Film This! 2014 Winners

March 20th, 2014

Teens and their families gathered at the Abingdon Library on March 14 for the Film This! 2014 Book Trailers Premiere. Drum roll please… the winner was “The Hiding Place” by the Dietz family. To see all of the entries head on over to YouTube to see which one is your favorite.

 

 

Announcing the ALA Teen Book Awards 2014

January 27th, 2014

 

Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature

About the Michael L. Printz Award:

The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association.  The award is sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association.    (from the ALA Website)


Printz Award Winner:
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

 

William C. Morris YA Debut Award

About the William C. Morris YA Debut Award:

The William C. Morris YA Debut Award, first awarded in 2009, honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.                                                                                                  (from the ALA Website)


William C. Morris YA Debut Award:
Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

About the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults:

Beginning in 2010, YALSA will name an annual winner of the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults.

The YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a November 1 – October 31 publishing year. The award winner will be announced annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting Youth Media Awards, with a shortlist of up to five titles named the first week of December. The award will be presented at ALA Annual Conference.                          (from the ALA Website)


YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Winner:
The Nazi Hunters:  How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb

 

Film This! 2014

January 16th, 2014

Meet Author Kwame Alexander

June 13th, 2013

Visit the Aberdeen Branch Saturday, June 15 at 2:00 p.m. to meet author Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander is an acclaimed author and poet.  He also encourages others to write and publish and is the founding director of Book-in-a-Day, a literacy program that teaches and inspires youth in writing and publishing. He has written for all age groups and his titles include:  Indigo Blume and the Garden City, Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band, Crush: Love Poems, Do the Write Thing: 7 Steps to Publishing Success and And Then You Know: New & Selected Poems.  His first book for young adults, He Said, She Said, is due out this November.

Registration suggested.

Beneath the Surface…

June 12th, 2013

2013 teen banner

It’s that time of year again.  The Summer Reading Program is here!  The theme this year is Beneath the Surface.  You can sign up online.  Happy Reading!

TAG or Teen Advisory Group

April 15th, 2013

Make a difference in the library. Have your voice heard! Bring your friends. Make new ones!  Visit one of the following libraries to find out what it is all about!

Jarrettsville – Thursday, May 2  4:00 p.m.

Bel Air – Saturday, May 4  2:00 p.m.

Fallston – Tuesday, May 7  5:00 p.m.

Abingdon – Thursday, May 9  4:00 p.m.

Whiteford – Friday, May 10  5:00 p.m.

Joppa – Wednesday, May 29  6:30 p.m.

 

Announcing the ALA Teen Book Awards 2013

January 28th, 2013

Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature

About the Michael L. Printz Award:

The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association.  The award is sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association.                         (from the ALA Website)

Printz Award Winner: In Darkness, by Nick Lake

For more information about the winner of the Printz Award and Honor books, see below: www.ala.org/yalsa/printz

William C. Morris YA Debut Award

About the William C. Morris YA Debut Award:

The William C. Morris YA Debut Award, first awarded in 2009, honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.                                                                                                  (from the ALA Website)

William C. Morris YA Debut Award: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

For more information about the winner of the William C. Morris YA Debut Award and Honor books, see below: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/booklistsawards/morris/morrisaward.cfm

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

About the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults:

Beginning in 2010, YALSA will name an annual winner of the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults.

The YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a November 1 – October 31 publishing year. The award winner will be announced annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting Youth Media Awards, with a shortlist of up to five titles named the first week of December. The award will be presented at ALA Annual Conference.                          (from the ALA Website)

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Winner: Bomb: The Race to Build – And Steal – The World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin

For more information about the winner of the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults and finalists, see below: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/nonfiction

Celebrate Teen Read Week!

October 15th, 2012

It Came from the Library! This Teen Read Week™ (Oct. 14-20), the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association and the Harford County Public Library dares you to read for the fun of it! Teen Read Week is a time to celebrate reading for fun and encourage teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms —books and magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more — and become regular library users.

During the month of October Harford County teens are invited to combine their excitement for Tournament Play with their passion for books!  Welcome to Book Bracketology, the Battle of the Books. Which story reigns supreme? Your vote counts… For more information visit your local library branch.

Own The Night – Summer Reading Program

June 11th, 2012

Teens, Own the Night this summer and join our Summer Reading Program!

Announcing the ALA Teen Book Awards 2012

January 26th, 2012

Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature

About the Michael L. Printz Award:

The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association.  The award is sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association.                         (from the ALA Website)

Printz Award Winner:  Where Things Come Back, by John Corey Whaley

For more information about the winner of the Printz Award and Honor books, see below: www.ala.org/yalsa/printz

William C. Morris YA Debut Award

About the William C. Morris YA Debut Award:

The William C. Morris YA Debut Award, first awarded in 2009, honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.                                                                                                  (from the ALA Website)

William C. Morris YA Debut Award:  Where Things Come Back, John Corey Whaley

For more information about the winner of the William C. Morris YA Debut Award and Honor books, see below:  http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/booklistsawards/morris/morrisaward.cfm

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

About the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults:

Beginning in 2010, YALSA will name an annual winner of the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults.

The YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a November 1 – October 31 publishing year. The award winner will be announced annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting Youth Media Awards, with a shortlist of up to five titles named the first week of December. The award will be presented at ALA Annual Conference.                          (from the ALA Website)

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Winner:  The Notorious Benedict Arnold:  A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, and Treachery by Steve Schneikin

For more information about the winner of the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults and finalists, see below:  http://www.ala.org/yalsa/nonfiction