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Our Annual Buy One, Get One Free Book Fair is here!

Our Annual Buy One, Get One Free Book Fair is here!

Our annual, Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair at which you buy one item and get one of equal or lesser value FREE. It’s like half price! Even on “sale” items!’ We will be holding a “Preview Event” (Thursday, July 24 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.)at which, you may get “first dibs” on the selection.Continue Reading

Teen Summer Reading 2014

Teen Summer Reading 2014

“Spark a Reaction,” is the theme for the Teen program this summer.  The teen program is similar in structure to the elementary program as far as awards/rewards are concerned and is for area young people who have just finished grades 6 and up. You will be keeping track of your reading online this year, SO:Continue Reading

The Top Teen Reader from 2013.

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

Teen ‘Wall of Fame’

Teen ‘Wall of Fame’

Level 1: 10 Hours Waiting for Readers….             Level 2: 25 Hours Waiting for YOU!   6/09/2014

Teen Anime’ Club

Teen Anime’ Club

The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club will meet at the library every Friday afternoon, beginning June 27 through August 29, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room during the summer. The club will view and discuss anime’ programs and movies and do some activities like:  exploring the Asian game of Go, examining someContinue Reading

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

2014 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees ANnounced

2014 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees ANnounced

2014 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 LibraryContinue Reading

TEENS’ CHOICE 2014 – WINNER ANNOUNCED

The Children’s Book Council has announced the winners for this year’s Children’s Choice and Teen Choice Book Awards, the only national book awards program where the winners are selected by children (though, unfortunately, we do know that large numbers of grown-ups voted in the author of the year category) and teens. Please visit the Children’sContinue Reading

FREE Practice Driving Tests through the Petoskey District Library!

That’s true! Get the “jump” on the Secretary of State by taking some practice tests BEFORE you go to get your license. KNOW what to expect and practice for free! PDL is partnering with Driving-tests.org to bring you: Car practice tests. Motorcycle practice tests. Drivers Handbooks. And, Michigan driver’s license FAQ’S But, in order toContinue Reading

Thumbs Up! Book Award voting is closed.

Thumbs Up! Book Award voting is closed.

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

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

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

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

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.