Teen Services Blog

  • Updated Jane Austen

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

  • Anticipated Young Adult Books of 2012

    Last week, I blogged about my favorite young adult books of 2011. This got me thinking about the 2012 young adult novels I cannot wait to read. Here they are in alphabetical order:


  • Classic Literature Mentioned in Clockwork Prince

    Yesterday, I live blogged reading Clockwork Prince. The main characters enjoy reading and mention several classic books that would have been available to people living in Victorian England. Here are six of those books that the Glenside Public Library owns:

  • Live Blog: Reading Clockwork Prince

    Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

    Clockwork Angel was one of my favorite books of 2010, and I eagerly awaited the publication of Clockwork Prince.  Join me, your Young Adult Librarian, as I read the sequel.

  • Best Young Adult Books of 2011

    Best Young Adult Books of 2011

    Compiled by the Young Adult Librarian

    As much as I try, I cannot read every young adult novel published in a year. These are my favorite books from all the books published within the past twelve months that I have read.  Books are listed in alphabetical order by title except when an author has more than one book on the list.

  • Trend Alert: Ballerinas

    Three recent young adult novels feature ballerinas.

  • Review of Breaking Dawn Part 1

    Breaking Dawn Part 1

    Several of the Glenside librarians went to see Breaking Dawn Part 1 on opening day.

    Young Adult Librarian's Review:

  • Twilight Saga Discussion

    Last night, we celebrated the upcoming release of Breaking Dawn Part 1 with a special program at the library. Teens discussed the books and movies and enjoyed wedding cake in honor of Edward and Bella.

    Wedding Cake provided by the Friends of the Library

    Edward and a Wedding Guest