YOUNG ADULTS

The Eastham Public Library welcomes youth ages 12-18 and their families to the Teen Room. Books and magazines (including comics and graphic novels) chosen specifically for this age group are available, as are music, DVDs and some electronic games. Teens are invited to speak with the Youth Services Librarians about volunteer opportunities. We are also always eager for suggestions for books, music or Teen programming ideas.

Seeking website help!

Calling all teen web aficionados!  We are looking for a teen or two to help write the library teen web page. If you would like to help (and earn community service time), please call Fran in the Youth Services department at 508-240-5950.
Suggestions welcome!

     Please drop Fran the librarian a note or email her at franm@easthamlibrary.org with ideas for new DVDs, music or electronic games to add to our collection.  You can do the same for books - fiction or non, ebooks or hard copy - we are interested in what you are interested in!
Fran's YA favorites
Click here for Fran'sYA favorites!

Recent reads:

BELZHAR by Meg Wolitzer
     In Wolitzer's first novel for young adults, we find emotionally wounded teens at a therapeudic boarding school in rural Vermont. The students have been specially chosen to be involved studying the works of Sylvia Plath  in  a journal-writing class called Special Topics in English. As the students begin writing in their journal, they begin to be transported back to the events leading up  to their problem, and the reader learns that one person's reality may be distorted by circumstances beyond their control.  A well-written and interesting book!

I'LL GIVE YOU THE SUN by Jandy Nelson
     Twins Noah and Jude grew up incredibly close. Both artistic and passionate,competitive and confused, a tragic accident completely changes their lives to the point that they no longer speak. "What the twins don't realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they'd have a chance to remake their world." Nelson introduces us to  two protagonists as not always entirely likeable characters, but who, in the long run, mature into sympathetic and  complex young adults.
  



SUMMER READING

Nauset studeNauset Summer Readingnts are encouraged to choose between 7 – 10 books to read over the summer.  The books can be read independently or aloud.  A reading log has been included in the school reading packet to record reading experiences.  Readers may read from the reading list or choose any book that looks appealing. 

Summer Reading Program information can also be found on the school’s website, under both the Students and Parents tab.

In September, all participating students can return their completed reading logs to their teachers and have the opportunity to celebrate their reading achievement.



FAVORITE SITES



 
Britannica Teen Library


Britannica Teen Library


Infotrac Student Edition



Infotrac Student Edition
 


commonsensemedia






for Age Appropriate Material







Fantastic Fiction for Series information


provides the next book in a series





Internet Public Library 2 for Teens


Internet Public Library2 for Teens
 


goodreads
 


Meet your next favorite (YA) book

 



ALA Young Adult Section Book Awards





YALSA Book Awards