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Author Sarah Dessen speaks to the hearts of teenage girls better than anyone.  Her characters are so real, their problems so easy to identify with.  Her newest book, The Moon and More, will be available on Tuesday, June 4, 2013Emily has the perfect little life, but that is exactly the problem.  Yes, Colby is the ideal secluded beach town community and her boyfriend Luke could not be more attentive; but, after the arrival of a New York filmmaker, she's beginning to wonder if she should be outgrowing it.  Let's hope Dessen never runs out of stories to share. 

Along for the Ride - book & audiobook & ebook
Dreamland - book & audiobook & ebook
Just Listen - book
Keeping the Moon - book & audiobook & ebook
Lock and Key - book & audiobook & ebook
Someone Like You - book & ebook
That Summer - book & audiobook & ebook
This Lullaby - book & audiobook & ebook
The Truth About Forever - book & audiobook
What Happened to Goodbye? - book & audiobook & ebook
 

Whatever ones you want!  Funny picture books, time-traveling early chapter books, action-packed graphic novels, or post-apocalyptic teen dramas -- the Hoover Public Library has so many to choose from!  We have traditional books plus audiobooks (on CD, Playaway, and downloadable) and ebooks (downloadable or check out a Nook).  Actually, it can be a bit overwhelming.  That's why I've compiled some lists to help you narrow down your choices.  Here's a quick breakdown.

+ Online lists of books that are both excellent and tie-in to this year's Summer Reading theme: Picture Books for Preschool-Grade 2, Chapter Books for Grade 3-6, Teen Fiction for Grade 7-12

+ Genre bookmarks in the Kid Zone and Teen Spot

+ Goodreads

+ Blog series = Reading Snapshots (once a month), Dig Deep nonfiction series (once a week beginning May 20)

+ New-book sections of the Kid Zone (Think Pink) and Teen Spot (Code Red)

+ Ask a librarian for a recommendation
 

I AM PUMPED!  Ironman 3 hits the big screen this weekend!  No, I will not be facing the crowded madness at the movie theater immediately after I post this blog.  Actually, I'm going to wait a few days.  I prefer a less chaotic cinematic experience.  Yes, I know you don't care.  Yes, I know you want me to get to the point.  Here it is -- trilogies are awesome.  Especially book trilogies.  I love a story with a good beginning, middle, and end.  And trilogies have an entire book dedicated to each.  That's why I call them a triple threat.  Discover your favorite today!
KIDS
13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison (#1)
Bindi Babes by Narinder Dhami (#1)
The Cabinet of Wonders by Marie Rutkoski (#1)
City of Fire by Laurence Yep (#1)
Gabriel's Horses by Alison Hart (#1)
Museum of Thieves by Lian Tanner (#1)

While celebrating National Poetry Month, you don't have to limit yourself to Dewey Decimal number 811.  There are many works of fiction written in verse.  This usually means two things:
1. The language may be sparse, but it is beautiful and very expressive.
2. With fewer words per page, these books are fast reads.

KIDS
Addie on the Inside by James Howe
Eva of the Farm by Dia Calhoun
Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech
Inside Out & Back Again by Thannha Lai
Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie by Julie Sternberg

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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.