Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Make a CD Clock @ Brandon Public Library!

I love buttons! What
will you put on yours?
Are you always running late? Come to the Brandon Public Library on January 12th @ 6:00 and make your personalized CD Clock for FREE! We'll have all the supplies needed to make your clock one of a kind. Please call ahead so we can save you a spot, 601-825-2672. We can't wait to see you!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Totally Teen Tuesday !!!

Catch this Taylorsville Teens ... Totally Teens Tuesday! Come to the Taylorsville Public Library on the second Tuesday of each month for an interesting discussion of currents events and what we can do in our community to make a difference in our lives and in the lives of those around us.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Upcoming Activities @ the Pearl Library

Just a quick note to remind you about some teen happenings at Pearl:

On December 17th (that's this Saturday), at 1pm, we will be showing the movie A Christmas Story in your Teen Center. Popcorn will be provided. This activity, like all of our programs, is totally free. Come take a break from studying and hang out with us while we watch a movie!

On December 19th (this coming Monday) at 6pm, we will be having another meeting of our Anime and Manga Club. This event has gotten off to a great start, with our participants deciding at the last meeting that they would like to compile their own comic book and possibly have a cosplay at some point in the future. Come and enjoy discussing and creating your favorite anime and manga!

On Monday, January the 9th at 6pm, Break the Binding book club will meet. January's selection is Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi. Mrs. Deer has one copy available in the PHS library, there are three copies still available at our circulation desk, and it should be available at any bookstore. Ask your English teacher about receiving extra credit for participating in this program.

Thursdays January 12th and 26th will be our Game On! Gaming Nights. From 4-6PM, we will have our xbox360 and our large television up in the teen center for you to play games with your friends. No mature games.

Remember that our new books and graphic novels are always located in the "new books" display in the teen center and that there is a suggestion box on one of the coffee tables where you can request that books be added to our collection. We don't know what you want to read unless you tell us!

We hope to see you soon and have a great Christmas!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Ornament Party @ Brandon Public Library!

Beaded Star Ornament

Join us Thursday, December 15th @ 6:00 to make Christmas Tree Ornaments. We will make a Beaded Star Ornament and a Hand Painted Glass Ornament. These look so great on the tree and they are definitely something you'll want to keep for your own tree one day! The class is free and we will have hot chocolate and cookies. For more information call the Brandon Public Library, 601-825-2672!

DIY  Paint Clear Glass Ornament  Balls
Hand Painted Glass Ornament

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Girls With Amnesia

Y'all, books about girls with memory problems are HUGE right now. I don't know why this trend is big, but it is, and some of these books are super-fun reads. Here's four that are available from your library. Click on the link to request the title!

Forgotten by Cat Patrick

Every night while London is asleep, her memory of that day is erased. In the morning, all she can "remember" are events from her future. London is used to relying on reminder notes and a trusted friend to get through the day, but things get complicated when a new boy at school enters the picture. Logan Henry is not someone you'd easily forget, yet try as she might, London can't find him in her memories of things to come.When London starts experiencing disturbing flashbacks, or flash-forwards, as the case may be, she realizes it's time to learn about the past she keeps forgetting--before it destroys her future....

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Mara wakes up from a coma with no memory of the accident that caused the deaths of three of her friends. The doctors tell her parents that starting over in a new state, a new school will be good for her and to let the memories come back on their own. But Mara's new start is anything but when she sees the faces of her dead friends everywhere. And then she begins to see people's deaths before they happen - at least she thinks that is what is happening. On top of that, the most beautiful boy she has ever seen can't seem to leave her alone, but is his agenda more than he leads on? What is happening to Mara Dyer?

As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott

Ava wakes up in a house she doesn't know, into a life she doesn't recognize. She is welcomed home by a devoted mother and loyal friends...but everyone is a stranger. Ava can't remember any of them, and can't shake the strange feeling that she's not who they say she is. Ava struggles to break through her amnesiac haze and remember the past she's been told is her own. But the memories that begin to surface are of a different life entirely. Ava doesn't know what to make of these visions in which she and familiar-faced friends play very different, and very deadly, roles. But when Morgan appears--the one boy able to step from her memories into her reality--the high stakes and ultimate sacrifices of eternal love become the fiercest truth of all.

