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  • Throwback Thursday: Twilight Edition

    Throwback Thursday Twilight Edition

    We all fondly remember the movies of our youth! Join us to share your memories (and sarcasm) over one of your favorites! Enjoy the classic (really?) film from 2008 based on the epic(ly long) book by Stephanie Meyer. Relive the drama (and shirtlessness) of the love between Bella and Edward. Never forget the passion (and babyface) of Jacob. 
    Get ready to laugh, to cry, and to sigh (so many sighs) with your favorite fanged characters! Bring a friend (and your snark) for an experience you will never forget!

    6:30 p.m.

    Thursday, August 28

    Central Resource Library

    Carmack Community Room

  • Bring Your Own Fandom

    a pair of glasses with the titles of popular fandoms written in the lenses

    Do you geek out about Sherlock, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Homestuck or anything else? We want to celebrate your fandoms! Starting this week we are kicking off a series of exciting fandom related activities.

    Throughout the month of July the Shawnee Library will build your fandom world, and they need your help. Every week we will work on building another world: Doctor Who, Supernatural, Harry Potter, Marvel and Lord of the Rings. Don't miss out on putting the Tardis in Diagon Alley!

    Saturday, July 12 at noon, take a little of your fandom home as we make plushies at the Antioch Library. We will have felt, thread, stuffing and patterns to make characters and accessories from your favorite series. Show us your sewing skillz!

    Are you the chosen team? Show us what you've got in our Ultimate Quizbowl for fandoms at the Central Resource Library on Thursday, July 17 at 5 p.m. Find up to 4 other friends to be on your team, and register for the game of a lifetime!

  • Summer Reading

    Teen Summer Reading Logo

    Welcome to Summer Reading 2014! There are many ways to win this summer, so pay attention if you want to walk away with a prize.

    • For every hundred participants that sign up we will give away a iPad Mini! Better your chances by getting your friends to sign up and help us reach our goal.
    • This summer, reading will take you higher! At the end of summer we will give away four grand prize packs of gold passes to AMC which you can use to see Mockingjay.

    As they say on TV, but wait..there's more! All summer long you can claim badges for even more chances to win. Don't miss the special badges below. Claim the code and be entered in a prize drawing.

    Wondering how to claim a Badge Code? Make sure to sign into the Teen Summer Reading site and click on My Shelf. Enter your badge codes on the right hand side for a chance to win!

Latest News

More Diversity in YA Literature

Blue Valley Library YAAC talks with publishers and authors about diversity in YA literature.

Teens at our Blue Valley Library participate in a program called Teens Top Ten. Publishers send the library advance copies of books not yet available for purchase, in return for these amazing sneak peaks, our teens return reviews to the publishers and are able to nominate the titles for an award. Several months ago the reviewers at the Blue Valley Library looked at the latest books they had received and asked...where are all the diverse books?

New Reviews

Maggie Stiefvater
Reviewer's Rating: 

Blue lives in a family of psychics, but the only power she has is amplifying the abilities of others. On All Hallow's Eve, she visits the Corpse Road with her aunt. There, her aunt sees the ghosts of everyone in Henrietta who will die in the next year. For the first time, Blue is able to see a ghost. It's a boy about her age. When she asks his name, he says, "Gansy, that's all there is." Her aunt tells her the only way she would be able to see the ghost is if he is her true love, or if she killed him. Possibly both.

Upcoming Events

BYOF: Bring Your Own Fandom! Fandom City
Shawnee Library
08/01/2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Corinth Anime Club
Corinth Library
08/01/2014 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
YAAC: Young Adult Advisory Council
Blue Valley Library
08/02/2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
YAAC: Young Adult Advisory Council
Shawnee Library
08/02/2014 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Central Teen Anime Club
Central Resource Library
08/08/2014 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
YAAC: Young Adult Advisory Council
Leawood Pioneer Library
08/09/2014 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm