Thursday, December 14, 2017

Teen Grinchmas Party: 21 December 2017

Thursday, 21 December 2017 @4PM

Teens, come join us for a special Teen Hangout Grinchmas Party where we'll be providing pizza, desserts, crafts, and a movie that are all Grinch themed. As always, this will be for teens only, so no little brothers or sisters, and especially, no parents allowed. Teens, this is your time and your party, so come and join us at 4PM on Thursday, 21 December 2017 for free fun.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Santa's Coming! Saturday, 16 December 2017...

Saturday, 16 December 2017 @12PM

Please join us on Saturday, 16 December 2017 at 12PM for a special visit by SANTA! Following a special themed Christmas storytime, at 11AM, SANTA will be joining us for lots of pictures at the photo booth and will also be assisting in the raffle for a Christmas basket. For every ten items you check out, you will receive a chance to win the basket through a live raffle at the Christmas party. So join us for a party for live music ft. Millennium Waves, presents, the chance to win a Christmas basket, storytime, and SANTA!

*sponsored by IDEA Public Schools*

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Frozen Storytime: Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?!

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 @11AM

On Tuesday, 19 December 2017 we will be having a special Frozen themed storytime to kick off the current Winter season. During this special storytime, there will be music, stories, and a special Do You Wanna Build a Snowman craft. So dress up as your favorite Frozen character and join us for this special themed storytime.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Santa's Coming: Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 @11AM

Guess who's coming to make a very special appearance during our Preschool Storytime?! SANTA! Please join us on Wednesday, 13 December 2017 for storytime, crafts, and refreshments. Make sure you bring your cameras for pictures with the guest of honor...SANTA!

So come and enjoy some holiday themed 
stories, songs, dancing, refreshments, fun, and SANTA

*in collaboration with IDEA Public Schools*

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Accelerated Reader

Ms. Carmen has set up a convenient table with premade AR book kits. These kits are paired together by reading level ranging from 0-7. Also, come find one of the Librarians so they can tell you how many points a particular book may be. 

What is AR (Accelerated Reader)?

Accelerated Reader is a computerized reading tool that assists with your child's reading practice. Students select books according to their appropriate reading levels. After reading the book, students take a computerized quiz and are awarded points based on performance. Points are used throughout the year to assist with monitoring your child's reading performance. 

Students can access this site to take AR quizzes:

More AR Information: 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Holiday Book Sale: Saturday, 18 November 2017

Saturday, 18 November 2017 @11AM - 4:30PM

On Saturday, 6 May 2017 our Friends of the Library will be having another one of their infamous book sales with children's wrapped books, fill-a-tote, a rummage table, young adult books, audiobooks, magazines, and plenty more!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Teen Read Week! 8 October 2017- 14 October 2017

It's Teen Read Week (8 October 2017-14 October 2017)!

Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually in October the same week as Columbus Day. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. 

What are some of your favorite titles?! Some of our teens' favorite books are listed below. Come in and check these out at our library!

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas:

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed...

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil's name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.


Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon:

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.
Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare:

A Shadowhunter’s life is bound by duty. Constrained by honor. The word of a Shadowhunter is a solemn pledge, and no vow is more sacred than the vow that binds parabatai, warrior partners—sworn to fight together, die together, but never to fall in love.

Emma Carstairs has learned that the love she shares with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, isn’t just forbidden—it could destroy them both. She knows she should run from Julian. But how can she when the Blackthorns are threatened by enemies on all sides?

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs:

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

The Silver Eyes by Scott Cawthon:

Five Nights at Freddy’s follows a young woman named Charlotte, who reunites with her childhood friends on the anniversary of the tragedy that ripped their town apart. It’s been exactly ten years since the murders at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, and Charlotte, who goes by the name Charlie, has spent the last ten years trying to forget. Her father had owned Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza and had built its four adult-sized animatronic animals. After meeting up with her friends, curiosity leads them back to the old pizza place, and they find it hidden, but still standing. They discover a way inside, but things are not as they used to be: the four mascots that delighted and entertained them as children have changed. The animatronic animals have a dark secret and a murderous agenda.

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

Best friends, big fans, a mysterious webcomic, and a long-lost girl collide in this riveting novel, perfect for fans of both Cory Doctorow and Sarah Dessen; illustrated throughout with comics.

Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure.

Georgia Peaches and other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye R. Brown:

Joanna Gordon has been out and proud for years, but when her popular radio evangelist father remarries and decides to move all three of them from Atlanta to the more conservative Rome, Georgia, he asks Jo to do the impossible: to lie low for the rest of her senior year. And Jo reluctantly agrees.

Although it is (mostly) much easier for Jo to fit in as a straight girl, things get complicated when she meets Mary Carlson, the oh-so-tempting sister of her new friend at school. But Jo couldn’t possibly think of breaking her promise to her dad. Even if she’s starting to fall for the girl. Even if there’s a chance Mary Carlson might be interested in her, too. Right?

 The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler:

The youngest of six talented sisters, Elyse d'Abreau was destined for stardom - until a boating accident took everything from her. Now, the most beautiful singer in Tobago can't sing. She can't even speak.

Seeking quiet solitude, Elyse accepts a friend's invitation to Atargatis Cove. Named for the mythical first mermaid, the Oregon seaside town is everything Elyse's home in the Caribbean isn't: an ocean too cold for swimming, parties too tame for singing, and people too polite to pry - except for one.

Christian Kane is a notorious playboy - insolent, arrogant, and completely charming. He's also the only person in Atargatis Cove who doesn't treat Elyse like a glass statue. He challenges her to express herself, and he admires the way she treats his younger brother, Sebastian, who believes Elyse is the legendary mermaid come to life.

 Nerve by Jeanne Ryan:

Vee doesn't know if she has the guts to play NERVE, an anonymous online game of dares. But whoever's behind the game knows exactly what she wants, enticing her with lustworthy prizes and a sizzling-hot partner. With Ian on her team, it's easy to agree to another dare. And another. And another. At first it's thrilling as the Watchers cheer them on to more dangerous challenges. But suddenly the game turns deadly. Will Vee and Ian risk their lives for the Grand Prize dare, or will they lose NERVE?

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher:

You can’t stop the future.
You can’t rewind the past.
The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker–his classmate and crush–who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why. 

Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.

*all book summaries provided by*

Monday, October 9, 2017

Halloween Monster Mash Bash

Saturday, 28 October 2017 @1PM-4PM

Come dressed in your favorite Halloween costume for a chance to win a prize. Halloween themed games, crafts, and dancing with Millennium Waves. 

Admission is always free!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Family Game Night: Saturday, 14 October 2017

Come join us, during the after hours of the library, for a family game night. 

Games include: family trivia, chess, and Minute to Win It! 
The game night will be based around you, so whatever you enjoy playing the most, that's what we'll continue to play. Prizes included but not limited to 3 movie passes, candy, books, and so much more!

No registration required and of course, this is a free event for all ages!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Teen & Tween Anime Club: Every Wednesday 4:30PM - 6:00PM

Every Wednesday: 4:30PM - 6:00PM

Teens, come join us every Wednesday evening for Anime Club where we watch and discuss the most popular anime series with other teens who are just as enthused.

...while you're at it, check out our new Manga section dedicated to all of the Anime/Manga fanatics!