Archive for December 31, 2015

Teen book to film adaptions 2016

The end of 2015 is swiftly approaching.

2016 is going to be an exciting year of teen book to film adaptions.

Borrow a copy from the library and read the story first. Get a head start over the winter break by reading a few books being turned into movies next year.

Have a happy and safe new year!

In theaters January 29, 2016:

The 5th Wave

based on the book The 5th Wave written by Rick Yancey

Cassie Sullivan, the survivor of an alien invasion, must rescue her young brother from the enemy with help from a boy who may be one of them.

5th wave movie

In theaters October 14, 2016

A Monster Calls

based on the novel A Monster Calls written by Patrick Ness


Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, but not the one from the recurring nightmare that began when his mother became ill–an ancient, wild creature that wants him to face truth and loss.


In theaters March 18, 2016:

Divergent Series: Allegiant Part 1

based on the book Allegiant written by Veronika Roth

The conclusion to the trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world and the consequences of a fateful decision.

Allegiant Movie

In theaters December 25, 2016:

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

based on the book Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children written by Ransom Riggs

After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, discovering disturbing facts about the children who were kept there.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar children





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Happy Holidays!


Happy Holidays from the Teen Department. It has been a great year with exciting new things happening at the library. We hope to see you next year. Have a very, happy holiday and a happy and healthy new year!



YA Holiday Books

Stay warm this holiday season by reading holiday books. These books are perfect for getting you into the holiday spirit.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Let it Snow

In three intertwining short stories, several high school couples experience the trials and tribulations along with the joys of romance during a Christmas Eve snowstorm in a small town.

True love gave

Featuring contributions by such best-selling young adult authors as Jenny Han, Rainbow Rowell and David Levithan, an anthology of 12 holiday-themed romances follows relationships that blossom during Christmas, Hanukkah, the winter solstice and Kwanzaa.


Dash and lily

In a story told in the alternating voices of Dash and Lily, two sixteen-year-olds carry on a wintry scavenger hunt at Christmastime in New York, neither knowing quite what–or who–they will find.


Telling her little brother that the North Pole is melting and Santa Claus is dying in order to get back at him for ruining her party, Lila quickly realizes the terrible mistake she has made when she learns that he and his little friend have left home for the North Pole to help save Santa.




The Force Awakens in TeenSpace


Are you getting pretty psyched for the latest Star Wars installment, The Force Awakens?  I know we are in TeenSpace!  Check out some of our latest displays to celebrate the movie release this week.  The Teen Services department had fun making the Star Wars snowflakes with the Cricut Machine in Creation Station.  Thanks to Anthony Herrera for his amazing snowflake designs!  You can find the ones we used and more here:

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And as always, May the Force be with you.

Merry Sithmas to all, and to all, a good night!!

Sharon Long

Head of Teen Services

Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II Book to Film

The Hunger Games Movie series has come to an end with the release of Mockingjay Part II. Many parts of the movie were very similar to the book. Some of the parts were different. There were many action sequences that made the movie entertaining.

If you want to read similar stories about dystopian societies check out these other teen books…


After modern science turns every human into a genetic time bomb with men dying at age twenty-five and women dying at age twenty, girls are kidnapped and married off in order to repopulate the world.

Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally’s best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all.

After training to become a Huntress and being partnered with a mysterious Hunter named Fade, Deuce, who has only lived underground, is exiled topside with Fade, where they must survive the gangs who live among the ruins of the city.

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her, so when Xander appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate–until Ky Markham’s face appears for an instant before the screen fades to black.

Author Profile: Jason Reynolds

Author Jason Reynolds has written a variety of teen books that have been released this year. Many of his books deal with issues of growing up and feature interesting lead characters.

Some of our very own teen services librarians met up with author Jason Reynolds at an event at Freeport Memorial Library…


Check out some of Reynolds’ books available at the library…

All American Boys









When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend.

When I was the Greatest

Avoiding the violence that has given his neighborhood a bad name, urban youth Ali spends busy days attending school, boxing and helping his family while looking out for a troublesome friend and a Tourette’s-afflicted brother only to be brutally targeted in the aftermath of a misunderstanding. A first novel.

Boy in the Black Suit

Working in the local funeral home to support his family after his mother’s death and his father’s descent into alcoholism, Matt falls in love with a tough girl who never cries and who understands his loneliness.



3D Printed Holiday Gifts

Make 3D printed holiday gifts using a cricut machine located in creation station. A cricut is a personal electric cutting machine that cuts paper. You will be using themed holiday paper to create gift cards or tags. Registration for the program is offered on Monday, December 7 at 7-8:30 p.m. or Wednesday, December 9th at 3:00-4:30 p.m.


To Register:

Here are some projects that were created using the cricut.