new books incoming!

  • Gabi: A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero
  • Don't Touch by Rachel M. Wilson
  • This Is How It Ends by Jen Nadol
  • I Have a Bad Feeling About This by Jeff Strand
  • A Matter of Souls by Denise Lewis Patrick
  • The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
  • Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer
  • Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne
  • A Death-Struck Year  by Makiia Lucier
  • I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  • How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon
  • Wild Rover No More by L.A. Meyer (final book in the Bloody Jack series)
  • Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis
  • The Young Elites by Marie Lu
  • The Rules For Breaking by Ashley Elston
  • Teen Spirit by Francesca Lia Block
  • Minecraft: Construction Handbook by Mojang


New books!

A couple new additions this week, with lots more to come soon!

  • Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
  • The Devil's Intern by Donna Hosie
  • Love is the Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson
  • Found by Harlan Coben, read by Nick Podehl
  • The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey (book 2 of The 5th Wave) read by Phoebe Strole and Ben Yannette


Halloween Party @ Sellers Library!

Halloween fell on a Friday this year, which worked out perfectly since I wanted to have a Halloween party on a Friday night at the library! We had 18 teens show up, many most in costume, to play some Halloween themed games, make some Halloween themed crafts, and of course, eat Halloween themed pizza.
...Okay, the pizza wasn't actually Halloween themed in any way, but it is still an essential for a Halloween party!

We started out the night with a simple Minute to Win It game where each person has one minute to inflate a balloon, then use the air from the balloon to blow a row of 15 plastic cups off the table. Then we played another Minute to Win It game, Dizzy  Mummy, which was a hit at last year's party too. Everyone gets into teams of two, with one person trying to unwrap an entire roll of toilet paper over the other person. The team to use up their roll first wins! I also brought out a Nerf gun and zombie targets for some target shooting.

One of my favorite things about Halloween are the movies, and throughout the party there was a projector playing a YouTube playlist of Halloween-y clips for people to enjoy. Classics like Thriller, Dracula, Frankenstein, and Nightmare Before Christmas were playing while people enjoyed pizza. Overall it was a really fun night, and I'm already looking forward to next Halloween!


Shrinky Dink fun!

Yesterday we had 6 teens show up to make stuff out of Shrinky Dinks! For those that don't know, Shrinky Dinks are this odd material that starts off like a paper-think plastic sheet that you draw and color on, then after being baked they shrink down to about a third of their original size and get much thicker! Everyone was welcome to draw whatever they wanted, though I had some sheets on hand for people to trace over if they needed suggestions. There were lots of different kinds of things made, and everyone was able to make several pieces. There were also things like keychains and necklace cords if people wanted to make them into something. If anyone missed it the first time but wanted to try making some, we'll be doing the Shrinky Dink art again at Municipal Library on Tuesday, December 9!

They shrink fast and curl up before flattening back out!

After baking they are tiny! There's a Mockingjay, pokeball, enderman, creeper, rupee and TNT!

a chest and rupee size comparison before and after being shrunk


Book Hedgehogs!

Last week we had a small group come in to make and decorate hedgehogs out of books! The five of us folded each page of the book to give it a round, spikey appearance. Then we used duct tape, buttons, googly eyes and markers to give the guys some personality! The group may have been small, but we all had a good time hanging out and making something! Our next craft event will be October 22, when we'll be making Shrinky Dink art!


New books! Graphic novel edition.

More new additions this week, almost all graphic novels! Come check out some new books at Sellers!

  • The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson
  • Guardians of the Galaxy/All-New X-Men: The Trial of Jean Grey by Brian Michael Bendis
  • All-New X-Men vol 3: Out of Their Depth by Brian Michael Bendis
  • X-Men: Battle of the Atom by Brian Michael Bendis
  • Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories by Shiro Amano
  • Kingdom Hearts II  by Shiro Amano (vol 1)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz (vol 6-7)


What's going on for Fall 2014!

