Hey readers! Yesterday was a big day for us all - the prestigious Michael L. Printz award for excellence in young adult literature was announced, along with four Honor books. Reward yourself with one of these amazing stories!
Looking for something to do on the upcoming middle school half-days?
Come to either the Main or Branch libraries to watch a great movie based on a book and have pizza! We’ll be playing the same movies on the same dates and times in the Rotary Room at the Main Library AND the downUNDER Teen Center at the Branch Library. Please note: You have to register in advance for each session.
Registration is now open for our Fall programs and events – we’ve got lots of great stuff planned, including two (yes…two!) Mystery Nights, a special event devoted to Catching Fire, another year of Book Blast! and a whole day devoted to Doctor Who. Check them all out on our Calendar of Events.
But one new program has quite a few people buzzing…
Fandoms United is a new program that will explore all of the things you are passionate about – Doctor Who, Sherlock, Harry Potter, etc. It’s like a book club for the pop culture-obsessed! We’ll discuss a different aspect of fandom each week, with topics decided by members. So come down to the first meeting, this Friday on the second floor of the Main Library. There will be snacks and screenings and more! Allons-y!
It’s almost time! Next Monday the 2013 Summer Challenge begins!
Summertime is the best time of the year – you have the time to explore the world around you and learn new (fun!) things. So the Summer Challenge asks you to read, of course, but also to watch movies, try new food, attend library events, make stuff and even help out in the community. This year’s theme is Beneath the Surface, so we are going to ask you to go deep and discover more about yourself, your community and the world around you.
Get started by signing up at fplteens.ning.com today. You’ll get all the information you need to begin completing activities to earn points and badges on your profile. The more points you earn, the more raffle tickets you earn to spend at our Finale Party on our fabulous prizes!
Ah, prizes…that’s what you really want to know about, isn’t it!
Things you could win:
A $50 gift card raffle for those who have joined the Challenge and completed an activity each week!
A prize basket featuring products from Threadless!
A prize basket featuring products from ThinkGeek!
Autographed books from authors including Neal Shusterman, Wendy Mass, Jonathan Stroud, Brandon Sanderson, Lemony Snicket, Malie Meloy, Todd Strasser and more!
A metal detector!
Sound good? Then sign up for the Challenge today! And make sure to swing by either the Main or Branch Library on Wednesday, June 26 from 1 to 3 PM for our Summer Kickoff Party. There will be librarians there to answer all your questions and help you register for the Challenge and summer events. You’ll even be able to get a head start on some Challenge activities. Oh, and snacks. There will be snacks.
As promised here are the 2014 High School Nutmeg nominees in a brand-new category for high school readers! This is the first year that there has been a list made with readers in grades 9 and up in mind, so come by the Main or Branch library and check them out! Or take a look at the list of 2014 Teen Nutmeg nominees from yesterday…
(Not that we have favorites already…but it is awesome to see our 2012 One Book One Town selection, The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic by Allan Wolf up for the award!)
Here are the 2014 Nutmegs nominated books for Teen Readers – tomorrow we’ll post the 2014 Nutmeg nominees for the NEW High School category. All these books are available at both the Main and Branch libraries – stop by today and grab some while they are all fresh and shiny!
Happy Reading, Nutmeggers!
We have a new program series for teens and parents: Getting Ready for College! On the first Saturday of each month, we will feature a different guest speaker on a topic related to the college prep and planning process. (You might remember in years past we staged a College Planning Expo each spring…but now we are going monthly!)
Our first speaker is the fabulous Alice Gorman, College and Career Assistant at FLHS. She will talk about the Summer Jumpstart: Things you can do this summer to improve your resume and make yourself an even more attractive applicant to the best colleges and universities. The program will begin at 2 PM in the Rotary Room, on the second floor of the Main Library. See you there!