Teen Services Blog

  • Three llustrated Novels for Teens

    Last October, I wrote a blog post about photographic novels - books that use photographs to aid the telling of the story. You can read the blog post here. Illustrated novels are also gaining popularity. These books use drawings and other types of illustrations to involve the reader in the story.

    Here are three recent young adult novels that employ illustrations:

  • A Football Dozen

    In honor of the upcoming Super Bowl, here are a dozen young adult novels featuring football.

  • 2012 Edgar Nominees for Young Adult

    Each year the Edgar Awards are given out to the top mysteries. The nominees were released today. You can read the full list here.

    Here are the nominees in the Young Adult category:

  • Sequels on Order for February

    These sequels and series titles are now on order. Click on the book cover to be taken to  the catalog record. Then click Request It on the left side of the web page to place a hold on the title.

    Balthazar by Claudia Gray


    by Claudia Gray

  • Read the YA Book Then Watch the DVD

    Three DVDs based on young adult novels are now on order. Read the book first and place a hold on the DVD today.

  • Three New Takes on Classic Fairy Tales

    Cinder by Marissa Meyer

    Cinder by Marissa Meyer

    In the futuristic take on the Cinderella story, cyborg Cinder becomes involved with Prince Kai.

  • Carry Out a Good Book: Young Adult Suggestions

    Carry Out a Good Book: Winter Reading 2012 begins today. Those in grades 6-12 can register for the teen program. You read three books by February 29 to earn a reusable lunch bag and a chance in our grand prize drawing.

    Keeping with our theme, here are some reading suggestions featuring teens who work in restaurants:

  • New Manga Purchases

    The Glenside Public Library is now collecting these manga series.

  • Updated Jane Austen

    In honor of Jane Austen's birthday today, here are some updated Jane Austen stories from the young adult collection.