Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Revenge of the Sith

Read the movie! [Revenge of the Sith-YA ]

Yoda would say,
Read these books you will.
[Star Wars-YA Books & Graphic Novels]

Read About the Jeans!

While you're waiting for the movie to come to theaters, read the movie! [Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants books]

Friday, May 06, 2005

Free Comic Book Day!

Saturday, May 7 is Free Comic Book Day! What do you have to do to one? Stop by the library and check out any book from our Teen section--you'll get a free comic! Why not check out a graphic novel, which is almost just like a comic book, only thicker?

Or, watch for the library in the Good Neighbor Day Parade Saturday from 2-4 p.m.! We'll be passing out free comics then too. The weather should be beautiful, so come out and see us (and get your free comic)!

Monday, May 02, 2005

Random Reads Online Featured Titles for May

This month, we're talking about three different books--the top three in the Abraham Lincoln High School Book Award. Have you read any? Give us your comments here. Not read them? Use the links at left to visit our library catalog and see if they're in. You might just see your comment posted here!

We also will do a drawing on June 4th from our blog-worthy entries. Just for participating, you could win a $10 gift certificate for Showplace 16 movie theater in Schererville, IN! So what are we reading this time?

A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer
David Pelzer, victim of one of the worst child abuse cases in the history of California, tells the story of how he survived his mother's brutality and triumphed over his past. Dave was starved, poisoned, and even stabbed before he was put into foster care. This book took first place in the 2005 Abe Awards.

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The heroine of this novel, fourteen-year-old Suzy Salmon, narrates from heaven because she's been murdered in the first chapter. She watches her family and friends struggle with their lives after her death, and misses them all terribly. This book took second place in the 2005 Abe Awards.

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Melinda broke up the biggest party of the year before her freshman year began by calling the police. Now she’s a pariah in a new school. But if people knew why she called the police in the first place, they would treat her differently. This book took third place in the 2005 Abe Awards.

Category: Readers Advisory

Random Reads Book Discussion goes online

A lot of teens say they'd like to come to book discussions but just don't have the time. So Lansing Library has decided to make it easier for you to participate! Visit our new book discussion blog and join in the discussion! We're talking about the Abraham Lincoln High School Book Award winners this time. Read any? Visit our Teen Scene and give us your comments. Not read them? Pick one up today!

Did we forget to mention we'll be passing out prizes too? Visit the blog for details.