Wednesday, October 15, 2014

If you liked The Fault in our Stars

If you liked The Fault in our Stars by John Green, try some of these similar books.  Click on a title to read a summary or reserve the book.  Have you read any of them?  What did you think?

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Zac and Mia by A. J. Betts

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

Every Day by David Levithan (or on Playaway)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Fall Programs

During our Books and Bites program last month, we discussed The Mysterious Benedict Society and made corner bookmarks.  Our next programs will be a jack-o-lantern carving program on Tuesday, October 28 and Books and Bites in November.  We hope to see you there!

Jack-o-lantern Carving 

Tuesday, October 28 at 4:30 and 6:30 P.M.
6th – 12th graders
The library will provide pumpkins for you to carve into jack-o-lanterns.  Registration is required by Saturday, October 25.  Please register here, call 734-439-1240, or stop by the library to register.  

 Books and Bites
Thursday, November 13 at 4:00 P.M.
6th – 8th graders

Read Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix before the program.  Ask for a copy from the circulation desk or reserve a copy here or here.

During the program, we'll eat snacks, discuss the book, and participate in an activity related to the book. 
 Registration is requested.
Click here, call 734-439-1240, or stop by the library to register.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Stuffed Animal Sitters

We have two Stuffed Animal Sitters opportunities for teens (6th - 12th graders) next week.  
Younger children will attend Stuffed Animal Sleepovers in the morning on Wednesday, August 20 and Friday, August 22.  Teens will come from 1:00 P.M. until 2:30 P.M. on each of those days to "babysit" the stuffed animals.  You'll help them read their favorite books, play their favorite games, and explore the library.  You'll photograph their adventures for the children to see the next morning when they come to pick up their animals. 

If you'd like to participate in either of these programs, please register here.  

Friday, August 8, 2014

Spark a Reaction: Experiment and Explore


We have new activity logs filled with a variety of reading and science activities for you to explore throughout the rest of the summer.  Identify birds in your neighborhood, read a biography of a scientist, take a walk and observe nature around you, watch a science DVD, or more.  After you complete any 6 choices, you will receive a prize and enter the prize drawing.  

You may pick up a copy of the teen activity log from the library or see it here.

You will have until September 15 to receive prizes for this "end of summer" reading challenge. We hope you enjoy reading, experimenting, and exploring!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Summer Reading Program

Join us this summer to read, earn prizes, and attend programs at the library.  All 6th - 12th graders are invited to participate in our Teen Summer Reading Program.  See information about our children's program for toddlers through 5th graders here.

See our calendar of events here, see details in our brochure here, and register here.

Friday, June 13 is the first day to pick up reading logs from the library and begin reading and/or listening to books.  Drop in between 10:30 A.M. and 12:30 P.M. on June 13 to get a balloon animal from Sparkles the Clown.

Programs for all ages include:
  • Reading is Magic performance on Tuesday, June 24 at 10:30 A.M.
  • Spectacular Science: Liquid Nitrogen on Tuesday, July 8 at 10:30 A.M.
  • Joel's ScienceRific Comedy Show on Tuesday, August 12 at 10:30 A.M.
All three of these performances will be held in the Senior and Community Activity Center.

Teen Tuesdays will be held in the library.  Events include:
  • Paint the Windows
  • Game Day
  • Stuffed Animal Sitters
  • Spark a Reaction science activities
  • Books and Bites
  • Food Art
See details in our brochure here.
See our calendar of events here.
Register here.
Questions?  Ask them here.

We hope to see you at the library this summer!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

National Library Week

April 13 - 19 is National Library Week.  This year's theme is Lives Change @ Your Library.

We invite you to discover everything the library has to offer you and enter to win prizes for using our library's resources.  

You may enter our prize drawing when you: 

·          Check out a book, magazine, movie, CD, or audiobook from the library.  See what is available in our catalog here (from most computers) or here (from mobile devices). 

·          Borrow an ebook or e-audiobook.  Click here to get started.

·          Attend a program (any time this month).  See our teen events here and the calendar of all events here.

·          Like or comment on our Facebook page.

·          Sign up for our e-newsletter here.

·          Purchase an item from the Friends of the Library book sale.

·          Explore a website or database from the “resources” link on our website. There are resources for children, teens, and adults.

·          Tell us how the library has changed your life. Forms are at the circulation desk or post a comment on this page.  We'll display these in the library.

 You may enter our prize drawing for each resource you use.  Entry forms are available in the library or here.

We hope to see you in the library this week and every week!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Spring Programs

Teen Game Day

Wednesday, April 9
3:30 - 5:00 P.M.
 Play Wii games, board games, and cup stacking at the library.
Drop in to play; registration is not required.

 Books and Bites
 Wednesday, April 16 at 4:00 P.M.
6th – 8th graders

Make and eat edible spring treats 
while you discuss the books you’re reading, 
hear suggestions for great books to read, 
and choose a book for the next “Books and Bites.”

 Registration is requested.
Click here, call 734-439-1240,
or stop by the library to register.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Read It Before You See It

Several movies based on teen books will be released this year.  We own all of these books, so stop in to check them out.  

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Movie release date: February 14, 2014 moved up to February 7, 2014
See the books in the series in our catalog here or here on mobile devices.

Divergent by Veronica Roth
Movie release date: March 21, 2014
See the books in the series here or here on mobile devices.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Movie release date:  June 6, 2014
See the book here or here on mobile devices.

The Giver by Lois Lowry
Movie release date:  August 15, 2014
See the book here or here on mobile devices.


The Maze Runner by James Dasnher
Movie release date: September 19, 2014
See the books here or here on mobile devices.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New teen ebooks available to check out

Is it too cold to come to the library?  Try checking out an ebook.  Here are some new teen ebooks available to check out:
Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant by Veronica Roth
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Sara Shepard

See the complete ebook catalog here and instructions for borrowing and downloading ebooks here

If you prefer print books, check our catalog here (from most computers) or here (for mobile devices) to reserve one of these books in print from our library.