DIY Guitar Picks

Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your guy or gal? Want to make yourself a cool custom guitar pick or earrings? Stop by and create with us on February 11th!


A New Year in Books

What are you most excited to read this year?  Paste Magazine has made its list of the 10 most anticipated YA books of 2016--do you agree with them?

You can see their full list here. We've already got some of these titles in the library or on order! Here's just a few:



We Want YOU!

TCPL is looking for interested teens to start a Teen Advisory Board! The board would meet regularly to discuss teen programming at the library. This is a great opportunity for community service!

Please contact Danielle Marsh @ dmarsh@tiptonpl.org or 765-675-0218 to sign up!


Award Winners Announced!

The American Library Association has selected several young adult award-winning titles in their annual YMA announcement this morning.
The winner of the Printz Award for excellence in literature for young adults is Bone Gap by Laura Ruby.
The Morris Award for a debut book for teens went to Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.
And the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults went to Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin.
The Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults went to David Levithan.
You can find a total list of award winners and honor recipients in the ALA press release.


Need Sources?

It's Sunday, and you forgot to get some books to write a paper for class. The library isn't open! What can you do?

The Indiana State Library provides free access to online databases for state residents. These are all academic, trusted sources that you can cite in a paper! There are databases on history, health, government, literature, science, and more!

One of the most comprehensive databases is Explora--it has articles on pretty much every subject.

Take a look at all your options here, and never worry about finding sources again!