Rosebush by Michele Jaffe

Instead of celebrating Memorial Day weekend on the Jersey Shore, Jane is in the hospital trying to piece together what happened last night. One minute she was at a party, cuddling with her boyfriend. The next, she was lying near-dead in a rosebush after a hit-and-run. Everyone believes it was an accident, despite the phone threats Jane swears were real. As Jane's boyfriend, friends, and admirers come to visit, more memories surface, not just from the party, but from deeper in her past . . . including the night her best friend Bonnie died. With nearly everyone in her life a suspect now, Jane must unravel the mystery before her killer attacks again. Along the way, she's forced to examine the consequences of her life choices...

If any of these books sound interesting, click the links to request them or come in to the Pearl Librarian and ask for one of the librarians to help you find something similar!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

MICHAEL VEY: The Prisoner of Cell 25

When I heard about this book, a YA novel by Richard Paul Evans, I thought, How in the world can this author write a science fiction novel for teens. I mean, he's a wonderful adult author; but his books for adults are nowhere near science fiction.

Imagine my surprise when I quickly got caught up in his story about Michael Vey and the other 'special' teenagers that were born on the same day in the same hospital. Michael is just your normal, average 14-year old that happens to have electrical powers. In the start of a new series, Evans tells the story of Michael and other teenagers that were born at a hospital that was testing a new machine (MEI) that is supposed to make MRIs obsolete. As a result of the test, many of the babies that were born in the hospital died; those that survived all have some type of supernatural power or skill.

This first book in the series introduces Michael (who is already well aware of his power); and through a series of events (including the kidnapping of his mother), Michael learns how he obtained his electrical power. He will be called upon to either join or fight the evil company that is trying to use his power and the others' powers to control the world.

I would highly recommend this book.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Printz Watch 2012 (part 2)

In our last post, we talked about how eager we are at the Pearl Library to hear the winner of the Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in young adult literature (it will be awarded in January). We're furiously reading books that have received excellent reviews, Printz "contenders," if you will. Here's four more great books that you have access to in your library that may just take home the gold:

In 1941, 15-year-old Lina, her mother, and her brother are cruelly taken from their home in Lithuania by Soviet guards and shipped to a labor camp in Siberia. She finds out that her father has been sentenced to death. Their only crime is being Lithanian. Read about Lina's fight to stay alive, her desperation to stay connected to her love of art, and her determination to get her family out alive. This book is based on the true story of the author's family and thousands of other Lithuations who were forced to work in labor camps for over a decade and then warned never to speak of it.

Meet Anya Borzakovskaya. The daughter of Russian immigrants, all she wants to do is fit in at her very American private school, which is difficult with her name and her looks. Her only friend is not really a friend. Until the day she falls down a well and meets Emily. The downsides to this beautiful new friendship are that Emily is dead...and she may not be exactly what she seems. This gorgeously illustrated graphic novel is a great look at a cultural family...with a twist.

Tom has been self-destructing since his beloved uncle Joe died in an overseas terrorist attack. He's dropped out of college, ignored his music, watched his family come apart at the seams, and fallen in with a shady crowd. When he hits rock bottom, he finds himself living with his aunt Georgie (who is pregnant and dealing with her own grief), and is joined by his estranged father. Tom's journey as he begins to deal with his grief and reconnect with his friends and family is difficult to read, but beautiful to watch.

Mikey's sister Karyn has accused Tom Parker of raping her. She won't leave the apartment. Their family is imploding and social services is getting involved. Tom's sister Ellie doesn't want to believe that her brother is capable of such a horrible thing. When Mikey and Ellie meet, the attaction is almost instantaneous and what follows is trouble: complicated, agonizing trouble. Do you have to choose sides between family and love?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Decorate your Teen Center!

Come visit us at the Pearl Public Library this Saturday at 1PM as we decorate your Teen Center for the holidays! We'll be crafting a little, listening to Christmas music, and snacking. Drop by and hang out and get into the spirit of the holidays (especially since you're on vacation next week!). We hope to see you Saturday!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Make a Dreamcatcher at Brandon Public Library!

