Friday, November 5, 2010

Books 2 Movies

This just in
(so check it out...!)

And, while your @ it, don't 4get to
stop by and/or call 825-0703 to
REGISTER for THIS week's
Deathly Hallows Pre-Release Party:
WED. 11/10/2010
4 PM
No formal wear required!

<'Cuz if u don't, I just may call you!!!>

(4, if memory serves,
u folks requested this one!!!)

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Registration for the
Deathly Hallows Pre-Release Party
OPENS (this!) WED. 11/1/2010
** It's gonna fill up FAST...
So, don't miss out!!!!!! **

Friday, October 29, 2010

New Books, Teen Dates, & Other Misc.

OK, Folks,
(Per Request and By Popular Demand)
is all set fo
(...perhaps, it'll boil down 2 a contest
between Teens and 'Tweens...)
And, in the meantime,
check out these hot new books
(if i don't beat ya too it!)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Festive Fall (aka NEW) Reads...

Yep, that's right...
We've got more sumptuous & spicey
hot new reads on the way!
FYI: Check out the Teen Webpage
4 October Action Info!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Teen Bytes

BIG thanks to our "Teen Talks" peeps!
Loved the book dish...
So, we'll have to do it again!
(Save the Date!!!! -- Wednesday 10/13)
Note: We're on for Harry's bash,
I'm counting on you...!
In the meantime, check out:
"Game On!"
9/29 @ 4:30 PM
(that's this Wed!)
Experience exciting game play, friendly geek chat,
& festive football(ish) Sunday snacks!
Now, that's what I call an opportunity!

Monday, September 20, 2010

FYI (Anyone? Anyone?)

'Case your interested...
(@ least I am, so there!)

A "Special" Book Brainstorming Session!!!
this WED. 9/22 from 4-5 PM
(c u in the storytime room!)
for grades 5-12

We'll nosh, we'll dish, & we'll discuss Grrreat books
(old and new!) as well as plan this year's
"Must-Reads" 4 Teen Book Club

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

Happy First Day of School!

Just wanted to give a shout out:

Have a wonderful Day One --
Hope this year kicks off 2 a GREAT start for y'all!
(And, I'll be lookin' 4ward 2
gettin' the scoop on the new HS & CHUMS!)

FYI: Teen Talks & Teen Gaming resume this month...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010




('Nuff Said)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

WOWzers! More COOL NEW 4 Teens!

CLICK HERE 4 Incoming Goodies
(aka NEW BOOKS!):

(which look pretty darn "grrreat" if I do say so myself...
Hmm...and I do. :)

Goodbye Sandy...

... & GOOD LUCK too!
You're gonna KICK IT as the
Plymouth Public Library's
new Children's Librarian!!!


Infinite THANKS for all your
frontline & behind-the-scenes assistance
making our dept (& the teen program) rock!

We're gonna miss you! :)

Teen Reading Prize Info:

Yo, Yo, Yo!

If you participated in this summer's
TEEN Reading Raffle,
(Teen) Extra Challenge, or
Don't forget to stop @
the Youth Services Desk
to pick up your prize.
(Note: Open while in the building --
a few lucky winners get to pick out
& the best goods are goin' fast!)

Teen Writing Contest Results
will be announced next week....
(so far the entries are excellent!)

Friday, August 6, 2010

NEW (books!!!) 2 Check OUT:

I know, I know
fall ain't here yet,
& no, we don't wanna think about school...

But these hot reads will be falling onto
shelves @ a library near you!


Fall into some great reads w/ me! :)

And, follow the yellow brick road...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Friendly Reminder from Friendly Librarian! :)


(This) SAT. 8/7 is the FINAL DAY
2 Turn In Those Tickets!

That Means...

Reading Raffle Entries
Extra Challenge Booklets
Teen Writing Contest Submissions

Yep, that's (almost) all folks!
You've been working hard,
so get those tickets in
& reap you're just rewards!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Final Boarding!

C'mon Y'all!
Be sure to join us for this summer's
FINAL Teen-Only Program
(That's right, vacation's almost over...
So, no more 'til come September!!!)
Wed. 8/4/10, 3-5 PM

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Throwback Gaming Tomorrow
3-5 PM
"Be there or be square!"

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Baby, Let's Get TWISTED!

