Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Watch This Cool Line Rider Video!

Watch this cool line rider video, then make your own at! This neat tool allows you to draw the course for the rider. It's great fun and much harder than you think!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Funny Book Trailer for "Looking for Alaska"

Here is a very funny book trailer made by some teens for an English class. It is for the young adult book, Looking for Alaska, by John Green, which won the Printz Award for Young Adult Fiction last year!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

February Teen Programs

In February, each branch will have a teen CD Share and T-Shirt Decorating Party. Teens should bring CD's to listen to and a T-shirt to decorate. Fabric paints will be available for the T-shirts and examples of how to cut and style T-shirts will also be given. The programs will be at the following branches and times:

Gambier: Tuesday, February 13th, 6-7 P.M.

Fredericktown: Tuesday, February 20th, 6-7 P.M.

Danville: Tuesday, February 27th, 6-7 P.M.


Thursday, January 18, 2007




Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Book Review: Born to Rock by Gordon Korman

Imagine you are a conservative high school student who is a member of the Young Republicans. One day you discover that your biological father, whom you've never met, is actually the ultimate KING of PUNK ROCK! What do you do? Leo, the protagonist of Born to Rock decides to find his father and hit him up for college tuition money to Harvard, where he has been accepted for next year. Leo ends up as a roadie for his father's band on the best ever Punk Rock Festival tour. Find out what Leo learns about his father, punk rock and life in this funny funny book!

Looking for a Good Book?

Do you need a suggestion for a good book? Look on the left sidebar of this blog for book covers from my collection at LibraryThing. Click on the title of the book located directly under the cover for more information about the book. You can also see my whole collection of recommended books for teens by clicking on the "my library" link here or on the sidebar. When you look at the whole collection you will see the tags I have used to describe the books, such as "drama" or "fantasy". You can also see how many stars I've given the book. Click on one of the tags, such as "suspense," and you will see all of the books I have described that way. Finally, you can click on the title of any book in my collection to see much more information about it including recommendations for other titles that people who like this book have also liked. If you really enjoy using Library Thing you can sign up for your own free account and start making lists of your favorite books! I will continue to add recommended books as I have time, so check back often!

Sunday, January 07, 2007

January Teen Library Program Schedule!

Whose Line is it Anyway?

Join us as we play "Whose Line is it" comedy improv games! This was the most popular teen program at Gambier last year. They loved it! Be sure to invite your friends -- the more that play, the more fun we have! Branch schedules for this program are listed below:

Gambier - Tuesday, January 9, 2007 6-7 P.M.

Fredericktown - Tuesday, January 16, 2007 6-7 P.M.

Danville = Tuesday, January 23, 2007 6-7 P.M.

Book Review - "The Book Thief"

"The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak

This is one of the best books I have ever read. It is the story of a young foster child girl in Nazi Germany. Her real parents had been sought out as communists. The story is narrated by death, and apparently death is an elegant speaker. See World War II through the eyes of death as he follows this extraordinary girl who learns to have both a passion and hate for the magic of words.

If you would like to check out this book, ask your local librarian, who can get it or put it on reserve for you!

Teen Book Review!

Here is the first installment of our Teen Video Book Review program. If you have recorded a book review and would like to see it posted here, please have your parents sign the permission form available at any branch. Below, the book being reviewed is "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes. If you think you might like to read this book, ask for it at your library branch!