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Teens Top Teen

Here are the Teens Top Ten! So if you are looking for  a great read then pick one of these; chosen by teens for teens!

Here were the entire nominees for even more book suggestions!

Hedy reviews "Faded Coat of Blue"

“Faded Coat of Blue” by Owen Parry, 1999, 356 pages FIC PARR

A recent Welsh immigrant to this land–where American has taken up arms against American in the Civil War–Abel Jones, who’d been wounded in the first battle of Bull Run, finds himself mysteriously chosen as confidential agent to Genera… Read More…

Hedy reviews "Silent Night"

“Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce” by Stanley Weintraub, 2001, 206 pages, 940.4144 WE

This book’s title  “Silent Night” is intriguing with its double meaning of soundlessness coupled with the name of one of the most beloved Christmas carols of all time.

The spontane… Read More…

Toddler/Preschooler Reading Program - Go Bananas for Books!

Go bananas for books in October by participating in the toddler/preschooler reading program! Even infants’ brains benefit from listening to the rich language used in literature. In this read-to-me program, your child will enjoy a brain boost, cuddling, and even an award when he or she is finished…. Read More…

Hedy reviews "King of the Mild Frontier"

King of the Mild Frontier: An Ill-Advised Autobiography by Chris Crutcher, 2003, 260 pages, YA BIOG CRUTCHER (Also YA CDBOOK)

Crutcher is a bit older than I am, but basically grew up in the 1950s as I did, so I could really relate to the mores of that era.  The Library’s Contemporary Books Discu… Read More…

"I'm with the Banned" Short Fiction Reading here on September 25

An “I’m With the Banned” Short Fiction reading will take place at the Bettendorf Public Library on Thursday, September 25, starting at 7:00 p.m.  Participants entered 52 pieces of creative writing of up to 250 words incorporating a line from a banned book.  The grand prize winner “Sales Pitch… Read More…

Vote now for most creative Banned-ana photo

When we first announced this contest months ago, we hadn’t realized the Library would be closed during the day for Staff In-Service Training on Tuesday, September 23, so we are opening the voting early.  You have to come to the Library to do it though. And while you’re here, take a look at the Bann… Read More…

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