For Tweens, Teens & Young Adults...

Celebrating Mom, Nutmeg Books & Clear Skies Ahead.
This weekend, have fun & make something nice for mom!
Remember, you can always come up with something to do by accessing our Digital Library .


What should you do TONIGHT?

Laura is kicking off the weekend
with another fun virtual game night.

May 7th from 7:00 - 8:00 PM
*5th - 8th grade
What should you do TOMORROW?
MUG CAKES for Mom Instagram Live !

Sam will show you how to make a lovely treat for mom using simple pantry ingredients.

May 8th from 2:15 - 2:30 PM
Instagram: @nclteens
*5th - 8th grade!
What should you do THIS WEEKEND?
READ a Nutmeg Book Award Nominee!

The 2021 Nutmeg Nominees are here and you can access them as eBooks & eAudiobooks!

What should you do NEXT WEEK?
BACKYARD BIRDING with Joe Attwater !

Join a teacher-naturalist for a live webinar & learn what birds you can expect to see & how to make your yard a bird-friendly habitat.

May 14th at 7:00 PM
*For the whole family!

Let's celebrate clear skies ahead
with the sun, moon, and stars!

Kathleen's Pick: eBook on Overdrive
The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Natasha, whose family is hours away from being deported, and Daniel, a first generation Korean American who strives to live up to his parents' expectations, unexpectedly fall in love and must determine which path they will choose in order to be together.

" I don’t usually read much romance, but this book is so sweet and beautifully observed that it even charmed a skeptic like me! I loved how different Natasha and Daniel were while also being so perfect for each other. Even if you’ve already seen the movie, even if this isn’t the type of book you usually like, do yourself a favor and pick this one up!"
Marie's Must-Read: Prepare for Midnight Sun!
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
With 160 million copies of the Twilight Saga sold worldwide, this addictive love story between a teenage girl and a vampire redefined romance for a generation. Here's the book about Isabella Swan's move to Forks, Washington, that started it all.

" Looking for a bit of mindless reading? Then this is the series for you! It’s a four book series all about Vampires, Werewolves and a human girl named Bella. There is DRAMA and ROMANCE! It’s the perfect book to read outside while enjoying the spring sun! What's really juicy is that Edward's upcoming POV, titled, Midnight Sun , was leaked in 2008 and is now finally being released this summer so catch up now!"
Sam Recommends: Action-packed ride in Space
The Illuminae Files
by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
 The year is 2575, and two rival corporations are at war over a planet that's little more than a speck at the edge of the universe. Now with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who just broke up that morning—are forced to evacuate the planet with a hostile warship in hot pursuit. A zombie-like plague breaks out, the AI operating the ship may actually be an enemy, and nobody in charge will say what's really going on. Kady hacks into data to find the truth while Ezra steps up to be a space fighter pilot. 

"If you chose to read the eBook prepare for genre-defying storytelling complete with files, interviews, maps, tech specs, graphic dialogue and action sequences. If you chose to listen to the eAudiobook, prepare for nonstop, heart-pounding action. "
What Laura is Loving: eBook on Hoopla
A Conspiracy of Stars
by Olivia A. Cole
Forty years ago, a group of humans left the uninhabitable Earth and became stranded on the somewhat hostile planet of Faloiv. Octavia has always lived on Faloiv and she dreams of becoming a whitecoat, one of the prestigious N'Terra scientists who study the natural wonders of Faloiv. However, she discovers that all is not what it seems.

"I love the care and wonder put into building the natural world on Faloiv. It is easy to immerse yourself into the world with all of its fascinating plants and animals. Add in rounded characters and a thrilling adventure and you have a great sci-fi series that will have you dreaming of life beyond the stars we can see in our night sky."
Check out or put a hold on these recent YA releases!

Just for fun...

"It's finally warm enough and clear enough to gaze at the night sky! Did you know you can access the world's best selling astronomy magazine for free with your library card? Each issue includes vivid color photography, complete sky coverage, observing tips and more! Go outside after dark and enjoy the moon, stars & planets"

to access over 2,500 free magazines in 18 languages and 40 different topics on rbDigital !

"A beautiful way to bring the night sky into your home. Whether you are into zodiac astrology or astronomy."

to access thousands of award-winning video classes taught by top designers and artists on Creativebug !

Enjoy the
Full Moon Tonight &
Happy Mother's Day!