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Hey writerly teens, don’t miss out on this year’s Young Voices Writers Conference with keynote speaker Mike Yerxa and 2014 E-Writer in Residence Emily Pohl-Weary (that’s me!).

What is it?

  • A chance to meet awesome published writers and artists
  • Work with them in workshops to improve…

Register here!


How Long Does It Take to Read Popular Books?

Going by the average reading rate of most adults (300 words per minute), Personal Creations mocked up this infographic to put some of literature’s most popular works into perspective.

Via Electric Lit.

Good thing to know for those assigned books from school, or for squeezing reading for fun in between homework!

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Read an eBook Day

Tomorrow is Read an eBook Day! Get ready for a celebration of eBooks on an international scale.

Give one of our eBooks a try for Read an eBook Day!


Books that CLEARLY deserve the Choose Your Own Adventure treatment. 

Spoiler: Every single ending for the Choose Your Own Adventure: The Hunger Games is death. Every. Single. One.

Of course, every ending for And Then There Were None is death as well…

The inspiration:

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

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Tria was always forbidden to use her magic, so when she gets accepted into an elite school for the magically gifted, she is both thrilled and terrified.

But from the first, The Leslie Simonton School for the Magically Gifted is far from what she expected…

A School for Sorcery by E. Rose Sabin.

Check out our newly re:vitalized Toronto Reference Library through the eyes of a drone!


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Trailer – “The Mockingjay Lives”

We can’t wait for November!

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins.

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Well, it would definitely make writing papers much, much easier! But then if you lived in the Seven Kingdoms from A Song of Ice and Fire, you probably wouldn’t be writing papers— you’d be desperately trying to stay alive!

Unsure how to do citations? You can Book a Librarian for help with homework and assignments, or take a look at these resources!

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Paris, genetic experiments, mad scientists, and werewolves. We loved it so much, we reviewed it twice! Check out Cameron’s review or Amy’s review.

Kat Kruger is a local author who will be visiting Spadina Road branch this Thursday, September 18th at 7pm to talk about her books and do a reading from the final book in the trilogy, The Night is Found! Everyone is welcome.

Book 1: The Night Has Teeth (also available on Wattpad)

Book 2: The Night Has Claws


100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith. Finn often feels like he’s just a character in one of his father’s novels. Sixteen and epileptic, Finn wants to prove that he’s more than just a character in someone else’s story; he’s the main character of his life.

Drift by M. K. Hutchins. Tenjat lives on an island that is carried through the ocean on the back of a giant turtle. His family has always been poor, but Tenjat plans to change that cycle by joining the Handlers, warriors that fight against the monsters living in the waters around Tenjat’s home.

Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire. From the author of Wicked, Gregory Maguire turns to Russian folklore as the basis for his newest book. Two girls that couldn’t be more different find their lives entwined through a case of mistaken identity, and fairy tale adventure. 

Found (eBook) by Harlan Coben. The third book in the Mickey Bolitar series. Mickey and his friends continue to investigate the Abeona shelter, and Mickey continues to search for answers about his father’s dead.

The Jewel (eBook) by Amy Ewing. Born in poverty, Violet is lifted above her station when she is hired to become the surrogate mother for a Duchess’s children. But all of her training hasn’t prepared her for the dark secrets and lies that she is about to uncover. Violet must face ugly realities, and find a way to survive.

A Little Something Different (eBook / eAudiobook) by Sandy Hall. 14 different viewpoints come together to tell the story of Gabe and Lea, two college students entangled in a sweet, but awkward, romance.

Storm and Stone by Joss Stirling. Students are disappearing, others are getting death threats, and a dark web of secrets and lies is enveloping an exclusive boarding school… Will Raven be able to figure out what’s causing everything to go horribly wrong before it’s too late?

Whatever Life you Wear by Cecilia Kennedy. Carly and Ashley change places so that Carly can go on a trip to London, while Ashley stays home to enter into a horse competition. But will their friendship survive, when the trip changes things for Carly in a way neither of them could imagine?