To celebrate the upcoming release of The Maze Runner movie, we’re giving away a copy of James Dashner’s best-selling novel to one lucky PWPLS patron. The winner must:
- Like or reblog this post by 11:59 p.m. on September, 30, 2014
- Be a middle or high school student
- Pick up the prize at a PWPLS branch of their choice
We will choose and notify the winner through tumblr on Wednesday, October 1, 2014.
There’s still time to enter!
The 2014 Longlist for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature has been announced. All of the nominated titles are in our collection; just click on the links below to check availability at PWPLS:
Books that CLEARLY deserve the Choose Your Own Adventure treatment.
Guardians of the Galaxy was one of our favorite movies of the summer, thanks in part to Awesome Mix Vol.1, Quill’s mixtape of classic ’70s tunes that plays throughout the movie. With songs like The Jackson 5’s irresistible “I Want You Back,” The Runaway’s defiant “Cherry Bomb,” Blue Swede’s cheesily delightful “Hooked on a Feeling,” and Elvin Bishop’s wistful “Fooled Around and Fell in Love,” Awesome Mix Vol. 1 contains music for just about any mood or occasion, making it the perfect selection for a soundtrack to your life. Put on your headphones, hit play, and groove along like you’re Star-Lord.
Or, if you prefer, baby Groot.
Click here to place a hold on Awesome Mix Vol. 1 at PWPLS.
John Green: What To Do With Your Life (x)
This week many libraries are participating in Outside the Lines, a national initiative designed to reintroduce libraries to their communities. If you haven’t been in your local library for a while, now is a great time to stop in and see all the cool things going on in libraries all across the country. We’d love to meet you again. (And for those of you who have been visiting us on a regular basis, make sure you reblog this post and share your love of libraries with all your friends.)
Back to School Advice from some of our favourite YA authors!
Mockingjay: Part 1
Here’s your official full trailer!
It’s time for one of our favorite activities of the week— looking at all the new titles coming to PWPLS! Here are a few of the books you’ll be seeing on our shelves soon:
It began with a virus. Then a series of attacks erupted across the nation. Now America is at war—and a handful of teens with impossible powers are its only defense.
In Dead Zone, Robison Wells delivers his most nail-bitingly tense read yet—and an electrifying conclusion to a two-book series that’s perfect for fans of The Maze Runner and I Am Number Four.
Nalia is a jinni of tremendous ancient power, the only survivor of a coup that killed nearly everyone she loved. Now in hiding on the dark caravan—the lucrative jinni slave trade between Arjinna and Earth, where jinn are forced to grant wishes and obey their human masters’ every command—she’d give almost anything to be free of the golden shackles that bind her to Malek, her handsome, cruel master, and his lavish Hollywood lifestyle. Enter Raif, the enigmatic leader of Arjinna’s revolution and Nalia’s sworn enemy. He promises to release Nalia from her master so that she can return to her ravaged homeland and free her imprisoned brother. There’s just one catch: for Raif’s unbinding magic to work, Nalia must gain possession of her bottle … and convince the dangerously persuasive Malek that she truly loves him.