Author Archives: Joanne T

YALSA 2014 Teen Top Ten Nominees

Joanne T    April 26, 2014

It’s that time of year again! The YALSA Teen’s Top Ten books of 2014 have been announced. These 20 titles, published between January 1st and December 31st of 2013, are a “teen’s choice” list that have been nominated and chosen by members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country. To vote for your top… Read more »

Things We Love in The Vault

Joanne T    March 24, 2014

The Teens of WNPL have spoken. Following are the favorites in each category from our February Teen Teaser!     clothing store-Kohls book-Hunger Games movie-The Avengers TV show-Spongebob CD-Red by Taylor Swift song-Royals by Lorde food-pizza class at school-English/LA video game-Just Dance-(the many versions!) candy-Jolly Ranchers color-blue season-Fall/Autumn sport-basketball restaurant-Olive Garden(also won last year) beverage-lemonade(pink and regular) gum-mint(lots of brands)… Read more »

Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Joanne T    February 16, 2014

Hayley Kincain is a high school senior who has never been to high school. Her dad, Andy, a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, keeps moving them.  He is trying to outrun his memories of these wars.  Andy Kincain has PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.The reader can feel Hayley’s fear and panic whenever she does not know where… Read more »


Joanne T    November 25, 2013

COLLEGE READINESS Info for families, educators and students, elementary to high school Are you prepared for the transition from high school to college? Do you have the skills and preparation needed to be successful doing college-level work? Are you taking the right classes to prepare you for college? Follow this link to find out. The College of Lake County… Read more »