We've had a lot of new YA novels arrive this summer! Check out the latest titles at SPL below. If they are not out yet, we've included their release date beside them.
NOTE: The luncheon portion of this event has been cancelled. The Friends are working on other plans with author Darci Hannah. We will update once plans have been finalized.
Support the Friends of the Syracuse Public Library and meet author Darci Hannah by purchasing a ticket to the Friends' September luncheon!
Darci Hannah, best known for her cozy mysteries, will visit Syracuse for the luncheon, which occurs at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at Calvary United Methodist Church, 801 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN. Hannah is a native of the Midwest and currently lives in a small town in Michigan. She is a lifelong lover of the Great Lakes, a natural wonder that inspires many of her stories. Her most recent novel is "Murder at the Blueberry Festival," which releases July 26.
Tickets for this event are now available for purchase from a FOL member or at the Syracuse Public Library's upstairs circulation desk.
The Friends raise money to support the Syracuse Public Library and its programs. To learn more about the Friends, click here.
Do you love Libby? Join the Libby community by reading the Big Library Read "The Girl in His Shadow" by Audrey Blake!
From July 13-27, check out either the e-book or the audiobook of "The Girl in His Shadow" without a wait!
"The Girl in His Shadow" is an unforgettable historical fiction novel about one woman who believed in scientific medicine before the world believed in her.
London, 1845: Raised by the eccentric surgeon Dr. Horace Croft after losing her parents to a deadly pandemic, the orphan Nora Beady knows little about conventional life. While other young ladies were raised to busy themselves with needlework and watercolors, Nora was trained to perfect her suturing and anatomical illustrations of dissections.
Women face dire consequences if caught practicing medicine, but in Croft’s private clinic Nora is his most trusted—and secret—assistant. That is until the new surgical resident Dr. Daniel Gibson arrives. Dr. Gibson has no idea that Horace’s bright and quiet young ward is a surgeon more qualified and ingenuitive than even himself. In order to protect Dr. Croft and his practice from scandal and collapse Nora must learn to play a new and uncomfortable role—that of a proper young lady.
To join the discussion or to find reading group questions, visit the current Big Library Read page.
About Big Library Read
Big Library Read is an opportunity for those with a valid library card to read the same digital title at the same time without any wait lists or holds. Participating in this event allows your library to offer a new simultaneous use title for community-wide access from your library at no cost. It’s a worldwide digital version of a local book club, and an opportunity for your library to generate more interest in your digital collection beyond the bestsellers. Thousands of libraries have already enjoyed great success engaging thousands of new and current users with Big Library Read.
Syracuse-Turkey Creek Township Public Library is one stop on the statewide Indiana Library Passport program! Get your passport and start visiting participating libraries for the chance to win prizes during quarterly drawings!
The Indiana State Library launched the Indiana Library Passport, a mobile passport that encourages everyone to visit libraries across the Hoosier state. The passport is a free program, open to everyone. It showcases over 60 main libraries and branches to explore – including 31 historical Carnegie libraries – in an easy, mobile-friendly way.
Visit the passport's website to get started! Sign up for the Indiana Library Passport by providing your name, email address and mobile phone number. A link is then sent to your mobile phone, which opens the passport and directs the user to add the button icon to their home screen, where they can access it any time. There is never anything to download and no bulky apps take up space on a user’s phone.
When participants check in to libraries on the Indiana Library Passport trail, they will be entered into a quarterly drawing for a prize package, including, but not limited to, historical tour tickets, architecture books and gift cards from local and national merchants. Once users sign up for the passport, they only need to use their phone to check in while physically at each location. Participants are eligible to check in to each location on the passport once per week which will enter them into the prize drawing.
The Indiana Library Passport is a collaboration between the Indiana State Library and Bandwango, a well-known technology company in the travel space.
For more information, visit the Indiana State Library's blog.
Once upon a nightmare, her fairytale begins ...
Join the Syracuse Public Library's YA Book Club and read "Stain" by A. G. Howard this July!
“Stain,” a high-fantasy, gothic fairytale, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea,” takes place in an alternative medieval world split apart by magic. To win back her kingdom of perpetual day, save her night prince, and reunite the sun with the moon, a princess incapable of speech or sound must prove herself everything a traditional princess is not: tough enough to sleep on a bed of nails, and loud enough to be heard without a voice.
Teens, young adults, and new adults are welcome to join this club, which will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, in the Rosalyn Jones/teen room for a discussion and to work on book journals.
Pick up copies at the library or digitally through the Libby app. To join or get more information, speak with Amber, Michelle, or Shelly at the Syracuse Public Library — (574) 457-3022.
After Lyra—a princess incapable of speech or sound—is cast out of her kingdom of daylight by her wicked aunt, a witch saves her life, steals her memories, and raises her in an enchanted forest . . . disguised as a boy known only as Stain. Meanwhile, in Lyra’s rival kingdom, the prince of thorns and night is dying, and the only way for him to break his curse is to wed the princess of daylight—for she is his true equal. As Lyra finds her way back to her identity, an imposter princess prepares to steal her betrothed prince and her crown. To win back her kingdom, save the prince, and make peace with the land of the night, Lyra must be loud enough to be heard without a voice, and strong enough to pass a series of tests—ultimately proving she’s everything a traditional princess is not.
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