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The Best of Romance

Looking for a little Romance? LPL has created an "Affairs of the Heart" page - just for teens - to make finding that "perfect read" so much easier. And if your romantic preference leans more to Angels and Vampires, try this fantastic book list "Best Paranormal Romance Books of all Time." Don't forget to add your own book recommendations to this list as well!

Here Comes Halloween

Check out LPL's spooktacular list of Horror Stories that will be sure to keep you up at night! Happy Halloteen!

Blogging 1,2,3

One of the great ways to find out what is new and exciting in the Young Adult book world is to read blogs. Listed below are some great ones to start with. - a contemporary and realistic blog, great for those who are tired of all the vampire and paranormal books. - focuses on Canadian content and authors.

The Divergent Choice!

Which faction would you choose on your sixteenth birthday? Amity, because you’re the peacekeeper in your family or Candor, because you’re honest and you know you can’t lie? No clue what I’m talking about? Then you haven’t read the exciting, heart pounding, sci fi dystopian thriller Divergent by Veronica Roth.

Book or Movie? Get Ready to Discuss!

Did you cry uncontrollably while reading “If I Stay”? Did you fall in love with Jace (or perhaps Simon) from “The Mortal Instruments”? Well, get ready to cry and fall in love again when these stories come to life on the big screen.

Get Caught Reading Party A Great Success!

On Saturday, August 27th nearly 100 teens gathered to eat pizza, play Wii, make buttons...and talk about their summer reading!

Get Caught Reading this Summer

Join the Teen Summer Reading Challenge and Get Caught Reading! Starting Saturday, June 25th to August 20th, drop in to your local branch to register and log the number of pages of books, graphic novels, magazines or newspapers you read for a chance to win amazing weekly draw prizes!  The top three winners from across the city will be announced at our final party at Central Library on Saturday, August 27th!

Also, Get Caught Blogging!  Write a short blog about what you've read and your post will appear right here on the teen section of the library's website.  Starting June 25th, click on the Get Caught Blogging button on the right side of the page and start blogging!

New Year, New You : Make-up Instruction

Made any New Years resolutions for 2011?  The new year is a perfect time to make personal change, be it a healthier lifestyle, a relaxed mind or simply a new look.  Register now for a class on wearing make-up with a professional make-up artist. 

Forest of Reading® at Your Library

If you are in high school and like to read, you should know about Forest of Reading®.  The Red Maple™ and White Pine™ Awards are awarded annually by the Ontario Library Association to the best tween and teen books of the year and guess what...YOU decide the winners!

To check out the nominated titles, click the buttons below:

Red Maple LogoWhite Pine Logo

Each of these programs has a featured blog page where you can find out more about each title and share your thoughts and ideas about the books that you've read.

Click one of the links below to access our Forest of Reading® Blogs:

Red Maple™ Fiction Award Blog – Grades 7-8 Reading Level

Red Maple™ Nonfiction Award Blog – Grades 7-8 Reading Level

White Pine™ Award Blog - Grades 9-12 Reading Level

Read at least 5 of the nominated titles and you can vote online for your favourite. Participants will be able to cast their votes on our website between April 18 and 28. Voting results from the Library will be sent to the Ontario Library Association for the official voting.