2 07, 2021

Teen Book Review: “Red Queen” + NEW Teen Instagram

By |July 2nd, 2021|

Follow our NEW Teen Services Instagram account, @deerfieldlibraryteen!  Our teen page will feature book recommendations from staff and teens, programs and events, library news, and more!  Teen Book Reviews This summer, our S*T*A*R volunteers have taken up the pen to provide some book reviews! See what your peers are reading

13 08, 2020

Podcast: Jordan Melic’s YA Novel about Singapore History

By |August 13th, 2020|

On this month’s episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we are very happy to welcome author Jordan Melic to discuss his fascinating debut novel A Tree to Take Us Up to Heaven. A Young Adult novel combining adventure, history, and mythology, A Tree to Take Us Up to Heaven

28 02, 2019

Staff Picks: A Heart in a Body in the World

By |February 28th, 2019|

As hard as it may be to believe, 16-year-old Annabelle begins a 2,700-mile cross-country run with zero planning or foresight. She just knows that she needs to start, and she cannot stop until her heart gives her permission. Her life has imploded and running is the only thing that keeps

12 08, 2016

Staff Picks: Only Ever Yours

By |August 12th, 2016|

“You may have been perfectly designed, but there is always ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT.” This terrifying utterance by the ‘Father of the Euro Zone’ in Louise O’Neill’s excellent young adult novel Only Ever Yours will be with me forever. Only Ever Yours paints the picture of a post-apocalyptic world in which

16 06, 2016

Staff Picks: An Ember in the Ashes

By |June 16th, 2016|

When “An Ember in the Ashes” by Sabaa Tahir was released last spring, the library world was abuzz about this exciting new YA fantasy title. While at a conference, I had the privilege of hearing the author speak about the book, and I was definitely intrigued. However, despite being touted

25 03, 2016

Read of the Week: Dumplin’

By |March 25th, 2016|

According to, well, herself, Willowdean Dickson is about the last person predicted to compete in a pageant show, and it isn’t because she’s a (self-proclaimed) “fat girl.” It’s because pageants are an old fashioned diatribe of materialistic desires, full of shallow competitors. Unfortunately, Willow’s former beauty queen mother happens to

3 12, 2015

Read of the Week: Everything, Everything

By |December 3rd, 2015|

Debut author Nicola Yoon delivers a knockout hit sure to please fans of YA contemporaries with her book, “Everything, Everything.” Maddy suffers from SCID, a disease that renders her allergic to nearly everything. She cannot leave her house and everything around her must be extremely sanitized. Her life consists of

8 10, 2015

Read of the Week: Baba Yaga’s Assistant

By |October 8th, 2015|

In Baba Yaga’s Assistant, a middle grade graphic novel by Marika McCoola, everyone tells horrible stories about the evil and terrifying witch, Baba Yaga. Parents threaten their children with visits from Baba Yaga to get their children to behave. Masha knows there is more to Baba Yaga than what the

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