Teen Blog
  • Heroes in Anime Save the Day!


    Super hero movies continue to provide an exciting escape from reality in American Culture. With how popular Japanese culture has become in the U.S., it was only a matter of time before both worlds would combine for an exciting anime series. The popular new manga adapted anime, My Hero Academia details what trials and adventures super heroes must endure to learn to save the day!

    My Hero Academia can easily be enjoyed by any audience. It incorporates themes of friendship, confidence building, and many exciting flashy heroics. Its famous predecessor is the popular series Naruto, which has helped the success of My Hero Academia through the use of many similar themes and characters. Naruto’s creator Masashi Kishimoto has even wished success for the manga and anime with a drawing of his character Naruto cheering on Midoriya to succeed.


    Through its main character Midoriya, My Hero Academia empowers confidence building through an incredibly inspiring story of friendship and teamwork. Like many of us idolize Superman, Midoriya idolizes the established super heroes of his world and draws from their good deeds so that he can achieve. An adventure for all audiences, My Hero Academia is a manga and anime that anyone who loves super heroes can enjoy. It’s great for long time anime fans as well as those who simply love a great super hero story.

    If you are a super hero or anime fan, make sure to come visit the APLD booth at Count-I-Con Friday, October 20th – Sunday, October 22nd. We will be on hand with interactive super hero fun and plenty of information as to how you can get involved in one of our anime clubs at the library. Lake Count-I-Con is an amazing opportunity to enjoy all things pop-culture. The convention hosts many creators, vendors, and interactive booths made available for the public and is full of heroes!
  • Teen Read Week

    Teen Read Week

    Come on into the library and Unleash Your Story! Write your story in six words and post it on our board on the lower level beginning October 8. You get a ticket for an awesome basket when you do! While you’re here you can vote for your favorite books that have been nominated for the Teens’ Top Ten book list. You’ll get a ticket for that too!
  • 2017 Teens' Top Ten

    It's that time of year again, results are in! Here are the books that have been nominated as the Top Teen Reads for this year. Check them out! No I mean, really check them out, see which ones we have here at the library.

  • Happy New School Year!


    Happy New Year! School New Year that is. Just because you are back in school don’t forget about your local library. Did you know we have programs year round? You can find all our teen programs here on this page. Just scroll over to the Teen Events Calendar. But wait, you have homework? There’s that one math problem you just can’t figure out? Not a problem. Again, you can scroll on over and log onto Brainfuse and get the homework help you need (between 2:00 and 11:00 pm) right here from our web page. Of course you will need your library card in order to use our databases. We have a lot of other great resources for you to use as well. How about some free music? Check out Freegal where you can download up to 5 songs a week.

    Well, I don’t need to go on and on. You get the idea. The library is more than just books. (Although we do have a lot of really good books too!) Keep checking us out, you never know what you might discover!
  • It's Summertime!


    Have you signed up for the Summer Reading Program yet? If not, what are you waiting for! You can sign up online right here! (you get an extra ticket for the basket drawing if you sign up online) or come to the library and sign up. Everyone gets a prize just for signing up! And, you only have to read 6 books or 600 minutes to win a completion prize (which includes a gift certificate).

    Next time you’re at the library take a look at the awesome Teen baskets that you have a chance to win. Did you know there are lots of ways to earn tickets to enter into the basket drawing? You can answer trivia questions, complete activity sheets, review books, movies or CDs. Every time you attend a program here at the library you get a ticket too, and there are lots of great programs here this summer. Oh yea, read books, for every book you read you get a ticket!

    I hope you have a spectacular summer, one that includes lots of trips to the library!
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