a movie hit. We also have magazines, graphic novels, CDs, and video games. Come see all the library has to offer.

Be A-Mazed Over Break

Looking for something to do during break? The Maze Runner movie will be shown on Monday December 29, at 1:30 p.m. at the Little Chute Library. Based on the popular novel by James Dashner, this movie event is for teens and adult fans of teen literature. Free popcorn will be provided.