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.

Teens' Top Ten 2014

Teens, it is time to vote for your favorite books of the previous year! Let your voice be heard about great books that teens recommend to other teens. Voting is open now until October 18.The top ten will be announced on October 20.

Haven' t read many of the books? Now you have a teen-recommended list of titles to start your wish list. Stop by the library or use InfoSoup to find these books--and many more!

Free Homework Help Resources

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As you begin a new school year, keep in mind that the library offers a great selection of online research tools available 24/7 and completely free. You have access to many newspapers and journals, genealogy sites, health information, and even practice tests for the ACT, SAT, and AP exams. All you need is your library card! If you don't have a card yet, you can get one for free. Stop in with your parent or guardian and have them bring a photo ID and proof of address, and you can be the proud owner of an InfoSoup card good at all the libraries in Outagamie and Waupaca counties. It will be the best card you will ever own!

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!