November isn't just about turkey and football! It is also National American Indian Heritage Month, and we're celebrating by making dreamcatchers. Legend has it that dreamcatchers will trap bad dreams and only allow the positive dreams to come through to you while you sleep. This classic craft looks complicated but it is so easy to make! Join us Thursday, November 17th @ 6:00 to make your own. Please call ahead so we can make sure we have enough supplies for you; 601-825-2672.

Printz Watch 2012

Over here at the Pearl Library, we are eagerly awaiting the announcement of the 2012 Michael L. Printz Award, which will happen in January.

Exactly what, you might be asking, is the Printz Award? The Printz Award is given each year to the book that exemplifies excellence in young adult literature. It's like the Newbery or Caldecott Award, which you probably heard about in elementary school, except this award is given to books written for teens. Since its inception in 2000, the award has been given to books you already love, such as Going Bovine by Libba Bray, Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta, American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang, and Looking for Alaska by John Green. This award celebrates the amazing books that are being written for young adults and we are so excited about it!

With the help of a fantastic blog called, hilariously, Someday My Printz Will Come, we've been reading up a storm over here at Pearl, trying to keep up with books that are predicted to be "contenders" because of the reviews and stars that they've been getting. Here's a few of the books that we've read that are available from your library:

Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma is a haunting and weird story of the love between two sisters. Late one night, Chloe discovers the body of one of her classmates in the reservoir and is promptly sent away to escape from the trauma. When she returns two years later, she realizes that her older sister Ruby has done something, has changed something, because of her desperation to have Chloe back. What is happening with London? What, exactly, is going on? And how far will it go?

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater is a take on the ancient Celtic myth of the ancient celtic myth of the capall uisce, terrifying war horses, that are wildly, mostly untamable, and have a taste for human flesh. In this story, the Island that Puck lives on hosts races on these horrible beasts every year. This year, she is determined to win for her own reasons. The only problem is, no woman has ever raced before. And four-time winner Sean, who has his own secrets, doesn't like the idea of a woman on the beach...

Recovery Road by Blake Nelson is a gritty and realistic look of the effects of drug and alcohol addiction and how one girl struggles to live her life post-rehab. Maddie meets Stewart at rehab, which, she realizes, is a pretty terrible place to meet your boyfriend. But as she readjusts to life back at home, in school, and post-addiction, her relationships and life become much more complex than she expected.

Chime by Franny Billingsley might just be our favorite Printz read so far. Briony lives near the swamps that she loves and grew up playing in, but she is no longer allowed to go in them, because when she goes there, she can see The Old Ones. But only witches can see The Old Ones. And in Briony's village, they hang witches. So Briony's secret eats at her as she cares for her twin sister, Rose, and as she interacts with the dashing Eldric, who appears in her village...and who makes her want to tell her secrets. But she must never forget: it's all her fault. And the only way this will end is with her swinging from a noose.

Click on any of the above links to request the books that sound interesting to you and click here to find out more about the Printz Award. Have you read any of the winners? Which are your favorites?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Calling All Teens!

Saturday, November 12, from 9:00 to 12:00 come and play New, Exciting Board Games! Where? At the Raleigh Library. We just received: Loaded Questions, The Greatest Day Ever, and Awkward Family Photos games.

We also have Monopoly, Pictureka! and Rock 'n' Roll Over Dead, and Wits and Wagers.

Bring your friends, sisters, brothers, moms, dads. Family Fun for all!

November Events

Just because it's getting near the holidays, that doesn't mean that the Pearl Library is stopping our programs! Here's what we have coming up in November:

November 10: Game On! (4-6pm) Come to the Teen Center and play our Xbox360! This program is getting really popular. Tell your friends and find your favorite game (no mature games).

November 14 - Break the Binding Book Club. This month's title is Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly. There's still time to read the book--ask for a copy at the circulation desk!

November 19th - Teen Scene. Come and decorate the Teen Center for the holidays. There will be snacks and crafts and music and just general hanging out while we deck the halls. Hope to see you here soon!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Need Community Service Hours?

Do you need more community service hours for school?
Florence Public Library has opportunities for you!  Come by and see Ms Tina for an application.  We love to help you earn those hours!
  You may wonder what type of things you can do at the library, well, you'd be surprised!  You can shelve books...... and preview them as you do.

