South Kingstown Public Library Teens

Teen Read Week: October 18-24th

It’s Teen Read Week!

Teen Read Week is an national literacy initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association.

It’s also a week where YOU get a say in what the top book was for last year!

Help pick the Teens’ Top Ten List, a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Voting is open through October 24! Click here to see the nominees and to vote!

We’ll also have plenty of fun book related news and suggestions this week, so check back often!

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Teens Suggest Reading…Part 3


Teen Read Week
October 14-20

Welcome to our final day of “What should I read?”, book reviews for and by teens! One of the goals of Teen Read Week is to encourage teens to read for fun. See what others have read and recommend…maybe you’ll find your next book! Be sure to check back throughout the year for more great book suggestions!

And don’t forget, today is the last day to sign up for the Teen Read Week Read-A-Thon on Saturday, October 20 from 1:00-4:30 p.m. at the Peace Dale Library!

The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen
Three words I would use to describe The False Prince are exciting, suspenseful, and action packed. I think it’s exciting because of the part where Sage duels Rodan and Tobias stabs Sage in the back, all those things are exciting. Also I think of the word suspenseful because a person named Connor needs to choose one fake prince out of four. You really want to know who gets picked, an what happens to to the other three! In addition, I think of the word action-packed because there is a lot of action, like when a noble and his men got to Connor’s house and they find someone hiding and they must duel! I would definitely recommend this book!

  • Reviewd by: Hossam Z.
The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong
Three words I would use to describe this book would be interesting, romantic, and frightening. I would call the book interesting because you never knew what was going to happen and you just wanted to keep reading. That way you get all the interesting an juicy details.
I would call this book romantic because there was a love triangle between a sorcerer, a werewolf, and a necromancer.
Finally, I would call this book frightening because there was a fight between two werewolves and it just happened out of nowhere!
I would recommend this book because I love reading books about the supernatural and there were so many good details and I loved all the characters.

  • Reviewed by: Lila L.
Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board by Bethany Hamilton
This book is about a girl named Bethany Hamilton. She lives in Hawaii and loves to surf. But on Halloween, her life changed forever. A shark attacked her and she lost her arm. She has become famous because since then she only has one arm and was still able to surf again.
She is a strong young lady who is a strong believer of the Christian faith. She miraculously survived a shark attack. She is my role model because she is only a year older than me and she has been a strong girl. Bethany is very brave and I really admire her.
This was an entertaining, cool, and interesting true story.

  • Reviewed by: Sarah M.
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Teens Suggest Reading…Part 2


Teen Read Week
October 14-20

Welcome to Day 2 of “What should I read?”, book reviews for and by teens! One of the goals of Teen Read Week is to encourage teens to read for fun. See what others have read and recommend…maybe you’ll find your next book!

And don’t forget, there is still time to sign up for the Teen Read Week Read-A-Thon on Saturday, October 20 from 1:00-4:30 p.m. at the Peace Dale Library!

Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters by Natalie Standiford
This book was mysterious, edgy, and funny all at the same time! There were three different sections, with three different sisters. And let me tell you how different they were!
Sassy is sweet and stubborn. Norrie is smart and confined in herself. Jane is rebellious and funny.
I liked the change of characters-it kept the story interesting. I would definitely recommend this to anyone because it had a little bit of everything-mystery, romance (more of a fling), comedy, and more! Anyone would like it! I tried to savor every bit of this book, but even so, I flew through it. It’s a great read.

  • Reviewed by: Lindsey T.
Strings Attached by Judy Blundell
Murder, mystery, malice; “Strings Attached” by Judy Blundell has it all. This suspenseful mystery novel, one of the Rhode Island Teen Book Award nominees for 2013, kept me hooked from beginning to end as I followed the story of Kit. Kit is a native Rhode Islander who runs off to the bright lights and sparkling cities of New York City. She escapes her abusive boyfriend Billy, an alcoholic father and her two siblings, hoping to make a change for the better. Little does Kit know that Nate, Billy’s lawyer father lurks in New York City, and carries with him a secretive past and mafia ties. When Nate offers Kat an apartment, and later a job, she realizes that some promises come with strings attached.
This book was by far my favorite of the Rhode Island Teen Book Award nominations for 2013 so far. Despite a slow start (I was tempted to skip some of the earlier chapters), “Strings Attached” picked up just in time for a dramatic ending. I would highly recommend this book to female fans of both the mystery and historical fiction genres. All in all “Strings Attached” is a great book, and if you’re like me, you won’t be able to put it down until the action-packed ending.

