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Park Passes

Park Passes

The New Hartford Public Library is thrilled to announce some new additions to our “collection”.  Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the New Hartford Public Library, patrons can now check out park passes to area parks.  We currently have two park passes.    […]

Tips for Preserving and Archiving

Tips for Preserving and Archiving

Many thanks to Christian Goodwillie for allowing us to use his “Preserving Your History” piece from the “Hamilton” magazine.

DayByDayNY Family Literacy Calendar

DayByDayNY Family Literacy Calendar

In an effort to provide you with some great resources to enhance your child’s literacy skills, we are pleased to share this site with you.  Take the time to explore and check back daily for new activities!

Day by Day NY Family Literacy Calendar

 

For more information about this valuable resource please visit the DayByDayNY website here.

Teen Readers’ Advisory Group

Teen Readers’ Advisory Group

  Are you a teen or do you know a teen that would like a say in how the New Hartford Public Library serves the teens in our area?   The NHPL is creating a Teen Readers’ Advisory Board and we are looking for members […]

Young Adult Reader’s Advisory

Young Adult Reader’s Advisory

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The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is an amazing resource for young adults.  Be sure to check out their Book Finder  page.

 

The official 2017 Teens’ Top Ten titles are chosen by teens from their favorite books from the previous year: 

 

  1. Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan.
  2. Scythe by Neal Shusterman. 
  3. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon.
  4. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare.
  5. This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp. 
  6. Heartless by Marissa Meyer.
  7. P.S. I Like You by Kasie West. 
  8. Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch.
  9. Genius: The Game by Leopoldo Gout. 
  10. If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo. 

 

2017 Great Graphic Novels for Teens Top Ten

 

In addition to the full Great Graphic Novels for Teens 2017 list, the following top ten titles were suggested:

●        Allison, John and Lissa Treiman.

           Giant Days, Volume 1.  2015.

           Giant Days, Volume 2.  2016. 

●        Coates, Ta-Nehisi and Brian Stelfreeze.  Black Panther, Book One:  A Nation Under Our Feet.  2016. .

●        Hatke, Ben.  Mighty Jack.  2016.

●        Lemire, Jeff and Emi Lennox.  Plutona.  2016.

●        Lewis, John, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell.  March:  Book Three.  2016.

●        Ross, Edward.  Filmish:  a Graphic Journey Through Film.  2015.

●        Russel, Mark, Ben Caldwell, and Mark Morales.  Prez, Volume 1:  Corndog in Chief.  2016.

●        Takano, Ichigo.  orange:  The Complete Collection 1.  2016.

●        Vaughan, Brian K. and Cliff Chiang.  Paper Girls 1.  2016.

●        Vaughan, Brian K., Steve Skroce, and Matt Hollingsworth.  We Stand On Guard.  2016.

 

Best Fiction

2017 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults

 

  • Berry, Julie. The Passion of Dolssa. Viking Books for Young Readers. 2016. In thirteenth-century Provence, Dolssa, branded a heretic after claiming to speak with God, flees her hometown.
  • Chee, Traci. The Reader. G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers. 2016. With overlapping stories of swashbuckling pirates and merciless assassins, this stunning series opener introduces a world where reading is unheard of and a young orphan struggles to discover her family’s secrets.
  • Hardinge, Frances. The Lie Tree. Harry N. Abrams. 2016. In 1868, Faith’s father is providing expertise at an archaeological dig, and when his body is found, most assume suicide amid the allegations of falsified discoveries. Only Faith suspects murder.
  • McGinnis, Mindy. The Female of the Species. Katherine Tegen Books. 2016. The social hierarchy of a small-town high school is revealed through the voices of Alex, Jack, and Peekay
  • Medina, Meg. Burn Baby Burn. Candlewick. 2016. Nora López graduates from her Queens, New York, high school in the summer of 1977–a summer marked by a heat wave, arson, and the Son of Sam murders.
  • Reynolds, Jason. Ghost. Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books. 2016. His dad shot a gun at him, and “Ghost” Crenshaw has been running ever since.
  • Sepetys, Ruta. Salt to the Sea. Philomel Books. 2016. It’s near the end of WWII and four refugees travel on foot during January to board the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship bound for safety.
  • Shusterman, Neal. Scythe. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 2016. In a distant future in which humanity has practically conquered death, the population is controlled by Scythes, the only beings capable of causing death
  • Yoon, Nicola. The Sun is Also a Star. Delacorte Press. 2016. Daniel decides to let fate dictate his life and NaTasha doesn’t believe in fate. But today, NaTasha will believe in anything if it allows her to avoid deportation.
  • Zentner, Jeff. The Serpent King. Crown Books for Young Readers. 2016. One is the son of a snake-handling preacher serving time in prison. One is a fashionista with New York dreams.

