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Attention Rainbow Rowell fans!

Monday, September 21st, 2015

carry onAttention Rainbow Rowell fans – her new book is almost here! If you’ve enjoyed reading Eleanor & Park or Fangirl, check out her latest title, Carry On. It will be available October 6 and tells the story of Simon Snow, the worst chosen one who’s even been chosen. At least, that’s what his roommate, Baz, says – and Baz might be evil and a vampire, but he’s usually right about these things. The book starts just as Baz goes missing. Simon is determined to find him, of course. (Simon is determined about a lot of things: getting his girlfriend back, making it through his last year of magic school, saving the world.)

You might recognize Simon and Baz from Rowell’s book Fangirl. But if you don’t, don’t worry about it; this is a standalone adventure. As Rainbow says, “I guess this is my first book you could call an adventure. It’s also a mystery and–more than anything–a love story.”

Put a copy of Carry On on hold here. If you haven’t read Eleanor & Park or Fangirl, yet, I highly suggest both. Click on the titles to place a hold in our new online catalog today!

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Maze Runner Readalikes

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

The Maze RunnerYou may have heard that “The Maze Runner” by James Dashner is now on the big screen!  Now that they’ve seen the movie, many people are anxiously awaiting the book. What can you read while you’re waiting for your copy? We have some great suggestions for you!  Check out these Dystopian Fiction for Teens titles at your local branch of Kent District Library today!






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Start Your Holiday Shopping Early!

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

christmas shoppingStop by the Plainfield Township branch on Saturday, October 26 and check out our Home-Based Business & Craft Show, which includes crafts, clothes, home decor, cosmetics, jewelry, home-made goodies, health and wellness products, kitchen wares, kids’ items and more!

The show will run from 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM with a bake sale included, while supplies last. There is no admission fee for this show.

Also, check out our silent auction baskets ahead of time and make your bid. All baskets are complete with gift items, gift certificates and more. Baskets will be set up throughout the week of October 21, with the bidding ending on Saturday, October 26.

Mark your calendar to attend our show: Saturday, October 26 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM.


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Thumbs Up! Award Winner Chosen!

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

The Thumbs Up! Award was established in 1986 to recognize the excellence, and to celebrate the uniqueness of Teen/Young Adult literature. A committee, consisting of Young Adult and Teen Librarians, meets several times during the year to determine the winner. Beginning in 2001, the Thumbs Up! Committee has included a teen vote.  The Thumbs Up! Award is given annually by the Teen Services Division of the Michigan Library Association to an author for an outstanding contribution to teen literature having both literary quality and teen appeal. “Teen” for the award’s purpose is someone between 12-18 years of age. The book must appeal to this age group, both in respect to its characters and setting, as well as in terms of subject and theme.

This year, the Thumbs Up! Award Committee has chosen The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.  The Fault in our Stars tells the story of Hazel, a teenage cancer patient.  Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

The Honor titles that were chosen for 2012 are Divergent by Veronica Roth, This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel, and A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.  All of these titles are available through KDL.  Click on the title of the book to place a hold today!


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Thumbs Up! Award Winners Announced!

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

hate-list.jpgThe Michigan Library Association (MLA) recently announced that Hate List by Jennifer Brown was chosen as the 2010 recipient of the Thumbs Up! Award. The Thumbs Up! Award began in 1986 as a way to recognize the excellence in, and to celebrate the uniqueness of, Teen Literature. The Thumbs Up! Committee consists of Young Adult and Teen Librarians all over Michigan who meet several times a year to find a winner. The committee also named 4 honor books for 2010, which include: Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson, Fat Cat by Robin Brande, Swim the Fly by Don Calame, and The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey. Visit your local library branch to check out these titles!

The Thumbs Up! Award has also included a Teen vote since 2001. Check your local library branch next spring for a ballot to vote for your favorite books of 2011!

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Teen Anime Festival!

Friday, March 27th, 2009

What are your plans for the week of Spring Break?

Visit the Plainfield Township Branch for the Spring Anime Festival on Tuesday, April 7th from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. A cool place for teen anime fans to meet and enjoy a common bond, learn more about various forms of anime and expand their knowledge of anime and Japanese culture. We will have an anime expert join us to answer your questions and show you some great films. Whether you’re new to anime or a complete fanatic, this is the place to be for Spring Break! This event is open to all teens grades 6 – 12.







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