Booklists of some great reads have been posted for 2013-2014.  See the lists and check out the books out while you still can.  Titles on lists like Mystery & Suspense, Chick Lit and Science Fiction will go fast.  Books about real stuff (nonfiction) are also included.  With fifteen different lists and at least ten books on each, there's something for everyone.
 
 
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2 Free Audiobook Downloads Each Week
May 30 - August 15, 2013.

Teens and other readers of Young Adult Literature will have the opportunity to listen to bestselling titles and required reading classics this summer.   Each week  from May 30 - August 15, 2013, SYNC will offer two free audiobook downloads.

The audiobook pairings will include a popular young adult (YA) title and a classic that connects with the YA title's theme and is likely to show up on a student's summer reading lists.  For example, Maggie Stiefvater's The Raven Boys (Scholastic Audiobooks), the first book in a bestselling series about a group of teenagers search for the supernatural ley lines, will be paired with the Latino classic of magical realism, Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima (Recorded Books).

To find out when you can download titles to listen to on the run this summer, visit www.AudiobookSync.com or text syncya to 25827.

 
 
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Check out some poetry during National Poetry Month.  We've made a short booklist of a few great titles.  Many are written by teens or written for teens.  Some just looked really interesting.  

For more information about National Poetry Month, go to the official site from the Academy of American Poets.

 
 
The School Library Journal has published their best books lists.  Take a look at which books are here at JJHS and are available for check out now.  For complete lists and more great titles, read their best books article online.
 
 
New York State's (NYS) public libraries have reported 1.67 million young people participated in the 2012 Summer Reading Program.  That's a 5% increase over 2011.  Nice job to those who participated and to our public libraries.  Look for next year's Summer Reading Program information in May of 2013.  
 
 
Free audiobooks
2 Free Audiobook Downloads Each Week
June 14 - August 22, 2012

Teens and other readers of Young Adult Literature will have the opportunity to listen to bestselling titles and required reading classics this summer.  Each week from June 14 - August 22, 2012, SYNC will offer two free audiobook downloads.

The audiobook pairings will include a popular YA title and a classic that connects with the YA title's theme and is likely to show up on a student's summer reading lists.  For example, Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone, the first book in a new series about a girl who opens a door to two otherworldly cities at war, will be paired with Charles Dicken's A Tale of Two Cities.

To find out when you can download titles to listen to on the run this summer, visit www.AudiobookSync.com or text syncya to 25827.

 
 
Looking for a book like the Hunger Games? Try the dystopian and post-apocalyptic books, i.e. books where society has changed... for the worst... on the Frightening Future? booklist.  
 
 
John Green's new book, The Fault in Our Stars, has just arrived.  In case you've forgotten, John Green's the author of Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, and Will Grayson, Will Grayson.  (FYI, Will Grayson, Will Grayson is missing so if you know who has it, tell that person to cough it up.)  There's been a lot of talk about this book from Time Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, USA Today as well as in the school library world.  It promises to be a great read; come and get it!
 
 
New York State announced 1.65 million teens and children participated in summer reading programs during the summer of 2011. The Deputy Commissioner of Cultural Education and Acting State Librarian said it's a 10% increase from 2010. Way to go NY public libraries!  Get more information at http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer/resource.htm.
 
 
School Library Journal has announced its best books of 2011.  Take a look at what we have or will be getting on the SLJ Best Books 2011 list