 

2017 Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

Nonfiction

 

•   Higgins, Nadia Abushanab. Feminism: Reinventing the F-Word. 2016.  A discussion of feminism, what it is, what it isn’t, and why it is important.

 

Fiction

 

•   Buxbaum, Julie. Tell Me Three Things. 2016. A mysterious admirer helps Jessie adjust to her new life in LA.

•   Garvin, Jeff. Symptoms of Being Human. 2016. Riley, the child of a Congressman, secretly blogs about being gender fluid.

•   Johnston, E.K. Exit, Pursued by a Bear. 2016.  Hermione is raped at cheer camp. In the year that follows, she deals with rumors, flashbacks, and a re-centering of her life.

•   Lemire, Jeff. Plutona. 2016. A group of teens find the body of the superhero, Plutona, and must decide how to handle the situation.

•   Lukavics, Amy. Daughters Unto Devils. 2015.  After a dreadful winter, Amanda and her family find a new home on the prairie. Unfortunately, the demon spirits are already waiting for them.

•   Nijkamp, Marieke. This Is Where It Ends. 2016. A violent student with a grudge and a gun holds his classmates and teachers hostage for an hour.

•   Reynolds, Jason and Brendan Kiely. All American Boys. 2015. Accused of shoplifting and resisting arrest, Rashad is beaten by a police officer. Racial tension runs high as friends take sides and a community is divided.

•   Russo, Meredith. If I Was Your Girl. 2016. Amanda is facing a lot of challenges, but nothing is as big as starting over after being relentlessly bullied for her transgender identity.

•   Tash, Sarvenaz. The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love. 2016. Graham has realized he is in love with his best friend and partner in comic book creation, Roxy. What better place to    declare his feelings than New York Comic Con?

 

ALEX Award Winners:

  • “The Queen of Blood,” by Sarah Beth Durst. Daleina is determined to keep her family safe from vengeance-seeking spirits, placing her in the crossfire of an insecure queen and powerful spirits.

 

  • “The Regional Office is Under Attack!”, by Manuel Gonzales. Fraught with explosive action, female assassins, teenage crushes, and even a cyborg, this fast-paced, dynamic story of revenge explores what happens to a group of woman hell-bent on defending the world from evil forces.

 

  • “In the Country We Love: My Family Divided” by Diane Guerrero with Michelle Burford. After Diane Guerrero returned home from school one day to find her family deported, the 14-year-old went on to combat self-injury and suicidal thoughts, finish her education, and to become a successful actress and citizenship activist.

 

  • “Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded,” by Hannah Hart. Candid and thoughtful, Hart’s memoir details her difficult childhood and rise to internet fame.

 

  • “Arena,” by Holly Jennings, published by Ace Books. Virtual gaming: Kali’s team is competing to win, not to die.

 

  • “Every Heart a Doorway” by Seanan McGuire. Sometimes kids disappear. Sometimes they come back. And when they come back, they need a place to go. At the Home for Wayward Children, everybody has a story, and some stories have better ending than others.

 

  • “Romeo and/or Juliet: A Choosable-Path Adventure,” by Ryan North. Take the lead in this choose-your-own-adventure graphic novel. Fantastic, dense illustrations draw you into a Romeo and Juliet retelling like none other you’ve ever experienced. Romance isn’t dead and in the end, maybe Romeo and Juliet aren’t either.

