New Teen Reads

Here's some new reads to check out just in time for Summer vacation!

Tilt by Ellen Hopkins
Dear Life, You suck by Scott Blagden
Earth Girl by Janet Edwards
Prodigy by Marie Lu (sequel to Legend)
Fox Forever by Mary E. Pearson (book 3 of the Jenna Fox Chronicles)
Midwinter Blood by Marcus Sedgwick
The Twelve-Fingered Boy by John Hornor Jacobs
Cinders & Saphires by Leila Rasheed (book 1 in the At Sumerton series)
Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers (book 2 in the His Fair Assassin series)

Rapture Practice: My One-Way Ticket To Salvation  by Aaron Hartzler
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Prima Official Game Guide by Bryan Dawson

Bleach  by Tite Kubo (volumes 48-56)
Paradise Kiss by Ai Yazawa (vol. 3)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz & Dan Duncan (vol. 2-3)
Kare Kano by Masumi Tsuda (vol. 1)


Rocking Away Fines!

Yesterday from 1 to 5 was our "Rock Away Your Fines" event, where teens were invited to drop in and play some Rock Band to get rid of their library card fines. For every song they played, we deducted $1 of fines from their card! A total of 24 teens showed up, and we got rid of $141 in fines! Hopefully this will help a lot of them to get started on checking out books again for the Summer! I was asked by quite a few people when I would be doing this again, so I'll look for ways to possibly fit another one in before the fall. Rock Band worked pretty well for this type of event, but maybe for the next one we could try something new. Big thanks to everyone that came in and participated!


New Reads!

Some new books have recently been added to the shelves! Be the first to read them!

  • Heir Apparent by Vivian Vande Velde
  • Croak by Gina Damico
  • Before we were Free by Julia Alvarez
  • What the Moon Saw by Laura Resau
  • The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

TAB graduation party!

On Sunday June 9th, the Teen Advisory Board met for the last meeting of the school year, the TAB graduation party. We had two graduates that will be leaving TAB as they head off to college, Elena and Genni. They will be missed from the TAB! While I think voting for the next members normally happens at the graduation party, we'd done the voting at the previous meeting, so the new TAB members were invited as well, Vincent, Jessica and Tasnim. The TAB gave each of our graduates a small gift, and we had pizza and ice cream cake! We ended the day with a kind of "get to know you" game to welcome the new members. We also got a special guest appearance by Gretchen, the previous teen librarian! It was a great day, and I'm glad so many people were able to attend!

the graduates pose with Edward

serious(ish?) group shot...

and a silly group shot!


Summer 2013 Programming Schedule!

The schedule for our Summer programs is ready to print, so here's a look at what we'll be offering!

Movie Matinees

· July 24, 3:00 to 4:30: Paranorman (PG)
· August 7, 1:00 to 4:00: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (PG-13)
· August 21, 1:00 to 3:30: The Dark Knight (PG-13)

Special Events

Rock Away Your Fines

Wednesday, June 19, 1:00 to 5:00
 Get ready for summer at the library by getting rid of your old fines!  For every game of Rock Band you play, you will have
$1 removed from your overdue fines.  Amount of game time depends on number of players.  Fine reduction applies only to the library card of the participant.  Fine reduction may not be used for lost items.  No registration; just drop in.

Pokemon Night

Friday, June 28, 6:30 to 8:30

We’ll be celebrating Pokemon with lots of activities, including a costume contest, Pokemon Stadium battling, screening the anime, and more! Bring your DS and Pokemon games to battle others!
Registration begins May 27. Permission slip required.

Tabletop Gaming

Wednesday, July 31, 1:00 to 4:30
 Do you want to try out a new game or have an old favorite to share? Bring your own or use ours! We’ll have more traditional board games such as Monopoly and Clue as well as newer
tabletop favorites like Munchkin and Carcassonne. Hang out with your friends, eat snacks, and win prizes!
Registration begins June 24

Minecraft Building Competition

Wednesday, August 14, 2:00 to 5:00
 Do you like Minecraft? Know the difference between an
Enderman and a Creeper? Enjoy mining in dangerous caves for diamonds? Then come to our Minecraft Building Competition!
A Minecraft account is required to participate. Please bring your own laptop if possible as computers will be limited.
Registration begins July  8

Nintendo Night

Friday, August 23, 6:30 to 8:30
We’re celebrating all things Nintendo! Bring in your DS and
favorite multiplayer games. Compete in a Super Smash Bros Brawl tournament, play Mario Kart Wii or our other Wii games in freeplay, or enjoy some multiplayer on an old-school Nintendo system! We'll have our Wii hooked up to a projector for
big-screen gaming!
Permission slip required. Group size is limited. Registration
begins July 22


Outdoor Art Drop-In Days

Wednesdays, July 3 to July 24
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
The Teen Advisory Board is running three weeks of great craft
projects outdoors! 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 may need time to dry. Dress for a mess, or borrow a smock from us. All craft materials provided.

· July 3: CD Mosaic Frames
· July 10: Cherry Blossom Art
· July 17: CD Scratch Art

Projects will be available until materials run out. In the event of rain, the week’s project will be cancelled and made available on July 24 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. No registration, just drop in each week!


Gaming Club

Mondays, July 8 to August 19, 3:00 to 5:00
Bring your Yu-Gi-Oh! deck, DS, PSP, or any other game you’re into. We'll also hook up the Wii 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.

Book Discussion Groups

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.  These groups meet year-round.

Read and Rant Book Group
Third Fridays from 4:00 to 5:00
July 19, August 16
This group is accepting a limited number of new members entering grades 7 and 8.  Registration is ongoing until spaces are full.

Book Grub Book Group
First Fridays from 3:30 to 5:00
July 5, August 2
This group is accepting a limited number of new members entering grades 9 to 12.  Registration is ongoing until spaces are full.

Primos Branch High School Book Group
Third Mondays from 7:00 to 8:00
June 17, July 15, August19
Open to students entering grades 9 to 12, this group meets at the Primos Library at 409 Ashland Ave., Primos, PA, 19018.  Call them to register:  610-622-8091.

Primos Branch Middle School Book Group
Second Fridays from 4:00 to 5:00
June 14, July 12, August 9
Open to students entering grades 6 to 8, this group meets at the Primos Library at 409 Ashland Ave., Primos, PA, 19018.  Call them to register:  610-622-8091.


YouTube Viewing Party!

Last Wednesday I had 5 teens show up for our YouTube Viewing Party. While it was a smaller crowd than I expected, each person was able to show two videos instead of the standard one (myself included!). Siaka won the “other” category for “Mike Tompkins sings Paradise”, Ashton won the humor category for “Dumb Ways to Die”, and David won the “movie/animation” category for the Minecraft video “In Search of Diamonds”. The winners all received movie theater-sized candy. Ashton also won best video overall with “Dumb Ways to Die”, earning him gift certificate for 5 free DVD rentals from Redbox. And while Afsara couldn't make it, she sent me a video to play anyway, "This is Engineering", which I thought was hilarious! Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone that participated, it was a lot of fun!

Below is the full list of videos shown at the event:


Generation Next Gaming Club starts Thursday

The new Gaming Club geared towards 18-29 year-olds will be starting this Thursday, June 6, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. If you're in the current gaming club and a high school graduate, you're automatically on the list for the Generation Next Gaming Club. Once the Generation Next club starts meeting, I'll be asking all gaming club members that are high school grads to please meet at that one instead of Monday's club. In the case that you're 18 and still in high school, you can choose to attend one club or the other (but not both). If you have any questions about the gaming clubs, feel free to shoot me an email or come talk to me!