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Teen Summer Challenge 2 – Share a Story

Dear Teen Reader, Your next challenge is to share a story with a person at least 5 years younger than you OR at least 10 years older than you. What story should you pick? Your choice!  Try your favorite bedtime story from when you were little (check out these suggestions from GPPL) or an article in the newspaper. Have fun! When you have completed ... Read More »

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind


              The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkawmba and Bryan Mealer This is the true story of a real life hero. When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba’s tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season’s crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began ... Read More »



              Poison by Bridget Zinn When sixteen-year-old Kyra, a potions master, tries to save her kingdom by murdering the princess, who is also her best friend, the poisoned dart misses its mark and Kyra becomes a fugitive, pursued by the King’s army and her ex-boyfriend Hal.     Read More »

Teen Summer Challenge 1 – R.A.K.

Teen Read Summer Challenge: R.A.K. Dear Reader, Your first challenge is to perform one Random Act of Kindness. It can be anything that makes sense to you: help a neighbor with yard work, take your best friend’s dog for a walk, send a letter to someone telling them how spectacular they are. Want more ideas for kindness actions? Check out Kindness Ideas from the Random ... Read More »



              Blackout by Peter Jay Black The world’s most destructive computer virus has been unleashed, and it’s up to the Urban Outlaws–five tough kids dedicated to bringing justice to their city–to destroy it. Book 2 in the Urban Outlaws Series Read More »

Teen Summer Book Club


Thursday, July 23rd at 2:30pm – Woods Library – Paper Towns Book Discussion Chat about the book with old and new friends Refreshments Raffle for movie theater gift card – The movie adaptation of Paper Towns is in theaters July 24th! This event is for ages 13 – 18. Space is limited and sign up is required. Please call the library ... Read More »

Level Up Book Club

Attention 4th through 6th graders! Join the Club and “LEVEL UP” this summer by reading the Classics and Award Winners and enjoying prizes, book discussions, a field trip, friends and fun! The Level Up Club offers two separate book groups. One for Homer Price by Robert McCloskey. And one for A Wrinkle In Time by Madeline L’Engle. Please register for only one book group. Each group meets ... Read More »

Teen Summer Reading

June 12th – August 15th, 2015 For ages 13—18. Read, log your time online, and write reviews. Take the challenges and enter prize drawings throughout the summer. Read 15 hours to enter the Grand Prize drawing for a mini-tablet! Sign up begins June 12th. Read More »