You may be asked to "read" the shelves (put them in order).
You might be asked to help to decorate for that month, and boy can you get into some fun doing that!
You may have the opportunity to become part of our teen advisory board, Teens In Action (TIA for short).

 During the summer you may help sign in children in that day's Summer Reading Program.  You could take pictures or hand out items.   Assistance may be needed to get the children seated.

You may need to do some work on the computer, review a new game, help set up a room for an up coming program!  Sometimes you may be asked to attend a YA (Young Adult) program and share your input on it.

We have even had some volunteers that enjoyed putting new plants in the flower beds, moving the rock boarder, picking up trash, or pulling weeds!

Whatever job or jobs you do.  No matter if you only need a few more hours or a couple of hundred, we can always find a spot for you.  I look forward to meeting you soon!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Teen Read Week!!!

October 16-22 is TEEN READ WEEK! This is an annual event put on by the American Library Association to spotlight the amazing books that are being published in the teen literature world and to encourage teens to read. This week, stop by the Pearl Library Teen Center. We can help match you up with a book, audiobook, or graphic novel that you'll be sure to love. While you're there, be sure to enter our Teen Read Week book review contest--write a short review of a book that you have loved, and next Monday, we'll draw one entry to win a $25 gift card to Wal-mart! Hope to see you this week, and don't forget to READ!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Library Comes to You!

Do you go to Pearl High School? (Go Pirates!) If you do, be sure you're at school next Wednesday, October 19th. Your librarians will be visiting you at lunch! We'll be bringing new books for you to look through, a contest to enter for a chance to win a $25 gift card to Walmart, and information about all of the programs and services we have for YOU at the Pearl Public Library. Be thinking of questions or suggestions that you have for us and look for our table in your commons!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Banned Books Week

Happy Banned Books Week! The American Library Association describes this week this way: "Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States."

Did you know that some of your favorite young adult books have been banned or challenged in schools and libraries all over the country? Titles like Twilight, Gossip Girl, The Hunger Games, Speak, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, ttyl, and To Kill a Mockingbird. This is just a small sampling of the books that have been challenged in the past couple of years (incidentally, all of these books are available at your local CMRLS library).

Be subversive this week. Read a banned book and make a statement about reader freedom. Think for yourself, and let others do the same.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

In case you missed it....

Teen programming has started back up at the Pearl Library! Join us for these upcoming programs:

Game On! October 13 and 27th, 4-6pm.
Join us to play games on our XBox360!

Teen Scene: October 15th 1:00PM
Photography workshop, part two: Using pictures that teens took last month, arrange them in frames for yourself and for your Teen Center!

TEEN READ WEEK! October 16-22
Stop by the library any time this week and write a short review of your favorite book to be entered in a drawing for a $25 Wal-mart gift card!

Break the Binding Book Club, October 17th, 6pm
Read and come prepared to discuss any book that has been banned, challenged, or censored in schools or libraries. Click here to see a list of frequently challenged books or come see your local librarian for some titles!

Anime and Manga Night, October 24th 6pm
Do you like anime or manga? Do you like to read, discuss, and draw characters from your favorite shows and books? This night is for you!

We hope to see you at some of our upcoming programs!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Anime and Manga Night at the Pearl Library

Monday September 19th will be the first meeting of Anime and Manga night at at the Pearl Library. This program will be at 6pm. If you like anime and manga, this meeting is for you! This is the first meeting, so we will be discussing ideas for the direction of the program and how to structure future meetings. Come have a say in how this program continues. We will also be swapping recommendations for manga and anime. Bring your favorite manga to discuss! We hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Book Review: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs has been getting a lot of press. Like...tons. So those of us at the Pearl Library purchased a copy for our collection to see if it lives up to the hype. Check out this synopsis:

"A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children , an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive..."

See why we were curious? We dove right into it. The book is interspersed with creepy photographs that the author actually found (he didn't take them for the book). Check out the cover image above. Now look at it closely...what's a little weird about that little girl? Yeah...she's definitely levitating! All of the photos in this book are just as creepy and off-kilter and add to the unease and spookiness of the story. We loved it. Check out our copy and find out if Jacob will discover what's truly going on in the ruins of this orphanaged. it ruined at all?? Click here to be put on the waiting list to read this don't want to miss this one.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Game On!

