Monday, July 26, 2010

Break the Binding Teen Book Club


We are starting a teen book club at the Pearl Public Library called Break the Binding Teen Book Club. We will meet monthly on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Our first meeting will be on August 12. For our first meeting, we will brainstorm books that you want to read. Each month after August, there will be a designated book to read. This is a great opportunity for teens to socialize outside of school and enjoy a book that is not assigned as homework. There will be no tests or quizzes associated with this club only fun discussions and time to hang out with friends!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Along for the Ride

Do you believe in second chances (or third)? Sarah Dessen's Along for the Ride might turn you into a believer. Auden West, recent graduate, ivy leave college bound insomiac, decides to spend the last summer with her dad, new wife and baby. Because of her strict regime of studying, she realizes that she's missed out on friends and high school life experiences. Does she decide to take control and try new things like making new friends, having a boyfriend, or even riding a bike? Click on this link to request this delightful read.

Volunteering @ the Pearl Public Library

We had some wonderful help this summer for our Summer Reading Program! We had 10 volunteers who helped us do just about everything. They helped with programs and manned our regsitration table among many other tasks. They even helped us decorate our new Teen Area. Our teen volunteers logged over 387 hours this summer! We had so much fun this summer, and it would not have been the same without them.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Make a Splash Library Birthday Bash

Can you believe the 2010 Summer Reading Program is ending? Could you be the winner of our grand prize, a Sony Mp3 Player? Turn in your last minute book reviews for a chance to win our fabulous prizes. We are giving away a Sony Mp3 player and two $25 Walmart gift cards! Come to the Pearl Public Library this Thursday, July 15, @ 6:00 PM. We will be announcing the winners of our prizes as well as celebrating our library's 5th birthday. The Mississippi Swing Band will be here and we will have delicious birthday cake!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

An A"MAZE"-ing Book!!!

So I have recently become a fan of dystopian science fiction. If you've read the Hunger Games and Catching Fire, you will not be disappointed with James Dashner's Maze Runner! The beginning of the book just screams at you to keep reading. Picture waking up and the only thing you can remember is your name which is exactly what happens to 16 year-old Thomas. He finds himself trapped in a community of teenage boys. The community is surrounded by an impossible maze and there is no way to get out (at least that's what they think). Each teen has a designated area to work in to make their community survive, but Thomas knows instinctively that he needs to be a maze runner. Does Thomas become a maze runner? Do they solve the maze and make it out alive? Check it out or request it from your library! Click on this link. The sequel, The Scorch Trials will be released October 12,2010!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Teen Craft Night

Join the Pearl Public Library Monday night, July 12, at 6:00 for Teen Craft Night. Teens who are 12 and up are invited to make a variety of crafts including "Message in a bottle" and "Sand Mosaics". Refreshments will also be provided, and we will be giving out great door prizes. This will be our last teen program for Summer Reading Program 2010 so do not miss it!