At the Libraries: Should Teen Books Have a Rating System?

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Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment!
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Should teen books have a rating system? Sounds way more complicated than helpful, but maybe that's just me?
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Are you in an awkward book club? Sometimes people just don't know how to start off a discussion. Here's a great list of questions sure to enliven any meeting!
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We used to do an altered books program with teens at my library, but they definitely weren't this skilled.
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You really can do anything with books, huh? Someone built an igloo -- pretty amazing!

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Okay, this next work of art isn't made out of books, but once you see these incredible paper sculptures, you'll forgive me (right?).
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Getting married? I bet you can't top these invitations (not that you're trying, of course) based on children's classic The Giving Tree.
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We've lost another leading light of children's literature: Leo Dillon passed recently, but leaves an amazing legacy of illustrations.
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You know this feeling: you've been meaning to read the classics, but they are so long and boring. So here's a solution -- read them in graphic form!
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If you've got some extra space in your house, time on your hands, and money in your wallet, consider adding a reading nook. Or, if you don't, just enjoy these beautiful ones!
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What makes a great summer book? Here's a recipe. What are you going to read this summer?
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Thanks for reading and, as always, let me know of all your favorite library and literary happenings. I'll do my best to include them in the next column. Have a great week, everybody!

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