November 27: All locations closed; no Bookmobile service.
November 28: Dayton's Bluff and West 7th libraries closed; no Bookmobile service.

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    Grasshopper Jungle

    Grasshopper Jungle
    Admittedly, this is not the best place for a book review.  But selfishly, I want more people to read this book so I can talk about it.  I'm a grown-up.  When I read YA fiction (which is almost exclusively what I read), I often try to think if teens I know would like it.  With this book, I knew most teens would enjoy it, and, as much I hate to say it, especially boys.  Not because books are "guy picks" or "chick flicks" but because boys are so often misrepresented in books.  I've never felt so much like I crawled into the skin of a 17-year-old boy as... Read More »

    Tags: Andrew Smith, books, Grasshopper Jungle, reviews

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    Teens Know Best

    Teens Know Best Blog
    You may have seen the library advertise the Teens Know Best bookgroup.  But I'm not writing about how you should join the group (though you should, if you're interested and available.) I want to make sure you know about their blog. It's a great way to hear from teens what new books are worth reading. I've been following the reviews for awhile, so I know my interests align with certain reviewers (I love reading Elise's reviews.)  Since Teens Know Best gets to read books before they're published, the... Read More »

    Tags: good books, Readers Advisory, reviews, Teens Know Best