Friday, July 15, 2016

Reading Log Winners!


Mary M. = $5 Yogurtland gift card
Roman M. = $5 Rocket Fizz gift card
Brenden B. = AMC Gold movie ticket

Christopher A. = $5 Yogurtland gift card
Katelyn B. = $5 Rocket Fizz gift card
Katrina D. = AMC Gold movie ticket

Sam K. = $5 Yogurtland gift card 
Abbie F. = $5 Rocket Fizz gift card
Vanessa M. = AMC Gold movie ticket

Pick up your prize at the reference desk where you won it! Bring picture I.D. so we don't give your prize away to someone else! Congratulations, and keep reading!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Next Tuesday: Sign up!

On Tuesday night, July 19th, we're holding a Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit Tournament! You can create a three-person team and sign up to compete! We don't know anybody (well, except Brenden, who will be our master of ceremonies) who can singlehandedly answer all the hard trivia from all those HP books and movies, but with a team of three, you have a chance to pool your knowledge and come out winners!

Send an email with your three people (including contact information for at least one of you--email and phone) to We'll let you know we received your registration and have put you on the tournament list.

(If you don't have people in mind for a team, you can sign up as a "singleton" and we will match you with others, so let us know you're coming either way!)

It's going to be epic. Or at least entertaining! Sign up today!

Teen review: Nostalgia read

The Fudge Series
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great,
Superfudge, Fudge-A-Mania, Double Fudge
by Judy Blume
Children’s fiction, appropriate for all ages

Reviewed by M.S. (grade 11)

Peter Hatcher has to deal with his annoying younger brother, “Fudge,” who somehow always finds ways to get into trouble, make a mess of things, and ruin
Peter’s life.

This series was the first full book series that I ever read, and it got me to enjoy books and reading. This series made me laugh and become excited to dive into the world that lived in the next book. When rereading the series, it makes me feel like a kid again, and that I’m once again going on some crazy adventures with the characters. I highly recommend these books to everyone and would rate the series a 5.

Editor's note: Doesn't everyone have "nostalgia" books that they return to, again and again? Mine are The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett, and the Anne of Green Gables series. Oh, and a weird run-away-and-join-the-circus book, called A Stranger at Wildings, by Madeleine Brent. What are the books that YOU are sentimental about revisiting? Feel free to post a comment listing them!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Trivia Challenge!

Hey, you teen summer readers! What's happening with your
Game On Trivia Challenge?

We have only received half a dozen, and they are DUE THIS FRIDAY, July 15!

If you have no idea what I'm talking about, the Trivia Challenge was in your swag bag. If you missed it somehow, come to the library and we'll give you one! It's a series of questions about novels with sports themes, plus some straightforward sports trivia questions. It's a great opportunity for you to use our OPAC (online public access CATALOG, i.e., the library catalog) to find your answers! (You can Google the regular sports trivia.)

We made a special page with hints and tips to help you complete the challenge, and there are great PRIZES for the top performers, which will be given out at our finale, Halftime Horror, on Saturday, July 23!

We hope to receive a bunch of trivia challenges from you in the next three days!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The last Book Café!

The summer has passed so swiftly, and here we are, at our fourth and last session of Book Café! A few things to note:

Robyn Schneider, author of The Beginning of Everything and Extraordinary Means, will be with us. I just finished reading Extraordinary Means, and I think a lot of you would like it!

Since this is the fourth and last session of Book Café, this is the session at which all those who attended three of the four get to pick a FREE BOOK from our awesome book cart of treasures.

We will still do the regular stuff--Six Word Plots, drawing on the tables, eating and drinking like we're at a coffee house, and book-talking what we're reading.

So we have lots to look forward to, this week at Book Café! That's Wednesday night, 7:00 p.m., at the Buena Vista Branch in the auditorium. And it's for teens in grades 7-12 ONLY! See you there?