Websites You'll Want to Know
Okay, so you've read the Hunger Games trilogy three times over, vampires and zombies no longer do it for you, and you're feeling a void since J. K. Rowling started writing for adults. What do you read now? Here are some websites that can point you to the newest and best stuff out there.
Guys Read - www.guysread.com
Founded by the First National Ambassador of Young People's Literature Jon Scieszka, this site highlights books that appeal to, well, guys. (Girls, you can read 'em too.)
Teen Read - www.teenread.com
This is the "Son of Book Reporter," the YA version of the popular readers' advisory website.
Best Books for Young Adults - www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists/bbya
Compiled by the Young Adult Library Services Association of ALA, this is a list of best books for young adults. (Kinda obvious, right?)
YALSA's Teens' Top Ten - www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten
This YALSA sponsored peer-to-peer site features books chosen by other teens.
Carnegie Libraryof Pittsburgh - www.carnegielibrary.org/teens/books
Probably the coolest thing to come out of Pittsburgh, this site features peer-reviewed books under such headings as "Creepy, Weird, and Strange" and "LOL Books." Write your own review and submit it!
Website Lets You Practice for the Regents
Test-taking getting you down? Now you have an ally in your battle to get great grades. The New York State Education Department's Office of Assessment's website provides you with free practice regents exams in a wide range of subjects, from English to U.S. History. Also available are practice exams for elementary and intermediate schools for your younger siblings! The website is http://nysedregents.org.
Welcome to the Teens Page!
Our Young Adult area has taken on a new identity and an updated look. Now called the “Teen Zone,” it features bright artwork created by our young adult artists this summer in the style of Keith Haring. Come by and share good books with good friends.
Book Buddy Story Time
Fun was had by all who participated in FPPL's Book Buddy Story Time! Teens and tweens who volunteered to read to children ages 2 & up, attended a special training session and then were eligible to read to the little ones! Thanks to our volunteers and all the children who joined us for this very special event! We look forward to having more Book Buddy events in the near future.