 

  • “Die Young with Me: A Memoir,” by Rob Rufus, published by Touchstone. A story of punk rock, first love, cancer and the incredible power of music to get us through the hardest times in our lives. Rufus details his brave fight for his life in this tender and contemplative memoir.

 

  • “The Wasp that Brainwashed the Caterpillar” by Matt Simon, published by Penguin Books. Simon explores the benefits of evolution, in these odd yet compelling stories that range from creatures adapting to find food to having sex.

 

  • “The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko,” by Scott Stambach. He has no arms or legs. She has blood that is betraying her. They are the smartest people in the children’s hospital and the only ones who understand, and they take “star-crossed lovers” to a whole new level.

 

The following lists contain a selection of books to satisfy the wide variety of reading levels and interests of 7th and 8th grade readers.  Many of these titles address the issues of adolescence and are for mature readers. Most of the authors listed have written other books at this level.

 

Adventure & Survival

Arnold, David Mosquitoland.
Avi The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle.
Bray, Libba Going Bovine.
Gilman, David The Devil’s Breath.
Golding, William Lord of the Flies: A Novel.
Griffin, Paul Adrift.
Higgins, Jack Sure Fire.
Hobbs, Will Take Me to the River.
Kephart, Beth This Is the Story of You.
Klavan, Andrew If We Survive.
Lake, Nick Hostage Three.
Nijkamp, Marieke This is Where It Ends.
Northrop, Michael Trapped.
Parks, Kathy The Lifeboat Clique.
Perkins, Lynne Rae As Easy As Falling Off the Face of the Earth.
Pratchett, Terry Nation.
Rock, Peter Klickitat.
Tanen, Sloane Are You Going to Kiss Me Now?
Tracy, Kristen Sharks & Boys.
Voigt, Cynthia Homecoming.

 

Biographies, Autobiographies & Memoirs

 

Beals, Melba Warriors Don’t Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock’s Central High.
Burch, Jennings Michael They Cage the Animals at Night.
Codell, Esmé Educating Esmé: Diary of a Teacher’s First Year.
Crutcher, Chris King of the Mild Frontier: An Ill-Advised Autobiography.
DePrince, Michaela Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina.
Fradin, Judith Bloom Stolen Into Slavery: The True Story of Solomon Northup, Free Black Man.
Hamilton, Bethany Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board.
Heiligman, Deborah Charles and Emma : the Darwins’ Leap of Faith.
Hickam, Homer H. Rocket Boys: A Memoir.
Jennings, Jazz Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen.
Jiang, Ji-li Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution.
Kazerooni, Abbas On Two Feet and Wings: One Boy’s Amazing Story of Survival.
Lee, Sungju Every Falling Star: How I Survived and Escaped North Korea.
Opdyke, Irene Gut In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer.
Pelzer, David J. A Child Called “It”: One Child’s Courage to Survive.
Samanci, Özge Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up In Turkey.
Seiple, Samantha Lincoln’s Spymaster: Allan Pinkerton, America’s First Private Eye.
Silverstein, Ken The Radioactive Boy Scout: The True Story of a Boy and His Backyard Nuclear Reactor.
Tarbox, Katherine A Girl’s Life Online.
Turner, Pamela S. Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune.
Yousafzai, Malala I am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World.

 

Crime & Punishment

 

Dessen, Sarah Saint Anything.
Ducie, Joe The Rig.
Fisher, Catherine Incarceron.
Hawes, Louise The Language of Stars.
Lange, Erin Jade Rebel, Bully, Geek, Pariah.
McKay, Sharon E. Prison Boy.
Mikaelsen, Ben Touching Spirit Bear.
Miranda, Megan Soulprint.
Myers, Walter Dean Lockdown.
Nijkamp, Marieke This is Where It Ends.
Pearsall, Shelley The Seventh Most Important Thing.
Rollins, Danielle Burning.

 

Graphic Novels for Middle Schoolers

Gulledge, Laura Lee Will & Whit.
**Smith, Jeff Bone series.
**Telgemeier, Raina Britt, Fanny
**Telgemeier, Raina Smile series.
TenNapel, Doug Cardboard.
Tsang, Evonne I Love Him to Pieces Or, My Date Is Dead Weight, Or, He Only Loves Me for My Brains.
Yolen, Jane Foiled.

