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Thank You!

Thank you to all of you who attended our Lock-In last Friday! We had a very great turn-out! Stay in tuned for more upcoming events!


The Teen Advisory Board

Harry Potter Event - Part 2

Hello, this is TAB, and we’re going to tell you about the Harry Potter event. The event was on Tuesday, April 26th. At the event we, the students and TAB members, did the following things: We sorted the attendants into 4 groups, representing the four houses in the Harry Potter books. Each house had their own stuffed animal mascot to go along with it. At the beginning they played a game we call Parseltongue, or Telephone using Harry Potter quotes.After that we had the kids answer some opinion questions about the books and movies.

The Eye of Minds

book jacket for The Eye of Minds

       The Teen Book Group  at SPL meets on Wednesdays after school.  Our next book, suggested by sixth-grader Kerry, is The Eye of  Minds.  Written by James Dashner, the author of the popular Maze Runner series, The Eye of Minds is is a scary dystopian sci-fi.  It's the story of Michael, a gamer who, like most hackers and gamers, spends more time on the VirtNet than in the actual world.  The VirtNet offers total mind and body immersion and is addictive.

Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan

Echo book cover

       I just read a book that I loved.  Some books stay with you after the last page; you find yourself thinking about them as you go about your day.  Pam Munoz Ryan’s new book, Echo, is that kind of book. It’s historical fiction, but begins in an enchanted forest in Germany where a young boy connects with a harmonica that seems to have magical qualities: not only does it make an unusually beautiful sound but it gives the person playing it hope and power.

Teen Summer Reading Final Party!


We had a great final party for teen summer readers last night!  Each teen got two free books of their choice, plenty of ice cream, and a certificate of  completion. The Wii was set up, as was Twister as well as other board games and lots of drawing supplies.  And, since this year's summer reading theme was Superheroes, kids could don capes and masks and have their pictures taken as superheroes. Can you recognize any of these masked superheo readers?


Teen Summer Programming at the Library!


Last night twenty teens had a great time with presenter Sara Conant from 4-H, who showed us some Kitchen Science!  We made Glow-in-the-Dark Superhero Slime and Homemade Ice Cream.  We used Play 'n Freeze Ice Cream Making Balls which we loaded with all the ingredients and, instead of just boringly shaking the balls, we took them outside and used them to bowl, run relay races, and toss around.  So, we had a lot of laughs while making the ice cream,--which we then at