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Congrats!

Congratulations to Sarah, the winner of “Pick Three,” our teen winter reading program! Sarah won a $25 Target gift card.

I asked participants in “Pick Three” to write a very short review of the books they read. Here are some of my favorites:

“You Wish”: Amazing, I wish it could really happen!
“How to Save a Life”: Sincere, kind, and loving story.
“Eragon”: A well-created, interesting adventure.
“Seth Baumgartner’s Love Manifesto”: Hilarious, loved it, one of my favorites.
“Bras & Broomsticks”: Teenage witch + sister = trouble.
“The Picture of Dorian Gray”: Handsome man falls to Hedonism.
“Manga for the Beginner”: Love it, and now I love drawing!

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January 23, 2012 at 5:21 pm Leave a comment

Winter Reading

The teen winter reading program, “Pick Three” is more than half done, but there’s still plenty of time to read!  Grab a book log at the library, pick three types of books and read one book in each category (like a fantasy, a non-fiction book, and a romance). Bring back your book log by January 14 to receive a free pair of ear buds and be entered to win a grand prize, a $25 Target gift card!

January 3, 2012 at 4:45 pm Leave a comment

Winter Reading Returns!

Anyone is grades 7-12 can participate in “Pick Three,” our teen winter reading program.  Just grab a book log at the library, pick three types of books and read one book in each category (for example, a fantasy, a non-fiction book, and a romance). Bring back your book log by January 14 to receive a free pair of ear buds and be entered to a grand prize, a $25 Target gift card! One book log per participant.

December 5, 2011 at 7:00 am Leave a comment

Book Reviews by Teens

I asked everyone who participated in our winter reading program to tell me what book out of the six they read was their favorite and why.  Here are a few of the reviews:

Sleepaway Girls by Jen Calonita
Reviewed by Joelle
It’s the perfect, ideal summer every girl wants.  Its got teenage love and the challenges of friendship.  Any girl that’s ever wanted to go to camp or has gone to camp should read this book.
The One by Ed Decter
Reviewed by Molly
The One was my favorite book because it gave me a peek at what it takes to become a big star.
FullMetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa
Reviewed by Katherine
My favorite book of these six is FullMetal Alchemist because of its interesting storyline and twists in the plot.  I also like it because I find the theory of two worlds living parallel to each other very interesting & probable.
Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
Reviewed by Sera
I liked Pretty Little Liars, because it was interesting enough that I read it in one night.  Now I’m just trying to get my hands on the second book!
Flavor of the Week by Tucker Shaw
Reviewed by Deanne
This book was my favorite because after each chapter, it gave a recipe to cook.  It also explained how good the food was and it went well with the story.  The recipe for cookies that was found in the first chapter is definitely something I want to try making.
Salute the Dark by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Reviewed by Christopher
I find Salute the Dark to be the strongest of the books I read.  Tchaikovsky seamlessly blends technology and magic as well as showing how technology affected the development of not only warfare but civilizations themselves. (Note from Katie:  This book is not in the teen section, but the science fiction section, so check there if you want to read it for yourself!)

January 20, 2011 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Congratulations!

Congratulations to the winners of
“6 Weeks – 6 Books,” Blake Becherer and M.E. Farley.  Thanks to everyone who participated in our winter reading program!

January 17, 2011 at 3:40 pm Leave a comment

6 Weeks – 6 Books Ends Today

The teen winter reading program, “6 Weeks – 6 Books” ends today, Saturday January 15!

Be sure to hand in your reading log by 5:00 today to receive your free earbuds and get entered into the grand prize drawing. 

Winners of the Iron Man 2 and Glee  book and DVD prize packs will be notified Monday the 17th.  Thanks to everyone who participated!

January 15, 2011 at 9:00 am Leave a comment


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