Fall Reading

We have new books in for the YA section! I am so excited to share with you some of our newest members to the library collection.

New Graphic Novels:


Secret Identities, Volume 1 by Brian Joines

“The supergroup known as The Front Line have just invited new hero Crosswind to join them. But what they don’t know is that Crosswind is a mole, sent to learn all their secrets. And the Front Line have LOTS of secrets…”–Publisher’s website.



Wonder Woman. Volume 8, A twist of fate by Meredith Finch

Taken from the cover….”Wonder Woman may have gotten a handle on juggling her responsibilities as both Queen of the Amazons and God of War, but that hasn’t stopped her enemies from trying to claim her titles. Although Donna Troy was imprisoned on Mount Olympus after trying to kill Diana and take her crown, Wonder Woman still believes the Amazon deserves a second chance. But when Donna escapes her cell, it’s up to Wonder Woman to stop her before she’s let loose on Man’s World. Meanwhile, a new villain has set his sights on the super-heroine, one who is obsessed with claiming Diana’s godhood for himself — whatever the cost!”


Walking Dead Collection (Hardcover collection Book 1-6) by Robert Kirkman

This hardcover features the first 12 issues of the hit series along with thecovers for the issues in one oversized hardcover volume. Perfect for long timefans, new readers and anyone needing a slightly heavy object with which to fendoff the walking dead. – Funny summary taken from Indigo.com

New YA Non Fiction:


Being Jazz by Jazz Jennings

Teen activist and trailblazer Jazz Jennings–named one of “The 25 most influential teens” of the year by Time–shares her very public transgender journey, as she inspires people to accept the differences in others while they embrace their own truths.


Fight Like a Girl:50 Feminists Who Changed the World by Laura Barcella

Nearly every day there’s another news story, think piece, or pop cultural anecdote related to feminism and women’s rights. Conversations around consent, equal pay, access to contraception, and a host of other issues are foremost topics of conversation in American media. And today’s teens are encountering these issues from a different perspective than any generation has before-but what’s often missing from the current discussion is an understanding of how we’ve gotten to this place. Fight Like a Girl introduces readers to the history of feminist activism in the U.S. in an effort to celebrate those who paved the way and draw attention to those who are working hard to further the feminist cause today.

New YA Fiction:


Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson

“The sequel to the New York Times-bestselling and National Book Award longlisted Walk on Earth a Stranger. After her harrowing journey west to California, Lee Westfall has finally found a new home–one rich in gold, thanks to her magical power, a power that seems to be changing every day. But this home is rich in other ways, too: with friends who are searching for a place to be themselves, just as she is, and with love. Jefferson–her longtime best friend–hasn’t stopped trying to win her heart. And Lee is more and more tempted to say yes. But her uncle Hiram hasn’t given up his quest to get Lee and her power under his control. When she’s kidnapped and taken to him, Lee sees firsthand the depths of her uncle’s villainy. Yet Lee’s magic is growing. Gold no longer simply sings to her, it listens. It obeys her call. Is it enough to destroy her uncle once and for all? Rae Carson, acclaimed author of the Girl of Fire and Thorns series, takes us deep into the gold fields as she continues this sweeping saga of magic and history, and an unforgettable heroine who must come into her own”–Provided by publisher.

Melted Crayon Art – You want to try it?


There is a ton of cool melted crayon art on Pinterest, Etsy, Instagram so why not try to recreate it.  If you are bored and feel like tapping into your creative side, join us at the North Battleford Library Teen I.D.E.A Lab this Tuesday night 6:00 pm for some fun. You never know, you may make a new friend or two. We will provide the crayons and blow dryers … we just need you to provide the creativity and design what you would like!



Fall programs @ the library


2016 Fall programming is here! Check out the events calendar to see what is coming up this Fall. At the library we are pretty excited to offer a new Makerspace program for teens.

North Battleford Library is your guide to free programs for the entire family—from babies to seniors. In addition, we’ve got programs for everyone in between including teens.

To start, why not participate on our Guess the Book by the Quote contest. Can you guess which book the following quote is from?


Hint: The word “Ashes” is in the title

How to enter the contest:

  1. Write your answer on the ballot that you pick up at the North Battleford Library
  2. Provide your contact information
  3. Place ballot in the box at the library
  4. Check back in October for another Guess the Book by the Quote and enter for another chance to win.

Winner will be announced at the end of September


When was the last time you sent a handwritten letter?



adjective: relating to or denoting the writing of letters or literary works in the form of letters.

Sounds fancy right? It’s a big and unusual word but a common writing style. Many books are written in the form of characters writing letters to each other or a story is told through diary entries. Epistolary novels are fun to read because the lack of a narrator and you can feel a little mischievous reading someone else’s diary.  Are your texting thumbs soar? We got the cure!  Sit down, relax, read an epistolary novel and write someone a letter.


Below is a list of the best contemporary epistolary novels:

Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

The Year of Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty

The “Internet Girls” trilogy by Lauren Myracl

  • Book is the series: TTYLTTFN, L8TER, G8TER

Loved Cursed Child? Check-out these Harry Potter like books.

We are all pretty excited about The Cursed Child release. If you are waiting for a copy and have some time to kill, we came up with a list of books with some of the things we love about Harry Potter….magic, growing characters, dark plots and the list goes on.

night circus

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Super Magical! real-life magicians who have actual magical powers and fall in love…


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The family dynamics in this series reminds us a bit of Harry Potter


Carry On by Rainbow Rowell


The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge


The Magicians (trilogy) by Lev Grossman

It’s not exactly Hogwarts, but the secret boarding school where Quentin finds himself at the beginning of this trilogy becomes the gateway to a new magical existence.


Storm Front (Dresden Files)by Jim Butcher

The Olympics are here!


The games have started!  Olympic Games Rio 2016 are underway and Canada has 5 medals so far. The staff here at the library are very excited and have done their own  training for the Olympics by reading some new YA sport themed books. For many of us it may be too late in our life to start doing back-flips on trampolines and racing bicycles at amazing speeds of 50+km/hour but we might just be able to manage some Olympic speed reading.  Checkout a book from the list below to get started on your race


Goldfish by Nat Luurtsema


Hoops by Walter Dean Myers


Loosers Take All by David Klass


This is the part where you laugh by Peter Hoffmeister


The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown

mater of heart

A Matter of Heart by   Amy Fellner Dominy