Posted in Prizes, Summer Reading Program, Teens

Second raffle cycle ends Saturday, July 22!

Below is a complete list of all the prizes available through this raffle cycle. Read, get raffle tickets, and spend them wisely! Enter as often as you read for more chances to win! See a complete list of all raffle and grand prizes here.

Cycle 2: Sunday, July 9 – Saturday, July 22 (subject to change):

  1. Batman keychain
  2. Superman #1 comic book (reprint)
  3. Aguilar (Assassin’s Creed) figurine
  4. Battlestar Galactica Cyclon Raider figurine
  5. Doctor Strange figurine
  6. Firefly (TV show) patch
  7. Game of Thrones (featuring Melisandre) journal
  8. Back to the Future Flux Capacitor light-up keychain
  9. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mini mug
  10. Halloween (movie) pin
  11. Power Rangers pin
  12. Star Wars: Figure Fantasy book
  13. Obliviator (Fantastic Beasts) t-shirt
  14. Negan Sluggers (Walking Dead) t-shirt
  15. The Goonies t-shirt
  16. Unicorn cupcake bath salts
  17. Whooz adapter labels: Freak
  18. Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band vinyl record
  19. Black portable charger
  20. Blue dinosaur phone stand
  21. Green MP4 player
  22. Pink MP4 player
  23. LEGO “Chain Reactions” craft kit
Posted in Crisis Aid, Depression, Graphic Novels, Minecraft, New, Poetry, Teens

Nonfiction Titles for July

Click on the image or title to access the record in our catalog! Titles below are listed alphabetically by author.

http://evergreen.rodgerslibrary.org/opac/extras/ac/jacket/large/r/93890  http://evergreen.rodgerslibrary.org/opac/extras/ac/jacket/large/r/93888    http://evergreen.rodgerslibrary.org/opac/extras/ac/jacket/large/r/93923  http://evergreen.rodgerslibrary.org/opac/extras/ac/jacket/large/r/93892

Black Butterfly, by Robert M. Drake. Summary: The Black Butterfly is a symbol of transformation and rebirth after death. Drake wrote this book for those who have lost someone in death and in life. This book is a collection of memories and experiences Drake lived after the death of one of his brothers. He promised he would write him a few words after he failed to complete the task while his brother was alive.

Beautiful Chaos, by Robert M. Drake. Summary: This book employs the comparative method to understand societal collapses to which environmental problems contribute to the common youth and society as a whole. In his writing, Robert M. Drake hauntingly describes the issues we are all facing today. We all are broken and broken is its own kind of beautiful.

Grief Recovery for Teens: Letting Go of Painful Emotions With Body-Based Practices, by Coral Popowitz, MSW. Summary: Grief can affect both body and mind—and teens dealing with grief may not know how to work through grief in healthy ways. In this helpful and healing guide, the director of the Children’s Grief Connection offers help for teens dealing with the physical aspects of grief and loss. This book utilizes somatic, body-oriented skills to help teens know how and why their bodies are reacting to grief, as well as ways to relieve anxiety and confusion and begin the healing process.

Building Faith Block by Block, by Michael Ross and Christopher Ross. Summary: Describes how playing Minecraft can provide insight for young Christians into making decisions in real life, and provides devotions that offer advice on both game play and living a Christian life.

Posted in News, Teens, Topical

Time Magazine Announces Its “30 Most Influential Teens of 2016”

Laurie Hernandez  Malia Obama, Sasha Obama  Amanda Stenberg

Above, from left: Laurie Hernandez, the Obama girls, Amandla Stenberg

Among those on the list: Laurie Hernandez, the gold-medal Olympic gymnast from the Rio 2016 games; Malia and Sasha Obama; and Amandla Stenberg, who will be appearing in Nicola Yoon’s movie adaptation of her best-seller Everything Everything.

Check out the list here.