Join us at the Pearl Library tomorrow, Thursday, September 8 from 4-6pm for Game On! Open to teens ages 13-18, come enjoy a time to hang out in the Teen Center and play our XBox360. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Break the Binding Book Club

Break the Binding, the teen book club at the Pearl Library, will be starting back up on September the 12th. This month's selection is Stolen by Lucy Christopher. Here's the description:

"Gemma, 16, is on layover at Bangkok Airport, en route with her parents to a vacation in Vietnam. She steps away for just a second, to get a cup of coffee. Ty--rugged, tan, older, oddly familiar man pays for Gemma's drink, and drugs it. Before Gemma knows what's happening, Ty steals her away. The unknowing object of a long obsession, Gemma has been kidnapped by her stalker and brought to the desolate Australian Outback. Stolen is her gripping story of survival, of how she has to come to terms with what happened to her and her confusing feelings."

You still have over a week to read the book in preparation for our discussion (and once you start, you won't be able to put it down!), so click here to request it. Hope to see you at the Pearl Library on September 12 at 6:00!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

When Does Love Become Obsession?

'Some secrets are strong enough to pull you under...'

From the cover of Deb Caletti's newest book Stay, and there are numerous times in this story that you believe the secrets are going to pull someone under.

Clara (a recent high school graduate) and her father are spending the summer at the beach in hiding. Clara has spent the previous year in a relationship that turned obsessive and her father wants her out of harm's way. Now, no one -- family nor friends -- knows where she and her father are spending the summer. Their story goes back and forth from the present to past events. As the story unfolds, you see the start, middle and disintegration of Clara's relationship with Christian. But unexpected is that her father has a secret of his own. As their summer passes, Clara meets Finn and her father meets Sylvie. Both Finn and Sylvie have stories of their own.

Clara struggles constantly with her fear...the fear that no matter where she goes, it may not be far enough away from Christian.

Rarely do I give in to the urge to 'look forward' in a story, but in this book I could not resist. I almost ruined it for myself, but I caught myself just in time. :P

I will definitely be checking out some of Deb Caletti's previous books.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Weird Reference Books

This week at Pearl, we've been compiling a list of all of the resources that we offer to share with patrons like you. If you're not familiar with the CREDOreference collection, you should be. It's a collection of more than 500 reference books that are housed online for your use. All you need is your library card number! And the best part is--CREDO will show you how to do the citation for each source in its collection! (Click here to get started using this awesome collection.)

Being such a large collection, CREDO offers books on a LOT of topics (remember this when it's time for a research paper and you have to have a reference book source!!). While looking through the list, I came across some oddly specific and otherwise hilarious books that you have access to. Take a look:

  • The Biographical Dictionary of Dissenting Economists
    (because economists that aren't dissenting just aren't interesting enough)

  • The Dictionary of Existentialism
    (because nothing recognizes the importance of the individual like a book that purports to define this movement)

  • Encyclopedia of Cremation
    (honestly, I don't even know what to say about this one...)

  • Eurojargon
    (this book is a handy reference guide to help people unfamiliar with the European Union understand its acronyms and abbreviations...but come on. "Eurojargon" is hilarious.)

  • Handbook of Vegetable Pests
    (important for everyone's personal library!)

  • Rawson's Dictionary of Wicked Words
    (maybe it's best not to share what you read in this one with your teachers or parents...)

  • The Wisden Archive of Cricketer's Lives
    (I know how many avid cricket fans we have around here!)

There are many more hilarious books in this collection, and there are also any number of reference books that will be helpful to you as you continue your studies this year. Click on the link above to get started and, as always, contact your librarian if you need help!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Books about Schools You Don't Attend

School is in full swing over here in Pearl and we remember from our teen days that the routine of the schoolweek can occasionally be a drag. For a bit of an escape, check out these books about teens in boarding schools that might be a bit different from your school experience:

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray.

It’s 1895, and after the suicide of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma is shipped off from the life she knows in India, to Spence, a proper boarding school in England. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and prone to visions of the future that have an uncomfortable habit of coming true, Gemma’s reception there is a chilly one. To make things worse, she’s been followed by a mysterious young Indian man, a man sent to watch her. But why? What is her destiny? And what will her entanglement with Spence’s most powerful girls—and their foray into the spiritual world—lead to?

