Our new sign for the tent. Now people will know what we are doing...if they stop to read the sign before asking...
- Essence, grade 9, won a beach bag with two hardback books, candy, flip-flops, and a water bottle.
- Abdullah, grade 7, won a basket with two hardback books, candy, a water balloon kit, a card game, and a water bottle.
- Madi, grade 7, won a beach bag with two hardback books, candy, flip-flops, and a water bottle.
Today, 20 people dropped by between 11:00 and 2:00 for our first teen craft of the summer! Even though there was a heat warning, we went ahead and set up the tie-dye outside. We had a canopy and a cooler of water, and there was a nice breeze and some cloud cover that helped it not feel so hot. Anyway, we had a great time hanging out and making the shoelaces, so I hope everyone's projects turned out well! Thanks to Christine and Laurel, TAB members who showed up early to set up the craft supplies. And thanks to everyone who stayed after to help me take it all down again!
See you next week for painted bottle vases. They are going to look really cool, and everyone gets to make two!!
Decorating prize bagsHula hoops
- Split by Awati Avasthi
- The Poison Eaters by Holly Black
- Runaway by Meg Cabot (Airhead series)
- Broadway Lights by Jen Calonita (Secrets of My Hollywood Life series)
- Paparazzi Princess by Jen Calonita (Secrets of My Hollywood Life series; replacement copy)
- Burned by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast (House of Night series)
- For the Win by Cory Doctorow
- For Keeps by Natasha Friend
- Virginia by Susan Hughes
- You Don't Know Me by David Klass
- Gone by Lisa McMann (Wake trilogy)
- The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella by Stephenie Meyer (Twilight Saga)
- All of the Above by Shelley Pearsall
- Split by Stefan Petrusha
- Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli (second copy)
- A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whelan Turner (The Queen's Thief series)
- The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
- Pocket Timeline of Islamic Civilizations by Nicholas Badcott
- Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. Ultimate Collection by Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen
- Tyranny by Lesley Fairfield
- Vampire Knight, volume 10, by Matsuri Hino
- Resistance, book 1, by Carla Jablonski and Leland Purvis
- Naruto, volume 48, by Masashi Kishimoto
- Bleach, volumes 30 and 31, by Tite Kubo
- Mercury by Hope Larson
- Beach bags or UDHS bags with books, candy, and more
- Baskets with books, candy, water balloons, and more
- Hardback books with $5 gift cards to various stores (from the TAB's winter gift card fundraiser...thanks, TAB members and library patrons!)
- Tickets to several local museums and attractions
Also, don't forget to visit your online account and add reviews to compete for the county's prizes! You could win a Nintendo DS, an iPod, a netbook computer, and more!!
There is no DDR day on the program for summer, but I am doing Dance Away Your Fines on July 30 from 3:00 to 5:00. Every time you beat me at a song (and I will be playing on light), you will have $1 subtracted from your library fine!
Read for school, read for fun, read whatever! From June 14 to August 21, fill out a sheet for every five age-appropriate fiction or nonfiction books, magazines, audiobooks, or graphic novels you read. They can be from the library or from your collection. Get a book and a free food coupon every time you turn in a slip, and get entered to win bigger prizes in our weekly drawings.
You can also keep track of your reading online.
Go to http://www.delcolibraries.org after June 1 and join the online teen summer reading club. For every review you write on the website, you will be entered to win great prizes sponsored by the Delaware County Library System.
You can participate both ways for twice the prizes! Just make sure you stop by Sellers to pick up your prizes for every five books throughout the summer.
Rock Band Jam Session
Wednesday, June 16, 3:00 to 5:00
Enjoy free play on all of our Rock Band games! Come by yourself or with your band members. Register now.
Friday, June 18, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Make Waves at our teen luau! Kick off the summer with games, sand art, a limbo contest, and more. Attendees will receive special summer reading sheets that, when returned, will enter you to win two tickets to Dorney Park. Register now.
Book Swap and Back to the Future Movies (PG)
Saturday, June 26, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Trade in your old books and watch all three Back to the Future movies. Stop in just to swap, or come and hang out. Snacks and drinks will be provided, but please bring a lunch if you are staying for the whole day. Swap books should be intermediate or young adult fiction in good condition. Register now.
Friday, July 9, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Enter a Super Smash Bros. Brawl tournament on the big screen, bring your DS and a Pokémon game for a mini-tournament, enjoy Rock Band, play games on an original NES, and more. Players provide their own gaming materials. Permission slip required. Event size limited to 36 participants. Register now.
