Thursday, September 27, 2007

Banned Books Week (September 29-October 6)

Celebrate your right to read! Come to the library and pick up a book from our Banned Books display. Also, stop at the Youth Services desk, and pick up your very own "I read banned books" pin. You will be the envy of all your friends.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Fall Programs

Here's what's up for this Fall, come to one or come to all!

Anime matinees will be every Wednesday @ 3:30 p.m. All you have to do is show up, watch anime, and eat snacks!

We're having a Harry Potter book discussion focusing on but not limited to the last book. WITH SNACKS! Register beginning October 1st.

Other programs:
Halloween party- All kinds of Halloween fun including a costume contest, spooky snacks, and ghouly games! Open to grades 5-8. High school volunteers are needed for this program, so to sign up or to volunteer, stop by the Youth Services desk. Register beginning 10/1.

LOL @ your library!
Celebrate Teen Read Week and gain a little bit of celebrity by entering our creative writing contest. Stop by the desk for all the rules and prize info! Open to ages 13-18. Contest on now and ends September 30th. Winners will be announced during Teen Read Week, have their work published in the Town News, and receive a $50.00 Visa check card.

Dinner and a movie- Spend a night after hours in the library for our ever-popular dinner and a movie. Movie T.B.A. Open to grades 5-8. Register beginning 10/25.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Looking for a good read?

Have you heard of Reading Rants? The creator, Jennifer Hubert, describes it as this: "A group of booklists for those of you teens out there who need a good read, but are wondering if there’s life after Judy Blume and Brian Jacques".

It's a website all about books- reviews, booklists, etc. that is perfect for when you are looking for a new book to read and feel like you have already read everything on the shelves. I promise you, you haven't! Take a look at this website and I guarantee you will walk away with a booklist of your own.
Stay tuned for our list of Fall programs, which will be posted this week!

Thursday, June 28, 2007


Go here to enter to win the Beach Bag of Books!
From Teenreads:
It's time to think about Summer Reading --- and we aren't talking about the list of books you may have received for Required Summer Reading from school. What we are talking about are the kinds of books that you are glad you now have time to kick back and enjoy. The way we see it, it wouldn't be summer without sun, surf and great reading. You supply the beach chair and the sunblock, and we'll provide the fantastic fiction in our First Annual Beach Bag of Books Contest.
From May 21st through July 6th, you can enter to win a " Beach Bag of Books." Five winners each will receive a beach bag that includes 10 books --- EVIL GENIUS by Catherine Jinks; FLAWLESS: A Pretty Little Liars Novel by Sara Shepard; INSIDE THE MIND OF GIDEON RAYBURN by Sarah Miller; KISS & BLOG by Alyson Noel; LOVE, CAJUN STYLE by Diane Les Becquets; MARKED: A House of Night Novel by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast; PANTS ON FIRE by Meg Cabot; SPECIAL TOPICS IN CALAMITY PHYSICS by Marisha Pessl; SUMMER INTERN by Carrie Karasyov and Jill Kargman; and SUN-KISSED: The Au Pairs #3 by Melissa de la Cruz. Along with the books, winners will find their oversized beach bag stocked with the coolest summer goodies --- including a turquoise and red striped towel with matching flip-flops, a beach ball that's actually a supersoft and cushy pillow, a green suede journal for summer writing, a deck of Uno cards, a set of dominoes, assorted fruit-flavored candies and lemonade mix (not pictured), as well as an EVIL GENIUS tote bag, t-shirt and button.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Plain Janes

Wow. Today we got some new books in- one of them being The Plain Janes, by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg. I loooovvvedd it (picture me singing that)! Anyway, this graphic novel is the first in a series of gns by Minx, which is a part of DC Comics. Every month this summer there will be a new Minx comic- all about different girls that stand out in a crowd (in a good way- though being an individual is always good!). Take a look at their website to find out more and to enter the Plain Janes contest!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Summer Blog Blast Tour

Lucky for you, some awesome librarians and book reviewers have put together a Summer Blog Blast Tour- where you can visit a whole bunch of blogs and read interviews with some great young adult authors. I just finished reading the interview with Kirsten Miller, where she talks about the 2nd Kiki Strike book (which sounds even better than the first!). So check out the line up for today (Tuesday) right here! I'll be posting the line up for each day this week. To see Monday's, go here.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Summer Events

Click here to see what we have planned for this summer. Click on "Summer 2007 Teen Schedule" to find out how you can sign up to be a Book Buddy, join the summer reading club, become a magician, and more!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Hear ye, hear ye!

Enter here to win an AUTOGRAPHED copy of the this year's One Book New Jersey, So Yesterday. I met the author, Scott Westerfeld at a conference, and he very nicely signed it to one of you, dedicated blog readers. So enter by emailing us, or writing a message in the comments section.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Book Discussion + Movie

Have you ever read Little Women? Ever wanted to but looked at the length of it and decided to pass? Well, our brave (and smart) high school book discussion group has decided to brave it and read this awesome book (which really is awesome). We decided after we read it, we'll be watching the movie (the modern one with Claire Danes, Winona Ryder, and Kirsten Dunst).

If you feel like joining us, pick up a copy of the book at the front desk and come to our discussion- April 30 (Monday) at 3:30. As always, there will be snacks!

Movie watching date to be announced soon.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Dinner and a Movie

It's not too late to sign up for dinner and a movie this Friday night! We'll be watching Napoleon Dynamite and eating a good dinner, too!

Call or stop by the library to sign up!

*6-8 p.m./grades 5-8

Monday, February 19, 2007


Have you heard about NextReads? It's a new feature we are offering our library users. I just signed up myself tonight and really like it. All you do is give us an email address and pick what kind of books you'd like to hear about. NextReads will send you monthly newsletters that highlight new books that you might want to read. Even better, there is a link in the email that allows you to see if the book is in at our library- with one click!
All you have to do to sign up is go to our homepage and click on the big colorful NextReads button halfway down the page. The rest is self-explanatory. Especially for smarties like you.

Friday, February 02, 2007


Just checked Stephenie Meyer's site this morning and noticed she has more t-shirts up for sale. I know lots of you will be interested, so here's the link to that. She also mentions that the third book, Eclipse, will be out in late August.

In other news, Libba Bray is hard at work to the third book in the Great and Terrible Beauty series (trilogy?), which will be called The Sweet and Far Thing (due out late September).

Any other books you are dying to read? I'm eager for the next Kiki Strike. Here's her myspace.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Our winners- how will they compare?

The Bergen County Cooperative Library System (buckles- that's us!) has announced their predictions for the upcoming American Library Association book awards. Take a look!

Let us know what you think! What were your favorite books of 2006?

P.S. Although he has been with us for over three months, please welcome our newest reader:
Gideon Juan Soto (Alexa's son)!