Kids in Print--Deadline Extended!
There's still time to get creative--The deadline for Kids in Print, the Richland Library's literary magazine for children and teens, has been extended. Submissions will be accepted through January 4th. So start sketching, snapping black & white photos or writing your own poems, plays, essays or short stories.
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano
If you think that you've heard the name Sonia Manzano before, then you would be right. Most recognized for her role as Maria on the acclaimed television show, Sesame Street, Manzano has written her first novel The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano. Set in 1969 Spanish Harlem readers are introduced to14 year old, Rosa Maria Evelyn del Carmen Serrano. Rosa is caught at a crossroads between recognizing and understanding the traditions of her Puerto Rican neighborhood - El Barrio, and a desire to "fit-in" and just be like everyone else.
We're Listening - Manga Stands Alone
At Richland Library we’re always looking for ways to improve your library experience. We love listening to your recommendations and making changes whenever we can.
One of our newest collections came about in just this way.
In the fall, you suggested that the library pull all the manga (and manga related titles) from other collections and group them together, separately. A library team began working to make this recommendation a reality, hoping that more of you will be able to find titles you want to read more easily.
New Books for Teens | December 11, 2012
New arrivals have made their way to your library’s shelves!
Check out the paranormal spine-chiller Break My Heart 1,000 Times, by Generation Dead author Daniel Waters. If horror isn’t your thing, try Sonia Manzano’s debut novel The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano. This coming-of-age tale follows Evelyn Serrano as she navigates tensions at home and in the community during the summer of 1969.
Look below for more new arrivals, or drop by your closest Richland Library location to browse in person.
Winter Reads for Teens!
It doesn’t have to be snowing or super cold outside to enjoy fantastic Winter Reads. Our teen collection features great winter and holiday titles that are both frightful and delightful. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater is a fabulous book. The title alone makes me want to grab a warm blanket. You might also enjoy Phantoms in the Snow by Kathleen Benner Duble.
Whether you enjoy fantasy, dystopian thrillers, or humorous fiction Teen Central at Richland Library has the book for you. Tis the Season for cozying up with a good book!