Locally Grown booklist: Books Set in Oregon

This booklist [pdf] comes from the Tualatin Public Library and features teen books set in Oregon.

This Is the Part Where You Laugh by Peter Brown Hoffmeister
Rising sophomore Travis and his best friend, Creature, spend a summer in a Eugene trailer park dealing with cancer, basketball, first love, addiction, gang violence, and a reptilian infestation.

What Light by Jay Asher
Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon, and every year they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. Sierra meets Caleb, who is not your perfect guy, and is determined to help him.

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Join the Read-in

From Aimee Meuchel, Tualatin PL

Jennifer Wolf, one of our amazing Teen Room Assistants at the Tualatin Public Library, came to me with an amazing program idea that every library in this state can do easily and cheaply! It’s a Read-In! Here’s the description going out for our teens:

1st Annual Teen Read-In!

Thursday, July 29th

All Day

Teen Room

Escape the heat with a good book at the library. The first annual Teen Read-In will include cool treats, hot reads, and prizes galore. Come for an hour, the afternoon, or the whole day! Best beach outfit will win a special prize.

I think it would be amazing if as many libraries as possible also held a Read-In on July 29th at their libraries. We could unify the state and encourage even more reading by teens! Why July 29th? We were looking for a hot day in the summer and the weather gurus said that is historically a hot date! If you really want to challenge yourselves, you could partner with a non-profit and have teens get sponsors for reading, with the money donated to the charity. You could give out special prizes to all participants. This could be huge! Join us in making this a new annual, state-wide event!