'cuz it's the
3 O'Clock Throwback
Wednesday 7/28/10
3-5 PM -- Community Room
Join your favorite little ol' librarians
4 a whole lotta Old School Gaming Action...
...think Twister, Operation, Connect Four, & More
( board game AND Wii versions)
Jam 2 DDR, talk tunes, & eat sweet treats!
Don "Old Decade" Duds
(aka: dress up from days gone by...
...'50's, 60's, 70's, 80's)
Reading Raffle ticket!
Don't forget your library card!
Because a few of the BEST movies,
like, EVER, will be ready for
your check out 2 view pleasure!!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Brain Melt

I don't know about you, but summer's making me a little, ummm.
lazy. Still reading up a storm, but @ a much more leisurely pace --
and not bothering to Blog 'bout it very much!
("sorry!" +)
Library "Lady's" Bookshelf
(or what of it I can remember)
Currently Reading:
The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
**Wasn't sure what I'd think of this 1 (not a fantasy girl)
but a fantasy library??? Call it a librarian fantasy! :)
Recent Reads:
Siren by Tricia Rayburn
(in a word: fun)
Bruiser by Neal Shusterman
(intriguing, but could've been better)
Tell Me a Secret by Holly Cupala
(irritatingly compelling)
Kyle's Island by Sally Derby
(cute / bland)
Nomansland by Leslie Hauge
(Blah, blah, blah...major disappointment)
Patiently Waiting 2 B Read
Blindsided by Patricia Cummings
Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins
She Thief by Daniel Finn
Take Me There by Carolee Dean
Crossing the Tracks by Barbara Stuber
The Poison Diaries by Maryrose Wood
Choppy Sock Blues by Ed Briant
(cuz i like the title!)
I'll keep you posted...

Monday, July 12, 2010

Care to Join Me?

Wednesday 7/14
3-5 PM
Community Room

Come Wii with Me!

Discussion Question of the Day
(Since I'm counting the days til Mockingjay...!)
What other series' rock your world?

Friday, July 9, 2010

Remember Me

Wonders Never Cease!
Not only did I watch an WHOLE dvd last weekend
(as opposed to just the previews)
I had an unexpected surprise...
Robert Pattinson
(yes, Robert Pattinson, aka: Edward)
can honestly act when not confined to the
ridiculousness of Mr. Ed.
Movies called Remember Me,
& it's pretty darn good!
I cried (twice!)
So, Check it out!
On that note, I also recommend u take a peak @
the lastest Christopher Pike reissue,
Remember Me
T'was 1 of my faves way, way
back in the day when I was your age...

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Yo, Yo, Miss A.B.

There's a book on my desk that looks a lil' fishy...
and it's got YOUR name written all over it! :)
And, should we pass like 2 ships in the night,
You Go, Writer Girl!
Have a rockin' time @ your summer intensive,
& be ready to dish when you finally get back!

Tickle Me Funny Bone! Please???

Greetings & Salutations my fellow Earthlings!
(i'm downright stoked to cheese
for this here long holiday weekend...).
And, I won't lie: I've got more than plenty to read!
A few I can't wait to tear into...
Bruiser by Neal Shusterman
She Thief by Daniel Finn
Nomansland by Lesley Hauge
Tell Me a Secret by Holly Cupala
Sources of Light by Margaret McMullan
The Secret to Lying by Todd Mitchell
Glimpse by Carol Williams Lynch
All of which look pretty awesome if I do say so myself
('course, looks sure can be decieving!).
Not 1 of the above, however, is particularly light.
So, I need a funny title (or 2)
Lest I get 2 feelin' blue.
THANK U in advance, &
and Thanks for coming to Henna!!!!
I had fun--hope y'all did too!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Think Ink (& books!)

HENNA 2-Morrow
Wednesday 6/30
Community Room, 3-5 PM
Be there or Be Bland!
Note: Bring your library cards 'cuz I'll be bringing books
for your summer reading pleasure,
including the two I finished last night:
Stolen by Lucy Christopher
(I need someone to talk to about this one, so...hint, hint!)
I Now Pronounce You Someone Else
by Erin McCahan
(18 and engaged??? whatcha think???)

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Ok, so I'm not over the moon or anything,
but I am sure a lot less crabby.
I'm also seriously curious --
I've read a lot this year and less
rather than more has knocked me socks off.
What books do you recommend?
And, what can you not wait to read?
White Cat by Holly Black
Dirty Little Secrets by Cynthia Jaynes Omololu
All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarza
Fat Cat by Robin Brande
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
The Line by Teri Hall
Vibes by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Sorta Like a Rockstar by Matthew Quick
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
The Last Summer of the Death Warriors
by Francisco X. Stork
What might you recommend? :)

Inquiring Minds Wanna Know...So, let's GO!

