Here are just a few…
17 Jun 2013 Leave a Comment
I think the book Bridge to Terabithia was an outstanding book! The book is about two lonely children that find a magical forest on the other side of a low river. The children get a lovely dog and keep it a secret. During an awful storm one of the children fell to its death because of the rope snapping. I really recommend this book to anybody who really wants a touching story! –Ethan, 5th grade
01 Jun 2013 Leave a Comment
Kids & teens who live in River Forest and will be entering grades 6-12 in fall 2013 are invited to participate in the Teen Summer Reading Program, which runs from June 14th – August 2nd. Track how many minutes you read and receive free books, movie passes, ice cream coupons and more! You’ll also be entered to win fabulous prizes including Kindles and your own party at the Library! If you finish the program, you’ll be entered to win a Kindle Fire and receive a ticket to the all-night Teen Library Lock-in in August!
To register for Teen Summer Reading, you can attend our kick-off party on June 14th from 3-6 on the library lawn or you can register online today! If you register online and attend the party, you won’t have to wait in the registration line! After completing this form, you may pick up your summer reading log and other materials anytime after June 10th at the 2nd floor reference desk or at the Summer Reading Kick-off Party on June 14th from 3-6 PM.
We have fabulous teen programs happening all summer long and new books, movies, music and ebooks are added every week so visit your library often this summer.
20 May 2013 Leave a Comment
The cover of the third book in the Divergent trilogy was revealed by author Veronica Roth on the “Today” show. Allegiant comes out in print and audio book on October 22nd. Can’t wait and looking for some Divergent Read Alikes now? Check out our booklist!
16 May 2013 Leave a Comment
In honor of the release of the new movie Star Trek Into Darkness here are a few great teen reads that take place off-planet. Don’t forget to check out our Out of This World display in the teen section, especially if you’re looking for one of our featured books
Losers in Space by John Barnes
In 2029, hoping to bypass the exams and training that might lead to a comfortable life, Susan, her almost-boyfriend Derlock, and seven fellow students stow away on a ship to Mars, unaware that Derlock is a sociopath with bigger plans.
Glow by Kathleen Ryan
Part of the first generation to be conceived in deep space, fifteen-year-old Waverly is expected to marry young and have children to populate a new planet, but a violent betrayal by the dogmatic leader of their sister ship could have devastating consequences.
A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix
Battling aliens, space pirates, and competitors, Prince Khemri meets a young woman, named Raine, and learns more than he expected about the hidden workings of a vast, intergalactic Empire, and about himself.
The Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson
Fifteen-year-old Daniel has followed in his parents’ footsteps as the Alien Hunter, exterminating beings on The List of Alien Outlaws on Terra Firma.
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Teenaged Amy, a cryogenically frozen passenger on the spaceship Godspeed, wakes up to discover that someone may have tried to murder her.
03 May 2013 Leave a Comment
Here are a few of our newest arrivals in Teen fiction. All are fast-paced, exciting reads!
Obsidian Mirror by Catherine Fisher
Time travel and a missing father…
When his father disappears while experimenting with a black mirror that is a portal to both the past and the future, Jake encounters obstacles when he tries to use the mirror to find his father.
Panic by Sharon M. Draper
A dancer is kidnapped…
As rehearsals begin for the ballet version of Peter Pan, the teen-aged members of an Ohio dance troupe lose their focus when one of their own goes missing.
The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson
A cyberpunk adventure…
In a Brazil of the distant future, June Costa falls in love with Enki, a fellow artist and rebel against the strict limits of the legendary pyramid city of Palmares Três’ matriarchal government, knowing that, like all Summer Kings before him, Enki is destined to die.
Unremembered by Jessica Brody
A plane wreck and amnesia…this is a fast-paced science fiction read…
A girl, estimated to be sixteen, awakens with amnesia in the wreckage of a plane crash she should not have survived and taken into foster care, and the only clue to her identity is a mysterious boy who claims she was part of a top-secret science experiment.
25 Apr 2013 Leave a Comment
Gain valuable experience and have fun while encouraging younger readers! Be a RFPL Summer Reading Volunteer!
If you are a teen entering grades 7-12 and have a valid RFPL library card, then you are eligible to become a Summer Reading Volunteer. The application deadline is May 22, 2013, and space may be limited, so apply now!
Go to the “Volunteer” tab on RFPL Teens Blog or click here to fill out an online application. Ms. Ashley or Ms. Julia will then contact you to schedule a brief interview. Volunteers will be expected to volunteer 12-30 hours depending on availability and RFPL’s needs. Volunteers also will be expected to participate in RFPL’s Teen Summer Reading Program (which is going to be awesome!).