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Need More YA Sci-Fi & Fantasy Reading in Your Life?

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The Science-Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have announced the nominees for the The Andre Norton Award. This award recognizes the best young adult science fiction or fantasy book published in the United States in the preceding year. If you’re looking for a new book, check out one of these today!

2015 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Nominees:

Seriously Wicked, Tina Connolly
Court of Fives, Kate Elliott
Cuckoo Song, Frances Hardinge
Archivist Wasp, Nicole Kornher-Stace
Zeroboxer, Fonda Lee
Shadowshaper, Daniel José Older
Bone Gap, Laura Ruby – *Also the 2016 Printz Award Winner & 2015 National Book Award Finalist*
Nimona, Noelle Stevenson – *A 2016 Battle of the Books book! & 2015 National Book Award Finalist*
Updraft, Fran Wilde

The Teen 12 Giveaways of December!

Hey Teens, want some FREE books? We’re giving away book packs containing TWO FREE BOOKS in our 12 Giveaways of December drawing! There’s still time to enter your name to win. Stop by the Main or Sugar Creek branch for an entry slip.  Enter 1 slip per library visit with the prize # you want. Winners will be contacted by Teen Librarian Sarah.

Prize pack list:

  1. Batman: The Dark Knight Saga by Frank Miller & All-Star Superman by Grant Morrison (graphic novels)
  2. Fangirl Collector’s Edition & Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  3. My True Love Gave to Me by Stephanie Perkins & Let it Snow by John Green
  4. The Blood of Olympus & The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
  5. Drama & The Babysitter’s Club by Raina Telgemeier (graphic novels)
  6. Cress & Winter by Marissa Meyer
  7. You pick 2 from the YA stash
  8. Dragon-Ball Full-Color vol. 1 by Akira Toriyama & Scott Pilgrim Full-Color vol. 1 by Bryan Lee O’Malley
  9. Illustrated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K Rowling & Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander
  10. The Lord of the Rings Collector’s Edition by J.R.R Tolkien & You pick 1 from YA stash

 

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Congrats to the winners of our fun end-of-year drawing! 

  1. Batman: The Dark Knight Saga by Frank Miller & All-Star Superman by Grant Morrison (graphic novels) – Emily A.
  2. Fangirl Collector’s Edition & Carry On by Rainbow Rowell – Jenny B.
  3. My True Love Gave to Me by Stephanie Perkins & Let it Snow by John Green – Karen M.
  4. The Blood of Olympus & The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan – Jonathan B.
  5. Drama & The Babysitter’s Club by Raina Telgemeier (graphic novels) – Mary G.
  6. Cress & Winter by Marissa Meyer – Abby R.
  7. You pick 2 from the YA stash – Jaiden M., Rani B., Sarah B.
  8. Dragon-Ball Full-Color vol. 1 by Akira Toriyama & Scott Pilgrim Full-Color vol. 1 by Bryan Lee O’Malley – Jacob H.
  9. Illustrated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K Rowling & Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander – Alyssa M.
  10. The Lord of the Rings Collector’s Edition by J.R.R Tolkien & You pick 1 from YA stash – James H.

 

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Teen Read Week FREE BOOK Giveaway!

HCPL Teen Readers, to celebrate Teen Read Week we’re giving away a FREE BOOK A DAY October 19 – 23! Stop in to the Greenfield Branch now – 23rd to fill out an entry slip. The drawing box and slips are located at the Children’s Desk. You get one entry into the drawing per day to pick a free book from the YA Book Stash. Winners will be notified the next day.

Please contact Sarah Ryan at sryan@hcplibrary.org or 317.462.5141 x 225 with any questions.

Happy reading, HCPL teens!

Sarah 🙂

 

Hey There, Comic Enthusiasts!

It’s spring break, and we’re continuing to nerd-out over our favorite comics! Today’s Comic Book Club will be discussing TEEN TITANS!

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What do you like about Teen Titans? What are your favorite characters and why? How do the comics vs. the shows compare? Ponder these questions and discuss in our friendly gathering. Comics will be on hand to browse or take home!

Nerd-ya-later,

Sarah!

Winter Reading Club WINNERS!

Thank you to everyone that participated in the Teen Winter Reading Club! I hope you all enjoyed the books you read and programs you attended! Without further delay here are our 2015 Winter Reading winners:

 

1. Magical Unicorn winner Rani B.

 

2. Caffeinated Reader Laura C.



 

3. Gamers GaloreJordyn C.



 

4. Reader’s RewardJessica J. 

 

Fear not if you didn’t win this time. – Summer Reading is just around the corner, and we’ll have tons of awesome prizes you can read toward winning again!

Thanks again for reading! And if you’re looking for something new to read stop by my office, and I’ll help  you find something great.

Until next time,

Sarah