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Thanks For Another Successful Summer Internship Program!

Thanks to a generous grant from Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the Niles Public Library District was able to hire two summer interns to assist with our summer reading program for youth. Over 1,750 children from preschool through 7th grade participated in the program this summer. Our two interns, Jenny Hau and Christina Alexandru worked behind […]

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Check Out Our Sony E-Readers

This spring, Niles Public Library District won one of 20 YALSA Summer Reading Program Grants! These grants are funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.  We used our $1,000 grant to purchase 5 Sony e-readers and 22 popular fiction and nonfiction e-books to enhance the library’s collection for teens. Niles teens who sign up for summer reading […]

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Books: 2011 Award Winners

YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, has announced the winners of several annual book awards this week. The Printz Award honors a book that a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. This year’s winner is Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi.  This adventure is set in a not-too-distant future that has been […]

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Award-Winning Books

January is awards-season in the library world.  Earlier this week, librarians gathered in Boston to select award-winners in several categories for young adults. They also selected an annual Best Books for Young Adults (BBYA) list, with input from teen readers.  Here are the top ten books from that list: Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan […]

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Five Nonfiction Finalists Announced

YALSA has just announced the five finalists for their brand new award for young adult nonfiction.  Here they are. Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone “Angering and inspiring. 13 women proved in the early 1960s that they were just as suited to space exploration as men  and yet they […]

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Fabulous Films for Young Adults

Nominate your favorite movie  on the theme Outside In: Rebellion vs. Conformity for a YALSA Top Ten award! The nomination form has been created with librarians in mind, but you don’t need to be a librarian to submit a movie.  Just fill in as many of the fields as you can, and include your contact […]

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