Summer Reading is HERE!

The 2017 Summer Reading Program is underway!  This year’s theme is “Build A Better World”!  We are encouraging our young adults to not only read with us this summer, but also to discover ways to make a difference in our community through engaging programming and activities!
The teen program offers goals and prizes for grades 6-12.  For every 2 books you read, you get a grand prize entry slip.  Read 8 books to complete the program.  Once you complete the program, you can read more to earn more grand prize entry slips.  Grand prizes include: GoPro Hero, 2 Kindle Fire’s (one red, one blue), Mini Drone, Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker, and Wireless Headphones.  In addition to grand prizes, there will be several other smaller prizes given away at various programs throughout the summer.  Our Pizza & Prize Party will wrap up the program on Thursday, July 20th @ 5:30pm.  Teens who complete the program will receive a special invitation to the party and be eligible for the grand prizes.
Teen reading logs may be picked up at the Circulation Desk.


Tues, June 13 – Teen Craft Day! | 2-4pm

Thurs, June 15 – Motorized Painting! | 2-4pm 

Thurs, June 22 – Edible Architecture | 2-4pm

Sat, June 24 – Movie Matinee (Before I Fall) | 2-4pm

Thurs, June 29 – DIY Lava Lamps! | 2-4pm

Thurs, July 6 – Cupcake Wars | 2-4pm   Prizes in three categories!

Sat, July 8 – Movie Matinee (Power Rangers) | 2-4pm

Tues, July 11 – *TEEN STEAM CHALLENGE* | 2-4pm   Win Prizes!

Thurs, July 13 – Water Games! | 2-4pm   Wear sunscreen/bring towel! Rain date: 7/14

Tues, July 18 – Candy Science! | 2-4pm   Fun experiments with CANDY!

Thurs, July 20 – Pizza & Prize Party! | 2-4pm   Summer Reading Invite Required!




The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country.

  1. Alive by Chandler Baker. Disney/Hyperion. 9781484706831.
  2. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. Random House/Alfred A. Knopf. 9780385755887.
  3. The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books. 9780545668347.
  4. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Macmillan/Henry Holt & Co. 9781627792127.
  5. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. Random House/Delacorte Press. 9780553496642.
  6. Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone. Disney/Hyperion. 9781484705278.
  7. The Novice: Summoner: Book One by Taran Matharu. Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends. 9781250080059.
  8. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.  Random House/Alfred A. Knopf. 9780553499117.
  9. When by Victoria Laurie. Disney/Hyperion. 9781484700082.
  10. Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls. By Lynn Weingarten. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse. 9781481418584.

View a list of the winners with annotations here.


Looking for a new book to read?

Check out YALSA’S Teen Book Finder App! Available in Android and iOS!

Click HERE for more info!



TEENS!  Do you want to have more say in what we do at our library?  Now is your chance!



TAB’s give young people a VOICE in creating and sustaining programs for teens at the library.  TAB members can give input on YA collections, contribute to blogs, help lead/create programming, volunteer at events, organize community service projects, and influence how we serve teens!

BONUS: being involved with a Teen Advisory Board looks GREAT on college applications!

If this is something you might be interested in, or if you have more questions, please contact Aimee at paschkova@eastmolinelibrary.org, or call 309-755-9614.


The East Moline Public Library is an awesome place for you to find books, magazines, movies, and CDs. We’ve got a YA room full of books just for YOU and a large collection of anime DVDs and manga available for checkout. We are always buying new books, movies, video games, manga, and other materials, so if there’s something you want us to get – tell us! Just talk to either of the YA Librarians (Aimee or Micaela) and we’ll be happy to expand our collection. You can also email us at paschkova@eastmolinelibrary.org!

NEW Young Adult Books
NEW Graphic Novels