Sunday, October 23, 2016


Teen Services


News & Announcements

  • Teen Haunted House at the Cody Library
    Posted on 10/18/2016 07:34 PM by Cody Teens.

    This evening, the teens at Cody had their first Haunted House program.


    Teens gathered outside the door and waited for the program to start. As they waited, they were able to read the horrifying tale of Librarian Norma Bates.


    Enter only if you dare…

    Once the doors were opened, teens were greeted by a grim hallway full of mysterious creatures and frightening sights.


    Follow the maze. You never know what you’ll find…

    Teens were met by a skull which gives off a sinister glow.


    Maybe a glowing skull…

    And by a Grim Reaper with glowing eyes that shrieks and moves as the teens walk by. Although not pictured, the spider that jumps out at the teens as they walk by sent many chills down unsuspecting teens’ necks.


    Or a haunting grim reaper

    Lit by black lights, all things glow ethereally in the room, including a spider web with terrifying spiders.


    Or spiders spinning a web just to trap you.

    Teens peered through the dark, trying to catch a peep of the brains (cauliflower), eyeballs (grapes), and hearts (whole peeled tomatoes) they were feeling in the mystery boxes.


    Reach in and feel the eyeballs, brains, and hearts on our grim mystery box table.

    Once the teens had been sufficiently frightened, the lights were turned on so that they could paint mini pumpkins with glow-in-the-dark paint.


    Paint some pumpkins.

    And take photos with some Halloween props.


    Take some pics with our photo booth props.

    A spooky night was had by all. For some teens, this was their favorite program of the year! Now we can’t wait for the next Haunted House at the Cody Library.



    Read the full blog.


Book Reviews

  • Parman Teen Book Review: “Me before you” by JoJo Moyes
    Posted on 9/20/2016 04:20 PM by parmanlibraryteens

    Although Me Before You is a sweet, poignant novel that ponders the value of family, friends, and love, I still feel as though it is one of the most overrated books of all time. Personally, I’m quite cautious when reading a novel that is very popular, for I fear that I will not love it […] 
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  • Parman teen book review: “The Problem with forever” by Jennifer L. Armentrout
    Posted on 9/7/2016 02:34 PM by parmanlibraryteens

    The Problem with Forever is a meaningful and deeply moving contemporary novel that tackles some heavy topics – abuse, mental health counseling, and even death – beautifully. Even though this novel is a little long for a young adult novel, I flew through all 480 pages because the story was so captivating. The plot follows […] 
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  • Parman Teen Book Review: “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley
    Posted on 8/24/2016 11:43 AM by parmanlibraryteens

    Brave New World reminded me of the world in Fahrenheit 451, except it was infinitely worse. In a future governed by dictator-like “fordships,” people are divided into castes with no religion, love, or freedom whatsoever as they are taught from birth that “everyone belongs to everyone.” The story follows Bernard Marx – who doesn’t fit […] 
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  • Parman Teen Book Review: “Lord of the flies” by William Golding
    Posted on 8/9/2016 04:23 PM by parmanlibraryteens

    I’ve been exploring classic literature recently, and Lord of the Flies was on the top of my list as I’d read many raving reviews for it. I wasn’t anticipating, however, that Lord of the Flies would be one of the most haunting novels I’ve ever read. Set during WWII, the story details events that occur […] 
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  • Parman Teen Book Review: “Don’t get caught” by Kurt Dinan
    Posted on 8/3/2016 10:29 AM by parmanlibraryteens

    If you enjoyed The Shadow Club by Neil Gaiman, then this book is for you. Don’t Get Caught has several parallels to The Shadow Club, including pranks, inferiority complexes, and the thin line between harmless and dangerous. Max is a caring, introspective narrator, and I really liked how the novel was written through his perspective […] 
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