This has been available to pick up at the library for about 2 weeks now, but I wanted to make sure that even if you haven't come in yet, you know what's going on for students in grades 6 to 12 at Sellers Library! Click the pages below to enlarge them!

New books post!

  • Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White
  • Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine
  • 100 Sideways Miles
  • A New Darkness by Joseph Delaney
  • The Opposite of Love by Sarah Lynn Scheerger
  • Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre
  • Yolo  by Lauren Myracle (book 4 of TTYL)
  • Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (a Throne of Glass novel)
  • Kinda Like Brothers by Coe Booth
  • Rumble by Ellen Hopkins
  • Some Boys by Patty Blount
  • On a Clear Day by Walter Dean Myers
  • God Loves Hair by Vivek Shraya
  • Tap Out by Eric Devine
  • Words and Their Meanings by Kate Bassett
  • Reclaimed by Sarah Guillory
  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (replacement copy)
  • Minecraft: Combat Handbook by Stephanie Milton
  • Ghostbusters: Total Containment by Eric Burnham
  • Sword Art Online Aincrad by Tamako Nakamura and Reki Kawahara
  • Sisters by Raina Telgemeier (sequel to Smile)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa (3-in-1 of vol 13-15)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa (3-in-1 of vol 16-18)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time by Akira Himekawa (vol 1)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time by Akira Himekawa (vol 2)


The complete Sailor Moon manga is now available!

This is actually a late edition to the previous listing of manga and graphic novels we added to the collection lately. Sailor Moon volumes 7-12 are now in the teen graphic novels section, which means the complete Sailor Moon series is now available!


New graphic novels!

To go along with the tons of new books we got in last week, this week brings us a collection of new manga and graphic novels!

  • Dragonball by Akira Toriyama (3-in-1 of vol. 4-6 and vol. 10-12)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist  by Hiromu Arakawa (3-in-1 of vol.7-9 and vol. 10-12)
  • Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama (vols 4-5)
  • All-New X-Men: Yesterday's X-Men by Bendis and Immonen
  • All-New X-Men: Here to Stay by Bendis, Marquez and Immonen
  • Ghostbusters vol 1. The Man From the Mirror by Burnham, Shoening, Jones and Delgado
  • Kingdom Hearts Final Mix by Shiro Amano (vols 1-2)
  • Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick
  • So, So Hood by L. Divine (part of the Drama High series)


lots of new books!

Looking for something new to read during the month of August? We've got some new stuff in this week to check out!

  • Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott
  • Marvelous by Travis Thrasher
  • Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
  • A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
  • The Song of the Quarkbeast by Jasper Fforde (book 2 of The Chronicles of Kazam)
  • Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth
  • Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
  • Conversion by Katherine Howe
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  • Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally
  • Hungry by H.A. Swain
  • Teen Idol by Meg Cabot
  • The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson (book 1 of The Remnant Chronicles)
  • Splintered by A.G. Howard (replacement)
  • Unhinged by A.G. Howard (sequel to Splintered)
  • Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo (book 3 of The Grisha Trilogy)
  • Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
  • The One by Kiera Cass (book 3 of The Selection series)
  • Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey by Nick Bertozzi
  • Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
  • Four by Veronica Roth (a Divergent companion book)
  • Four: The Son by Veronica Roth (a Divergent companion book)
  • The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (book 2 of The Raven Cycle)
  • Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater

Week 5 and 6 Summer Reading Club Winners!

Week 5 

Shanice Whittock, grade 7
won a $15 Barnes and Noble gift certificate!

Week 6

Abbey Liu, grade 10
won a $15 gift certificate to Effin Comics, our local comic shop!

Congratulations to our winners, and keep participating in the Summer Reading Club for a chance to win a weekly drawing!

Teen Reading Survey!

If you're a teen and have been to Sellers Library this Summer, consider clicking the link below to fill out a short 6-question survey!