Archive for April, 2011
Teen Summer Reading Experience 2011 will be starting June 1 through July 16. The theme this year is “Read. Play. Move.”
As always, there will be many awesome programs throughout the summer that tie in with the theme (including rock climbing, Zumba and canoeing). You also can win prizes for reading (including movie passes, ice cream and more!) with every six books or 1000 pages, AND you get entered for the grand prize drawing (The Flip Video Camera)!
Call or check our sites for more info.
Come check out the book display in the teen area for the month of May! Books will cover everything you want to know about college (and everything you need to know), for teens who are starting to look at colleges and teens who are going off to college in the fall.
The last meeting of Alter This Book Club for the school year is Monday, May 9 from 4-6pm in the auditorium. We’ll be finish up our projects and creating 3-D paper flowers to decorate our teen space. Sign up for the program at the front desk, or by telephone (574) 533-9531.
The last meeting of Read That! Book Discussion for the school year is Thursday, May 19 from 6:30-7:30pm in meeting room A/B. This month we’re reading Paper Towns, by John Green. School Library Journal said, “Green builds tension through both the twists of the active plot and the gravitas of the subject. […] beautiful and terrifying ways we can and cannot know those we love.” Sign up for the program at the front desk, or by telephone (574) 533-9531, and come pick up your copy of the book at the library.
Well, folks, it is time for me to say good-bye. I was recently offered a new job that I have accepted, and today will be my last day at GPL. I have loved every moment of working at the library and am leaving with so many wonderful memories.
On a lighter note, Michael, while discussing my departure, said that all of his co-workers were leaving him. He, of course, was over exaggerating. So, make sure to stop by the Front Desk and say, “Hello! I’m sorry that all of your co-workers are leaving you” to cheer him up…or, at least, that is what Mayra wants you to do!
Oh, and don’t worry about the blog. Until Ann-Margaret finds a replacement, I will sneak on once in awhile to share what is new in the world of teen lit! For example, I HAVEN’T EVEN DISCUSSED THE CASTING OF THE HUNGER GAMES MOVIE YET!
The Maze Runner is one of those books that I would say that if you have not read it, then you have not lived. Over and over again, I found myself clinging to its story like my life depended on it. I would absolutely and I repeat MOST DEFINITELY recommend it to anyone, whether you read historical fiction or fantasy- sci-fi. I almost guarantee that anyone who reads The Maze Runner will skip their favorite activities to read this book.
Now let me explain a little bit of the plot just in case you don’t believe me…
Thomas is one of many in earth’s newest experiment. Two years ago, a group of boys were sent up into what seemed to be a gigantic maze. Now, two years later, things are gonna change. Thomas is forced into an environment that proves to be the worst place he can think of, not to mention the horrible creatures that screech during the night-time. Surviving his first day wasn’t very easy, and it only gets worse.
A girl is sent up only a day after Thomas is sent up from The Box, where all the new “Gladers” come from. She’s the first ever to arrive in The Glade, but even more terrifying is the message she brings with her…
“Everything is going to change…”
Now he will fight for his life to find not only answers about himself, but about everything his world has become…
Reading this book will completely change your view of whether a book is boring or well written. And, it will most certainly change your attitude about reading. If you love The Maze Runner, be sure to read the sequel, The Scorch Trails. Both books are by James Dashner.
What would you do if you wanted a horse, and you parents said no way? When told by her parents that a horse was not an option, Regina Mayer taught the family cow, Luna, to ride and to jump like a horse. Check out the video below…it makes me think about the cow racing game on Wii!