Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Back to School....WHAT!

It's hard to think about class schedules and cafeteria rules when August arrives with warm weather and sunny skies.  When the big day does arrive remember the Amherst Library has you covered with our annual text book covering event that begins August 21 from 3 - 5 p.m. 

Stop by the library and use our supplies for covering those textbooks and have a snack provided by the library staff bakers.  Sort of like Keebler Elves with sensible shoes who make a mean chocolate chip drop cookie.

Remember we have 12 public computers when it comes to writing those term papers and more important, printing those papers off.  Check out our catalogue for your school's reading list and use our online databases for sourcing out journal articles.

Yes, the school year is fast approaching but there's still time to check out a good book and kick back and relax before the first day of school.  Perhaps you could consider these books research, as in, "Sorry, can't mow the grass right now because I'm researching the psychological conundrum of sophomoric interactions."  That should get you some time.  Read on:

10th Grade by Joseph Weinberg
Jeremiah Reskin chronicles his sophomore year by writing his own novel even though he's not what you would call an honors English student.  Along with some less than honorable thoughts and some throw back Bohemian peers, student life doesn't really change.

Every football player likes to reminisce about the glory days. When a funeral brings all the boys back to town will Neely Crenshaw be able to forgive his coach and move on with his life?

Code Orange by Caroline B. Cooney
While conducting research for a school paper on smallpox, Mitty finds an envelope containing 100-year-old smallpox scabs and fears that he has infected himself and all of New York City.  Talk about stress.

The Taker by J. M. Steele
There's a lot of pressure to score high, especially if you're family plans on you attending an Ivy League school.  And what's up with that geeky tutor that Carley has hired? 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This book is actually pretty good, I thought it was going to be boring but it was a good read :)