Teen Librarian Toolbox
Inside Teen Librarian Toolbox

What are YOU waiting for?

There are a lot of exciting projects – movies, books, video games – as well as conferences and weeks of celebration coming up. We want to know which ones you are most excited about. We also want to know which ones we might be missing – please chime in in the comments section!



  • Book: United We Spy by Ally Carter
  • Book: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
  • Book: The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White
  • Book: Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan
  • Book: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Book: Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein 
  • Book: Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
  • BANNED BOOKS WEEK (September 22-28)
  • HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH (September 15 – October 15)
  • Library Card Sign Up Month


  • Book: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan 
  • Star Wars Reads Day (October 5)
  • TEEN READ WEEK (October 13 – 19)



Sometime in 2014 Karen and Heather’s professional book The Whole Library Handbook will be published by ALA Editions.  THIS is one of the things that we are MOST excited about in 2014!

January 2014

  • Book: The Unbound by Victoria Schwab 
  • ALA Midwinter & Awards Announcements (January 27)

February 2014

March 2014

April 2014

  • Movie: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (April 4)
  • Book: Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
  • Book: Dangerous by Shannon Hale
  • Book: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
  • National D.E.A.R. Day (Drop Everything and Read) (April 12)
  • Celebrate Teen Literature Day (April 17)
  • TLA (come hear Karen and Christie speak!)

May 2014