Fox Tech senior Cecelia Gonzalez shares her favorite reads with other teens
SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 20, 2017) – San Antonio Public Library teen volunteer Cecelia Gonzalez has taken her love of reading to new heights by creating the first ever teen-curated digital reading list on OverDrive. Cecelia (Cece) Gonzalez is a senior at Fox Tech High School. She has volunteered at Central Library for two years, and was recently accepted into Texas Tech University.
"At the San Antonio Public Library, teens play an active role in crafting their library experience," said Jennifer Velasquez, Teen Services Coordinator for the San Antonio Public Library. "Fostering opportunities for teens to be involved in the creation of library services such as Cecelia's digital display moves forward the library's mission of teen participation - and helps inspire teens to be leaders and decision makers at their library."
Cecelia’s reading list is titled "Teen Favorites: Cece's Picks" and is available on the Library’s website at bit.ly/CeCesPicks. These eBook and eAudiobook picks can be checked out and downloaded directly to any personal mobile device or computer. The items also return themselves when lending periods are over, so borrowers never receive late fees for digital items!
Below is a sample of “Cece’s Picks”:
Death Cloud by Andrew Lane
Vixen by Jillian Larkin
The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood
Me Before You by Jojo Meyers
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
The Immortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Matched by Ally Condie
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
The Library works with OverDrive, the world’s leading distributor of digital content for libraries, to offer eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming video and periodicals for check out to San Antonio Public Library card holders. In 2016 the San Antonio Public Library joined a prestigious group of public libraries who reached over one million digital items checked out through OverDrive in calendar year 2016. Overall, the San Antonio Public Library lent 7.3 million items in fiscal year 2016.
Visit mysapl.org/digital for more information about the digital collection at the San Antonio Public Library.