Disclaimer: I'm a wee bit disgruntled @ the moment
'cuz the pretty new webpage I've spent ALL day perfecting
in order to illuminate the path to pure reading bliss...
Well, it is taking FOREVER to load.
Guess that means we've got to wait a while.
But here's a few in (semi) oldies case you missed 'em:
& 1 that's more guy friendly
(but ready-made for conversation
and most certainly read-worthy!)
Thoughts? Opinions?
What looks good?
What Doesn't?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Verboten "Tattoos...Ooh la la!"

Wanna look x-tra hot 4 summer
(and have a lil' more sizzle on the 4th of July)?
DIY: Henna Body Art
Wednesday June 30th
3-5 PM
Note: This program is limited to 30 people
(grades 6-12 + ME)
So if you're heart's set on this one,
('cuz lockin' u out, oh I would hate!)
REMEMBER: Ink sets best if skin is clean, dry, and sans lotion,
so whatever u do, don't come straight from the pool! :)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Watery Reads 2 Tide You Over

In honor of today's official "Make A Splash" kick off
(hey, I didn't name this year's theme!) :)
I thought I'd mention a few of our
('cuz we all know, summer = bring on the cheese!)
Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots
by Abby McDonald
Forgive My Fins
by Tera Lynn Childs
by Angie Frazier
by Heidi Kling
Taken By Storm
by Angela Morrison
I Now Pronouce You Someone Else
by Erin McCahan
A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend
by Emily Horner
(me currently reading & diggin' so far)
Three Rivers Rising: A Novel of the Jamestown Flood
by Jame Richards
Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me
by Kristen Chandler
Ship Breaker
by Paolo Bacigalupi
C'mon -- bring on those tickets!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

C YOU Wednesday!!! (hint, hint)

Teen Summer Programing
kicks off w/ a bang:
(this) WED. 6/23, 3-5 PM
So, come for the cool treats and other hot stuff!
(But, most especially a little quality time w/
your favorite twinkly teen librarian!
Stay for the fun!!!

I Promise...

Some of u have asked about recommended reads,
I'll post a list of summer hotties soon.
In the meantime...
We've been ordering new books up the wazoo,
most especially for you!
Not to mention making lots of new booklists.
And, don't forget, group input is always more than welcome!!!

It's Summer! Need I Say More?

I'm a terrible teen librarian--at least when it comes to blogging these days.
(But, in my defense, it's been a while since last response.
Or, at least there was 'til a few days ago.
Then shazam! Oh, what a flurry!
Why? "Cuz its, summer, baby! :)
What does that mean...?
Well, for starters, I vow to post @ least once a week
(so keep that flurry a' comin'!)
If you haven't stopped for info on this year's
(new & improved, if I do say so myself!)
& here:
For your reading pleasure,
we've got:
Teen Reading Raffle
Teen Extra Challenge
Teen Writing Contest
So, stop by for more info--as well as some books!
All tickets / entries accepted begining
this Monday, June 21, 2010!
Go ahead, keep me busy (please?) :)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Ok, so I've decided to dust off my teen librarian blogging chops
as part of my (fun) summer reading prep
(NOTE: & I expect an exchange on this here blog sometime soon!)
And, in other new & noteworthy news...
Invisible Girl by Mary Hanlon Stone
This Gorgeous Game by Donna Freitas
Little Vampire Women by Lynn Messina
(& Louisa May Alcott)
It's Not Summer Without You: A Summer Novel
by Jenny Han
Motorcycles, Sushi, & One Strange Book by Nancy Rue
Stolen by Lucy Christopher
Countdown by Deborah Wiles
I Now Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahan
Hothouse: A Novel by Chris Lynch
Fat Vampire : A Never Coming of Age Story by Adam Rex
The Clone Codes by Patricia McKissak
Claire De Lune by Christine Johnson
The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
The Fire Opal by Regina McBride
The Turning Book 1: What Curiosity Kills
by Helen Ellis
Folly by Marthe Jocelyn
Illyria by Elizabeth Hand
Lost for Words by Alice Kupiers
The Agency: A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee
Evil? by Timothy Carter

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Knock, Knock...

