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Pam, WDM Mom

Our daughter learned to read the summer before she went to kindergarten, mostly because she wanted to do the same things her older brother could do.  She then promptly informed me that she didn't like reading because it meant she had to sit still...Last night she was bursting with excitement over the reading club book she had finished and how much she thought I would enjoy it.  She made a point of leaving it on my nightstand to make sure I would get to it! Thank you all so much for making reading fun and cool and not just something Mom says she has to do. 

 

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Want to vote for your favorite books? The 2017 Teens’ Top Ten voting is finally open! Now through Oct 14th, vote for your favorite books out of the 26 nominees. Check out the titles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZtjAJ_2KUM! Find all of the books here: http://library.booksite.com/6242/nl/?list=CNL1&group=EB28 Vote here: https://www.dogobooks.com/voting/2017-teens-top-reads. And if you post about it, use the hashtag #yalsaTTT!  

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In Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon, Maddy is allergic to everything. Her air is purified before she can breathe it, every guest is cleaned before she meets him or her, she can’t even step outside. But she can look outside and one day she sees a boy move in next door. His name is Olly and he’s […]

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Thank you to the Fire Department for assisting with this fun program! Teens created protective contraptions to house their eggs as they made the drop from the top of the firetruck’s ladder. Would the eggs survive in one piece?

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Last Wednesday, Sara from Alternative Artistry taught a group of attentive and excited teens. They learned about the history of henna, how to make it, and got to try it on themselves! Thanks, Sara!              

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We have a new Summer Reading Club site for 2017!  If you’ve previously participated in our Summer Reading Clubs, you will need to Register on the new site one-time.  We hope to use this site for year-round reading challenges and more, so be sure to sign up! Once you register, then print out your reading […]

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Skyler and Luis of CLZN Co. hosted a teen workshop on screen printing this Wednesday! They created a design just for the library (thank you!) and taught the teens how to screen print it on their very own t-shirts!

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I’m an information junkie. Any time I hear a word I don’t know or the name of an obscure historical figure, I immediately write it down so I can look it up later. All these tidbits of information I gather get stored away in the “random facts” file in my brain. Fortunately I work at […]

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Teen blogger Elizabeth reviewed Dear Mr. Knightley. Read her thoughts below!             Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay is a Jane Austen-spinoff that follows Samantha (Sam) Moore, an orphan who has just won a grant to study journalism at Northwestern’s prestigious Medill School. However, she’s less than enthusiastic—Sam would prefer to study literature and immerse […]

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“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” Harper Lee wrote those words in To Kill A Mockingbird, first published in 1960. Those words describe a feeling and an action that is even stronger than empathy. […]

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A while back, I met with another librarian to program plan for the winter. We tossed around the idea of an Oscar-nominated or winning best picture series. Then I recalled that February is also Black History Month, which led us to another idea: why not combine the two? Why not feature films with African Americans […]

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