We Won a Mini-Grant!

I applied for a Teen Tech Week Mini-Grant to help buy supplies for Sellers Library's upcoming Nintendo Night...and I just found out that we won!!!! We will be receiving $450 to buy Wii games and accessories to help us have better programming. Amazing! More info to follow.

Celebrate Teen Tech Week at Sellers Library with these three events:

Favorite Websites Contest
March 6 to March 14
Fill out a slip telling us the name of your favorite website (besides YouTube, Facebook, and MySpace), and enter it to win prizes!

Nintendo Night
Friday, March 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Bring your DS and favorite games, enter a Super Smash Bros. Brawl tournament on the big screen, play games on an original NES, and more! Permission slip required. Register now.

YouTube Viewing Party
Wednesday, March 11, from 3:30 to 5:00 pm
Come share your favorite YouTube videos and win prizes! We will hook a laptop up to a projector so that everyone has a great view. Come prepared with ideas *appropriate* for the whole group. Register now.


Book Crush!

Last Friday, 17 people came out to celebrate their love for fictional characters at the Teen Advisory Board's Book Crush party! It was so much fun to hear everyone's crushes, opinions, and reactions. We played book crush bingo (really an excuse to eat chocolate), made beaded bookmarks with a crush's name on them, wrote personal ads for our crushes, and decorated heart balloons. Of course there was lots of food, and lots of discussion of book boys! We even had one brave guy at the event, who knew a lot about Bella Swan and the whole Twilight series, and was absolutly hilarious about it. Also, Kaitlyn came dressed as a character from the Uglies series, complete with crash bracelets and face tattoo. It was completely pretty-making. At the end, people were reluctant to leave, and I finally had to shoo everyone out at about 8:45. I'd say it was a success! Except that I forgot my camera, so you'll just have to take my word for it.


Shiny and New

Today, we are processing the rest of the African-American and urban fiction I ordered, as well as some award winners and other new titles. Come in and see what we've got!

  • Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves by M. T. Anderson
  • A Little Piece of Sky by Nicole Bailey-Williams
  • What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell
  • 16 Isn't Always Sweet by Cassandra Carter
  • The Fight (Drama High series) by L. Divine (replacement copy)
  • Frenemies (Drama High series) by L. Divine (replcement copy)
  • Jayd's Legacy (Drama High series) by L. Divine (replacement copy)
  • Who Am I without Him? by Sharon G. Flake (replacement copy)
  • Imani in Never Say Goodbye by Jackie Hardrick
  • Imani in Young Love and Deception by Jackie Hardrick
  • The Absolute Truth (Platinum Teen series) by Juwell and Precious
  • The Taqwacores by Michael Muhammad Knight
  • Dymond in the Rough (Platinum Teen series) by Precious
  • Hallway Diaries by Felicia Pride, Debbie Rigaud, and Karen Valentin
  • The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp
  • Hollywood and Maine by Allison Whittenberg


  • Skim by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki


New Books

We just got a bunch of new urban and African-American teen fiction, plus a few other odds and ends, so here they are:


  • Kendra by Coe Booth
  • Read My Lips by Teri Brown
  • Hustlin' (Drama High series) by L. Divine
  • Romiette and Julio by Sharon M. Draper (replacement copy)
  • Blood is Thicker (Bluford series) by Paul Langan
  • Brothers in Arms (Bluford series) by Paul Langan
  • The Bully (Bluford series) by Paul Langan
  • The Pact (Indigo series) by Monica McKayhan
  • If Only You Knew (Hotlanta series) by Denene Millner and Mitzi Miller
  • If I Were Your Boyfriend by Earl Sewell
  • Rucker Park Setup by Paul Volponi
  • It Chicks by Tia Williams
  • Vampire Game by Judal
  • Peach Girl: Change of Heart #2 by Miwa Ueda
  • Peach Girl: Change of Heart #6 by Miwa Ueda