  • Reviewed by: A Teen Reader
Forgotten by Cat Patrick
London Lane forgets everything from the day before. She doesn’t even remember her boyfriend of six months! She remembers the future instead of the past and has shocking flash-forwards about her father and someone else (I CAN’T TELL YOU WHO THOUGH!) She knows how things will end so she tries to avoid them.
I would definitely recommend this book to pretty much anyone. It was shocking, interesting, and romantic. It’s a great book and it gets better and better as the story goes on. I might even say this is my new favorite book. All I an say is read it! You will love it!

  • Reviewed by: Lindsey T.

Be sure to check back tomorrow of the final part of our Teen Read Week Teen Recommend series!

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Teens Suggest Reading…


Teen Read Week
October 14-20

One of the goals of Teen Read Week is to encourage teens to read for fun. Sometimes though, with school, sports, clubs, family…well, life…finding time to read can be hard. And even when you do find time, there is always the big question. “What should I read?”

For the next few days, we’ll be sharing some reviews written this past summer by teens. See what others have read and recommend…maybe you’ll find your next book!
And don’t forget, there is still time to sign up for the Teen Read Week Read-A-Thon on Saturday, October 20 from 1:00-4:30 p.m. at the Peace Dale Library!

Schooled by Gordon Korman
This book is about a boy named Capricorn Anderson. He has lived at Garland Farm with his grandmother, Rain. Until now. Rain breaks her hip and needs to have eight weeks of rehab. For the first time in his life, Cap needs to go to a real school. At this school, the strangest kid in 8th grade is elected class president.
That would be Cap.
He is made fun of and laughed at, but he doesn’t care at all. After a while though, people start looking up to Cap, and start liking him, not hating him. He starts changing everyone’s opinion of him and the way he acts. Lastly, he brings the whole school together. Three words to describe this book: unique, funny, and exciting. I would definitely recommend it to others!

  • Reviewd by: Grace M.
Cloaked by Alix Flinn
This book is about a teenage boy who goes on an adventure to find his father, free some swans, and to rescue a frog. A magical one. But he doesn’t believe in magic. He is just an ordinary, shoe repair boy.
However, everything changes when he goes on this journey.
I think this is a great book and I would recommend this to teens that love adventure and fantasy books. The words I’d use to describe this book are magical, adventurous, and funny. I would encourage both boys and girls to read this book, along with other books written by this author. If you aren’t sure if you will “absolutely love the book” like I did, pick it up, start it, and I will guarantee you will love it as much as I did.

  • Reviewed by: A Teen Reader
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Three words I’d use to describe Leviathan are exciting, suspenseful, and unexpected.
I think of the word exciting because things happen that are exciting like when Prince Alek learn to use a cyclops stormwalker. Also, when Deryn Sharp dressed up as a boy so she could join the Navy.
I think of the word suspenseful because of when Prince Alek was using the stormwalker, they were spotted and had to battle. Also when Deryn was flying, she was caught in a storm!
In addition, I think of the word unexpected because when Alek was using the stormwalker, battles occurred!
I would recommend this book to everyone!

  • Reviewd by: A Teen Reader

Be sure to check back tomorrow for more fun reading suggestions from teens!

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Teen Read Week Programs!

Teen Read Week (October 14-20) is finally here!

Hosted each year by the Young Adult Library Association (YALSA) and ALA, Teen Read Week encourages teens age 12-18 to read for the fun of it, as well as become aware of the many programs and services that the library offers. Just don’t be scared off by This year’s horror movie inspired theme, It Came From the Library!

Don’t miss celebrating Teen Read Week! We have a new book group starting this week, our Anime/Manga group is meeting, and there is still time to sign up for our Teen Read Week Read-A-Thon! Check out all the details below!

Teen Survival Book Club
Teens in grades 7 and up are invited Wed. October 17 at 3:30 p.m. to the all new Peace Dale Library Survival Book Club.

Rather than read a specific book every month, we’ll have a different topic each month. Read a book of your choice that fits the topic, then come share it!

Our first theme is “Can you survive…the supernatural?”
Come share your favorite book about the supernatural world—ghosts, vampires, werewolves, zombies…

This is a great chance to learn about new books you might be interested in!

We’ll be brainstorming suggestions for future themes!

Snacks will be served; registration not required!

