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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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!

cheshirelibrary:

Writes of Passage - 50 Books That Will Change Your Life

[via worldbookday.com]

Young people and adults nominated the books that have rocked their worlds, to help us create the ultimate list of 50 BOOKS that will change YOUR life and keep you reading…

Book-Cut Artworks by Thomas Allen

via fer1972

One of these is the cover of a Thursday Next novel, I think.

bignazo:

The BIG NAZO Intergalactic Mobile Creature Band plays the streets of Downtown Ottawa on it’s way to the BluesFest Festival site. July 2014

Photo: Glorbo

Some days I’m just really proud to be from Providence.