Reading Across America Challenge
YA books are set all over the country (and the world) so we have a challenge for you! Stop by YA and pick up your map and reading guide. Then try to read one YA (teen) book from every state between January and December 2018. The reading guide provides a book suggestion for each state, or you can choose your own.
Fill in each state with the title of the book you read from that state. Expect librarians to spot check book locations and to ask questions about book plots. A small prize will be awarded to everyone who completes the challenge. Adults are welcome too!
Lost your map? Come get a replacement, but you’ll have to restart your reading…
Be sure to check out the full teens calendar too.
Sun, Dec 31 – Library Closed
Mon, Jan 1 – Library Closed
Tues, Jan 2, 4-7 – Open Gaming in YA
As always, we’ll power up the playstation and you pick the game. Yes, you’ve just returned to school after a long winter break. Now come relieve that pent up stress from sitting still all day. Let’s see some fierce competition on the race track, football field and more!
Mon, Jan 8 at 5:30 – Teen Advisory Board in YA
Join a great group of teens and get the chance to showcase your favorite reads. We’ll be creating new book displays and making shelf-talkers. Intrigued? Come find out what, exactly, a shelf talker is. As always, there will be tasty snacks and board work qualifies for community service requirements.
Tues, Jan 9 at 4 – ARC Book Club in the Stride Room
ARC: the latest and greatest books before they’re published.
Yes, our book club will be reading books before they are published! You get the jump on all your friends by reading it first; publishers get feedback from you. This club will meet every 4-6 weeks with a variety of books to choose from. Ms. Becky created a simple sample review form. You review the books for club members and then hear about their books. Then everyone selects a new, advanced copy book. We’ll received new books 6 times each year. That’s a lot of new books for early reading!
Books are yours to keep or you can donate them back to the club. Ms. Becky actually has a number of ARC’s signed by the authors!
Sat, Jan 13 at 3 – Pizza and a Movie in the Program Room
School is back in session and the winter “blahs” have set in. Now is a great time to grab a friend (or two) and head to the library for pizza, popcorn and a movie. (This way you can watch without somebody’s parents looking over your shoulder.)
This installment of the Avengers saga finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps-one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government. We even have optional Captain America and Iron Man Cubee crafts; a big hit during superhero summer reading!
Mon, Jan 15 – Library Closed for MLK day
Wed, Jan 17 at 4 – No Bake Cheesecake in the Program Room
Ms. Christina is excited to show you how to make cheesecake without an oven (mostly because she doesn’t know how to use one 🙂 Sampling is required so come on in for this tasty snack you can make after school, on the weekends, or basically whenever you get the craving.
Thur, Jan 25 at 4 – Scrap booking in the Stride Room
also known as learning to preserve my memories like those people from the 1980s did! Because uploading these shots to Instagram or Snapchat can feel somewhat impersonal no matter how many filters or hashtags you use. So bring your photos, your memorabilia (concert tickets, playbills, newspaper clippings, etc.) and your readiness to create something that no social media widget can imitate and we’ll help you make scrapbook pages you’ll never forget!
Mon, Jan 29 at 4 – Take It Apart in the Program Room
Have you ever wondered what’s inside an iron, what part of your phone stops working when you drop it or how your neighbor knows where to put all those pieces back together after he takes apart his bicycle to clean it? Now is your chance to find out! We will be collecting donations from staff of “stuff” you can take apart. Our building manager kindly lends us his tools, please don’t loose or break them and Home Depot has donated work gloves and safety goggle. It’s time to get dismantling! Bring your friends and your curiosity and we’ll “Take It Apart” to see what’s inside. No reassembly required!