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Discover the Life of Musicians & Songwriting

Discover the life of musicians and songwriting through two YA fiction novels in the Teen Underground Fiction collection. I’m Glad I Did by Cynthia Weil is a fictionalized account of the songwriting career of Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann. This songwriting duo started song writing in their teens in the same office as Carole King […]

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Teen Read Month@NilesLibrary

Teen Read Week is an annual event that is celebrated the entire month of October at Niles Library. The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) designated the Get Away theme during Teen Read Week™, October 18 – 24, 2015, to spotlight all the great resources and activities to teens at libraries. This week YALSA announced […]

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Banned Books Week September 27- October 3

Banned Books Week 2015 (September 27 to October 3) is highlighting books written for teens. The national book community will highlight books that have faced restrictions in public schools and libraries. Teen literature because it realistically confronts serious issues dominates the most challenged lists of literature. During the last weeks of September Niles teens are […]

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Teen Tournament of Books

NILES TEEN TOURNAMENT OF BOOKS 2015 In celebration of Teen Literature Day, Niles teens picked their favorite 2014 teen fiction books and signed up to participate in a Teen Tournament of Books.  During the late spring and early summer, each teen judge read and reviewed two books and then picked their choice to go on […]

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