Friday, December 22, 2006


Check out the Young Adult Library Association's new MySpace for teens and others connected with young adults and libraries!

YouTube Video Shows Harry Potter Title

Watch this video to see how the title is uncovered on Rowling's website. (If you'd rather try it yourself before watching, see my previous post.

Title of Final Harry Potter Announced!

The final installment in the Harry Potter Series will be titled Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

If you want to play the game on Rowlings' website to find the title yourself, here a few hints. Click on the pink eraser. Click on the farthest doorknob reflected in the mirror. Click on the center of the large door next to the mirror. Click on the top of the mirror. Click on any two spiderwebs next to the big door. Click on the second chime to the right in the window. Use the key the chime turns into to open the big door. Click on the present. Click there again, and play hangman to discover the title. Good Luck!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Christmas Song Generator!

So this is Xmas,
And what have you done,
Another book over
And a new one just begun.

Merry Xmas (War Is Over)
from the Christmas Song Generator.

Get your own song :

I typed in the word "book" at The Christmas Song Generator and the above was what it spit out!

Listen to MuggleCast's PodCasts!

MuggleCast presents great podcasts with news, views and more concerning Harry Potter. This was The Peoples Choice Winner at the 2006 Podcast Awards, the Highest Rated podcast on Yahoo! Podcasts and consistently one of the top three "Arts" podcasts on iTunes, discussing the latest in Harry Potter news, theories, rumors, and more! Go to the MuggleCast Site to listen online now!

Also there is another Harry Potter series of podcasts called PotterCast. About their latest episode, they say:

-It's part one of our annual holiday filk show (featuring all your HP/Christmas song parodies), with a little extra twist.
-A full audio report from the Wizard Rock Yule Ball in Cambridge, Mass., with clips from the performances, interviews with the bands and fans, and more.
-The trio reveals the big secret about Draco and the Malfoys
-Sue plans to crowd surf at the next Yule Ball
-Laura Mallory the Mad/Evil Muggle
-Everyone's a WINNER!
-"Rock Around the Hogwarts Tree"
-"Miserable Moaning Myrtle," by Lady A.
-"Voldemort is Coming Tonight"
-"Run, Run, Marauders," by the Corner Booth Mods
-Snape's Christmas
-"Do You Hear What I Hear?"
-"Butterbeer," by Lysh the Fish.

Sounds like FUN!

YA Authors Pick Their Favorite Books of the Year

See what books several young adult authors list as favorites this year at Cynthia Leitich Smith's Cynsations Blog.

Check Out this YouTube Video of Harry and the Potters

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


There will be no teen library programs during the month of December at the Gambier, Danville and Fredericktown branches of the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County. But, don't miss our January programs, which will be "Whose Line is it Anyway?" games! This was an all-time favorite of the teens in Gambier last year. Check back for dates and times in January.