2017 was definitely a roller coaster ride. There were some incredible peaks, plenty of quick drops and more than a few twists and turns. We costumed up and partied at the Library Comic Con, saw the sun go dark during the Great American Eclipse, and fought the rise of fake news.
But 2017 was also another awesome year for YA books. We read SO MANY great books this year, it was hard to choose our favorites. We cheered for new titles from past favorites John Green and Philip Pullman. We were bowled over by brand new authors like Angie Thomas and Sandhya Menon. And we loved seeing YA lit continue to tackle topics relevant to all teens, reflecting the diversity that surrounds us every day.
Without any further adieu, here is your HCPL Teen Librarians’ Top Teen Reads of 2017. You may just find your next book to read on this list – click on the titles to head to our catalog and place copies on hold!
We dedicate this list to Amanda Giannini (1982-2017), Teen Librarian at the Fairfield Library. We miss you, Amanda.
The Henrico County Public Library is proud to announce the winner of the 2017 Build a Better Website Teen Art Contest: Maddie E.
8th grader Maddie has been awarded top honors for her whimsical colored pencil and watercolor design that will be incorporated prominently into the HCPL Teen Scene (www.hcplteenscene.org) website header.
Maddie will receive a $100 Barnes and Noble gift card for her effort.
26 submissions in total were received over the summer. On September 27th, HCPL teen librarians met to review the submissions and select a winning piece that would work well in an online format and capture the awesomeness of being a teen in Henrico. We encourage everybody to view the album of all submissions: 2017 Teen Art Contest. The creativity displayed by our teens is incredible!
2nd Place and Honorable Mention winners were also awarded. These individuals will each receive a gift card for Barnes and Noble.
Here is the full list of winners for the 2017 Build a Better Website Teen Art Contest:
1st Place – Maddie E. (8th gade)
2nd Place – Ethan S. (7th grade)
Honorable Mention – Shivram R. (10th grade)