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2021 Teen Reading Challenge: Something You've Always Wanted to Learn About

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Well readers, we've made it to the end of the 2021 RPL Teen Reading Challenge! This post highlights Prompt #12, our last official prompt. Prompt #12 asks you to read a book (or other resource) that teaches you something you've always wanted to learn about. For obvious reasons, this was a difficult post to pull together. I wish I had the inside scoop on what all teens what to learn about. But, sadly, I don't. So I used this as an opportunity to highlight some of the awesome YA nonfiction books that I  think often get overlooked.  These books...

Programs That Will Send A Chill Down Your Spine!

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The last two weeks of October are undoubtedly the spookiest time of the year. Each day, the sun goes down earlier and earlier. The wind seems to follow us down the street, stirring up piles of dead leaves behind us. Bare tree branches sway against a gloomy, gray sky. It's almost Halloween! Check out these upcoming RPL programs for a mix of tricks, treats, and community! For some spooky book suggestions, check out this blog post from RPL Bookologist! Make & Take Halloween Jars All Day, Oct. 20 - Nov. 2, East End Library Turn your...

2021 Teen Reading Challenge: Books About Teen Entrepreneurship

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Wow! This is our next-to-last prompt for the 2021 RPL Teen Reading Challenge. It's hard to believe that we are so close to the end. Like our last prompt, Prompt #11 "Read something by or about a teen entrepreneur" was a bit tricky. There are not a ton of books out there that feature teens in business. So, I was a little liberal when creating this list. Regardless, I think you will find the books and resources I included very interesting. Read on readers—for some fun reading recommendations! Books: The Henna Wars by Adib...