ORCA Winners Announced!

“This year we held the 4th annual Oregon Reader’s Choice Award, co-sponsored by 3 OLA divisions (OASL, CSD, OYAN), along with the Oregon Reading Association and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association.

This year there were 2635 students who read the books and voted for for the award. We had about 60 schools participate, representing 23 school districts, the Portland Archdiocese, and independent private schools. We also had 6 public libraries participate, representing 4 library districts. All of the names of the participating institutions will be posted on the OLA website, on the ORCA homepage.”

 Upper Elementary (Junior) Division Winner, out of 1831 votes

Pie by Sarah Weeks

 Middle School (Intermediate) Division Winner, out of 487 votes

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson

 High School (Senior) Division Winner, out of 253 votes

Divergent by Veronica Roth

OYAN Book Rave 2014

The OYAN Book Rave is here! Through an arduous process, Oregon’s young adult librarians have identified 20 of the strongest entries into the world of YA literature from 2013. Having been announced and booktalked at the Oregon Library Association’s annual conference, the 2014 Book Rave list is now available to download, print, and share with patrons. We also highly encourage displays of these excellent books sure to make connections with teen readers on a personal level, pull heartstrings, or just offer a boatload of fun.


Book Rave 2014 Brochure

OYEA Reception and OYAN Conference Sessions

Conference time is almost upon us and we want to make sure you all know about the location of our OYEA! reception.  After the last session ends on Thursday at 5:30 PM, we will travel to nearby Magoo’s Sports Bar to crown this year’s OYEA recipient and to socialize.  Here is Magoo’s website: http://www.magoossportsbar.com/site/.  The address is 275 Commercial St. SE  Salem.  We will have a bevy of snacks waiting for us and there should be something for everyone.  I hope many of you can come on Thursday evening to visit and celebrate another year of Young Adult library advocacy.

In addition, don’t forget all the great sessions we have planned this year.  Along with the great preconference with Linda Braun.  We have these great sessions listed below.  Hope to see some of you there!


Mark Richardson OYAN Chair Young Adult Librarian Cedar Mill Library markr@wccls.org

Thursday 2 – 3:30 PM Graphic Rave & Graphic Reads!

Description: Join OYAN as it showcases graphic literature for teens! Learn all about the titles that made it onto our 2013 Graphic Rave list – OYAN’s annual list of the best graphic novels, comics and manga for teens. Plus, get an inside look at how a graphic novel is developed and brought to fruition by Sara Ryan! Her first graphic novel, Bad Houses, with art by Carla Speed McNeil, is about love, trust, hoarding, and dead people’s stuff and was published by Dark Horse Comics!

Presenters: Traci Glass, Eugene Public Library; Mark Richardson, Cedar Mill Community Library; Sara Ryan, Multnomah County Library

Thursday 4-5:30 PM Making vs. Crafting

Description: Libraries have been stimulating creativity through crafting for years–with children, certainly; with teens, probably; and with adults, maybe. Does this make libraries one of the original makerspaces or hopelessly behind the times? Explore the line between crafting and making, with a little discussion and a lot of hands-on opportunities to experience crafting and making opportunities to bring out the creative and maker energy of communities.

Presenters: Sonja Somerville, Salem Public Library; Sara Ryan, Multnomah County Library; Aimee Meuchel, Tualatin Public Library; K’Lynn Hann, Newberg Library; Bobbye Hernandez, Tillamook County Library.

Friday  11-12:30 School Campus Event Promotions

Description: Forget Facebook and flyers. Non-digital social networks (also known as friends) are what drive students to your event, so promote face-to-face: How do you get on campus? When and where do you go? What do you do when you get there? With a few simple games and activities you can boost your event attendance, and then show teens everything your library really has to offer.

Presenter: Brad Clark, Wilsonville Public Library

Friday  2:15- 3:45 OYAN Book Rave

Description: Wondering what’s new in teen literature this year because you haven’t had time to read? Let OYAN help! Learn which titles should be part of your collection. These books will make connections with teen readers on a personal level, pull your heartstrings, or are just a lot of fun. OYAN members will talk about hot teen titles!

Presenters: Sonja Somerville, Salem Public Library; Barratt Miller, Crook County Library; Abbie Anderson, North Bend Public Library; April Witteveen, Deschutes Public Library

‘Summer Camp, Divergent-style’

‘Mom, can we go to CAMP DIVERGENT this summer?!’





“The Teen Video Challenge is an annual event from the Collaborative Summer Library Program, which encourages teens to create their own 30-90 second videos promoting Summer Reading. One winner from Oregon will represent us on the national CSLP website, and all the state winners will be posted for anyone to use to promote their “Spark a Reaction” teen summer reading program for 2014. Each state’s winners will also receive a cash prize of $275, plus their public library gets goodies from Upstart/Highsmith/Demco worth $125.

We had two terrific entries this year, one from Cedar Mill Library and one from Dexter McCarty Middle School in Gresham. To place your vote:

1) go to the OYAN TVC channel on YouTube (www.youtube.com/OregonTVC) by midnight this Sunday

2) click on the 2014 TVC Playlist

3) watch the videos

4) rejoice that such amazing talents glow so bright among our young people

5) place your vote by clicking “Like” for the one you like best.

Here’s a direct link to the 2014 TVC OR entries playlist:


Go! Vote! Rejoice!”

Your OYAN CSLP Liaison,
Abbie Anderson


ORCA Awards Voting Now Open

From Stuart Levy, ORCA Chair:

“With tomorrow beingMarch, people can officially start to vote for their favorite Oregon Reader’s
Choice Award book.

Please encourage your students and your patrons to vote for their favorite ORCA
book. As long as they have read 2 or more books in any of the 3 divisions, then
they are allowed to vote in that division. Since there were a number of
crossover books, any student who competed in OBOB is eligible to vote in the

People have until March 31st to vote. Please collect the votes
at your school or library. There are paper ballots that you can download from
the ORCA website (http://www.olaweb.org/orca),
or you can create your own. You also could do an electronic ballot, if you
would rather. I have made a Google form for my students to use for voting that
I am willing to share. Google has now changed how they can be shared, so you
cannot easily just use mine. If you want an electronic ballot, which you can
modify to only show some of the divisions, please email me with your Google
account and I can make one for you. (Yes, you have to have a Google account to
use this particular electronic ballot.)

Once you have the votes for your building all tallied, please submit them using
this Google form: http://bit.ly/orca2014 .
Please submit your overall votes by April 4th.

Thank you SO much for promoting reading through the Oregon Reader’s Choice
Award. Later in April we will announce the winners, plus the titles for the
2015 ORCA Divisions.”

Time Travel Book List

by Barratt Miller, Crook County Library

  • TimeTravelCollageMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  • The Freedom Maze by Delia Sherman
  • Intertwined by Gena Showalter
  • Time Snatchers by Richard Ungar
  • The Golden Hour by Maiya Williams
  • The Future of Us by Jay Asher
  • Pastworld by Ian Beck
  • Nick of Time by Ted Bell
  • Gideon the Cutpurse by Linda Buckley-Archer
  • Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card
  • Tempest by Julie Cross
  • Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
  • Blue Thread by Ruth Tenzer Feldman
  • Every Day by David Levithan
  • A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L’Engle
  • Planesrunner by Ian McDonald
  • Timeless by Alexander Monir
  • The Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson
  • Threads of Time by Mi Young Noh
  • The Book of Time by Guillaume Prevost

TimeTravelBooklist (Download the PDF)

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