A blog to keep up on what's happening for teens at Brooks Memorial Library including: • new books • events • resources available • fun website suggestions • ... and more.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

YA Library Survey

Please take a minute to fill out our Young Adult Services Survey so we can provide you with all the things you desire from your local library...

Click here to take survey: Part One

Click here to take survey: Part Two

Be sure to complete Part One and Part Two.

Thank you!

Top Teen YA Books 2009

Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults

Selected by ALA young adult division called YALSA. Click here for the full list of 90 titles. Some of these titles are located in the Children's room or Adult collection.

  • Brennan, Sarah Rees. Demon's Lexicon. Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing/Margaret K. McElderry. 2009. (YA BRE)
  • Griffin, Paul. The Orange Houses. Penguin/Dial Books. 2009.
  • Herlong, M.H. The Great Wide Sea. Penguin/Viking. 2008. (YA HER)
  • Jinks, Catherine. The Reformed Vampire Support Group. Harcourt/ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2009. (YA JIN)
  • Napoli, Donna Jo. Alligator Bayou. Random House / Knopf. 2009.
  • Small, David. Stitches: A Memoir. W.W. Norton & Co. 2009. (Biography SMALL)
  • Stead, Rebecca. When You Reach Me. Random House / Wendy Lamb Books. 2009. (J STE)
  • Stork, Francisco X. Marcelo in the Real World. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books. 2009.
  • Taylor, Laini. Lips Touch: Three Times. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine. 2009. (YA TAY)
  • Walker, Sally M. Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland. Lerner/Carolrhoda Books. 2009. (On Order)