Join the New Teen Library Board!
Hoover teens in grades 7-12 have a new way to give back to their community, earn volunteer credit for school, and expand their circle of friends. The Teen Library Board will have its inaugural meeting on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Teen librarian Wendy Geist will give an overview of how she wants the program to work -- board members will help plan teen programs and volunteer at children's events. Applications will be available that night. And snacks will be served! So please join us!
Tell Me There's a New Joan Bauer Book
I can do just that! Joan Bauer's newest book, Tell Me, hits shelves on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Don't be led astray by the happy-go-lucky cover. This story combines coming-of-age with crime drama.
The unofficial town motto is "Nothing bad ever happens in Rosemont" where twelve-year-old Anna has come to stay with her grandmother, Mim, hoping to forget her worries about her parents' troubled marriage. She'll be busy with the town's annual Flower Festival, a celebration with floats and bands that requires weeks of preparations. But before long, Anna finds herself involved in a very big problem. When she observes a girl her own age who seems to be being held against her will, Anna can't forget the girl's frightened eyes and she is determined to investigate. "When you see something, say something" she's been told—but what good does it do to speak if no one will listen? Luckily, a take-charge girl like Anna is not going to give up.
Find more Bauer in the Kid Zone!
Find more Bauer in the Teen Spot!