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It’s happened! GPL has gotten rid of their Young Adult Audiobooks on cassette and will be introducing the new version of the audiobook: playaways.
Playaways are easy to use and don’t require any special equipment (except earbuds/headphones). The entire book is read to you on a ready, pocket-sized device.
To learn more about playaways, visit http://playaway.com/
To learn more about how to use playaways, visit http://library.playaway.com/library-resources/getting-started#how-to-play (then click on “View the How-to-Play Demo”) and/or view the additional informational pdf file at http://library.playaway.com/files/getting-started/How-to-Play-Standard.pdf
Look for the playaways starting June 1st! (Which is also the first day of the Teen Summer Reading Experience!)
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!
How Hard Can It Be? is a new series on the National Geographic Channel, where people try to figure out how hard it would be to accomplish certain feats. The latest challenge was to see if they could get a house to fly in the air with balloons similar to what the main character did in Up.
The crew was able to get their house to fly with the assistance of 300 helium balloons. The balloon were 8′ high, and it took an entire helium tank to fill a single balloon! Once it was up in the air, the house flew for over an hour and went at least 10 stories up into the sky!
Check out the video below showing the project and click here to see photos of their challenge.
As promised, here are the pictures of Michael in front of the snow mountain in our parking lot. It took me awhile to find the adapter cord for my camera, but, when I did, the photos paid off!
Here is a vertical view of Michael and the snow mountain. Please note that said mountain is taller than Michael.
And, to prove that the snow mound extended throughout the parking lot, here is a horizontal view of Michael and the snow for your viewing pleasure.
Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on whether or not you like snow), the gigantic pile of snow has started to shrink with the warmer weather. Have you seen any mounds of snow that are larger around Goshen? If you have seen one, then where?
It’s time to vote for YALSA’s Teen’s Top Ten! You may be wondering what the Teens’ Top Ten is. It is a teens’ choice list of your favorite books from the previous year! The winners will be announced during Teen Read Week in October! I’m pulling for Catching Fire, Geektastic, If I Stay, Beautiful Creatures and Shiver. Who do you want to see in the Top Ten?