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Blogs: Teens

YA Friday: The Book Was Better, Pt. V

Let's take a look at some of the upcoming and speculated YA books turning into movies in the second half of the year.

Megan Maloy
07/10/2020 - 9:00 AM

Summer Learning: Royal Reads

A mixed age group and Summer Learning list! If your curiosity is piqued by the life, culture, and politics of royals, these books are for you.

Marsha Malcolm
07/09/2020 - 10:00 AM

Pathfinder Jeff Brenion: Minecraft Library Program Pioneer

Librarian Jeff Brenion is utilizing the gaming platform Minecraft in innovative and engaging ways at the library.

Ila Langner
07/08/2020 - 10:00 PM

YA Summer Contemporary TBR

List of Young Adult book recommendations that are perfect for the summer.

Penelope Gomez
07/06/2020 - 8:00 AM

SJ Engage: Global Climate Change

Climate change’s effects are far-reaching and varied and touch virtually every aspect of life on the earth: heat waves, rising sea levels, desertification, melting ice, and even mass extinction.

07/03/2020 - 9:00 AM

YA Friday: Tropes Spring Eternal - The Boy Disguise

Driven by necessity rather than identity, the girls in these stories dress as boys for safety, education, work, or other opportunities denied to girls.

Megan Maloy
07/03/2020 - 9:00 AM

Summer Learning: "Book" Your Trip, No Passport Required

A mixed age group and Summer Learning list! Can't travel this Summer? Try traveling through by means of one of these books, set in locations around the world.

Marsha Malcolm
07/02/2020 - 10:00 AM

June: Books I've Read Recently

"Books I've Read Recently" is a series where I, Penelope Gomez, will do a monthly wrap up of the books I've read throughout the past month.

Penelope Gomez
06/29/2020 - 8:00 AM

YA Friday: June 2020 Monthly Wrap-Up

Take a look at some of our favorite books released this month.

Megan Maloy
06/26/2020 - 9:00 AM

Summer Learning: Read with PRIDE

Inspire your reading this summer and celebrate Pride Day with these books featuring LGBTQ+ characters.

Marsha Malcolm
06/25/2020 - 10:00 AM

SJ Engage: Laptop Contest

San José Public Library is offering teens a chance to win a laptop for school year 2020-2021! Submit a short essay or video answering the questions of why they love their community.

06/20/2020 - 9:00 AM

YA Friday: Love is Love

The characters in these novels find themselves in all sorts of situations, both related and unrelated to their sexual orientation and gender identification.

Megan Maloy
06/19/2020 - 9:00 AM