Teen Read Book Reviews!

Have you signed up for Teen Read yet?  Have you read a great book this summer?  For every book you read for the Teen Read, you need to fill out a book review card.  If you do, you may see your review up on the blog! 

Here are some teen book reviews from the Northwest branch:

Justin Bieber: First step 2 forever by Justin Bieber- 4 Stars

Review by:  Araceli, 9th grade

Book description: Justin talks about how his life changed just  by putting up a video on Youtube.

I picked this book because I am a fan of his and it counted for the reading bingo. I finished the book because I found it interesting to read and would recommend it to all my friends.

Miles to go by Miley Cyrus ; with Hilary Liftin – 4 stars
Review by: Elena, 7th grade

This biography talks about the life of singer/actress, Miley Cyrus, beginning with her birth and until reaching age 16.

Why I picked it up: …because it seemed interesting;

I finished it: because it was worth reading.

I'd recommend this to a teenage friend.

Volunteer @ Your Library!

Want to give back to your community?  Do you enjoy working with kids?  Do you need to "beef up" your college application?  If so, we need you!

Every year teens across the county help us run our summer reading program.  If you are interested in helping at your local library give us a call because we need you!

These branches are actively looking for teen volunteers:

Central Library (downtown Santa Rosa):  Kathleen, 545-0831 ext. 514

Healdsburg:  Tiffany, 433-3772 ext. 6

Northwest:  Kim, 546-2265 ext. 6

Petaluma:  Kate, 763-9801 ext. 6

Rincon Valley:  Laura, 537-0162 ext. 6

Sebastopol (after 6/19):  Tiffany, 823-7691 ext. 6 or tbronzan@sonoma.lib.ca.us

Windsor:  Ana or Bill, 838-1020 ext. 6

Teen Read 2012

Teen Read 2012

The format for our summer reading program is new this year!  Go to your local library the week of June 5th* to pick up a bingo card!  

Once you complete one row on the bingo card you will earn a free paperback book!

Complete 5-in-a-row and get a raffle ticket for cool prizes. 

Complete the ENTIRE CARD and win a prize!

See your local branch for more details!

*The Sebastopol branch's teen read program will start June 26th.

Teen Read 2012 Programs!

All programs are free and fun!

Poetry Slam & More

There is 1 more day left to turn in your Summer Reading book review cards.  Each branch will be pulling the grand prize ticket on Monday!  So get your review cards in now!

We had lots of great events this summer around the county.  Stay tuned for more program pictures!

Henna Art @ Cloverdale

Poetry Slam

Teenspace would like to give Jemal from Santa Rosa a huge CONGRATULATIONS for winning the Grand Slam at the Central Branch.  Every year adults and teens compete at branches around the county.  The 1st and 2nd place winners go on to compete at the Grand Slam at the Central Branch.  The winner of the Grand Slam gets money and the chance to emcee the next poetry slam season.  This year we had tie for 1st and 2nd place and the winner was high schooler Jemal!  He is an excellent poet and we look forward to him being the emcee for the next season!  Congratulations Jemal!

Summer Reading Book Reviews!

Are you curious what other teens are reading?  This year we are posting some of the Teen Summer Reading Book Reviews that come in.  Check them out on the right side of the page.  Right now you can read reviews from Rincon Valley by clicking here

Here are a sample of the reviews:

In the forests at night by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
This book talks about a girl who was transformed into a vampire from the year 1701. She didn't want to be a vampire. They killed her brother, and she is a vampire for 300 years. Now she seeks a revenge for her brother's death and for her transformation.
Rating: 9 out of 10
Review by Alexis, Rincon Valley

Beautiful Creatures by Margaret Stohl and Kami Gracia
This book combines fantasy with the struggle for an impossible chance of love. Ethan, the protagonist, can't help but fall for new girl, but there are so many other obstacles to overcome before they can be together.
Rating: 7 out of 10
Review by Makenna, Rincon Valley

Make Waves @ Your Library

Summer Reading has started! 

This year's theme is Make Waves @ Your Library

Here's How it Works:

Sign Up at your local library and RECEIVE a FREE BOOK
Read books each week
Return short reviews to
Enter at your local library for…
a Prize!

Prizes include gift certificates to Copperfield Books, Starbucks, itunes and more!  The grand prize at each branch is a flip camera! 

Check out our Teen Summer Reading Events!

Make Waves @ Your Library!!!


Make Waves @ Your Library


Every branch will be hosting a teen summer reading program this summer!  This year’s theme is Make Waves @ Your Library.  You will be seeing a lot about summer reading the next couple of weeks but here is an overview:


What:  Summer Reading Program
Who:  Teens, Grades 7 to 12
When:  Sign ups begin Monday, June 7th
Where:  Sonoma County Library
Why:  To READ during the summer


  The event page shows what’s happening in each branch!  



Awesome Summer Reads for Teens 2009 by the Petaluma Library

The Petaluma Teen Librarian went to Kenilworth Middle School to highlight our summer reading program, our teen volunteer program and a few books.  Here are the books they shared with the students.  They picked funny short stories, biographies, thrillers, mysteries, adventure so there is something for everyone.

Bodies from the Ice:  Melting Glaciers and the Recovery of the Past by James M. Deem
The Ranger’s Apprentice #1:  The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
Deep and Dark and Dangerous:  a ghost story by Mary Downing Hahn
Knucklehead:  tall tales & mostly true stories about growing up Scieszka by Jon Scieszka
Team Moon:  how 400,000 people landed Apollo 11 on the Moon by Catherine Thimmesh
Lay-ups and long shots:  an anthology of short stories by Joseph Bruchac, et al.
Peeled by Joan Bauer
Second Sight by Gary Blackwood
Oddest of All by Bruce Coville
Good Brother, Bad Brother by James Giblin
The Black Book of Secrets by F.E. Higgins
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
Coraline:  graphic novel by Craig P. Russell
The Comet’s Curse by Dom Testa