 

Fantasy

 

Alward, Amy Madly.
Bardugo, Leigh Shadow and Bone.
Beddor, Frank The Looking Glass Wars.
Cashore, Kristin Graceling.
Chabon, Michael Summerland.
Childs, Tera Lynn Oh. My. Gods.
Chima, Cinda Williams The Demon King: A Seven Realms Novel.
Clare, Cassandra City of Bones.
Connolly, Tina Seriously Wicked.
Cooper, T. Changers: Book One: Drew.
Estep, Jennifer Cold Burn of Magic.
Goldman, William The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure.
Hamilton, Alwyn Rebel of the Sands.
Harris, Joanne Runemarks.
Horowitz, Anthony Raven’s Gate.
Le Guin, Ursula A Wizard of Earthsea.
Matharu, Taran The Novice.
McNeal, Tom Far, Far, Away.
Neumeier, Rachel The Keeper of the Mist.
Nix, Garth Sabriel.
Pratchett, Terry The Color of Magic: A Discworld Novel.
Pullman, Philip The Golden Compass.
Rees, Celia Witch Child.
Scott, Michael The Alchemyst.
Shan, Darren Cirque du Freak: A Living Nightmare.
Sheehan, Judy I Woke Up Dead at the Mall.
Stiefvater, Maggie The Scorpio Races.
Thorne, Bella Autumn Falls: A Novel.
Westerfeld, Scott Afterworlds.

 

Historical Fiction

 

Alban, Andrea Anya’s War.
Anderson, Laurie Halse Chains.
Bayard, Louis Lucky Strikes.
Blackwood, Gary L. Around the World in 100 Days.
Bowman, Erin Vengence Road.
Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker Jefferson’s Sons: A Founding Father’s Secret Children.
Dowswell, Paul The Ausländer.
Grant, Vicki Small Bones
Hahn, Mary Downing Mister Death’s Blue-Eyed Girls.
Hunt, Irene No Promises in the Wind.
Lisle, Janet Taylor Black Duck.
Lee, Stacey Outrun the Moon.
Mills, Wendy All We Have Left.
Namioka, Lensey Ties that Bind, Ties that Break: A Novel.
Paulsen, Gary Woods Runner.
Schlitz, Laura Amy The Hired Girl
Sepetys, Ruta Salt to the Sea: A Novel.
Waller, Sharon Biggs The Forbidden Orchid.
Walter, Jon My Name is Not Friday.
Wood, Maryrose The Poison Diaries.

 

Holocaust & Genocide

 

Burakowski, Ella Hidden Gold.
Gleitzman, Morris Once.
Hesse, Monica Girl in the Blue Coat.
Hillman, Laura I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree: A Memoir of a Schindler’s List Survivor.
Rappaport, Doreen Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust.
Rauch, Georg Unlikely Warrior: A Jewish Soldier in Hitler’s Army.
Savit, Gavriel Anna and the Swallow Man.
Setterington, Ken Branded by the Pink Triangle.
Spiegelman, Art Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History.
Wiviott, Meg Paper Hearts.
Zail, Suzy Playing for the Commondant.
Zusak, Markus The Book Thief.

 

Horror

 

Alameda, Courtney Shutter.
Alender, Katie The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall.
Bass, Karen The Hill.
Damico, Gina Wax.
De la Cruz, Melissa Blue Bloods.
Dirge, Roman Something at the Window is Scratching.
Griffin, Bethany The Fall.
Harris, Carrie Bad Taste in Boys.
Helpern, Jake Nightfall.
Higson, Charles The Enemy.
Hunt, Leo 13 Days of Midnight.
Klause, Annette Curtis Blood and Chocolate.
Knudson, Michelle Evil Librarian.
Laybourne, Emmy Sweet.
McKenzie, Paige The Haunting of Sunshine Girl: Book One.
Meaney, Flynn Bloodthirsty.
Ostow, Micol The Devil and Winnie Flynn.
Rollins, Danielle Burning.
Stratton, Allan The Dogs.
Ward, Kaitlin Bleeding Earth.
Waters, Daniel Generation Dead.
Westerfeld, Scott Peeps: A Novel.

