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We have some fun programs coming up for teens in March at the Dundee Library. For programs that require registration, you may register in person, by phone at 847-428-3661 (press 3), or via the online calendar.
Graphic novels tell stories through text and art. While the exact definition of the term “graphic novel” has been endlessly debated, for the purposes of this blog we will include serialized comics (collected volumes), manga (Japanese comics, which are read from back to front, right to left), and stand-alone works. For my Top 5 graphic novels post, I’m focusing on graphic novels in the teen collection.
Let's forget about the cold and read about love. Here are some new teen books that deal with crushes, longing, heartbreak, butterflies, and coping with circumstances that keep people apart.
Audacity by Melanie Crowder, about women's labor rights activist Clara Lemlich, was December's book club pick. Members enjoyed the novel in verse format, where the book is written as poetry instead of prose. See below for more YA titles written in verse:
It's Winter Break! Since it's freezing (and probably snowing) outside and you're stuck inside the house, I recommend bundling up in your favorite chair and relaxing with a good book. Here are some of the latest additions to the teen collection:
Did you know that FRVPLD cardholders are allowed to download three songs for free each week from Freegal? Those are downloaded songs that are yours forever! You can listen to samples of songs before you download them, and if you've already downloaded your three songs for the week, you can add songs to your wish list to download later.
We all know we shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but with so many new teen books having such eye-catching and unique designs, I don't follow that statement much these days. Each of these covers pulls the reader in, and I can't decide what to read next! Take a look and find something new to read:
It's that creepy time of year when horror fans are looking for scary and suspenseful books to read. We definitely have you covered at the Fox River Valley Libraries! In the list below I divided up our teen horror books into categories so you can easily browse and find book recommendations. If you are visiting the Dundee Library, stop by the Teen Area and you'll find some of these books on the "Horror and Suspense" display!