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Teen Book Club: This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

Teen Book ClubSeptember 1- 30

For Grades 7-12

What if you belonged to a monthly book club that culminated in an event with the author?

Now you can! During the month of September read the bestselling and critically acclaimed young adult novel, This is Where it Ends, by Marieke Nijkamp -- a "gritty, emotional, and suspenseful" novel that takes readers inside a heartbreaking fictional school shooting, minute-by-terrifying-minute.

If you prefer your books bound, OWL has multiple paperback copies of the novel available for checkout. We also have unlimited ebook access, no hold lists! Just click here and create an account*!

*Click on the LOGIN button in the top right corner to create a Library ID. When prompted, enter the following:

LIBRARY CARD ID: OWLBC + last 5 digits of your phone number
PIN: a passcode of your choice (alpha or numeric)

You can read right in your browser or download the Axis 360 app onto your mobile device and enter the same credentials above to access the e-book.

Read the novel and then join us for an EXCLUSIVE LIVE virtual book club event featuring the author of This is Where it Ends, Marieke Nijkamp, on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at 3 p.m. EST. To Register for Virtual Book Club Event Click Here



12 For 12 Reading Challenge:  Read 12 Books In 12 Months

Beginning September 1

For Grades K-12


Registration Is Required. Click Here

"The simplest way to make sure that we raise literate children is to teach them to read, and to show them that reading is a pleasurable activity. And that means, at its simplest, finding books that they enjoy, giving them access to those books, and letting them read them." --Neil Gaiman 

Come read with us this year! We are challenging all children in grades K through 12 to read 12 books in 12 months. 1 book of your choice, 1 book that you are dying to read, 1 book that is totally and completely JUST FOR FUN for each month of the year! Reading should be a joyous, empathy-building, eye-opening experience which is why we are challenging you to read for pleasure.

Once you register, you will receive a copy of a reading log with your welcome email. There will also be printed copies available at OWL and through Curbside Service.

We would love to see the books you choose, so all participants will have access to a special message board where you can post pics of your your book choices, submit one-sentence book reviews, and share recommendations with your fellow readers. 

Click here to register.

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Catch the bus to OWL
Need to take the bus to OWL for a program? Bus service is available for Litchfield Public School Students. If your child or teen needs a ride to OWL from the Litchfield Public Schools, notify the school in writing at least two weeks prior to the program date.

Too busy with sports and afterschool activities to make it to OWL, with weekly drop-in crafts at the LMS/LHS Media Center we bring the programs to you!

Materials for Teens
OWL’s teen collection is stocked with new and popular fiction, timely nonfiction created especially for teens, audiobooks, e-content, and an extensive graphic novel collection. Search our catalog here.


Teen Staff Reading Recommendations
For Young Adult Recommended Reading from our Young Adult Librarian, Patricia Moore (aka Mrs. Tricia), click here.

Other questions on Teen Reading, Events or Programs?
Email Patricia Moore at [email protected]