 

Humor

 

Cabot, Meg The Princess Diaries.
Calame, Don Dan Versus Nature.
Carter, Ally Heist Society.
Dinan, Kurt Don’t Get Caught.
Easton, Tom Boys Don’t Knit (In Public).
David, Stuart My Brilliant Idea (And How It Caused My Downfall).
Hannan, Peter My Big Mouth: 10 Songs I Wrote That Almost Got Me Killed.
Jones, Diana Wynne Dark Lord of Derkholm.
Korman, Gordon Son of the Mob.
Meaney, Flynn Bloodthirsty.
Rubens, Michael The Bad Decisions Playlist.
Schreiber, Joe Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick.
Strand, Jeff The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever.
Taylor, Billy Thieving Weasels.

 

In Other Lands

 

Abelove, Joan Go and Come Back: A Novel.
Bradbury, Jennifer A Moment Comes.
Gibbons, Alan An Act of Love.
Kephart, Beth One Thing Stolen.
Lowitz, Leza Up From the Sea.
Moriarty, Jaclyn Feeling Sorry for Celia.
Mulligan, Andy Trash.
Saeed, Aisha Written in the Stars.
Schrefer, Eliot Endangered.
Sullivan, Tara The Bitter Side of Sweet.
Venkatraman, Padma A Time to Dance.
Welch, Jenna Evans Love & Gelato.
Zusak, Markus Fighting Ruben Wolfe.

 

LGBTQ+

 

Albertalli, Becky Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.
Barakiva, Michael One Man Guy.
Birdsall, Bridget Double Exposure.
Brewer, Zac The Blood Between Us.
Brown, Jaye Robin Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit.
Gephart, Donna Lily and Dunkin.
Gregorio, I.W. None of the Above.
Hill, Katie Rain Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition.
Jennings, Jazz Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen.
Levithan, David Boy Meets Boy.
Logan, Kenneth True Letters From a Fictional Life.
Myracle, Lauren Kissing Kate.
Nelson, Jandy I’ll Give You the Sun.
Peters, Julie Ann Luna: A Novel.
Saenz, Benjamin Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.
Tamaki, Mariko Saving Montgomery Sole.
Ward, Kaitlin Bleeding Earth.
Wilkinson, Lili Pink.
Williamson, Lisa The Art of Being Normal.

 

Misfits & Outcasts

 

Alexie, Sherman The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.
Anderson, Laurie Halse Speak.
Asher, Jay Th1rteen R3asons Why: A Novel.
Bennett, Cherie Life in the Fat Lane.
Bloor, Edward Tangerine.
Cormier, Robert The Chocolate War.
Crutcher, Chris Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes: A Novel.
Giles, Gail Girls Like Us.
Halpern, Julie Get Well Soon.
Hinton, S.E. The Outsiders.
Howe, James The Misfits.
Klass, David Losers Take All: A Novel.
Langston, Laura Stepping Out.
Leavitt, Martine Calvin.
Littman, Sarah Backlash.
McStay, Moriah Everything That Makes You.
Murphy, Julie Dumplin’
Myers, Walter Dean Monster.
Ness, Patrick A Monster Calls: A Novel.
Niven, Jennifer Holding Up the Universe.
Portes, Andrea The Fall of Butterflies.
Sones, Sonya What My Girlfriend Doesn’t Know.
Smale, Holly Geek Girl.
Spinelli, Jerry Stargirl.
Stork, Francisco X. The Memory of Light.
Thomas, Leah Because You’ll Never Meet Me.

