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Friday, April 18, 2014

Teen Book Lover's Day - Top 10 Recommendations

Teen Book Lover's Day 2014

Yesterday was full of gift bags, good snacks, and great book talk!  Here are the top ten recommended reads from teens for teens.  Click on the title to link back to the catalog to see if it's on the shelf or if you will have to place a hold on it, and trust us, these books are worth the wait. :)

  1. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  2. Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
  3. Unwind by Neal Shusterman
  4. Legend by Marie Lu
  5. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  6. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  7. Slob by Ellen Potter
  8. Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
  9. Countdown by Deborah Wiles
  10. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Now get out there and READ!

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Friday, April 11, 2014

2014 Abraham Lincoln Book Award Winner!

WOW!  I'm not surprised, but one of the BEST BOOKS EVER won the Abraham Lincoln High School Book Award this year!  The big winner was The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, and I don't think I can say enough fantastic things about this book and this author.  If you haven't heard of him, you should stop what you are doing RIGHT NOW and go check him out, either on the internet (he has a TON of hilarious blogs) or at the Library by checking out one of his books.  He has a huge following of people that call themselves Nerd Fighters, and his fans are very loyal. :)  If you are interested in checking out some John Green's books, stop by the Library today!  His stuff is really popular, so if there isn't anything on the shelf, make sure to put yourself on the hold list.  He is definitely worth the wait.  Here are his other titles, in no particular order if you are interested:

Paper Towns
An Abundance of Katherines
Looking for Alaska
Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Now don't get me wrong, there were a lot of really great books on the list last year, and if I had to choose another winner, I think I would have gone with Hate List by Jennifer Brown.  Another great author with quite a few good books out there.

Not happy with the decision?  Let me know what you would have picked for the winner!  I'm always interested to see what you guys think about the books on the list!

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Duct Tape Creations!!

WOW!  So first, I'd like to thank everyone who dropped in the Teen Area on Tuesday to make some quick duct tape creations!  They were so quick that everybody was able to make a TON of stuff!  Just check out these pictures...

Each picture is just one person's haul!  
Bangles in every pattern of duct tape, key rings in every pattern, two different styles of bookmarks,  and magnets galore!

If you are interested in trying this at home, make sure to stop by the Teen Are in the next few weeks to pick up a copy of the instructions we used for each project!  They could be something you make for you, or a quick, awesome, personalized gift you make for someone!  Mother's Day is coming up in May, so maybe your mom would like a new key ring, magnet, or bookmark made by YOU!

If you like to challenge yourself, there are lots of Duct Tape book in the library for you to check out more intricate duct tape projects, from bags to book covers, to jewelry to pen toppers!  Here are just a few of the titles that we have in the Library (click on the title link to check the catalog!):

By T.L. Bonaddio

By Jolie Dobson

By Richela Fabian Morgan

So many options, these are just 3 of the MANY Duct Tape books we have on our shelves!  If you like to watch videos of people showing you how to make things, try looking up "duct tape instructions" on YouTube for a TON of different instructions on just about every duct tape project ever (probably not EVERY project ever, but I never fail to find something new!!).

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Spring Break Program...Drop In Duct Tape!

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Calling all 6th-12th graders!!

Don't have plans over Spring Break??  Have some free time on Tuesday afternoon??  It's been a while since we've had a duct tape program, so I thought I'd bring it back for Spring Break!  While you are in the Teen Area browsing for books, make sure to stop by the craft table I will have set up to make yourself a quick duct tape project!  These are quick, useful, and fun projects to make that should only take you a few minutes to whip up.  I will have supplies and instructions to make key chains, 2 kinds of bookmarks, bangles, and magnets!

So make sure to stop by the Teen Area on Tuesday, April 1 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Can't make it?  No worries.  You can pick up the instruction sheet I created in the Teen Area all week long, so you can use your duct tape stash at home to create these fantastic quick projects any time!

Happy duct tape time, and have a GREAT Spring Break!

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Divergent...the MOVIE!

It's finally here!!!  The long wait for the next hottest movie trilogy is over!  I guess the main question on my mind is...what faction are you??  Dauntless? Abnegation?  Candor?  Erudite? Amity?  I'd like to think I could be Dauntless, but knowing me and my love for books...I guess I'd be Erudite!  That's not so bad, right?!  :)  CLICK HERE to take the aptitude test from the official Divergent Movie website.  Surprisingly enough, when I took the test, I scored high for Dauntless and Candor!  Woo Hoo!

 I hope everyone got a chance to read (or re-read) Divergent before the movie release today!  If not, make sure to stop by the library to place a hold on it today!  We own the book in multiple formats (book, audiobook, ebook, and eaudio) so make sure to look for your preferred format.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Teen Tech Week - Library Website Scavenger Hunt!

In celebration of Teen Tech Week 2014 - DIY @ Your Library - we will be having a Library Website Scavenger Hunt!  Starting on Sunday March 9, teens in grade 6-12 can pick up a copy of the scavenger hunt questions at the Reference Desk or in the Teen Area.  Use the library's website to complete the form, then turn it in at the Reference Desk to claim a piece of candy and be entered into a prize give away!  Plus, to make Teen Tech Week last a little longer....I am giving you the WHOLE MONTH OF MARCH to get in and fill out a form!!

Besides the Scavenger Hunt (did I mention you get CANDY if you turn in a form??) there are A TON of books and DVDs at the Library that can show you how to DIY any number of things (knitting, crochet, repainting your furniture, making stuff out of household items, etc...)  If you can think of it, we can show you how and where to find the instructions!  Just ask!

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Scholarship Opportunity!


Attention all graduating high school seniors from Roselle!!  There is a scholarship opportunity available to you for a chance to score some money towards your higher education!

Information about this scholarship was recently published on the Roselle Chamber of Commerce and Industry website.  Here's a little info about the Scholarship:

Roselle Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Application Deadline April 15

LPHS GraduationThe Roselle Chamber of Commerce & Industry is offering graduating high school seniors from Roselle and/or a child of a Roselle Chamber of Commerce & Industry member-in-good-standing the opportunity to receive a scholarship towards vocational school, business school, college or university.

Five (5) $1,000.00 scholarships will be awarded in May for the 2014/2015 academic year.   

Applicants must enter the school of their choice in the Fall semester of 2014, and must have at least a "C" average throughout High School. The Scholarship Committee will also consider applicants' special circumstances, exhibited leadership qualities among their peers, demonstrated community involvement, and communication presented in a short essay in response to a question as provided within the application.

Applications must be received at the Chamber office by April 15, 2014 for consideration.

The Scholarship recipients will be recognized, along with his or her parents, as honored guests at an upcoming Roselle Chamber of Commerce membership meeting, and will be honored as a Chamber banner bearer in this year's Rose Parade on June 1.


To locate the application CLICK HERE or go Roselle Chamber of Commerce & Industry's website and look under News/Forms.  Its the last link listed, SCHOLARSHIP application 2014.

Don't forget...the deadline is April 15, so get started on your application today!  Good Luck!

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