Library News 1/4/17 – Young Adult Fiction and More!

Preschool Story Time
Preschool story time programs will begin Wednesday, January 4 @ 10:30 am at the Alton Public Library. Come join the fun as we read stories, sing songs, and make crafts! Programs will also be held on January 11, 18, February 1, 8, 15, March 1, 8, 15, 22, April 5, 12, 19 and May 3, 10.

Babygarten
The Alton Public Library will be having Babygarten programs on Wednesday mornings @ 10:00 am beginning January 25. Our eight week session will continue through March 15. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are invited to attend with children age 0 – 3 years old.

Most In Demand For 2016
The young adult fiction books that were popular during the past year were: The 5th Wave by Richard Yancey, Every Last Word by Tamara Stone, If I Stay by Gayle Forman, Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler, Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan, Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult, Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne.

Popular Junior Fiction
The following books made the list for 2016: Tales from a Not-So-Perfect Pet Sitter by Rachel Russell, Diary of a Wimpy Kid; Old School by Jeff Kinney, Home-Field Football by Jake Maddox, Mr. Klutz is Nuts! by Dan Gutman, Mrs. Meyer is on Fire! by Dan Gutman, The Amazing Voyage by Geronimo Stilton, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney, The Kingdom of Fantasy by Geronimo Stilton, The Quest for Paradise by Geronimo Stilton, Thea Stilton and the Legend of the Fire Flowers by Thea Stilton, Thea Stilton and the Lost Letters by Thea Stilton, and Volleyball Dreams by Jake Maddox.

New Adult Books:

  • The Mistress by Danielle Steel
  • The Midnight Bell by Jack Higgins
  • Texas Tall by Janet Dailey
  • An Amish Family Christmas by Shelley Shepard Gray
  • Death Rides Alone by William W. Johnstone