Anime/Manga Club
Like manga and anime? Students in grades 7 and up are invited to the Anime/Manga Club! We meet twice a month on Fridays to watch anime episodes (currently, watch Fairy Tale!) as well as draw, discuss favorite manga series and other activities!

Our next meetings are 3:30-4:30 p.m. on October 19, November 2, and November 16 at the Peace Dale Library.

Help plan what we should watch and do at future meetings! Snacks will be served. No registration required.

“It Came From the Library”
Teen Read Week Read-A-Thon!
Teens in grades 7 and up are invited to the Teen Read Week Finale Read-a-thon, Saturday, October 20th, from 1:00-4:30 p.m.!

Bring a pillow, bring a favorite book, and come read for fun with us! Need a new book to read? We’ll have lots of suggestions. Browse our displays or visit out our book trailer station and learn about some of the library’s new books!

We will also announce the winner’s of the library’s Teen Choice Awards! From September 17 through October 12, teen at the library voted on what they liked! Find out what book wins the title of “Favorite Teen Book”; as well as what wins “Which book’s post apocalyptic world would you NOT want live in?” or “Which book has the best fictional sport or game?”

While reading is the focus, we’ll also have snacks, prizes, and art supplies for a Book Cover Redesign project.

Registration is required, please call 789-1555 ext. 105 for more info!

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This Week’s Teen Programs

Here’s what’s happening this week at the South Kingstown Public Library for teens entering Grades 7 and up:

  • Thursday, October 4th, 4-4:45 p.m. Peace Dale Library
  • 7th & 8th Grade Guys Read Book Group
  • The 7th & 8th Grade Guys Read Book Group is back! For our first meeting, we will be discussing Malice by Chris Wooding.

    Books are available in advance at the Peace Dale Library; new memebers are always welcome.

    We will also be choosing what books we will be reading for the rest of the fall meetings! Come and get your suggestions heard! Can’t make it to the meeting? Email any suggestions to teenlibrarianbrandi@yahoo.com. Help select the books for the rest of the fall meetings!

  • Friday, October 5th, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Peace Dale Library
  • The Anime/Manga Club
  • Like manga and anime? Students in grades 7 and up are invited to the Anime/Manga Club. We meet twice a month on Fridays to watch Fairy Tale, as well as draw, discuss favorite manga series and other activities!

    Our next meetings are 3:30-4:30 p.m. on October 19, and November 2.

    Help plan what we should watch and do at future meetings! Snacks will be served. No registration required.

  • Teen Read Week Teen Choice Awards
  • Teen Read Week is October 14-20! Voting is currently going on for the South Kingstown Public Library’s Teen Choice Awards!

    What book should be made into a movie?
    What book has the best cover?
    What book has the best “bad guy”?

    Through October 12, visit any South Kingstown Public Library branch and fill out your ballot.

    The teen choice winners will be announced on Saturday, October 20th at our Teen Read Week Read-a-Thon Celebration!

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Teen Read Week Teen Choice Awards

“It Came From the Library”
Teen Read Week October 14-20

To celebrate Teen Read Week, the South Kingstown Public Library is holding our own Teen Choice Awards! However, we don’t want to know just your favorite book. We want to know more:

What book should be made into a movie?
What book has the best cover?
What book has the best “bad guy”?

Between September 17 and October 12, visit any South Kingstown Public Library branch and fill out your ballot.

The teen choice winners will be announced on Saturday, October 20th at our Teen Read Week Read-a-Thon Celebration!

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Teen Read Week Book Quote Art Contest!

Teen Read Week Book Quote Art Contest
Open to Grades 7 and up!

Have a favorite teen book quote?
Like art or technology?

Celebrate Teen Read Week by creating an original picture or digital collage using the quote!

Submissions will be accepted September 7th-October 20th and will be on display for voting at the Peace Dale Library. Prizes will be awarded!

The Details:
*Entrants must be in Grades 7-12
*Entries must be no larger than 8 1/2 x 11 inches
*All work must be original and not violate copyright laws and contain appropriate language
*You may submit your entry two ways:

* Drop off your entry and fill out an entry blank at the Peace Dale Library
* Email your entry in an image file (.jpg or .gif) to bkenyon@skpl.org

*Emailed entries should include: name, grade, phone number, book title, book author and page the quote can be found. By emailing your entry, you are agreeing that the work is original and doesn’t violate copyright laws. Emailed entries will be printed for display in the library.

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