Reading Connections

Looking for more book suggestions or information about your favorite authors?  Look no further.  With these sites, you can find new stuff to read, the most up-to-date info on authors and series, and interact with other readers around the world.

Figment  Figment is a community where you can share your writing, connect with other readers, and discover new stories and authors. Whatever you're into, from sonnets to mysteries, from sci-fi stories to cell phone novels, you can find it all here.


Recommended Reads

It's an age-old problem:  so many books and so little time.  How to decide what to read next?  Fear not, for you've come to the right place.  Here are some lists to get you started.  Got an idea for a list?  Email watersc@mrrl.org with your idea!

Full Steam Ahead! (steampunk)

 Vampires, Vampires and more Vampires


Teens' Top Ten

What is the Teens' Top Ten?  It's a contest sponsored by the American Library Association to determine your picks for the best books of the previous year.  Teens pick the nominees and then vote to determine the best of the best.  Without further ado, here are the winners of the 2011 Teens' Top Ten:


Alex Awards

The Alex Awards are given to 10 adult books that are considered to have appeal for teens aged 12-18.

2013 Alex Award Winners

Caring is Creepy by David Zimmerman

Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman

Juvenile in Justice by Richard Ross



The Michael L. Printz Award is an American Library Association award that recognizes excellence in teen literature.

2014 Printz Award Winner:

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick


The Truman Award

2014-2015 Truman Reader's Award Nominees

Dead City by James Ponti


The Gateway Award

2014-2015 Gateway Award Nominees:

Don't Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon


Novel Ideas

a monthly book group for those in grades 6-8

Novel Ideas meets on the second Tuesday of every month from 7-8 p.m.  We discuss a different title every time and gorge ourselves on snacks and soda.  Free copies of the book to be discussed are handed out at each meeting and are also available in the Teen Zone.  Join us!

Next time at Novel Ideas:

Tuesday, February 10th:


Teen Events Calendar

 Upcoming Teen Events:

February 2015