Library presents new young adult books, Summer Reading Program winds down

Published 10:57 am Thursday, July 10, 2014

New Young Adult Books @ Your Library

“Willow” by Tonya Hegamin is about Willow a 15-year-old, educated and loyal slave girl in 1848, who finds out about life and love outside the confines of her world when she meets 17-year-old Cato. Cato is a free man. He runs the local underground railroad and falls in love with Willow. Will she be able to break away from everything she knows for love?

“The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy” by Kate Hattemer is about a group of precocious rebel teens who detest a reality television show that is filming at their artsy, private high school.

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They do everything they can to rid their school of this scum, only to find the principal, vice principal and favorite teacher embroiled in some nefarious activates of their own.

“The Finisher,” by widely acclaimed author David Baldacci, is a story about Vega Jane, who lives in Wormwood, a place that no one ever leaves.

No one ever leaves except for Quentin, and he was chased out into the Quag, a dark forest with horrendous beasts and bloodthirsty Outliers.

Following clues Quentin has left behind, Vaga has to find the truth out about her town and what lays beyond its borders.

“First Love,” by James Patterson and Emily Raymond, takes its roots in Patterson’s life. Avi, a girl who follows all the rules decides to go on a cross-country trip with a boy she met in a cancer ward.

At times heart-wrenching and at others funny, this story will sure to be a page turner as the reader falls in love with all the characters in this unforgettable book about first love. Find these books and more at the Decatur County – Gilbert H. Gragg Library.

Teen Time @ Your library

The last two Teen Times for the summer are scheduled for Mondays, July 7 and 14th at 1 p.m. Local teens come to the library to talk about the latest books, movies and music all while working on learning new games or working on service projects. All teens are invited to call their friends and meet at the library.

So join us this July 7 and 14 to visit and check out the day’s activities.

Final Days for Summer Reading Program

The Summer Reading Program is still in full force with lots of books being read, prizes being awarded, and children’s programs to attend. Legos and Games are still being played each Thursday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

Toddler Time has two special guests scheduled.

Suzanne Brandt is coming to talk about Keeping Decatur County Beautiful and talking trash about trash Thursday July 10th at 10 a.m. Deputy Mike Cox will visit us on Thursday, July 17th at 10 a.m. and talk about how to not get lost!

The last time to turn in your book log is Thursday, July 17th at 3 p.m. The photo shoot for children who have logged 100 or more books is Thursday, July 17th at 4 p.m.

The Decatur County – Gilbert H. Gragg Library is located at 301 S. Monroe Street, Bainbridge, Georgia. The number is 229 248-2665.