 

Mysteries & Thrillers

 

Alender, Katie Famous Last Words.
Brewer, Zac The Blood Between Us.
Charbonneau, Joelle Need.
Cooney, Caroline B. The Face on the Milk Carton.
Deuker, Carl Payback Time.
Duncan, Lois Killing Mr. Griffin.
Feinstein, John The Rivalry: Mystery at the Army-Navy Game.
Fitzgerald, Sarah Moore The Apple Tart of Hope.
Gangsei, Jan Zero Day.
Haddon, Mark The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: a Novel.
Hayes, Daniel The Trouble with Lemons.
Henry, April The Body in the Woods.
Jaffe, Michele Bad Kitty.
Johnston, Jeffry W. The Truth.
King, Laurie R. The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, or, On the Segregation of the Queen.
Lane, Andy Death Cloud.
Levithan, David Every You, Every Me.
Miranda, Megan The Safest Lies.
Morgan, Amanda Secrets, Lies and Scandals.
Patterson, James Confessions of a Murder Suspect.
Priest, Cherie I am Princess X.
Sorrells, Walter First Shot.
Ward, Rachel Numbers.
Werlin, Nancy The Killer’s Cousin.

 

Nonfiction

 

Armstrong, Jennifer Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: Shackleton’s Amazing Voyage.
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group.
Bressler, Karen W. D.I.Y. Beauty.
Brown, Daniel James The Boys in the Boat: The True Story of an American Team’s Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics.
Dye, Dan Amazing Gracie: A Dog’s Tale.
Ford, Amanda Be True to Your Self: A Daily Guide for Teenage Girls.
Freedman, Russell Because They Marched: The People’s Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed America.
Goldschneider, Gary The Secret Language of Birthdays: Personology Profiles for Each Day of the Year.
Hoase, Phillip M. The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club.
Krizmanic, Judy The Teen’s Vegetarian Cookbook.
Miller, Sarah Elizabeth The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden & the Trial of the Century.
Murphy, Jim An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793.
Peabody, Erin A Weird and Wild Beauty: The Story of Yellowstone, the World’s First National Park.
Schanzer, Rosalyn Witches! The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem.
Seiple, Samantha Ghosts in the Fog: The Untold Story of Alaska’s WWII Invasion.
Sheinkin, Steve Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War.

 

Novels in Poems

 

Bodger, Holly 5 to 1: A Novel.
Crossan, Sarah One.
Crowder, Melanie Audacity.
Dean, Carolee Forget Me Not.
Engle, Margarita The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist.
Frank, Lucy Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling.
Hopkins, Ellen Crank.
Jaskulka, Marie The Lost Marble Notebook of Forgotten Girl and Random Boy.
Kehoe, Stasia Ward The Sound of Letting Go.
McVoy, Terra Elan After the Kiss.
Mass, Wendy Heaven Looks a Lot Like a Mall.
Nelson, Marilyn American Ace.
Ostlere, Cathy Karma: A Novel in Verse.
Sandell, Lisa Ann Song of the Sparrow.
Sones, Sonya Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy.
Sones, Sonya What My Mother Doesn’t Know.
Sutton, Kelsey The Lonely Ones.
Venkatraman, Padma A Time to Dance.
Wolff, Virginia Euwer Make Lemonade.

 

Relationships

 

Cabot, Meg Princess in Love.
Dessen, Sarah This Lullaby: A Novel.
Destiny, A. Love is in the Air.
Dinnison, Kris You and Me and Him.
Eulberg, Elizabeth Prom & Prejudice.
Flinn, Alex Beastly.
Friedman, Aimee Two Summers.
Hall, Sandy Signs Point to Yes.
Greene, Bette Summer of My German Soldier.
Huntley, Amy The Everafter.
Kiely, Brendan The Last True Love Story.
Kinsella, Sophie Finding Audrey.
Klause, Annette Curtis The Silver Kiss.
Lindstrom, Eric Not If I See You First.
Luper, Eric Seth Baumgartner’s Love Manifesto.
Smith, Jennifer E. The Comeback Season.
Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories.
West, Kasie P.S. I Like You.

