Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Teen Read Week

This week is Teen Read Week. The 2010 Teens' Top Ten Winners were announced Monday.
  1. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  2. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
  3. Heist Society by Ally Carter
  4. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  5. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
  6. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  7. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
  8. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  9. Fire by Kristin Cashore
  10. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Edible Haunted House programs will be held Thursday at 3:30 for 6th - 8th graders and at 5:00 for 9th - 12th graders. We'll make haunted houses from graham crackers, icing, and decorations. Please call or stop by the library to register.

Monday, August 23, 2010

2010 Teens' Top Ten

Vote now through September 17 for your favorite book for YALSA's 2010 Teens' Top Ten list.
Vote here.
Check our catalog to find books from the list.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Ice Cream Party

Our final teen programs of the summer will be ice cream parties on Thursday at 1:00 for 6th - 8th graders and at 3:00 for 9th - 12th graders. We'll make ice cream sundaes and play games. We hope to see you there.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Maniac Magee
Review by Laura
At first glance most people would walk right by this book. The title of this book wouldn’t catch the eye of anyone, but two kinds of people. Those two types of people are librarians and future scientists. The very plain cover (except for the Newbery Medal), says, I accidentally took a bad picture. But, this is only at first glance. A person that was truly interested in books would look farther into the book. What is really the interesting and attention drawing part of this book is the back cover. One of the comments on the back cover says, “Writing that bursts with creativity, enthusiasm, and hope for the future; in short it’s a celebration of life.”

If you like reading fiction, science-fiction, adventure and/or tragic books with a touch of action, mystery, and romance without the vampires, I would definitely say that this book is for you. I have recommended this book to many people. What would you say about this book?

Three year old Maniac Magee was an ordinary kid. He lived in a house and had a mom and dad. But not for long, have you ever heard of the famous P and W trolley crash? If not, you will learn about it in this book. How could you survive on your own at the mere age of eight? How would you deal with a town divided in two by race? Maniac had all of these questions bouncing around in his young head. His answers are shocking to everyone, including himself. What will he decide?

Maniac, he was insulted and adored by this name. Maniac Magee, this was the name known by everyone in the town of Bridgepoint, to the small town of Two Mills, over the Schuylkill, one-hundred miles on foot, running the whole way went Maniac Magee. He ran all the way to a segregated town, divided in two by color and race.

See our catalog to reserve this book: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

Friday, August 6, 2010

Bookmark Contest

Stop by the library next week to design a bookmark to enter in our contest. The theme is Milan's 125th anniversary. Include something about Milan now or what Milan looked like 125 years ago in your design. Winners will receive a gift card to McDonald's and their bookmarks will be printed and distributed at the library.

Drop in between 2:00 and 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 11 or between 2:00 and 4:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 12 to design your bookmark.

You may also design your bookmark at home on 2.75 inch x 8.5 inch paper (that's 1/4 of a piece of letter sized paper) and submit it to the library any time next week.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Summer Reading

You're invited to read, earn prizes, and participate in programs at the library this summer.

The Teen Summer Reading Program begins on June 11. Stop by the library to pick up a reading log, and earn prizes for reading or listening to audiobooks.

Everyone may participate in our Summer Reading Program. You do not need a library card to read, earn prizes, or attend programs. (You only need a card to check out books and other materials from the library.)

Click on the images below for a larger version of our brochure.

Summer Programs at the Library

Summer programs at the library begin this month.

Join us on Wednesday, June 23 at 1:00 to decorate the library. You'll help choose new furniture for the teen area and paint the windows of the library with the summer reading themes.

"Teen Tuesdays" will be held on Tuesdays at 1:00 for 6th through 8th graders and at 3:00 for high schoolers. Activities will include:

June 29 - Eclipse Party
Discuss Stephenie Meyer's book, test your trivia knowledge, and participate in other Eclipse-related activities.

July 6 – Urban Legends
Are they myths or facts? Learn about and test your knowledge of urban legends.

July 13 – Game Day
Play Wii games and board games at the library.

July 20 – Beach Crafts
Create beach-related craft projects.

July 27 – Sport Stacking
Learn and compete with each other in sport stacking (cup stacking).

August 3 – Game Day
Play Wii games and board games at the library.

Final Program
Ice Cream Party
Thursday, August 19
6th - 8th grade – 1:00 P.M.
9th - 12th grade – 3:00 P.M.

All programs are free. Registration is requested. Please call 734-439-1240 or stop by the circulation desk to register.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Peeps Art

Here is the art teens created with Peeps at the library last week.

"Peeper Pan" (with Wendy and the Lost Boys)

Easter Forest Glen

Garage Band


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Stephenie Meyer's new book

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer will be published this summer. It will also be available online from June 7 to July 5. See Stephenie Meyer's website for more information.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Vote for the 2010 Thumbs Up! Book Award

The nominees for the 2010 Thumbs Up! Book Award have been announced. Now is your chance to vote for your choice.

Pick up a ballot from the library or print one here. All votes must be received by May 29.

Here are links to the books we own. Others may be requested through MeLCat (our interlibrary loan system).

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson (also on Playaway)
Fat Cat by Robin Brande
Fire by Kristin Cashore
The Morgue and Me by John C. Ford
If I Stay: A Novel
by Gayle Forman
Liar by Justine Larbalestier
Ghosts of War: The True Story of a 19-year-old GI by Ryan Smithson
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork
The Monstrumologist: William James Henry by Richard Yancey

The Thumbs Up! Award was established in 1986 to recognize the excellence, and to celebrate the uniqueness of Teen/Young Adult literature. A committee, consisting of Young Adult and Teen Librarians, meets several times during the year to determine the winner. Beginning in 2001, the Thumbs Up! Committee has included a teen vote. For more information or to see previous winners, visit the Michigan Library Association's website.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Peeps Art

Teens (6th - 12th grade) are invited to create Peeps Art at the library on Wednesday, March 31 at 2:00 P.M.

We'll provide Peeps and craft supplies; you'll create a scene from a book, a movie, or your imagination.

Please call or stop by the library to register. We hope to see you there.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Teen Book Awards

Are you looking for something new to read? Try one of these award winning books.

Going Bovine by Libba Bray
2010 Printz Award winning book

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
(also available on CD)
2009 Thumbs Up Award winning book

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
(also available on CD)
2009 Thumbs Up Award honor book

The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (also on CD)
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork
2010 Best Books for Young Adults

Have you read any of these? Leave a comment to share what you thought about them.