PLS Teens eNewsletter - August 2011 - End of Summer

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PLS Teens
  Dear Visitor,  


In case you haven't noticed, we have upgraded to a new catalog system. You can still view your account, place holds, and create list of books. But, now you can see what others are reading, get book suggestions based on your favorite authors/subjects, and take a peak inside a book's first chapter or watch movie trailers.

Watch the short tutorial video to learn the basics and look for more videos coming soon.

We are still rolling out new features, so check back and see what's new. Email questions or suggestions for features to



flickr logoWant to see pictures of you and your friends at the library? Take a look at the PLS Flickr account and see pictures from Summer Reading events across the system. Each hometown library has its own album of Summer Reading fun.


Hometown Libraries

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  book spotlight  

vote for your top ten books
Did you read any of the books on this book award nominee list this Summer?
If yes, then vote for your 2011 Top Ten Teen books. Vote August 22 through September 16. Check the YALSA website for voting instructions on August 22.

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Get ready for these upcoming August movie releases based on books. Checkout the books from the library, and prepare for seeing the movie.



Rise of the Planet of the Apes
book jacket for Planet of the Apes In theaters August 5. rated PG-13

Starring James Franco, Andy Serkis and Freida Pinto

Based on Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle


The Help
book jacket for The Help In theaters August 10. rated PG-13

Starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer

Based on The Help by Kathryn Stockett




Conan the Barbarian
book jacket for Conan In theaters August 19. rated PG-13

Starring Jason Momoa, Ron Perlman and Rose McGowan

Based on Conan stories by Robert E. Howard


One Day
book jacket for One Day In theaters August 19. rated PG-13

Starring Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess and Patricia Clarkson

Based on One Day by David Nicholls

  hometown events  

flip cameraWe are excited to announce the winners of the Flip camera. The winners were randomly drawn from teens who completed an online Summer Reading Survey. Congratulations to all the winners! Winners may pick up their prize at their hometown library.

  • Blanchard - Lindsey J.
  • McLoud - Michele O.
  • Moore - Andrew W.
  • Newcastle - Darby B.
  • Noble - Anthony D.
  • Norman - Samad Safiz V.
  • Purcell - Jacob R.
  • Shawnee - Brooklyn W.
  • Tecumseh - Deondre B.
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  book spotlight  

If you can't wait for The Hunger Games movie to be released next summer, try these hot new dystopian fiction titles:

Across The Universe by Beth Revis
Seventeen-year-old Amy has to save her parents and herself after their adventure goes wrong on the space ship.

Bumped by Megan McCafferty
In 2036 New Jersey, when teens are expected to become fanatically religious wives and mothers or high-priced Surrogettes for couples made infertile by a widespread virus, sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony find in one another the courage to believe they have choices.

Divergent by Veronica Roth
In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, when she falls in love.

Matched by Ally Condie
Cassia has always followed the autocratic Society without question. So when Xander's face is displayed on the screen at the Matching ceremony, she knows that they are the perfect mates. However, Ky Markham's face also flashed on the screen, if only briefly. Although the Society claims it was a glitch and Cassia knows she is to be with Xander, she cannot stop thinking about Ky.

Wither by Lauren DeStefano
After modern science turns every human into a genetic time bomb with men dying at age twenty-five and women dying at age twenty, girls are kidnapped and married off in order to repopulate the world.

For more new books, check You can even sign up for email alerts to be notified of new books immediately.

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