Click here to request this book from your library.

Looking for Alaska by John Green
Miles "Pudge" Halter is abandoning his safe, boring life. Fascinated by the last words of famous people, Pudge leaves for boarding school to seek what a dying Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps." Pudge becomes encircled by friends whose lives are everything but safe and boring. Their nucleus is razor-sharp, sexy, and self-destructive Alaska, who has perfected the arts of pranking and evading school rules. Pudge falls in love with her. When tragedy strikes the close-knit group, though, it is only in coming face-to-face with his problems that Pudge discovers the value of living and loving unconditionally.

Click here to request this book from your library.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Lissa Dragomir is Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a girt for harnessing the earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi: the fierce vampires who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa's best friend, makes her a Dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them. After two years of freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir's Academy, a school for vampire royalty and their guardians-to-be, hidden in the deep forests of Montana. But inside the iron gates, life is even more fraught with danger... and the Strigoi are always close by. Rose and Lisssa must navigate their dangerous world, confront the temptations of forbidden love, and never once let their guard dawn, lest the evil undead make Lissa one of them forever.

Click here to request this book from your library.

None of these books interest you? Stop by the Pearl Library and we'll be glad to help you pick out a book you're sure to love!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Books to Look Forward to

By now, most of you are back in school. We understand that it's not everyone's favorite time of year, so the staff of the Pearl Library has compiled this list of just a few of the books we're the most excited about that will be published during this school year. Check it out:

Pandemondium by Lauren Oliver (Delirium Trilogy, Book 2, March 6, 2012)

Fever by Lauren DeStefano (Chemical Garden Trilogy, Book 2, February 21, 2012)

Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta (Lumatere Chronicles, Book 2, March 13, 2012)

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini (Inheritance Cycle, Book 4, November 8, 2011)

Nightshade by Maryrose Wood (The Poison Diaries, Book 2, October 11, 2011)

Crossed by Ally Condie (Matched Trilogy, Book 2, November 1, 2011)

The Death Cure (Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 3, October 11, 2011)

We hope you're as excited as we are about these upcoming books! Come in to the Pearl Library and we'll help you make a reading list that will make the start of school a little more fun.

Friday, July 8, 2011

*5-day FINE CREDIT* Trivia Contest on Facebook

A new trivia question has been posted on the TeeN SCeNe Facebook page! Have you seen it? If you are the first to answer correctly you will win a *5-day FINE CREDIT* that will be posted to your Library account. That means if you already have a fine, your credit will go toward it; if you don't have a fine when it's posted--you will have 5 free days that you won't be charged late fines!

There's going to be a trivia question each Friday on the TeeN SceNe Facebook page and there's already been one winner! You could be the next winner!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011


Once a week for the rest of the summer the Facebook page for CMRLS TeeN SCeNe will be asking trivia questions or asking for a book or summer program review. The first one to answer correctly will receive a 5-day FINE CREDIT on their Library account! Five days on US; for playing along and taking advantage of the Libraries' social outreach!

You could be late with 1 book for 5 days or 5 books for 1 day or 2 books for 1 day with 3 days left over or 2 books for 2 days with 1 day left get the picture! A 5-day FINE CREDIT on your Library account!

Be sure to check out CMRLS TeeN SCeNe on Facebook any day, especially on Fridays!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011

Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Rhine Ellery is sixteen years old. She has been kidnapped, separated from her twin brother, and forced into a polygamous marriage. She is obviously upset by this event--but not at all surprised. In Rhine's world, modern science has led to a terrible turn of events: the life expectancy of a male is twenty-five and females only live to age 20. Desperate to populate the world, wealthy families kidnap young brides in order to keep the world's population from dying out.

Rhine adjusts to her life as a virtual prisoner in her new husband's home, as well as the company of her sister wives. But as her relationship with her husband, Linden, begins to become complicated, will she lose her desire to escape? Secrets are brewing in the compound, and knowing too much has Rhine fearing for her life.

This book is recommended for fans of the dystopian genre, examples of which include The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, and Bumped.

This book is the first installment in the Chemical Garden Trilogy. Click here to request it.