Get Ready to Write with ChiTeen Lit Fest Exercises and Grab and Go Bag Pick Up at 40+ CPL Locations

The fifth annual for-teens-by-teens ChiTeen Lit Fest takes place Friday and Saturday, November 6-7. Join us to express how you’re feeling and what you’re doing during this chaotic time in history. In the meantime, get inspired to write or draw using these prompts, many suggested by other teens. Journal Inspiration Keep track of your songwriting…
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Author Francisco X. Stork: Teen Fiction and Writing Rhythms

Award-winning author Francisco X. Stork shares writing rhythms and how his characters straddle two worlds in Illegal: A Disappeared Novel, Volume 2 and Disappeared during his virtual visit with us as part of our weekly Speak On It series highlighting teen book authors. In addition to Illegal: A Disappeared Novel, Volume 2, Francisco is the…
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Author Elana K. Arnold: Teen and Middle Grade Fiction and Writing Wisdom

Award-winning author Elana K. Arnold talked about her most recent books, Red Hood and An Ordinary Day, and shared some writing wisdom for young creatives, especially during challenging time, in her virtual visit with us as part our our weekly Speak On It series highlighting teen book authors. Elana is the author of Red Hood, Damsel…
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CPL Librarians Select Winners of 2019 Teen Mock Book Awards

Teen librarians from across the city came together to discuss some of 2019's very best teen titles yesterday, in celebration of the annual American Library Association's Youth Media Awards. The ALA awards will be announced January 27; in the meantime, check out some of our staff favorites. Mock Printz Award for Literary Excellence Winner: If…
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