 

School, Family & Growing Up

 

Brashares, Ann The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
Calonita, Jen Belles.
Culbertson, Kim A. The Possibility of Now.
Danticat, Edwidge Untwine: A Novel.
Davis, Tanita S. Peas and Carrots.
Dessen, Sarah What Happened to Goodbye.
Fleischman, Paul Whirligig.
Friend, Natasha Where You’ll Find Me.
Haddix, Margaret Peterson Takeoffs and Landings.
Hoban, Julia Willow.
LaMarche, Una Don’t Fail Me Now.
Longo, Jennifer Up to This Pointe.
Mackler, Carloyn Tangled.
Nielsen-Fernlund, Susin We are All Made of Molecules.
Rallison, Janette My Double Life.
Rice, Luanne The Secret Language of Sisters.
Sachar, Louis The Cardturner: A Novel About a King, a Queen, and a Joker.
Schmidt, Gary D. Orbiting Jupiter.
Shen, Prudence Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong.
Sloan, Holly Goldberg I’ll Be There: A Novel.
Sonnenblick, Jordan Falling Over Sideways.
Tabak, Lawrence In Real Life.
Tamaki, Mariko This One Summer.
Van Draanen, Wendelin The Running Dream.
Wolff, Virginia Euwer Make Lemonade.
Zalben, Jane Breskin Four Seasons: A Novel in Four Movements.

 

Science Fiction

 

Adams, Douglas The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Bradbury, Ray Fahrenheit 451.
Card, Orson Scott Ender’s Shadow.
Engdahl, Sylvia Enchantress from the Stars.
Farmer, Nancy The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm: A Novel.
Haddix, Margaret Peterson Turnabout.
Heinlein, Robert A. Tunnel in the Sky.
Jones, Diana Wynne Hexwood.
Kincaid, S.J. Insignia.
Lancaster, Mike A. Human.4.
Lewis, J. S. Invasion: A C.H.A.O.S. Novel.
Lore, Pitticus I Am Number Four.
McCaffrey, Anne Dragonflight.
Mullin, Mike Ashfall.
Nix, Garth A Confusion of Princes.
Nix, Garth Shade’s Children.
Stracher, Cameron The Water Wars.
Vizzini, Ned Be More Chill.
Zahn, Timothy Dragon and Thief: A Dragonback Adventure.

 

Dystopias

 

Aguirre, Ann Razorland trilogy
Bacigalupi, Paolo Ship Breaker.
**Bradbury, Ray Fahrenheit 451.
Cass, Kiera Selection series
Card, Orson Scott Pathfinder.
Charbonneau, Joelle The Testing.
Condie, Allyson Braithwaite Matched.
Collins, Suzanne The Hunger Games.
Crockett, S. D. After the Snow series
Dashner, James The Maze Runner.
DeVita, James The Silenced.
Dockter, Debra Deadly Design.
Doctorow, Cory Little Brother.
DuPrau, Jeanne Book of Ember series
Duyvis, Corinne On the Edge of Gone.
**Farmer, Nancy House of the Scorpion series
Gout, Leopoldo Genius: The Game.
Hautman, Pete Rash.
Hirsch, Jeff The Eleventh Plague.
Jones, Carrie Flying.
Jordan, Sophie Uninvited.
Landers, Melissa Starflight.
**Landon, Kristen The Limit.
London, Alex Proxy.
**Lu, Marie Legend series
Mafi, Tahereh Shatter Me.
Mariz, Rae The Unidentified.
Metzger, Lois Change Places With Me.
Ness, Patrick The Knife of Never Letting Go.
Oliver, Lauren Delirium.
**Patterson, James Maximum Ride series
Pearson, Mary The Adoration of Jenna Fox.
**Price, Lissa Starters series
Reeve, Philip The Hungry City Chronicles
**Roth, Veronica Divergent series
Shusterman, Neal Unwind.
Wells, Robinson Dark Energy.
Westerfeld, Scott Uglies.
**Zevin, Gabrielle All These Things I’ve Done.

 

Short Stories

 

After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia.
Almond, David Half a Creature from the Sea: A Life in Stories.
Dirge, Roman Something at the Window is Scratching.
Kerr, M.E. Edge: Collected Stories.
Life on Mars: Tales From the New Frontier: An Original Science Fiction Anthology.
Lubar, David The Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies: And Other Warped and Creepy Tales.
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories.
Myers, Walter Dean 145th Street: Short Stories.
Pick-Up Game: A Full Day of Full Court.
Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales.
Such a Pretty Face: Short Stories About Beauty.
Taking Aim: Power and Pain, Teens and Guns.
Tan, Shaun Lost and Found.

