Booked for Teens - May 2, 2015

Booked for Teens
Saturday, May 2, 2015

You are receiving this because you've subscribed to Madison Public Library's Booked for Teens email newsletter.  This month, we're sending a second, special issue with three announcements.
 
 
Court of Thorns and Roses
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
May 12 at 6:30 pm - Sequoya Library
Get a head start on your summer reading with a new series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Sarah J. Maas.
A Court of Thorns and Roses will entrance readers with the story of Feyre who wishes for a simple life, but after mistakenly killing a faerie, is dragged to a treacherous, magical land filled with terrifying creatures. One of those creatures is the faerie lord Tamlin—lethal, immortal, and beautiful, despite the mask that he and his court must wear indefinitely due to a mysterious curse. As Feyre dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility to a fiery passion. But when she discovers that an ancient, wicked shadow threatens to destroy both his world and hers, she must find a way to stop it…or doom Tamlin and lose him forever.
Maas' New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series has captured readers all over the world. Maas is an epic storyteller, spinning intricate tales of worlds in peril and the incredible characters who work to save them and now, in the first book in her new series, A Court of Thorns and Roses, she introduces a new world with equally captivating characters.
 
Teen Internships
Teen Internships Available Through the City of Madison
Are you currently a high school sophomore or junior? If you live in the City of Madison and want a paid internship this summer, apply to the 2015 Wanda Fullmore Youth Internship Program!
The Wanda Fullmore Youth Internship Program will help you develop valuable leadership and job skills. You'll learn about careers in Public Service, Engineering, Libraries, Public Health, Civil Rights, Government, and more. Approximately 30 young people will be placed in internships with the City of Madison. The pay rate is $9/hr for training and employment.
To apply, complete an application packet. Applications can be found on the Common Wealth web site or by calling the Common Wealth office at 608-256-3527. Bring the completed application packet to one of the open interview meetings in April and May.
And if you like libraries, you're really in luck! The library will be hiring eight interns from this group to work in areas of children's programming, planning, marketing, general library work, and teen technology.
 
Pop! Challenge
If we gave you $20,000 to make Madison Public Library even better, how would you spend it?
In honor of National Library Week and its theme, “Unlimited possibilities @ your library,” the Madison Public Library Foundation wants to bring YOUR best ideas to life! 
Tell us what you would do to take our library system from very good to great. Want to see expanded collections or a new special collection? More events? More technology? No idea is too outlandish, and creativity is encouraged.
Submit your suggestion at the Madison Public Library Foundation web site by May 17.  We'll present the top proposals in early June for a public vote, and put up to $20,000 behind the winning ideas to make them happen!
We're excited about this project and hope you are, too, so please share it on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #PopChallenge.