Awards season doesn’t just come for movies and TV! Check out the teen book display by the reference desk to see some of the current and past book award winners. Want a complete lists of winners and honors? Have a look at the YALSA Book and Media Awards website to see more award-worthy titles.
Check out the shelf near the reference desk to take a peek at our new “Blind Date” display. Each book is wrapped so you don’t know what you’re checking out. There is a small description to help you pick the one you might like most. People always say “Don’t choose a book by it’s cover!” Well, now you don’t have to worry about the cover at all. Stop by throughout February and you just might fall in love with a new favorite novel! All titles are from the YA collection.
On Monday, January 29th at 7:00pm we’ll be having our first meeting for the Harry Potter Club. This club will include Harry Potter related crafts, snacks, and more! No registration is required. For grades 5-12.
There’s still time to register for the first YA cooking class on Wednesday, January 24th at 6:00pm! Students in grades 5-12 can sign up to learn how to make dinner and dessert quesadillas. Please list any food allergies on the registration form.
In January we’ll continue with our YA Chat club on Wednesday, January 20th at 6:00pm. We’ll have our first YA Cooking Class (registration required) on January 24th at 6:00pm making quesadillas. Monday, January 29th will be our first TAB meeting for teen volunteers at 6:00pm. New members are welcome and can take home an application that day. Following right after at 7:00pm is the first meeting of our Harry Potter Club. And don’t forget our regular Middle School Scene programs every Monday and Wednesday at 3:30pm. TAB Meeting is grades 6-Up. All other programs are grades 5-Up.
For the month of December we’ll be doing various programs in celebration of our new Harry Potter Club starting next year! Join us for a Harry Potter Book Club on Dec. 6, a Harry Potter Trivia Tournament on Dec. 20, and a Harry Potter Movie Marathon on Dec. 27. No registration is required.
The GSTBA ballots are here! Click on this link to vote for your favorite books of the year, or come to the library and ask about a paper ballot. You can pick one book from each category. Voting is open until December 31st, so if you haven’t had time to read any of the nominees, now is your chance. Keep an eye out for a display near the reference desk of nominated titles!
Join us on Wednesday, October 25 at 6pm for our first teen Halloween party! We’ll be making edible dirt and watching something festive. Until then, check out the display for some creepy books to read to get into the Halloween spirit!
Join us this Wednesday, October 11, for the YA Chat Club, our revamped version of a book club. For the first half hour we’ll do a pizza party and meet & greet with the new teen librarian, so you can hear all about what’s coming up for teens at SPPL. Parents are welcome to join for this portion of the program, then during the second half teens can stay and hang out for the club. The theme for October is Supernatural, so get ready to talk about your favorite books, TV shows, movies, and games!
Every year, we take some time to celebrate our “right to read” with the Banned Books Week. We’ve taken some books that have been banned or challenged and put them on display on the shelf behind the reference desk. Take some time to check them out! If you’d like to read more about Banned Books Week, or see lists of books that are frequently banned or challenged in schools, book stores, and libraries, here is a great website. You’ll find information about censorship, which banned books shaped our country, and how the movement began!