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Thank a Vet! 2016 Poster Contest

Our annual Veteran's Week festivities will be here before you know it, and we need your help!  We need some amazing poster salutes for our Thank a Vet! poster contest.  Please follow the guidelines posted on our website.  Pay close attention to the submission deadline.  All entries must be turned in by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2016.  The winning posters will be displayed in the library throughout the month of November.  Their creators will be presented with a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble (courtesy of the Friends of the Library) at the City Council meeting on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 6 p.m.

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Thirteen Reasons Why You Should Read What Light

I'm not really going to list 13 reasons for you to read Jay Asher's new book, What Light.  Thirteen Reasons Why was the title of Asher's breakout first novel.  See what I did there?  I am the QUEEN of title mash-up blog posts.  Anyway, I'm sure I could come up with 13 reasons if I really needed to, but I think a short plot summary will be just as effective.

"Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon—it’s a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other. Until this particular Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb, and one life eclipses the other. By reputation, Caleb is not your perfect guy: years ago, he made an enormous mistake and has been paying for it ever since. But Sierra sees beyond Caleb’s past and becomes determined to help him find forgiveness and, maybe, redemption. As disapproval, misconceptions, and suspicions swirl around them, Caleb and Sierra discover the one thing that transcends all else: true love."

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Teen Read Week 2016

Teen Read Week is coming October 9-15, and it challenges you to Read for the Fun of It!  You don't have to read something your teacher told you to read.  You don't have to read something your parent wants you to read.  You don't even have to listen to your local librarians' reading suggestions.  You can choose absolutely anything you want!  But, since this can be overwhelming, here's a link to help you out.  Other than that, I won't try to sway you in any particular reading direction.

Return to the American Revolution in this blistering conclusion to the trilogy that began with the bestselling National Book Award Finalist Chains and continued with Forge, which The New York Times called “a return not only to the colonial era but to historical accuracy.”   If you haven't read either book yet, stop reading this blog.  I would hate to spoil your future reading experience.

Ashes by Laurie Halse Anderson
As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon have narrowly escaped Valley Forge—but their relief is short-lived. Before long they are reported as runaways, and the awful Bellingham is determined to track them down. With purpose and faith, Isabel and Curzon march on, fiercely determined to find Isabel’s little sister Ruth, who is enslaved in a Southern state—where bounty hunters are thick as flies. Heroism and heartbreak pave their path, but Isabel and Curzon won’t stop until they reach Ruth, and then freedom.  

Ransom Riggs wrote an extremely popular novel called Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.  Now, Tim Burton has turned it into what is sure to be an extremely popular movie.  It opens this weekend.

"When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As he learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, Jake realizes that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies. Jake must figure out who is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is."

Our teen librarian Wendy is taking a field trip to Carmike Cinemas at Patton Creek to see the movie, and you can go too!  For FREE!  Our Movie Night Out will be Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 5 p.m.  If you're a teen, we will pay for your ticket.  But you must sign up because space is limited!   Register online or by phone (444-7826). 


Teen Services

Teen Community Service Volunteer Guidelines

Volunteer applications are taken year round, but opportunities are available on a limited basis. During the school year times are available for special programs only. Applications will be held on file until opportunities arise. Volunteers are needed more during the summer to help with the library’s Summer Reading Program.


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