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MAY 2022
Chippewa Falls Public Library

-Booklist of the Month
-Summer programming for teens
-TBR update
-Book Bans: what teens can do to speak up and speak out
-Teen Makerspace: Baby Yoda, donuts, and more
-May SAMA meet up
-Summer hours
-New YA books
-Who won the translated book awards this year?

Booklist of the Month

Are you excited by all the latest Doctor Who, Marvel, Star Wars, and Star Trek news? You don't have to wait to get your nerd on! Click here for a selection of science fiction, space operas, and other nerdy goodness while you count down the days to the forthcoming shows, movies, and books.
CFPL is excited to offer a variety of events and activities for local teens throughout the summer, including:

DIY Beach Terrariums...
          Stranger Things Party...
                     Prizes for reading and completing challenges.....
                       Weekly raffles, Teen Makerspace activities, and more...

Click here to view this summer's activities for grades 6-12. Be sure to add them to your calendar so you don't miss out.

Get a head start on earning your Summer Learning Challenge prizes by pre-registering on Beanstack. Paper copies will be available in the library beginning June 6. 
TBR, a free of charge book subscription service, will only be requestable by paper copy into June.
Please click here to print a form from your computer or you can pick up a form from the library. Thank you for your patience.
Book Bans: What Teens Can Do

Social media and news outlets are rife with stories about book bans around the US. If you have been following along and feel voiceless, lost, confused, concerned, or upset about people trying to limit your right to read, click on the links below. We have included a variety of interviews, articles, resources, and inspiration from teens just like you and organizations who are educating themselves and others, making their voices heard, and taking action. 

This article from Common Sense Media makes a case for why censorship is not the answer.

"Teens Fight Back" from the Washington Post.

Read what teens have to say about book bans in this article from The New York Times.

This blogpost, written in 2014 by a Minnesotan teen (now adult), shares her perspective about banning books and what she did.

The American Library Association (ALA) recently launched an initiative for people to Get Involved by encouraging us to learn, read, and speak up.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) offers conversation starters, questions, actions, and tips for families about book bans.

The National Coalition Against Censorship is a hub of resources, news, and tips for taking action.

Book Riot has an on-going resource with their website/newsletter, Censorship News Roundup . Stay up to date on what's happening around the country.

Here's an interview with author Jason Reynolds about book bans.

Brooklyn Public Library is offering free online library cards to teens through their Books Unbanned Initiave.
Calling teen anime and manga fans! Join us for an anime themed escape room, snacks, and more on Wednesday, May 25 from 4-5:30pm in the YA Area. Grades 6-12 only, please. Registration is recommended but not required.
Summer Hours @ CFPL
Memorial Day - Labor Day
Mon   9am - 7pm
Tues   9am - 5:30pm
Wed   9am - 5:30pm
Thurs   9am - 7pm
Fri   9am - 5:30pm
Sat   9am - 1pm
Click here to see the latest new YA titles in May & June.
The graphic novel, Oksi, is the winner of the 2022 GLLI Translated YA Book Prize. One honor book, one honor book, The Immortal Boy, was chosen. CFPL has a copy of Oksi. The Immortal Boy is available to order from other libraries.

Learn more about the award and former winners here.
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