A blog for young readers (and YA lovers) from the Providence Athenaeum.

The Providence Athenaeum is a unique library and cultural center in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island. Growing out of the Providence Library Company (fourth library in the United States), the Athenaeum as we know it was formed in 1836. Our handsome building on the corner of Benefit and College was completed in 1838.

We are one of the few surviving membership libraries in the nation. Student memberships are available - visit or call for more information.

This blog is updated by one of our circulation assistants (and YA enthusiast), Amy. Follow us to find out what's new in our Young Adult corner, or just for a daily dose of literary shenanigans.

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yalsa-ttt:

Voting for the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten has officially begun! Have your teens vote for their favorite titles now through Teen Read Week (Oct 18)!
http://www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens/

yalsa-ttt:

Voting for the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten has officially begun! Have your teens vote for their favorite titles now through Teen Read Week (Oct 18)!

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens/

Happy Birthday, Howard. You batty old xenophobe. 
Love,
The Providence Athenaeum

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Happy Birthday, Howard. You batty old xenophobe.

Love,

The Providence Athenaeum

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And we’re back

Because I missed you! Here is what I accomplished on my two week vacation:

DAYS WITHOUT PANTS: 5

BOOKS READ: 6 (Raven Boys 1&2, Finishing School #1, Masque of the Red Death, Imaginary Girls, and ALMOST finished N0S4A2)

TV Consumed: Seasons 6 and 7 of Supernatural (don’t juddge me)

Toaster Waffles consumed: 12. No 13.

The Athenaeum is back to our regularly scheduled Summer Hours until Labor Day Weekend

M-Th 10am-6 pm

Fr 10am-5 pm

Sat- 10am-1pm

Sun- Closed

Summer Closure

This is a picture of what I will be doing for the next two weeks. Make the dog two cats, switch the genders a little and its all me.

THE ATHENAEUM WILL BE CLOSED starting tomorrow for two full weeks.

We’ll be back open bright and early at 10am on MONDAY AUGUST 18TH. No items will be due during the close, and the Book Drop will remain available.

The Tumblr will be very quiet, as will I. At home. With my cats. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. And a large pitcher of iced tea

Happy Birthday, Emily Bronte

On this day in 1818, Emily Jane Bronte was born. Author, poet, lover of dogs.

"I wish I were a girl again, half-savage, and hardy, and free."

-Wuthering Heights

scriptoriana:

noirbettie:

algonquinyoungreaders:

Here’s the first teaser from Nova Ren Suma’s forthcoming YA novel,  The Walls Around Us.  In case you missed it, books.tumblr.com will be revealing the (ridiculously beautiful) cover on Monday, 8/4!

Ths teaser excited me so much I nearly screamed—and that was before I realized that it’s from my dear friend Nova’s book.

Yay!

I can’t wait!

scriptoriana:

noirbettie:

algonquinyoungreaders:

Here’s the first teaser from Nova Ren Suma’s forthcoming YA novel,  The Walls Around Us.  In case you missed it, books.tumblr.com will be revealing the (ridiculously beautiful) cover on Monday, 8/4!

Ths teaser excited me so much I nearly screamed—and that was before I realized that it’s from my dear friend Nova’s book.

Yay!

I can’t wait!