Holiday Giving for Teens
More Opportunities to Make Holiday Cards for Heroes…
With many service men and women separated from their families during the holidays, the American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes is a chance to do something worthwhile by creating cards of thanks and support. If you missed our first events, it’s not too late to participate. Students in 6th grade and up are invited to make greeting cards for service members during Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meetings. Completed cards will be delivered to the American Red Cross for distribution to service members on deployment or in hospitals.
And to continue in the giving spirit…knit a holiday gift with Jen!
During the Bealeton TAG meeting, 6th grade and above will learn to knit a holiday ornament or gift. Some knitting needles will be provided but participants can bring their own if they have them. Yarn will be provided.
Bealeton library: Tuesday, December 16, 4 p.m.
Teen Top Ten-2014
Last month we announced the Fauquier County teens’ ten favorite books. Now we find out how teens nationwide voted. The results of the Teens’ Top Ten are in! The annual “teen choice” poll created by YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) seeks the best books of the year for teens. Throughout the summer, young adults from across the country read from the list of nominated titles and voted on their favorites. The top ten winners were announced during October’s Teen Read Week celebration. From dystopian futures to romance and sci-fi, there’s something for everyone. Check out the list to see if your favorite made the cut and find them at your nearest library branch!
And the winner is…
- Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
- Splintered by A.G. Howard
- The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
- The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
- Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne
- Earth Girl by Janet Edwards
- The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
- Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
- Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
- The Eye of Minds by James Dashner
Ann, Youth Services, Bealeton branch library
For book lists, program highlights and staff suggestions for young adult readers published prior to January 2015, visit Reading Riot, our blog about the best books, events and websites for teen.