New PSAT Practice Test

Saturday, May 30, 2015

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Main Library – Kaplan Test Prep will offer a FREE PSAT practice test. Students will take a fully-proctored exam so they learn what to expect in a real-test environment. The test will take approximately 2.5 hours. Students will need to bring a calculator and two number 2 pencils. Please arrive early as the test will start promptly at 12:30 am.

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Karaoke Party

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Main Library – Join us for the last Karaoke party of the school year! Come out and showcase your karaoke talents and win prizes. This could be your first stop before American Idol or the X-Factor! There will be singing, dancing and snacks will be served.


Maker Books

The Maplewood Library has a new makerspace called the Create Space with a 3D printer, Rasberry Pi, arduino and more! If you want to learn more about how to make squishy circuits to lip gloss check out our MAKER book collection located in the Teen Zone of the Hilton Branch!

Included in the collection are books in the series Makers as Innovators on topics such as arduino, Rasberry Pi and Makerspaces. We also have books by Maker media such as Make: Electronics and Make: Sensors.

Award Winners 2015

The Michael L. Printz Award is awarded to a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. The 2015 Printz award goes to… I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson!  Printz Honor books are And we Stay by Jenny Hubbard, The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley, Grasshoppper Jungle by Andrew Smith and This One Summer by Mariko Tomaki.

Every year BCCLS Youth Services Committee runs their own mock Printz  Awards before the REAL awards are announced.  The mock winner this year was We Were Liars by E. Lockhart!  The mock honor goes to Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith and  Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero.

Whether on the real or mock list – these titles are worth a read!


Teen Reads

  • Teen Reads Everything about books and authors for teens
  • Reading Rants! Out of the ordinary teen booklists
  • Tweendom Blog on books for Tweens
  • Guys Lit Wire Helps guys find the books they want to read
  • Reader Girlz A cutting-edge literary and social media site for teens
  • Figment A community to share your writing, connect with other readers and find new stories and authors

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