Tag Archives: Books

Lucky?

Lucky?

Winning the lottery sounds like a dream come true but some might say, “Be careful what you wish for.” Check out these books about lottery winners and decide for yourself just how lucky they really are.

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream Because We’re Horrified

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream Because We’re Horrified

 

The very first horror stories were probably spoken word, passed down from generation to generation. These folklores were designed to explain, or possibly prepare, for the great unknown that lurks beyond.

 

Deeply rooted, primitive fear is a natural component to survival. But fear has many different faces- even if you aren’t currently being chased by a serial murderer and fearing for your life, you may still be facing something scary in your life.

Fear of rejection, fear of not fitting in, fear of not being good enough. 

 

Escape from what is terrifying you with a good horror book. Live the action, seek the thrills, and go on creepy adventures vicariously through these Young Adult Horrors and Thrillers list- click on the graphic to see our booklist of all things frightening.

 

 

For a more in-depth look at horror literature and emotional response, read this article.

 

Everything Everything Ticket Giveaway

Everything Everything Ticket Giveaway

Participate in teen programming during the week of May 15th for a chance to win a *FREE pair of tickets to watch Everything Everything in theaters!

Canyon Country

  • Level Up! – Tuesday, May 16th from 4:00-5:30pm
  • Teen Study Hall – Wednesday, May 17th from 4:00-6:00pm
  • Fandom Friday – Friday, May 19th from 4:00-5:30pm

Old Town Newhall

  • Teen Study Hall – Tuesday, May 16th from 4:00-6:00pm
  • Movie Madness – Wednesday, May 17th from 3:30-5:30pm
  • Fandom Friday – Friday, May 19th from 3:30-5:00pm

Valencia

  • Creation Station: Ultimate Maker Challenge – Monday, May 15th from 3:30-5:30pm
  • Youth Chess Club – Thursday, May 18th from 3:30-5:00pm

We’ve read the book, have you?

Already read Everything, Everything? Check out these other fantastic titles.

*FREE tickets and promotional items provided courtesy of Allied Integrated Marketing.

May is Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month

This month the Santa Clarita Public Library is raising awareness about mental health, and, more specifically, the conditions that can threaten that health. Eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and depression are well-known examples, and the library offers a wide selection of books exploring these topics in depth.

From the adventures of an adolescent facing mental disorders on top of the usual teen angst, to edifying self-help books, there are numerous and varying titles available for checkout.

Many of these titles are currently on display in the Teen Area, and a number of them are listed below. By immersing yourself in these pages, you can learn from a personal perspective what it’s like to experience these mental disorders, and, more importantly, how to deal with them properly.

Danah’s writes in her journal just as her struggle with her demon, an eating disorder named Ed, begins.
Having experienced compulsive behavior all her life, Lo’s symptoms are getting her into trouble when she witnesses a murder while wandering dangerous quarters of Cleveland, Ohio, collecting things that do not belong to her, obsessing about her brother’s death.
 A seventeen-year-old suffering from bipolar disease wants to commit suicide, but a meaningful relationship and the care of a gifted psychiatrist alter her perception of her diagnosis as a death sentence
 A sixteen-year-old girl living with bipolar disorder learns to balance romance, friendship, and grief
A hilarious and inspiring memoir about one young woman’s journey to find a better path to both physical and mental health.
With some help from her siblings and friends, Molly is able to face her OCD and be strong enough to get help for it.

Be sure to take care of yourself this May with Mental Health Month!

Free Audiobooks All Summer!

Free Audiobooks All Summer!

What is SYNC?

What?

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. Returning April 27, 2017 SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week – pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes.   In 2016, 30 titles were given away over 15 weeks.

Why?

SYNC is dedicated to introducing the listening experience to the teen audience and demonstrates that Required Reading can be completed by listening.

Who?

SYNC is sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and titles are delivered through the OverDrive app. Download the app in advance to whichever device you anticipate listening on and be ready to go!

How?

Simply sign-up to get notifications of when the FREE audiobook downloads are available. You can receive alerts by text message, email newsletter, or by visiting www.audiobooksync.com. Titles change every Thursday at 7am ET when the program is running.

Please Note: Signing up for these alerts will not send you the titles. The alerts will simply tell you when and where the title is available to download.

Download Details

  • Downloads are in MP3 format, hosted by OverDrive, and are Mac and Windows compatible.
  • Downloads will operate through the OverDrive app.
  • Most listening devices are supported.
  • Each SYNC audiobook will be available for download for a period of 7 days (only).
  • Titles, once downloaded, are yours to keep.