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!





From Page to Screen: Little Brother

24 03 2010

I have decided to start a new series called: From Page to Screen. These posts will feature new movies (or future movies) that are based on books.

I’m pretty excited about this one. Little Brother by Cory Doctorow is quite the thriller. Here’s the summary from our Summer Reading List:

“After a terrorist attack, computer hacker Marcus is held by the Department of Homeland Security and tortured in a secret prison. Upon release, he vows to take down a system that threatens the rights of every citizen.”

You’ll definitely be into this one if you like computers, technology, and takin’ down the man!

This book has been optioned by Angryfilms – no further information or release date yet.





Sherlock Holmes

8 12 2009

As you all eagerly await the new Sherlock Holmes movie (Robert Downey, Jr. is quite dashing, isn’t he?), I thought you might want to check out the original.

There are many Sherlock Holmes adventures to choose from — please don’t disregard them because you think they’re “old-fashioned!!” They are exciting, adventurous and really well-done. These stories won’t disappoint and they’ll give you a great background for the movie.

Here’s a link to the catalog and some of what you can find in the Library.





Create your own book cover…

3 11 2009

Judging a book by it’s cover – yes, it’s something we ALL do. But have you ever read a book with a lame cover and thought that you totally could have done a better job designing it?

Well, now’s your chance. You can “Create Your Debut YA Cover” and post it for the world to see over at the 100 Scope Notes blog. There is already a gallery where other people have done the same. So, show us what you got!





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





Read manga and other comics online!

16 07 2009

Calling all comic fans… We know you’re always looking for new stuff to get your hands on, and the publishers know it too. So why not check out some of what they’re putting on their websites.

Tokyopop offers a lot of old AND new material – including at least one chapter of every series online.

For those of you who are into the superheros, Marvel is offering over 100 free comics on their site.

And don’t forget the old standby… the Library has your back when it comes to books. Don’t forget to stop in or check out the catalog to see what we offer.

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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 Teenreads.com

Find it in the Library catalog!