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International Games Day @ Your LIbrary

International Games Day @ Your LIbrary

Read, learn and play during International Games Day @ your library       PDL’s Program Room will be open from 1:30-4:30 p.m. for families to try:  playing a game from its collection of board games or playing video games on the library’s PS2.  Popcorn and punch will be provided by the library.  Families are welcome toContinue Reading

Thumbs Up! Winner Announced!

Thumbs Up! Winner 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

Teens’ Top Ten! And…The WINNERS are:

Teens’ Top Ten! And…The WINNERS are:

2014 teens’ top ten voting has wrapped up and the winners are: If you would like to find out more about any of these the titles BEFORE you pick one to read, the teen reading groups that participated in the nominations of the original 25 titles have produced book trailers for all of them  TheyContinue Reading

Chess Gang

Don’t forget that you ARE invited to participate in our Chess club, “The Chess Gang” Robert Bemben & Robin Ray will mentor the gang.  The club is open to young people ages 8 and up.  The Gang meets on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Program Room and there is a monthly “Family Night” (usuallyContinue Reading

Teen Anime’ Club

Teen Anime’ Club

The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club will meet at the library every Friday afternoon, beginning September 19, 2014 through June 5, 2015 from 3:45 to 4:55 p.m. in the Program Room (except for a few weeks around the holidays). The club will view and discuss anime’ programs and movies and do some activities. This isContinue 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

Young Adult Reader’s Theatre (YART)

Young Adult Reader’s Theatre (YART)

The Library offers a Young Adult Reader’s Theatre (YART) Group for those in grades 9 and up! Beginning September 22, 2014, YART Meetings will be held on Mondays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., in the Program Room. It’s best if you attend them all but it isn’t necessary and you may start attending at any time. ThereContinue Reading

Teen Summer Reading 2014

Teen Summer Reading 2014

“Spark a Reaction,” ended for area young people who have just finished grades 6 and up.  The program ended on August 31.  See you the last week of school (Petoskey) to sign up for “UnMask!” (or, maybe “Escape the Ordinary”). See below for the 2014 “Readsults!” You keep track of your reading (the number ofContinue Reading

The Top Teen Reader from 2014, “Spark a Reaction!”

is…Abby Walz!  Abby recorded 60 hours of reading during the summer of 2014.  Way to GO!

Teen ‘Wall of Fame’

Teen ‘Wall of Fame’

Level 1: 10 Hours Emily Dudd, Gabriel Kruger, Riley Schornak, Gwenyth Tittle and Abby Walz.          updated 7/31/2014   Level 2: 25 Hours Emily Dudd, Gabriel Kruger, Riley Schornak and Abby Walz.   updated 7/31/2014

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

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

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.