Youth & Young Adult Events
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Virtual Read Aloud
Current Read Aloud: The Inheritance Games, by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
NEW READ ALOUD, Starting, Tuesday, December 1! Join Mrs. O’C as she reads The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. A suspenseful romp where new (and unexpected) heiress Avery Grambs must navigate through the dark, puzzle-filled world of eccentric billionaire Tobias Hawthorne avoiding his many family members who feel they are the rightful heirs. This one is solidly YA with some language, mild violence, and mature themes.
Join Mrs. O’C every day at 3pm on FB Live (or whenever works for you since the videos will be saved) to listen to this thrilling read-aloud.
Here is a link to the FB Live read alouds and storytimes: https://www.facebook.com/MerrillMemorialLibrary/live/
Here are some other great resources for things to distract you from the events of the world:
A YouTube channel of authors giving short book talks of their latest work.
PLIX Urban Ecology Online, a set of videos on YouTube of ecologists providing activities for getting out and exploring the natural world.
Critical Role, an online show featuring seven popular voiceover actors diving into epic Dungeons & Dragons adventures, led by veteran game master Matthew Mercer.
Audiosync from AudioFile: A free summer audiobook program for teens 13+ using Sora, the student reading app from OverDrive. Each week, AudioFile releases two new young adult audiobooks to listen to for free. Register on their site with an email address.
Books to read: The Ultimate YA Summer Reading List from Brightly
Interested in writers? This podcast might be for you
Check out these links if you’re stumped by what to read next
- Good Reads, a great site for tracking what you are reading and for finding new books to read based on what you have read and liked.
- Cloud Library, find downloadable audio and e-books for almost every device.
- Young Adult Library Association, extensive lists of award winners in all Young Adult categories, past and present.
- No Flying No Tights, reviews of graphic novels and comics.
- mr.schureads.blogspot.com, book reviews, videos about books, and interviews with authors. Great for all ages and reading levels.