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Teen T.G.I.F.

Is it summer break again yet? School is back in session and we have finally got back into the routine of things. Why not add something else (that is a good, productive, fun time) to that weekly routine?

Every Friday from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM children aged 11-17 are encouraged to join us for our new weekly teen program called Teen TGIF. This is an opportunity to take up more ownership of the Youth Services floor and to collaborate with staff on ways to make the floor even better. Help us brainstorm new teen activities and improvements! Refreshments are also available.

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Once again, every Friday is Teen TGIF from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM on the second floor in the conference room. We want your input, so stop by and hang out!

Back to School!


The 2015 Summer Reading Theme of Superheroes must had been focused on The Flash because it feels like it flew by that fast… #BadPuns.

School is starting back up and while there may be a lot of textbooks being put in your hands, there are some other great books you can get here at the library. Here are some of the best back-to-school books to read, categorized by reading age/demographic.

Children’s Back-To-School Books

Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes

Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin

My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I Am Not) by Peter Brown

First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg

The Gingerbread Man loose in the School by Laura Murray

Juvenile Fiction Back-To-School Books

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norman Juster

My Weird School Series by Dan Gutman

Young Adult Back-To-School Books

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Alphas by Lisi Harrison

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Here’s to a great school year!

Catching Fire


On Sunday, April 27th, Join Kimberly Russell from West Kentucky Community and Technical College for Read to Reel! This month’s book/movie is Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. Test your trivia skills and win prizes! Starts at 2PM.


Test your knowledge here to prepare!


Well, hello there!

Welcome to the new blog created specifically for middle and high school readers at the McCracken County Public Library. Here you’ll find lists of new and upcoming books, bestsellers, book reviews, polls, and information on programs at the library. We might even talk about movies, music, games and other fun things besides books.

In the meantime, come visit us on the second floor of the library! Or check us out on facebook, twitter or on our website.