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The Youth Services Room:

A Great Place to Get Fabulous Books to Read
AND a Great Place to Get Help with Homework and Research!!

Some Sad and Scary New Books

I was browsing the new Young Adult new fiction display alcove, and was drawn to some titles that are either sad or scary or both. Maybe the cool autumn air is putting me in a Halloween mood! Here are some of the books I discovered.


Do you like Facebook and social networking sites?  Do you love to read as much as I do?  Do you love talking about books with your friends, sharing book titles with them, and getting great book recommendations?  

Meet Connie Burns!

Hi! My name is Connie Burns. I’m the new Youth Services Assistant. Most recently I was the librarian at Mahoney Middle School in South Portland.

Lock Down 2 update

Due to low registration numbers, we made the decision to cancel Teen Lock Down 2 scheduled for Monday, August 20, 2012. We were disappointed, but understand how busy everyone is these last days of summer. Another Lock Down is being planned for Friday, October 26, so mark your calendars!

Lock Down II

We are having another Library Lock Down on Monday, August 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. This is an event for students in Middle School (going into grades 6, 7, and 8) We do require pre-registration. We must have a minimum of 25 in order for the program to happen.

At our first Lock Down, we had a great time. Don't miss out on the fun.

To register, call the Youth Services Room. 883-4723 ext. 6277

Have questions about your Book Trailer?

Have you made your book trailer? Are you having some problems with it or do you have questions? To help answer any questions or further motivate those who are nervous about putting one together, Cathy Potter will return to host another Book Trailer workshop on Tuesday, August 14 at 5:30 to 7 PM. Registration is required.

This is a hands-on workshop, so we do ask that participants bring a computer or mobile devise that allows them put a trailer together.

Please, call the Youth Services Department if you have any questions. 883-4723 ext. 6277


Last night, Wednesday, July 18, 2012, the Library hosted a workshop for teens on How to Make a Book Trailer, led by Cathy Potter, school librarian at the Falmouth (Maine) Elementary School. Cathy had plenty of great examples and offered some very useful handouts to help those interested in learning how to make their own book trailer. Fast becoming a cool way to promote a book, it opens a lot of creative possibilities that combines the use of technology with a love of reading.

 Things to consider when putting it all together:

1. Cover of the book