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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

The message this year is: The End of Bullying Begins with Me.

Reading about bullying is a great way not only to learn about bullying but also to empathize with victims through their sad stories.  Here are four suggestions of books on bullying that you can find in the Youth Services Room of the Scarborough Public Library.

Bystander by James Preller.

Book Trailers!

         I love to look at book trailers on YouTube.  I look for trailers of books that I have read and loved  or trailers for books that I am thinking about whether or not to read.

          Here’s a book trailer for John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, a book I read and loved.  This trailer was made by the publishing company, so is much more professional than some of the kid-made trailers you will find on YouTube. 

It's time for another Teen "Lock Down"

The next Teen “Lock Down” will take place at the library on Friday, October 18th from 6:00-8:30 p.m.!!  Lock Downs have been really popular with middle school kids.  After the library closes for regular hours, we re-open just for middle school students in grades 6-8.  

We’ll have snacks,
a scavenger hunt, book dominoes,

 duct tape crafts, 

We had a great time last night at the Teen Summer Reading Final Party!

 Kids who passed in their reading logs enjoyed playing games (from “Pin the Eye on the Cyclops” to Twister and chess), eating ice cream sundaes, choosing a free book, answering mythology trivia questions, and receiving a certificate of completion.  Fifteen lucky kids (who completed the Lucky 13 Challenge in the reading log) won gift passes to Cinemagic! The meeting room was decorated with Greek columns and pictures of Greek gods and goddesses, since the day was the opening of the second Percy Jackson movie, “Sea of Monsters.”

Here are some pictures of the event.