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VOTE 4 your Favorite Book! – TEENS’ CHOICE 2014

The Children’s Book Council has officially opened the voting for this year’s Children’s Choice and Teen Choice Book Awards, the only national book awards program where the winners are selected by teens. Please visit cbcbookawards.com to see the finalists and your friends to vote for their favorites now through May 12th.  PDL holds many ofContinue Reading

April is Poetry Month!

Teens may celebrate Poetry Month in TWO ways:     By visiting the Teen Room, making up a poem using the “magnetic poetry” materials that you will find there,  take a picture of your poem (please be sure that we can read it!) and send it to us at childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org with the word “poem” in theContinue Reading

The 2014 Michael L. Printz Award Winner and Honor Books Announced

On Monday, January 27th the Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults were announced as follows: “Midwinterblood,” written by Marcus Sedgwick, is the 2014 Printz Award winner. Four Printz Honor Books also were named: “Eleanor & Park,” written by Rainbow Rowell “Kingdom of Little Wounds,” written by Susann Cokal “MaggotContinue Reading

Thumbs Up! Book Award 2014 Nominees Announced!

Thumbs Up! Book Award 2014 Nominees Announced!

The purpose of the Thumbs Up! Award is to recognize and promote an outstanding contribution to teen literature that has both literary quality and teen appeal for those 13 to 18 years of age. The award includes a statewide teen vote of 10 books. These 10 books were narrowed from over 300 by professional librariansContinue Reading

Teen Anime’ Club

Teen Anime’ Club

The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

Teen RadKrafts

Teen RadKrafts

Every few weeks we will have an open classroom (the meeting room next to the Teen Room or in the Program Room upstairs) on a weekend day with art/craft supplies for you. Radkraft is an independent craft session – just come, hang-out and try your hand at crafting! Sometimes there will be a specific craftContinue Reading

Teen Reader’s Theatre

Teen Reader’s Theatre

The Library offers a Teen Reader’s Theatre (TRT) Group for those in grades 9 and up! TRT Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., in the Program Room. It’s best if you attend them all but it isn’t necessary. You may begin at any time. There may be periodic performances, but participation in theseContinue Reading

2013 Teens’ Top Ten – WINNERS!

2013 Teens’ Top Ten – WINNERS!

teens’ top ten announced “The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on Support Teen Literature Day, the Thursday of National Library Week,Continue Reading

Teen Read Week 2013

Teen Read Week(TRW) 2013 is so OVER.  But, mark your calendars for next year’s TRW:  October 12-18, 2014.  Meantime, check out the Teens’ Top Ten WINNERS elsewhere on this page and watch for the 2014 nominees here and in the Teen Room to read and vote on next summer.  Youth Services Librarian, Ron Fowler, attemptsContinue Reading

Teen Summer Reading 2013

Our 2013 Teen Summer Program has ended.  We congratulate our teen readers listed on our electronic “Wall of Fame” below.  Watch here for next next summer’s program, “Spark a Reaction!” updated 10/11/2013

Teen ‘Wall of Fame’

Teen ‘Wall of Fame’

Level 1: 10 Hours Jacob Pater, Megan Gardner, Emily Dudd, Nadia Webster, Ellie Dyer, Alex Bemben, April Foster, Elizabeth Braendle, Ellie Dyer, Alex Bemben, April Foster and Elizabeth Braendle.  CONGRATULATIONS LEVEL I TEENS! Level 2: 25 Hours Jacob Pater, Emily Dudd, Nadia Webster, Ellie Dyer, Alex Bemben, April Foster, Elizabeth Braendle, Ellie Dyer, Alex Bemben,Continue Reading

And, Our Top Teen Reader Is….

Emily Dudd!  Emily recorded 149 hours of reading this past summer!  Way to GO!

Hey, Teens! Come on down!

Hey, Teens! Come on down!

Walk through these doors and brighten this place up; it’s one of the few places in town reserved exclusively for teens, & it’s at the PETOSKEY DISTRICT LIBRARY! (YES, THE LIBRARY). To keep informed about Teen activities at the library, click on the “enews” button on the bottom right of this page and sign upContinue Reading

“FreshBrain” Technology for You!

“FreshBrain” Technology for You!

CHECK OUT Freshbrain! FreshBrain is an open and free web site, freshbrain.org, that provides teens with the opportunity to explore, engage, and create through activities and projects. FreshBrain takes advantage of the latest technologies, such as web conferencing and social networking, to provide a very progressive environment where teens can complete activities and work togetherContinue Reading

Ron’s Red Hot Recommended Reads

Ron’s Red Hot Recommended Reads

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta Ghostopolis by Doug TenNapel Ostrich Boys by Keith Gray The Search for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi Peak by Roland Smith. Don’t Call Me Ishmael by Michael Gerard Bauer. Beauty Shop for Rent, Fully Equipped, Inquire Within by Laura Bowers. The One Where the Kid Nearly Jumps to hisContinue Reading

Websites For Teens! NEW LINKS-2/25/14

Reading Rants has  its own book lists AND links to other sites in the webosphere that offer reviews, opinions and discussions about TEEN BOOKS. LitPick’s team has a passion for promoting teen literacy and consists of members from Harvard College, Harvard Business School, Harvard School of Education, and high school with experience in coding, design, web analytics,Continue Reading

Kids Read Comics

Kids Read Comics

Kids Read Comics (KRC) was founded by youth and teen librarian Edith Burney of Chelsea, cartoonist and educator Jerzy Drozd of Ann Arbor, comic shop owner Dan Merritt of Dearborn, and comic book writer Dan Mishkin of East Lansing. You can reach us at kidsreadcomics@gmail.com. KRC sponsors an annual Kids Read Comics Convention in JuneContinue Reading

Teen Zine Scene

Teen Zine Scene

Check out our zine collection in the Teen Room! (left) The collection was made possible through the efforts of Katie Blanchard; she raised the funds by selling fridge magnets that she created (with a match from the Teen book budget), ordered and help to process them (You may even check them out, if you wish!).Continue Reading

Reference & Homework Information

The Library’s  Recommended Websites  will help you find information about your community, reference materials to help you with homework, and other internet sites. This can give you a “short cut” to helpful information. You can also study for ACT and SAT tests online for free by selecting “LearningExpress Library” on the MeL Databases page.