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Recommended Reading from Tween Council - 31 Jul 2014
Over the past year our Tween Council, a group of about twenty select fourth and fifth graders, have worked very hard to create a book list of recommended readings for Tweens.


This process involved lots of reading (of course!) and lots of discussion about what is deemed appropriate for Tweens to read. We chose books with high lexile reading levels, high interest, and very importantly low content (rated PG).  

We had a blast creating this list, and we hope that it will be a helpful tool for Tweens and their parents. Check out these and other Tween books in the Children's Department at the Library!


Title
Location
Chasing Vermeer (Series)
1.        Chasing Vermeer
2.        The Wright 3
3.        The Calder Game
TWEEN J FIC BALLIETT
Starcatchers (Series)
1.        Peter and the Starcatchers
2.        Peter and the Shadow Thieves
3.        Peter and the Secret Rundoon
4.        Peter and the Sword of Mercy
TWEEN J FIC BARRY
The Penderwicks (Series)
1.        The Penderwicks
2.        The Penderwicks on Gardam Street
3.        The Penderwicks at Point Mouette
TWEEN J FIC BIRDSALL
Mr. Terupt (Series)
1.        Because of Mr. Terupt
2.        Mr. Terupt Falls Again
TWEEN J FIC BUYEA
The Last Dragon Chronicles (Series)
1.        The Fire Within
2.        Icefire
3.        Fire Star
4.        The Fire Eternal
5.        Dark Fire
6.        Fire World
7.        Fire Ascending
TWEEN J FIC D'LACEY
Out of my Mind
TWEEN J FIC DRAPER
The City of Ember (Series)
1.        The City of Ember
2.        The People of Sparks
3.        The Prophet of Yonwood
4.        The Diamond of Darkhold
TWEEN J FIC DUPRAU
Conspiracy 365 (Series)
       1-12. January-December
       13. Revenge
TWEEN J FIC LORD
Belle Teal
TWEEN J FIC MARTIN
Every Soul a Star
TWEEN J FIC MASS
Faith, Hope, and Ivy June
TWEEN J FIC NAYLOR
Middle School (Series)                          
1.        The Worst Years of My Life
2.        Get Me Out of Here
3.        My Brother is a Big, Fat Liar
TWEEN J FIC PATTERSON
Summer of the Gypsy Moths
TWEEN J FIC PENNYPACKER
Rebel McKenzie
TWEEN J FIC RANSOM
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Series)
1.        The Lightning Thief
2.        The Sea of Monsters
3.        The Titan’s Curse
4.        The Battle of the Labyrinth
5.        The Last Olympian
TWEEN J FIC RIORDAN
Heroes of Olympus (Series)
1.        The Lost Hero
2.        The Son of Neptune
3.        The Mark of Athena
TWEEN J FIC RIORDAN
A Series of Unfortunate Events (Series)
1.        The Bad Beginning
2.        The Reptile Room
3.        The Wide Window
4.        The Miserable Mill
5.        The Austere Academy
6.        The Ersatz Elevator
7.        The Vile Village
8.        The Hostile Hospital
9.        The Carnivorous Carnival
10.     The Slippery Slope
11.     The Grim Grotto
12.     The Penultimate Peril
13.     The End
TWEEN J FIC SNICKET

What will you do after Summer Reading ends this Saturday? Hmmm... - 28 Jul 2014

Join us for the WATER SHOW on Tuesday, July 29 at 4pm!

Families with children ages 3 and up. You WILL GET WET at this program!  Put on your bathing suit or something that can get wet, and join us on the 5th street lawn for some entertaining and soggy fun!


REMINDER: The Prize Market Closes ON Saturday, July 26th at 4:45 pm. We will be drawing our Grand Prize winner after we tally the results! Give us your reading totals so that we can celebrate a record breaking year of reading!

END OF SUMMER CARNIVAL, Friday, August 1st 5:30-7pm!

Families. Celebrate the Library's 52nd birthday. Join us for extra special events, carnival games, music, and refreshments on the Fifth Street lawn and parking lot. We will not let rain spoil our fun. If it rains we will go inside!
- 28 Jul 2014


Adult Summer Readers,

Remember to turn in your log for the Summer Reading Program before this weekend is over. We must have your log by 5pm, this Saturday July 26th, for you to enter the grand prize drawing of a Kindle Paperwhite. Every book in your log counts as a chance to win. If you haven't signed up for Summer Reading Program, what's stopping you? You'll get a free book, a piece of candy, and multiple chances to win the Kindle. There's nothing to lose! Sign up at the Teen/Adult Services desk on the second floor.
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TEEN: End of Summer Celebration: Comedy Improv Workshop -
When: Friday, August 01, 2014 - 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

Help us celebrate the end of yet another awesome summer with an interactive performance. The experts from Comedy Sportz will be on hand to show you how to think on your feet. Plus, find out the winners of this year's grand prizes.
End of Summer Carnival -
When: Friday, August 01, 2014 - 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Families. Celebrate the Library's 52nd birthday. Join us for extra special events, carnival games, music, and refreshments on the Fifth Street lawn and parking lot.
TVC Perfect Attendance Party -
When: Saturday, August 02, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Those teens invited that have volunteered 18+ hours will have to provide your own transportation to and from the event. The Monster Mini Golf is located at 7591 E. US Highway 36, Avon, Indiana 46123. The fun begins at 10:00 a.m. (the building is opening early just for us, so we will have the place all to ourselves!) and ends at 1:00 p.m.
LIBRARY CLOSED - SUMMER SCHEDULE -
When: Sunday, August 03, 2014 - All Day
Where: All Rooms

LIBRARY CLOSED - SUMMER SCHEDULE
SOAR (Seniors Out and About Reading) -
When: Monday, August 04, 2014 - 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Book talk by ZPL librarians for those over 55. Time to listen, time to browse.
TEEN: Game On! -
When: Monday, August 04, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Head to the Teen Area for Wii and XBox games. Registration not required, for students entering grades 6 and up.
YS PROGRAM -
When: Tuesday, August 05, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

Room for YS program every other Tuesday.
Mother Goose on the Loose -
When: Tuesday, August 05, 2014 - 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 1 – 2. Join us for nursery rhymes, singing, fingerplays, and fun!
Take It Apart Party -
When: Tuesday, August 05, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Grades 1 – 5 with an adult. Bring in your old electronics and basic tools and we’ll have a Destruction Party! A few rules: Bring an adult with you, and please label all tools.
TEEN: Teen Council Cancelled -
When: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - All Day
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

No August meeting.
Discover with DK -
When: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Grades K – 5. Drop in to do activities to help you discover the world with DK Eyewitness books. We’ll explore Ancient Egypt, space, dinosaurs and more!
Tween Council -
When: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Tween council meeting.
Night Crawlers -
When: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 12-24 months. Little ones with their parents or caretakers will enjoy songs, rhymes, finger plays, action playing, a short book, and play time. If your child is crawling and just starting to walk, this program is made especially for you!
Fairy Houses -
When: Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Grades K – 5. Meet at the Library to read about fairy houses, and then walk to the Nature Center to build your own fairy house.
It's a Mystery Book Club -
When: Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join the casual book discussion. Light refreshments served. Will be held in the 8 person study room on the second floor.
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