Booktalks with 6th graders @ ESMS

Today, I went to visit with and do booktalks for the 6th grade Reading classes at ESMS.  I had a great time and as promised here are the books with links to the catalog that we talked about today!  Happy Reading:)  Hope to see you at the Library!


Techie Tuesday: Video Game Design is tonight!!


Don’t forget we are starting our Techie Tuesdays program tonight, October 20th at 6pm in the Teen Room. This program will run for the next three Tuesdays and by the end you will have designed your very own video game based on your favorite book! Space is limited so click here to register or call 641-2456!

Teen Read Week: Read Beyond Reality @ APL!


This week, October 18-24th is Teen Read Week and the the theme is Read Beyond Reality and the APL TeenScene is celebrating it through programs and contests that teens may participate in all week long!

Take a look at what’s happening this week!  Hope to see you there!

Teen Read Week: Read Beyond Reality @ APL

October 18-24, 2009

The Hunger Games

Can’t get enough of the best selling series the The Hunger Games?  Think you have what it takes to survive the arena?  Come test out your survival skills, play games and even participate in the costume contest, while doing something nice for the hungry in Madison County by bringing in at least one canned good to donate to a local food bank.

Read Beyond Reality Trivia

Stop by the Information Services Desk to pick up a trivia card and answer questions about Fantasy and Sci-Fi teen books for a chance to win a prize.  Contest runs from October 18th-24th and winners will be announced the next week!

Write Beyond Reality

Go to our blog: and click on Teen Read Week Contest then in the comments leave your ending to the story that was started.  Contest runs from October 18th-24th and winners will be announced the next week!

A visit to HHS

Today, I had the opportunity to visit with the Freshmen and Sophomore of Mrs. Sipes’ classes and had a great time.  Here’s a list of the titles that I brought, separated by non-fiction and short story!  Happy Reading:)


King of the Mild Frontier by Chris Crutcher

A walk in the woods by Bill Bryson

The trouble begins at 8 by Sid Fleischman

In defiance of Hitler: the secret mission of Varian Fry by Carla McClafferty

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi


Hole in my life by Jack Gantos

Short Story Collections

Geektastic: stories from the nerd herd

Up all Night

The best short stories of Mark Twain

Let it Snow

Athletic Shorts