Submitted by teenspace on March 15, 2010 - 5:45pm

win.jpgTor Books, the publisher for the book For the Win by Cory Doctorow is giving away free copies of this not yet published book.  They are looking for teens who are interested in reading this book to write a book review for a blog or school newspaper.  For more information on how to win a copy of this book please go to: ht

List! List! List!

Submitted by teenspace on December 22, 2009 - 6:58pm

It's that time of year again!  People across the country are examining the books that were published in 2009 and making the "best of" lists.  Since we are about to embark on a new decade, there are lists for that too.  You may find something interesting to read on any of these lists.

Ten Most Underappreciated Teen Books of 2000-2009
This list is created by Reading Rants, a blog created by a teen librarian for teen readers.

Speak Your Mind @ Rincon Valley

Submitted by teenspace on October 6, 2009 - 5:34pm

Every couple of months the Rincon Valley branch will pose a question to the teens.  Teens can write their answer down to be posted on the the information pillar.  At the end of the summer Rincon Valley asked the question "What was your favorite book this summer?"  Here are the responses in no particular order.

Did you have a favorite book this summer?  Let us know!

What's in a first line?

Submitted by teenspace on July 22, 2009 - 11:36am

When you read a book, do you pay extra attention to the first line?  I wonder how much thought an author puts into a first line?  Is it the hardest or easiest to write?   Do you judge the book by the first line?  Or by the first paragraph?  first page?  first chapter?  When thinking about blogging about first lines I decided to go among the library stacks and find popular books to see what the first line is really made of; some of the books I've read and some of the books I haven't.  I was surprised, some first lines are actually pretty boring and some are fairly interesting.