04/18/13: Rockford Public Library Young Adults Serve in the Community!
The Young Adult Volunteers were honored to be invited to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade again this year. Some teens carried signs while others handed out candy to the kids. We had a great turn out for the parade even though it was COLD!
Kathi and Amber Kresol (the Young Adult Advisors) would like to thank each and every teen that showed up! You guys ROCK!
1/17/13: The Accidental Billionaires by By Ben Mezrich: Review by Rachel Henselin
This is the book behind “The Social Network,” which is also a true story. It follows college students Mark and Eduardo, as they attempt to get a business running. They also face triumphs and downfalls of having a successful business. This, of course, includes lawsuits, the loss of a friendship, and money. I liked to have more detail and emotion rather than just watching the movie and it was very witty and entertaining.
7/30/12: Bumped by Megan Mccafferty, Review by Milca St. Fleurose
Bumped is about 2 characters, actually long lost twins. Harmony Doe Smith, who grew up in Goodside, a gated church community. Her twin, Melody Mayflower, grew up on the other side of those gates. In the real world, where it is about 2035 and privileged people have air taxis, which are flying taxi cars. In this area people over the age of 18 are infertile, meaning, you can’t have kids. So you can sign a contract with the buyers to buy your baby and they pay you in rewards and money. But then, when Melody had a switch with her twin and now the drama is mixed up.
7/6/12: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Review by Rebecca Conkling
I thought it was very exciting and thrilling. It always kept me wanting more. Too bad I read it during school or I would have read it in two hours.
06/27/12: El Mago by
Paulo Coelho, by Review by Karen Vanessa Ponce-Raygoza
It’s about a man named Fernando Marais. He is a writer of a newspaper and an author. He writes about Paulo Coelho, who as a narrator sold 100 million copies of books around the world. Paulo Coelho had a show called El Almquista – it was translated into 67 languages. It tells you about his successes in life.
06/18/12: Destined by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast, Review by Ashanti Lewis
Destined is part of a Vampire based series. This book is about a person having the power of free will –it is all up to you- a gift from the Goddess of Nix. It is about making a decision to be evil or good and discovering the truth about yourself and the people around you.