Friday, February 8, 2013

Blind date with a book!

What's that? How do you have a blind date with a BOOK?

Well...see all those nicely wrapped Valentine's packages? No, they're not Sees Candy, they're library books, and no one but your teen librarians knows which ones they are!

It's like a blind date--somebody fixes you up with a person you've never met, and you get to know them on the date. Here, you check out a book, sight unseen, and find out what it is when you unwrap it at home! We thought it was a great way to get some good but maybe overlooked books into the hands of readers who might not pick up the book on their own, but might read it and like it once they had checked it out. We hope all of you will get up your nerve to experience a blind date with a book this week!

Thursday, February 7, 2013


What are you doing tomorrow after school? Homework? C'mon, it's FRIDAY! Do something fun! Yes, we have something specific in mind:
Do you have a card for your secret crush, your long-lost love, your BFF, your mother, teacher, librarian (ahem)???

Allow us to inspire you. We have collected: cardstock, envelopes, pens (brush, fine point, and calligraphy), rubber stamps, (deep breath) stickers, doilies, collage materials...ALL you have to bring is your CREATIVITY.

Buena Vista Branch
3:30 p.m.
February 8
(plenty of time to snail-mail if you want)

If you'd rather send your sweetie an origami heart, we have origami paper and an interactive website for you too! Plus...snacks!

So come over and play! Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Asking for specific book reviews!

I read Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler's THE FUTURE OF US last week and I was going to write a review of it here, but...rather than say what I thought, I'm hoping that a TEEN would like to write a review of this book for the blog! Mostly because I'm really, really curious what teens think of it. Can any of you Burbank teen readers help me out? Also, has anybody read the new YA book by mystery writer Elizabeth George, called THE EDGE OF NOWHERE? Would love a review of that one as well...

If I don't get a response to this in a few days, I will share my views, but I'd love to combine them with those of teen readers. (You get one service hour credit for every review you write, as an added incentive!)