 

Spies & Intrigue

 

Bennardo, Charlotte Blonde Ops: A Novel.
Benway, Robin Also Known As.
Brennan, Herbie The Shadow Project.
Carlton, Kat Two Lies and a Spy.
Carriger, Gail Etiquette & Espionage.
Kiem, Elizabeth Dancer, Daughter, Traitor, Spy.
McNab, Andy Traitor.
Muchamore, Robert The Recruit.
Richmond, Caroline Tung Darkest Hour.
Rogers, Meghan Crossing the Line.
Sabel, Lauren Lies I Live By.
Smith, Lindsay Dreamstrider.
Stone, Sonja Desert Dark.

 

Sports

 

Carter, Caela Tumbling.
Coy, John Crackback.
Deuker, Carl Gutless.
Dominy, Amy Fellner A Matter of Heart.
Garner, Paula Phantom Limbs.
Gibney, Shannon See No Color.
Halpin, Brendan Shutout.
Harmon, Michael B. Stick.
Johnson, Shawn The Flip Side.
Klass, David Losers Take All:A Novel.
Lupica, Mike QB 1.
Luurtsema, Nat Goldfish.
Murdock, Catherine Gilbert Dairy Queen: A Novel.
Padian, Maria Out of Nowhere.
Pick-Up Game: A Full Day of Full Court.
Sullivan, Derek Biggie.
Van Draanan, Wendelin The Running Dream.
Volponi, Paul Top Prospect.
Withers, Pam Andreo’s Race.

 

War

 

Collier, James My Brother Sam is Dead.
Cooper, James Fenimore The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757.
Hughes, Dean Soldier Boys.
Lynch, Chris I Pledge Allegiance.
Lynch, Chris The Right Fight.
Mazer, Harry The Last Mission.
Myers, Walter Dean Fallen Angels.
Myers, Walter Dean Invasion.
Myers, Walter Dean Sunrise Over Fallujah.
Park, Linda Sue A Long Walk to Water: A Novel.
Rauch, Georg Unlikely Warrior: A Jewish Soldier in Hitler’s Army.

 

 

 

Current eResources

Current eResources

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Book Club Information

Book Club Information

 

New Hartford Public Library Book Club // Will resume in September.

  • Reads a variety of genres
  • Meets 4th Thursday of the month 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Please be advised that this book club takes June, July and August off.

 

Mystery Book Club // July: The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Meets the 2nd Saturday of the month 11:00 am – 12:30 pm.

 

Wanderlust Book Club // July:  The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani

  • Meets 3rd Tuesday of the month 5:30-7:30 pm at local restaurants in New Hartford.  Please check the Events calendar on this site to determine the current month’s restaurant choice.

 

Introducing A New Discussion Group….Not Your Typical Book Club…..

 

 

Looking for your next book to read while you wait for your book club to meet?  Try one of our newer additions to our collection!

 

 


How Our Book Clubs Work:

Our book clubs are open to the public and no registration is required.  Stop in and let the Circ Desk staff know which book club you will be attending and they will provide you with a copy of the book to check out on your library card.  Interested in knowing what each book club is reading?  Give us a call and we can tell you that month’s selection. 315-733-1535

 

Interested in Starting Your Own Book Club and Hosting it at the Library?

We can help!  Please contact the Library and we can help you create your own book club to be hosted at the New Hartford Public Library.  We will need the following information:

  • The number of members in your book club.
  • Dates you would like to meet.  Room availability is on a first come, first served basis with preference given to Library programs.  Please see our calendar on this page to see room availability.  If your group is small enough we can also schedule you in the Large Study Room.
  • Your book wish list.  Please keep in mind that multiple copies of newer items are harder to get and may not arrive in time for your meeting.
  • Your book club information.  If you are open to new members we will advertise for you on our social media accounts and public calendars.

Any other questions?  Please call 315-733-1535 and we will gladly assist you and your book club.

 

Announcements

Announcements

A full listing of our scheduled events can be found on our Events page. Interested in an event?  Simply click on the event and you can add it to your personal calendar. Printable Version of Monthly Calendar: May       The Library Value Calculator […]