TEEN ADVISORY GROUP (TAG)

You know you want to join! All teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us on Wednesday, September 28th from 4:00-4:45 for a re-boot of the library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG). If you have ideas for what you’d like to see for teens here at McArthur — be it programs, books, movies, music, or…

Teens’ Top Ten Nominations 2016

  Read from these 26 nominated titles and choose your favorites — then vote anytime between August 15th and October 15th at http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten

Voting for YALSA’s Teen Top Ten is now open!

The Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA’s) Teen Top Ten is an annual list of, well, ten books selected by teens for teens! Vote for your favorite read from the 24 nominated titles. Find more information about it, including a link to cast your vote anytime between August 15th – October 24th, 2015 at http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten

Summer Reading at McArthur Public Library!

Teens, come sign up for our summer reading program – then read what you want and earn prizes, all summer long! Join us for weekly activities and for the teen summer reading finale! Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 2:00 PM Teens in grades 6-12, come take in a showing of the 1980 classic film “Flash…

YALSA’s 2015 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees

The 2015 nominees for the Young Adult Library Services Association’s Teens’ Top Ten books have been announced! Read them and vote for your favorite beginning in August. The official Top Ten will be announced during Teen Read Week in October. This is a great list that is selected by teens for teens!

Maine Student Book Award 2014-2015

The Maine Student Book Award is a statewide program in which any Maine 4th-8th grader who reads 3 or more books from this year’s nominated list can vote for their favorites in the spring of 2015. Teens up to 8th grade, please talk with Brooke at McArthur Library, Ms. White at the Biddeford Middle School library…

Book Review: Ruins by Dan Wells

    Kira’s desperate journey to find two cures and save the world continues in this third installment. Not only is her path to success unclear and fraught with obstacles, but her heart is pulling her in two different directions. She thought her destiny was to save the world — can she do it? This…

Book Review: Allegiant by Veronica Roth

This book is the third in the Divergent series. Tris and Tobias find themselves venturing outside the city walls. Meanwhile inside the city, two different sides form with different perspectives on how to run the city. There are many things I disliked about this book. I thought it was going to end one way, but then…

Book Review: Bi-Normal by M.G. Higgins

This books is about a teenage boy in high school named Brett Miller. He is totally “normal.” He is on the football team and has a totally hot girlfriend. His life is pretty average until he meets Zach. I thought this book was pretty good. I didn’t love it because Brett acted like a jerk…

Book Review: Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg

Macallan and Levi are two new best friends that have just met in 7th grade. This book follows the story of the two best friends, with ups and downs, and especially romance issues. I LOVED this book. The two perspectives of the story are both grasping and very distinctive. The story is very realistic, and…

Book Review: The Bridge by Jane Higgins

        Nik is positive that his future is secure- after high school, he will be recruited for the Internal Security and Intelligence services and will do his part in the war to keep the hostiles on the other side of the bridges from overtaking the city side. But when his school is…