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Ever want to learn a new language? Need some help with French class? Thinking about traveling but are worried you won’t be able to communicate? Wondering if the cute foreign guy is asking you out or just looking for the bathroom? Check out the WCL Mango Database for translations, and both breif and comprehensive lessons on over 60 languages.

In promotion of this database come out to your local Wellington County Library and help us celebrate Pirate Day by filling out a ballot for a chance to win a Kobo Arc! This competition will run throughout September.

End of the August Blog Book Draw

Remember everyone, tomorrow is the last day for the August Blog Book Draw, so be sure to speak up for a chance to win a copy of The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen by Susin Nielsen. Write a review, comment on the TSRC, your local library or anything else library related. We look forward to hearing from you and good luck with the draw!

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Vote for the YALSA 2013 Winner!

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Earlier this summer I posted about some of the great books nominated for YALSA’s 2012 Teen Top Ten award. Now is your chance to vote for the 2013 YALSA Teen Top Ten! The nominees are:

  • Underworld by Meg Cabot
  • Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Of Poseidon by AnnaBanks
  • Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
  • Butter by Erin Jade Lange
  • Immortal City by Scott Speer
  • The Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
  • The False Prince by Jennifer Nielson
  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  • Skinny by Donna Cooner
  • Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  • 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad
  • I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
  • Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
  • Crewel by Gennifer Albin
  • Wake by Amanda Hocking
  • Every Day by David Levithan
  • Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult
  • Croak by Gina Damico
  • The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  • Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
  • Tilt by Ellen Hopkins
  • Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
  • Son by Lois Lowry
  • Grave Mercy by robin LaFevers
  • Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross

Wow, that’s quite the list! To find out more about these titles and to cast your votes for the YALSA TTT check out Dogobooks.com.

(To make things a little easier I’ve highlighted the titles available through the Wellington County Library)

TSRC is Over :'(

Hopefully everybody had an AWESOME SUMMER this year and enjoyed some good books at the cottage, beach, park, or anywhere else you like to read in the summer. We had an amazing turn out for the program and the numbers are in. The teens of Wellington County (that’s you) read over 633,000 pages! Thats six hundred and thirty-three THOUSAND pages! AMAZING!

With such great reading going on, we’d like to know what kind of prizes you’d like to win next year. So be sure to take our poll below and if you have any other ideas on how to make the TSRC better next year let us know with a comment.

Remember your comments and participation are still counting towards the August Blog prize!

Let the August Blog Draw Begin!

Great job to everyone who contributed to the blog throughout July! We at WCL are extremely impressed by the writing skill and critical thinking exhibited by the teens of Wellington County.  Keep up the great work!

The draw for the July book prize will take place today and the winner will be contacted this evening.

Blog posts will now be counted towards the August draw so keep on reading; and keep an eye out at your local branches in the coming weeks to find out the title of the next book prize.

Exciting New and Upcoming Teen Fiction Releases

City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6)

By Cassandra Clare      

Darkness returns to the Shadow hunter world. As theircity of heavenly fire society falls apart around them, Clary, Jace, Simon and their friends must band together to fight the greatest evil the Nephilim have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in the world can defeat him — must they journey to another world to find the chance? Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world changed in the sixth and last instalment of the Mortal Instruments series!

 

Allegiant (Divergent #3)

By Veronica Roth

What if your whole world was a lie?allegiant
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?
The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth’s #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.

 

The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus #4)

By Rick Riordan

At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief andhouse of hades follow Percy’s instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea’s forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape?

They have no choice. If the demigods don’t succeed, Gaea’s armies will never die. They have no time. In about a month, the Romans will march on Camp Half-Blood. The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus.

Ready for a Challenge? The Teen Summer Reading Challenge Has Begun!

The 2013 Teen Summer Reading Challenge (TSRC) is running from June 15th to August 10th, so hurry to your nearest Wellington County Library Branch to signup!

Don’t know what the TSRC is all about? Check out the Teen SRC FAQs page for more info.

Back by popular demand, branch prizes this year will again be Chapter’s Gift Cards, and the Grand Prize draw winner will receive a Kobo E-reader!

But that’s not all, for the months of July and August, every time you post a comment, answer a question, or write a review for the Teen Blog (You Blog it We Read it) you’re name will be entered into a draw for a free mystery prize (to be revealed later in the summer)! Be sure to include your name in your post so that we know who to enter in the draw.