We've almost finished our summer reading program! Woohoo! The last date to enter your reading minutes is July 21st and the last day you can pick up prizes will be August 4th. This is just a note to say THANK YOU to all the great Teen Advisory Board members who've been helping give out prizes for summer reading! You've made our lives so much easier!! Don't forget that you get to choose a reward of either a list of books you'd like us to buy for the library OR an extra book from the teen reading prize cart. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
It's Percy time! Not only are we having our discussion of the Percy Jackson series on Wednesday (see calendar to sign up!), but news about the next Percy Jackson movie was recently announced. That's right; The Sea of Monsters will soon be a movie. Check out the cast! The actress who played Glimmer in the new Hunger Games movie has signed on to play Clarisse.
The Hunger Games is officially the hottest book in the world right now. We get asked several times a day, every day, all day, if we have copies of the book. "Why, yes, yes, we do have 10 copies of the book. No. No, they are not here, sadly. They are all checked out! There are 820 holds on the book system wide. Would you like to wait for the book?" That's how it goes at the desk. BUT have no fear! Ms. Sarah has a read-alike list for you!
April's right around the corner, which means April Fool's Day will soon be here. April is National Humor Month! So kick it off right with a good laugh or two. These are my favorite funny books that I've read recently!
How do you decide which books out of all the great young adult titles that have been published this year are the "best"? Well, the way I see it, there's three different ways to look at it: from the critic's point of view, bestsellers/most popular, and your own personal faves. So that's exactly how I've divvied up my list below! Best books of 2011? Here you go!
These are videos of the same booktalks I did at Hickory Creek Middle School December 19th, 2011, and some of the ones I did at Summit Hill Middle School on December 13th, 2011. Looking for any of these books? Check on display in the Young Adult section of the library or alphabetical by the author's last name. Can't find it? Ask a librarian; that's what we're here for.
Find all the young adult copies of the Read for a Lifetime books for this year on one side of the black cart in the Land of YA, in the teen area of the library. Can't find the one you want? Ask a librarian! Here'sa link to the full list, too, for what we have at FPLD.