Week 1 winner for the Summer Reading Club 2014!

Last week was the first week of the Summer Reading Club, and each week we'll be giving random prizes to students that handed in Summer Reading Club slips for that week. I'm happy to announce our first winner!

Mallory Perry, grade 10
won a $15 gift card to Amazon!

Congratulations to our first winner and keep recording everything you read this Summer!

Rock Away Your Fines

With Summer starting, it was a great time to come in to the library and get rid of some fines by playing Rock Band! For every song you played, the library would deduct $1 from your overdue fines! We had a great turn out of 22 teens, and over the course of three hours we played enough to take off $126 worth of fines! Way to go! Of the 22, 16 had their fines paid off completely! Thanks to everyone that came out, and congratulations on getting down your fines! Now go check out some books!


Last Monday we had 19 people show up to try out some skill toys! These are various toys that require a bit of patience and practice to pull off, but it's really rewarding when you finally get it! We had diabolos, flower sticks, chatter rings, kendama, spinning plates and juggling balls. Luckily the weather was on our side, because between the crowd and the skoyz there was not enough room in our usual meeting place and we ended up taking it outside. Every got 5 to 10 minutes to practice at a station, then we rotated. After everyone had tried each one, they were free to go to whichever ones they wanted and play around with them. I'm usually pretty bad at spinning plates, and the outdoor breeze was not helping that! Everyone found at least one that they liked, and the time went by surprisingly fast!


spinning plates!

flower sticks!

Pokemon Night @ Municipal Library!

On Tuesday the 10th we had 17 Pokemon trainers come to the Municipal Library to be the very best, like no one ever was. We had everyone pair up Swiss Pair style for four rounds, then started a single-elimination bracket. Taking a cue from the recent Mario Night, instead of offering gift cards for the winners, first place got to choose from a table of prizes first, then second place could pick, and finally third. There was also a prize that was a random drawing for anyone that came in costume, but with only one person coming with a Pikachu cosplay cap, he automatically got the prize! When the prizes were first shown, Tom said to hold on to that Lucario figure, 'cause he was gonna get first and claim it, and he totally did! Congratulations!

In addition to the Pokemon battling, the anime was playing on a nearby TV, and we had a Wii and N64 hooked up with some older Pokemon games, like Pokemon Rumble Wii, Pokemon Snap and Pokemon Stadium. Pokemon Night was a great time, and while there's no more tournaments scheduled for the Summer, I think this Fall we'll be holding a Super Smash Bros tournament, so stay tuned!

the prize table!


More new books!

Last week we added a bunch of fiction and non-fiction to the collection, this week we have some new graphic novels to look through!

  • Eat Brains Love by Jeff Hart
  • Feedback by Robison Wells (sequel to Variant)
  • K-On! by Kakifly (vol. 1)
  • K-On! College by Kakifly
  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro-Series: Villains by Joshua Williamson, Erik Burnham, Jason Ciaramella and Brian Lynch
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past by Chris Claremont and John Byrne
  • Astonishing X-Men by Joss Whedon (vol. 1 & 2)
  • Wolverine by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller
  • Skullkickers by Jim Zubkavich


Summer Reading Club starts today!!

Today marks the official start of Summer Reading Club 2014! From now until August 22, for every five books you read, fill out a short form that lists the title and author of the book. The first slip you hand in you'll receive a McDonald's food voucher plus a free book! Every five books you read after that will get you an additional free book! Then on top of that, each week we'll have random drawings for other prizes, like Amazon and Barnes and Noble gift cards, etc.

Then on top of THAT, there will be weekly county-wide drawings for prizes like iTunes gift cards, iPod shuffles and even a Kindle Fire! Practically anything you read will count for the Summer Reading Club; read magazines, manga, graphic novels, books, audiobooks, online scanlations, whatever! So come in, get your Summer Reading Club slips, and start earning stuff for your Summer reading!


New books for the week of 6/8/2014

Lots of new stuff to check out this week!

  • Smoke by Ellen Hopkins (sequel to Burned)
  • Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor (book 3 in the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy)
  • The Shadow Throne by Jennifer A. Nielsen (book 3 of The Ascendance Trilogy)
  • Panic by Lauren Oliver
  • Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page
  • Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg
  • Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
  • Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
  • Rogue by Gina Damico (book 3 in the Croak series)
  • Blood Promise by Richelle Mead (book 4 of the Vampire Academy series)
  • Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson

  • Minecraft Redstone Handbook by Mojang
  • Junk-Box Jewelry by Sarah Drew
  • Scared Stiff: Everything You Need to Know About 50 Famous Phobias by Sara Latta
  • Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin
  • This Star Won't Go Out by Esther Earl, Lori and Wayne Earl
  • How They Choked: Failures, Flops and Flaws of the Awfully Famous by Georgia Bragg
  • Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto (vol. 58-59)
  • Kitaro by Shigeru Mizuki


Summer schedule is out!

Wow, another Summer is already about to begin! The Summer schedule is pretty much finalized, so I'll post the flyer down below. There's a few things happening at Municipal, which you'll find in it's own box. I look forward to seeing you all this Summer for the programs, and of course, Summer Reading Club!