New book displays!

If you have been to the YA section of the library recently you might have seen new book displays!

The books that were chosen for the “Fall in love with a book this Valentine’s day” are popular YA books about love and relationships and all that Valentine’s Day celebrates. Many highly rated good reads in there!

Valentinesbooks display

We celebrate Black History Month. The YA selections honour the contributions of black authors, their history and their experiences! Many great books are displayed.

BlackHistoryMonth Display

The YA Steampunk book display may seem intimidating at first since the books are so long, big and heavy! If you haven’t read any Steampunk books yet I suggest trying to see if you like them.

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science-fiction. It is usually set in an anachronistic Victorian or quasi-Victorian alternate history setting. It can also be described by the slogan “What the past would look like if the future had happened sooner.” Steampunk includes fiction with science-fiction, fantasy and horror themes. These books are often set in an alternate history which sounds pretty cool to me! I admit, I have never read a Steampunk book but putting this display together has made me read the genre.

Steampunkbooks display

A fourth display is about mental health.  It features YA books and DVDs that have characters that deal with various mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia among others. Reading about mental health not only breaks stereotype but also gives readers knowledge about mental health, which is beneficial when it comes to understanding other people as well as understanding oneself.

MentalHealth display

mental health help sign

I hope that you check these books out before the other displays replace them. It would make me happy! Tell me what you think of these selections in the comments!


Summer Reads – 2016

School’s out for summer!  We can finally put down those textbooks and indulge in a fun read. From suspenseful page-turners to thrilling fantasies, we’ve selected a few of our new books to keep teens reading all summer long. Read them for yourself and let us know which one is your favorite.


Contemporary Fiction

  • This Is Where the World Ends by Amy Zhang. A heart-wrenching novel about best friends on a collision course with the real world.
  • My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul. Three words describe this book: funny, fast-moving and honest.


  • Traveler (Seeker #2) by Arwen Elys Dayton. If you liked Game of Thrones and Legend, try the Seeker series.
  • Riders (Riders #1) by Veronica Rossi. It’s a fast-paced, thrilling and non-stop action kind of read.

Historical Fiction

  • Dodger (Dodger #1) by Terry Pratchett. Full of eccentric characters and carefully detailed London scenes make this funny tale a good read.

Love Stories

  • Love That Split the World by Emily Henry. This book is definitely a unique read blending romance, contemporary, paranormal, and time travel elements.


  • A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes #1) by Brittany Cavallaro. Liked the Sherlock TV shows, movies, and books? Give A Study in Charlotte a spin and see if you like it…just like in the Sherlock books, wit and humor shine through this novel.

Science Fiction

  • On the Edge of Gone by Corrine Duyvis. A 4 star rating on Goodreads sums up how good this book is.

New Books at the Library this Summer!

Summer is a great time to catch up on some excellent books. And there are a lot of great new reads to look forward to this summer. Here’s a list of new books you can request and check out from the library:


  • Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton
  • The Heir by Kiera Cass
  • Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles
  • To Hold the Bridge by Garth Nix
  • All the Rage by Courtney Summers
  • The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey
  • Between the Notes by Sharon Huss Roat
  • Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton
  • The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher
  • Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • Don’t Stay Up Late by R.L. Stine
  • Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway
  • Dangerous Deception by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  • P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
  • Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
  • Kissing in America by Margo Rabb

Be on the look-out for upcoming Summer Reading fun!

Library Quest

It’s time for a Library Adventure!

Simply take one of the quest slips from the chest and complete it. Quests will all be things that you can quickly and easily complete in the library. You’ll earn one entry into our special Library Quest draw with every slip you return to the front desk!

Library Quest runs from February 2nd to 27th. For teens aged 12 to 18.


Winter Reading Adventure Books for YA Readers

Lakeland Library Region’s Winter Reading Adventure is in full swing! If you’re looking for some adventurous books to help you complete the “read 3 books” task, here are some suggestions:


  • Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  • The Selection by Kiera Cass
  • An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  • Paper Towns by John Green
  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  • The Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan
  • Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
  • Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • The Young Elites by Marie Lu
  • Every Day by David Levithan
  • Sabriel by Garth Nix
  • Partials by Dan Wells
  • This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas


Books for a Cold, Blustery Day

Winter has arrived. It can be gloomy and cold outside, so what better time for books that are magical, enchanting, funny and/or adventurous? These familiar favorites and new tales are sure to brighten up the dullest of days!snoday

  • These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
  • Rags & Bones edited by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (graphic novel) by L. Frank Baum and Eric Shanower
  • The Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flannigan
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  • The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  • The Diviners by Libba Bray
  • Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  • The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • Seconds by Brian Lee O’Malley
  • The Scott Pilgrim series by Brian Lee O’Malley
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  • Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Sabriel by Garth Nix
  • The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
  • A Wrinkle in Time (graphic novel) by Madeline L’Engle and Hope Larson
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott