Summer Reading!

17 05 2010

I know everyone has eagerly been anticipating the annual Summer Reading Program. Well, your wait is finally over! The theme this year is Make Waves at Your Library (yeah, we’re goin’ beachy), and here’s how it works:

Track the time you spend reading

Count the time you attend library programs

Write book reviews

Every time you reach 4 hours -or- write a book review, you’ll be entered into a drawing for prizes!

Simple, right? Wanna know what the prizes are? We have things like gift cards, an iPod Touch, water bottles, an Xbox 360, backpacks, Nintendo DSi and other stuff. So the more you read, attend or write book reviews, the more times you get entered into the drawings and the better your chances of winning!

Everything is being logged online this year. Sign up by clicking here.

Find out what’s happening at the library by clicking here.

Sign up now!


Beastly Trailer

22 04 2010

Looks pretty good!

Don’t forget to check out the book in our Catalog.

New Moon soundtrack – review

18 11 2009

With the much anticipated November 20 release of the movie New Moon, devotees will get great satisfaction in listening to this soundtrack. Like the soundtrack of Twilight, the music in New Moon is moody, dark, and a perfect fit for the romantic turmoil that’s so much a part of the story. Delivered by some of the best bands in alternative rock, this soundtrack is top-notch from start to finish. Fans will have a lot to sink their teeth into especially Death Cab for Cutie’s “Meet Me on the Equinox,” Muse’s “I Belong to You,” and the Killers’ “White Demon Love Song.”—Ellie R , Grade 11, Floral Park (NY) Memorial High School (courtesy of SLJ 11/18/09)

Want to listen to the New Moon Soundtrack for yourself? You can check it out at the library! Find it here in our catalog

New books!

2 09 2009

Check out some new titles the library recently acquired for your reading pleasure…

ghostgirlGhostgirl: Homecoming by Tonya Hurley

Fruits Basket, vol. 23 by Natsuki Takaya

Access Denied (and other eighth grade error messages) by Denise Vegaaccess denied

Fullmetal Alchemist, vol. 19 by Hiromu Arakawa

Daniel xDaniel X: Watch the Skies by James Patterson

Inubaka, vol. 13 by Yukiya Sakuragi

Boyology: a teen girl’s crash course in all things boy by Sarah O’Leary Burningham

Kitchen Princess, vol. 10 adapted by Nunzio Defilippis

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

14 07 2009

formanSeventeen-year-old Mia had everything to live for — a loving family, a beloved boyfriend, and her brilliant cello playing (and, very possibly, an acceptance to Juilliard). But everything changes during a tragic car accident. Now Mia hovers near the hospital bed where her physical body lies in a coma, weighing her options. Should she stay?

See the full review on

Find it in the Library catalog!

Summer Reading 2009

2 06 2009

Sneed Spot 8Summer Reading 2009 is here! I know you are all excited – please try and contain yourselves…

In the past, when you signed up for Summer Reading, you got a reading log (had to read 4 books) and when you turned it in received a small prize — usually a pencil, bookmark or something like that. Well, you all told us that didn’t really get you excited to participate and this year we listened to you.

Here are your options for participating this summer:

  1. Read 2 books
  2. Read 1 book and write a review
  3. Attend a library program

Easy enought, right? Every time you do one of these things, you get entered into a drawing for a prize. And the prizes are… $25 Visa gift cards and 2 Nintendo Wiis. Quite an improvement over pencils and bookmarks.

So, get to registering, people. Here’s the link. Happy Summer Reading!

2009 Teens’ Top Ten Nominations

29 04 2009

Teens Top TenThe 2009 Teens’ Top Ten nominations are in and you have until the second week in October to read as many of these books as you can. Why, you ask?

Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Nominations are posted in April during National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year during Teen Read Week (October 18 – 24). Readers ages 12 – 18 are eligible to vote.

In the meantime, get reading! Here are your nominees:

gracelingGraceling by Kristin Cashore

Untamed by Kristin & P.C. Cast

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Truancy by Isamu Fukui

graveyard-bookTruancy: Origins by Isamu Fuku**

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Paper Towns by John Green

Runemarks by Joanne Harris**

Identical by Ellen Hopkins

breaking-dawnThe Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

Daughter of the Flames by Zoe Marriott

Wake by Lisa McMann

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

Bloodline by Katy Moran

knifeThe Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Evermore by Alyson Noel

Geek Charming by Robin Palmer

Melting Stones by Tamora Pierce

Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

flygirlEternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith

Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten

Impossible by Nancy Werlin

Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee

**The Library does not own these titles, but you can request them through Marina with a library card (borrow them from another library system).