Anybody Home?
If yes, here's a special sneak peek

Saturday, April 24, 2010


LAST Teen Gaming
(or Event of ANY kind for that matter!)
'til Summer!
THIS Wed. 4/28/10
4:30-6:00 PM
U should COME --
if for no other reason than to
regale me with tales o' prom
& for a final scope out of those
new books me been holding captive.
'Tis near time for release...
(And, speaking of newbies, The Line by Teri Hall was pretty darn awesome!)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Hot New SPPL Teen Reads Just 4 YOU!

As Promised
(and, better late than never)

Click HERE 2 Rock your World:

**P.S. Have fun @ Prom -- can't wait to hear the scoop!**

Monday, April 12, 2010

Teen Talks (so anyone listening???)

Greetings to the Abyss...
just an FYI:
Wed. 4/14 @ 4 PM
**Last 1 'til fall, so come one, come all
'cuz ya owe me some books. And...
if I'm feeling nice, I might even bring chocolate.**

Monday, April 5, 2010

Did U Hear...?

My initial reaction is, of course, good grief!
However, the library, of course,
will happily house a couple o' copies.
And, yes, Twilight: The Graphic Novel
is now available to cure what ails ya
(or be what ails ya?!?).
As for New Moon movie version --
finally watched it & found it rather bland.
And, yes, of course, I'll catch Eclipse this summer.
What's a girl to do?
In other summery news:
I'll post incoming vacation-esque reads soon!
(Or, soonish, I promise!)

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Hi'ya Chiquitas (and Gents?!?)
Just a friendly reminder that we meet 4

Teen Talks
Wed. 3/24 from 4-5 PM

You're friendly Teen Librarian wants 2 play
The Price is Right!
And, I don't particularly feel like doing so
all by myself (cue the violins). :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Go Me! 2 Posts in 1 Day!

Ok, ok, it's only cuz' I 4got a few --
So what? :)
13 to Life: A Werewolf's Tale
by Shannon Delaney
Boys, Bears, & a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots
by Abby McDonald
The Complete History of Why I Hate Her
by Jennifer Jacobson
For Keeps
by Natasha Friend
Hate List
by Jennifer Brown
(thanks for reviewing 4 me miss a.b.)!
Kiss in the Dark
by Lauren Henderson
A Match made in High School
by Kristin Walker
Merlin's Harp
by Anne Eliot Crompton
The Naughty List
by Suzanne Young
by Lesley Hauge
Sorta Like a Rockstar
by Matthew Quick
Troy High
by Shana Norris
The White Cat
by Holly Black


Since I haven't been so good about updating you on what's new,
I figured I owed ya one. So...
(drum roll please?)
The Bad Queen: Rules & Instructions for Marie-Antoinette
by Carolyn Meyer
Beautiful Dead
by Eden Maguire
Before I Fall
by Lauren Oliver
The Best and Hardest Thing
by Pat Brisson
A Blue So Dark
by Holly Schindler
The Body Finder
by Kimberly Derting
The Cardturner
by Louis Sachar
The Deadly Sister
by Eliot Schrefer
Every Little Thing in the World
by Nina de Gramont
Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood
by Eileen Cook
God is in the Pancakes
by Robin Epstein
Guardian of the Dead
by Karen Healy
Hex Hall
by Rachel Hawkins
The Line
by Teri Hall
A Match Made in High School
by Kristin Walker
The Naughty List
by Suzanne Young
Of All the Stupid Things
by Alexandra Diaz
by Tom Leveen
The Pillow Book of Lotus Lowenstein
byLibby Schmais
Radiant Shadows
by Melissa Marr
The Reckoning
by Kelly Armstrong
The Six Rules of Maybe
by Deb Caletti
Somebody Everybody Listens To
by Susanne Supplee
Something Life Fate
by Susane Colasanti
by Aprilynne Pike
Toads and Diamonds
by Heather Tomlinson
The Unwritten Rule
by Elizabeth Scott
The Vinyl Princess
by Yvonne Prinz
The Year I Turned Sixteen
by Diane Schwemm
Plus many many more!
So, stop by sometime!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Get Some Gaming Action

I know you've all got oodles & oodles
of xtra time on your hands...
( cue the '1980's: "Sike!")
No matter!
Just ditch the homework
(@ least for an hour or 2)
4 a little--or lot--of good ol'
Wed. 3/3
4:30-6 PM
C'mon! It'll be fun...

Saturday, February 20, 2010

"Holla Back Girl!"

"Cuz this ain't no secret:
Wed 2/24, 4-5 PM
(where talking new books never gets old).
See ya this week!

