Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Banned Book Trailer

As you most likely know, this week is banned books week! Please feel free to drop by the library and take a look around the teen section to see what books in this area have been challenged or banned, make an I Read Banned Books, bracelet, necklace or key chain, and read the banned books week proclamation. In addition to this, we will be featuring titles and reviews of banned and challenged books this week on the blog. Today we will take a look at a book trailer of the novel SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Banned Books Week

This week is Banned Books Week. Watch for banned and challenged books in the teen area marked with Caution and Danger tape. The Caution tape indicates that a book has been challenged and the Danger tape indicates if a book has been banned. Please feel free to take these books out! They can cut the tape off at reference or at circulation. In addition to the book displays, we will also have an ongoing activity this week in the Teen Section. Students are welcome to come in, hang out in the teen area (as always) and create "I READ BANNED BOOKS," bracelets, key chains and necklaces with the beading supplies on hand. We will also be featuring book trailers and reviews on banned or challenged books this week on the blog.

Upcoming Events:

Anime Club: Tues, Sept. 27th, 3:30-4:30pm
Teen Writers Group: Wed, Sept. 28th, 6:30-8:00pm
SAT Prep/Essay: Sat. Oct. 1st, 1-3pm

Drop Ins for these programs are welcome!

Pick Up Project: I READ BANNED BOOKS key chains, bracelets etc.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

New Teen Section and Upcoming Events!

We are excited to announce the unveiling of the newly remodeled upstairs along with the beautiful new Teen section. I am so excited to be the Teen librarian in this brand new space. Let me tell you a little bit about it.

The upstairs has a gorgeous Robert Frost theme with lots of poetry and paintings lining the walls. If you look to the back left corner after entering the building you will see a birch tree mural on the wall. That is the teen section. Go that way! We have fiction, new releases, graphic novels and short stories in this section. The teen nonfiction and multimedia are still going to be interfiled with the adult materials. But you will be able to identify them with the handy purple dot that is on the spine.

Another new thing to look for is the activities cupboard. This cupboard has materials for beading, storyboards for creating your own anime, graphic novels or comics, writing materials to write. reviews for this blog, card games and more. You'll also find a featured book, something that has a lot of buzz right now. Feel free to take it home and have a read. I will just replace it with another popular one! There are a few games on the bottom shelf and we will be collecting more as time goes on.

Be sure to check out the bulletin board for upcoming programs. I will be posting information about programs here as well!

Things to watch for in the upcoming week!

September 25th marks the beginning of Banned Books Week! Watch for Banned Books Week displays throughout the library as well as beading supplies to make I READ BANNED BOOKS bracelets, necklaces and key chains. Also, I will be sure to place out lots of banned books, so you can go ahead and start reading these bad boys. Granted, you've probably already read some of these...does The Hunger Games sound familiar?


Sept. 27th, Anime Club 3:30-4:30
Sept. 28th, Writers Group 6:30-8:00pm
Oct. 1st, SAT Prep/Essay Made Easy 1:00-3:00
To register for these programs, please go to www.derrypl.org, click on the calendar on the left hand side, find the program and click REGISTER. Drop ins are also welcome!

We'll see you in the stacks!