Percy Jackson Night
Thursday, July 15, 6:30 pm
**For students entering grades 5 to 8 ONLY**
Enjoy games and activities about this popular book series and Greek mythology. Register now.
Dance Away Your Fines
Friday, July 30, 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Every time you beat the Young Adult Librarian at Dance Dance Revolution, $1 will be subtracted from your library fine. Start practicing now; the librarian will only be playing on the “light” setting. Amount of dance time depends on number of participants. Fine reduction applies only to the library card of the participant. No registration; just drop in.
Scary Stories with Vicky Town
Friday, July 30, 7:00 to 8:00pm
Storyteller Vicky Town will give you the chills! Enjoy tales of supernatural creatures and bizarre phenomena, along with some truly terrifying snacks. Registration begins June 28.
Friday, August 13, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Avast, me hearties! Celebrate the end of our Make Waves summer in pirate style with the Teen Advisory Board. Enjoy games, crafts, movies, and snacks, and dress like a pirate to enter our costume contest. Registration begins July 19.
JUST FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 8 TO 12
Writer’s Ink Workshop
Wednesdays, June 23 to July 28, 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Do you love to write short stories, novels, poetry or even fanfic? Do you ever unleash your zany side and write about what it might be like to be a flying tree of awesomeness that traveled to Patagonia and found true love among a tribe of lackadaisical watermelons? If you haven't, you can now! Stretch yourself with creative writing exercises, hear guest speakers talk about their writing, share your work with others, and publish a literary magazine. This workshop will be led by Nitha V. for her high school senior project. Register now.
Special Book Discussion
Tuesday, July 27, 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Book group members, manga readers, and mystery lovers, this one’s for you. We will be reading Gaijin Girl: Dreams of the Dead by Thomas Randall, a creepy teen murder mystery set at a Japanese boarding school. Everyone who registers will receive a free copy of the book! Registration begins June 28.
Get free books and free food! Every month, the group votes on a book, and the library buys them each a copy to read and discuss at the next meeting.
Read and Rant Book Group
Third Fridays from 3:30 to 5:00 pm
June 18, July 16, August 20
This group is accepting a limited number of new members entering grades 7 to 9. Registration is ongoing until spaces are full.
Book Grub Book Group
First Fridays from 3:30 to 5:00 pm
June 4, July 2, August 6
This group is accepting a limited number of new members entering grades 10 to 12. Registration is ongoing until spaces are full.
Primos Branch Book Group
Third Mondays from 7:00 to 8:00 pm
June 21, July 19, August 16
Open to students entering grades 6 to 12, this group meets at the Primos Library at 409 Ashland Ave., Primos, PA, 19018. Call them to register: 610-622-8091.
Outdoor Art Drop-In Days
Wednesdays, June 23 to July 28
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
The Teen Advisory Board is running six weeks of great teen craft projects. We will be setting up on the lawn next to the adult library, so look for our canopy. Each project will take about
1/2 hour, but some need extra drying time. Dress for a mess, or borrow a t-shirt smock from us. All craft materials provided.
· June 23: Make Patriotic Tie Dyed Shoelaces
· June 30: Paint a Bottle Vase
· July 7: Fingerpaint a Masterpiece
· July 14: Decoupage a Box
· July 21: Paint a Picture Frame
· July 28: Make Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag
Projects will be available until materials run out. In the event of rain, the week’s project will be cancelled and made available on August 4 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. No registration, just drop in each week.
Craft Closet Cleanout
Wednesday, August 25, 3:00 to 5:00 pm
After all the craft projects we’ve done, there are tons of leftovers. Stop by to make something you missed, or do something totally new. No registration, just drop in.
Mondays, July 12 to August 30, 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Bring your Yu-Gi-Oh! deck, DS, PSP, or any other game you’re into. We'll also hook up the Wii or Xbox for multiplayer gaming. Hang out, relax, and play whatever you want! Permission slip required. Club size limited to 35 members. Registration is ongoing until spaces are full.
Fridays June 25, July 23, August 27, 3:30 to 5:00 pm
The anime club meets once per month to watch and discuss great shows, participate in a drawing challenge, and learn about Japanese culture. Permission slip required. Club size limited to 25 members. Registration is ongoing until spaces are full.
- July 2009: Evolution, Me, and Other Freaks of Nature by Robin Brande
- August 2009: Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta
- September 2009: The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding
- October 2009: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
- November 2009: Impossible by Nancy Werlin
- December 2009: Paper Towns by John Green
- January 2010: Unwind by Neal Shusterman
- February 2010: The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
- March 2010: What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundel
- April 2010: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
- May 2010: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams