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.