Tag Archives: Polls

Poll: What Would You Like to See?

Today we’ve got another poll for you. We want to know what you’d like to see more of in the library. A better selection of books? More chances for you to volunteer? Some YA author visits? Take the poll below to let us know what you’re craving! (You can choose more than one answer!)

Teen Poll

This week, we’ve created a poll.  We want to know what kind of books you love to read right now!

What Dystopian Novel do you like?

Poll: Who’s your favourite Canadian author?

Happy Canada Day, everyone! What better time to hang out with friends, good food and drink, and a great book? In honour of the fact that we are a country, I thought I’d see if we have some favourite Canadian authors. This list, as always, is embarrassingly incomplete; so help us out by adding if you don’t see your favourite Canadian author on the list!

Weekly poll: Choose July’s giveaway book!

UPDATE: This poll is now closed, and Divergent by Veronica Roth will be the winner for this month. Keep an eye out for the next choose-your-next-giveaway poll!

So, with Edeet Ravel’s Held being a clear choice for the June giveaway, we’re going to run another poll. What book should we choose for July’s giveaway? As always, if nothing here floats your boat and you want to suggest something else, please leave a comment; if we don’t get it this round, we’ll put it in the August contest!

The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Set in Calcutta in the 1930s, The Midnight Palace begins on a dark night when an English lieutenant fights to save newborn twins Ben and Sheere from an unthinkable threat. Despite monsoon-force rains and terrible danger lurking around every street corner, the young lieutenant manages to get them to safety, but not without losing his own life… The Midnight Palace is an emotional roller coaster. You have to fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride, because you won’t see the clock running. (summary from here)

Divergent by Veronica Roth
In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. (summary from here)

What Comes After by Steve Watkins
After her veterinarian dad dies, sixteen-year-old Iris Wight must leave her beloved Maine to live on a North Carolina farm with her hard-bitten aunt and a cousin she barely knows. Iris, a vegetarian and animal lover, immediately clashes with Aunt Sue, who mistreats the livestock, spends Iris’s small inheritance, and thinks nothing of striking Iris for the smallest offense… Powerful and deeply moving, this compelling novel affirms the redemptive power of animals and the resilience of the human spirit. (summary from here)

Weekly poll: Where do you read?

People read everywhere, but some of us have places we prefer to read. Some of us have special reading nooks, or find we do our best reading outside on a gorgeous summer day with a beverage and a hammock. Some prefer busy public spaces (the Seen Reading project celebrates this), while some can’t read if there’s a single distraction. Where do you read?

Weekly Poll: Choose June’s giveaway book!

Update: We have closed the poll, and we’ll be giving one lucky winner a copy of Held by Edeet Ravel at the end of June! Thanks for your votes!

WCL teens, we need your help! We’ve got a slate of cool new books we’d like to offer as prizes for the giveaways, but we can only offer one. So which one do you want?

Sinking Deeper by Steve Vernon
The tiny fishing community of Deeper Harbour is in deep trouble—and so is fourteen-year-old Roland MacTavish. Roland’s mom wants to move with him to Ottawa, away from his father, his weird friend Dulsie, and his even weirder grandfather, Angus. So Roland does what any sane teenager would do: He invents a sea monster. Unfortunately, the scheme quickly spins out of Roland’s control, and he has to go to greater and greater lengths to keep up the illusion. And then Roland must deal with a situation far more terrifying than any sea monster. (Summary from here.)

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
A plane full of pageant girls crashes on a deserted island—only the island turns out not to be so deserted. Lord of the Flies, Lost, a bit of James Bond and a lot of satire meet in Beauty Queens. Oh, and there are pirates, too (the good kind).

Structured to be like a reality TV special—complete with commercial breaks, words from the sponsors, and product placement footnotes—Beauty Queens is genius. (Summary from here.)

Held by Edeet Ravel
Recently reviewed by one of your fellow teen readers, Held seemed like a great addition to our giveaway list: Seventeen-year-old Chloe Mills is in Greece on a summer volunteer work program when she is abducted by a couple who blindfold her, drug her, and take her by plane to another country. Worst case scenarios run through her mind: Will she be sold as a sex slave? Do they want to experiment on her? Kill her for her organs? (Summary from here.)

Or, if you don’t see something that interests you here, is there a book you’ve been anxious to read that you can’t get your hands on? Let us know what it is and we’ll consider it for the giveaway too. The only criteria is that we prefer books that aren’t in the middle of a series.

Thanks for your thoughts!

Weekly Poll: WCL Heroes Throwdown!

Katniss Everdeen appears to have interred the competition in the heroine throwdown (but the poll isn’t closed! you can still vote!). Now it’s the guys’ turn.

In the completely unscientific survey done of the library staff who read young adult fiction, the following heroes were chosen to represent. You’ll notice that there’s a bit of a disagreement between the Harry Potter fans among us (I am a Snape-as-played-by-Alan-Rickman fan, myself). See someone on there you like? Think we’re missing the cream of the crop? Let us know! Vote or leave us a comment!

Weekly Poll: Not a poll! Or rather, a pointer to last week’s poll…

I thought I’d better give everyone an extra week to fill out the heroine poll, since Katniss Everdeen is currently cleaning up. Which is not to say she shouldn’t (she was the only heroine we have on the list to be nominated by multiple librarians!) but I thought I’d give you another chance to vote for your favourite heroine, or tell us who she is if she’s not on our list.

Next week is when we’ll get to the heroes.

Weekly Poll: WCL Heroine Throwdown!

It’s the great Wellington County Library Favourite Heroine Throwdown!

We did an informal poll here among all the programming staff here at the library: who is your favourite heroine? And now we’re about to put our choices to the test. Of our picks, who is your favourite bookish leading lady?

There may be a few in here you’ve never heard of. I’ve included the titles of the books they can be found in, and over the next couple of weeks I’ll highlight each book so that you can figure out if the heroine we love is one you should get to know. (You can vote at any time, though — you don’t have to have read every book on the list before you cast your ballot.)

And don’t worry — the heroes will get their day next!