Summer Library Program Starts June 10th
Summer Volunteers Wanted!
Join the Summer Program Teen Volunteer Team
* Help families register for the Summer Reading Program
* Hand out prizes to happy children
* Be a reading buddy!
If you are 12 or older and can commit to two, two-hour shifts each week from June 10th to July 27th, you are eligible to apply. Just fill out this Summer Teen Volunteer Application and turn it in at the service desk.
Teen Book Group
Monday, May 13 at 4:15 PM
Dead End in Norvelt is the winner of the 2012 Newbery Medal for the year's best contribution to children's literature and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction!
Melding the entirely true and the wildly fictional, Dead End in Norvelt is a novel about an incredible two months for a kid named Jack Gantos, whose plans for vacation excitement are shot down when he is "grounded for life" by his feuding parents, and whose nose spews bad blood at every little shock he gets. But plenty of excitement (and shocks) are coming Jack's way once his mom loans him out to help a fiesty old neighbor with a most unusual chore—typewriting obituaries filled with stories about the people who founded his utopian town. As one obituary leads to another, Jack is launced on a strange adventure involving molten wax, Eleanor Roosevelt, twisted promises, a homemade airplane, Girl Scout cookies, a man on a trike, a dancing plague, voices from the past, Hells Angels . . . and possibly murder. Endlessly surprising, this sly, sharp-edged narrative is the author at his very best, making readers laugh out loud at the most unexpected things in a dead-funny depiction of growing up in a slightly off-kilter place where the past is present, the present is confusing, and the future is completely up in the air.
* Review from goodreads.com
For more information or to sign up please contact Catherine.
Teen Book Club Interview with author Adam Rex
Check out this interview with the author of one of our favorite reads. The True Meaning of Smekday. We read the book for an end of the year selection for the past two years (just because we like it so much). Adam Rex offered to answer questions for our group, take a look at what he had to say.
Teen Advisory Board
Would you like to make the library a more inviting place for teens? Get the materials and programs you’d love to have at the library by joining the Teen Advisory Board. The Board meets on an “as needed” basis on Mondays (usually monthly) from 4:15-5:15. If you would like to join the Board, download the application form, fill it out and turn it in at the library circulation desk. You are also welcome to contact Catherine or stop by with questions.