"Shh! It's a Secret...!"

There once was a (nerdy) librarian;
She strove to read a book a day...
(but some days were easier than others).
And, her top 3 so far this year...
Be all about SECRETS...
All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab
The Secret Year by Jennifer R. Hubbard
Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu
5 *'s for all!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Percy Jackson Party

Camp Half-Blood Wants You!

Join us for a Camp Half-Blood regional meeting, celebrating the movie release of the first Percy Jackson adventure:
The Lightning Thief.

Games! Trivia! Puzzles! Prizes!
(Prizes include movie tickets!!!)

Wednesday, February 10: 4:00 p.m.
Sun Prairie Public Library -- Community Room

For older kids and teens who have read The Lightning Thief and are ready to put their Percy Jackson knowledge to the test! You must have read the entire book prior to registration to attend this program.

Space is limited! Stop by the Children’s Desk or call 825-0701 to register.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Super (Duper) Series Alert:

In the off chance u've, thus far,
remained sadly in the dark...
Me thinks u'll dig what
I've been gobbling up as of late:
Dream Girl and Dream Life by Lauren Mechling
(for fans of the Mediator, Spy Goddess, & Ally Carter series--
in other words, absolute pure cheese, but oh-so-fun!)
Oh.My. Gods and Goddess Bootcamp by Tera Lynn Childs
(for those who r intrigued by Greek Mythology & girls kicking butt!)
The Mark by Jen Nadol
(Book #1 w/ 2 more on the way some day)
(for fans of not-so-scary Sixth Sense type groove,
not so much, "I see dead people" as "I see soon-2-be-dead people")

Wii, Wii, Wii, All the Way Home!

'Tis that time of month, so please
("pretty please!")
Join me for some Teem Gaming Action

Wed. 2/3/2010
4:30-6 PM

complete w/ snacks & stuff!
Maybe we can even chat books...?
FYI: We finally ditched that falling apart old DDR
for a second Wii--so if u wanna bowl w/ me... :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

This Just In (Cool Beans!)

Winter blahs gotcha down?
Cozy up with one of these cool (beans) new reads!
A few hot recent arrivals:
All Unquiet Things -- Anna Jarzab
By the Time You Read This I'll be Dead -- Julie Anne Peters
The Lonely Hearts Club -- Elizabeth Eurlberg
(FYI: she's Stephenie Meyers' editor!)
Bleeding Violet -- Dia Reeves
The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Kidnapped -- Yxta Maya Murray
Hearts at Stake -- Alyxandra Harvey
The Mark -- Jen Nadol
Tangled -- Carolyn Mackler
The Dark Divine -- Bree Despain
Nevery Cry Werewolf -- Heather Davis
Very LeFreak -- Rachel Cohn
The Secret Year -- Jennifer R. Hubbard
Wanderlust -- Lucy Silag
Radiant Darkness -- Emily Whitman
Dawn -- Kevin Brooks
Incarceron -- Catherine Fisher
Sweet, Hereafter -- Angela Johnson
Less Dead -- April Lurie
The Long Way Home -- Andrew Klavan
Good Fortune -- Noni Carter
Plus many, many more...!
Happy Belated New Year!

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Yup, there's lots to talk about
on the BOOKS, MUSIC,
MOVIES (& more) front
as we kick off 2010...
So, let's do it!
Join us for this decades
Wed. 1/27, 4-5 PM

Dislaimer: Ok maybe it won't be super "extravagant,"
but it will be uber fun, so come 1, come all
for food, fun, and teen-centric topics galore!!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

2010 Teaser--and Crowd Pleaser!

A brief list of incoming noteables
(w/ many more to come...)

Keep your eyes peeled--and I'll keep you posted!

Finally! FINALLY!!!

Well, here we have it--(some) of my top picks for 2009!
And, the winners are...

No doubt u'll immediately notice the glaring
omission of Catching Fire...The al.,
but c'mon we know they rock!!!
These be a few that u might've missed,
but I guarantee u'll enjoy!
So...ENJOY! :)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Baby, it's COLD outside!

Sorry, just had to get that outta my system!
Also, an FYI:
(1/6/2010) @ 4:30 PM
Sure wud be cool to see u this decade!!! :)

And, no I haven't forgotten -- those '09 faves are still 2 come!
I've opted to abandon the obvious
(Catching Fire...The Awakening...Like duh, huh?)
& go for broke, so...must think carefully...SOON...Scouts honor!