Monday, November 28, 2005

Barnes & Noble Fundraiser

This weekend shop for books/CDs/DVDs and raise money for the library!

For the first time Barnes & Noble is hosting a Great Bay State Library Fundraiser. On Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3 all Barnes & Noble stores in Massachusetts will donate 20-25% of their proceeds to libraries across the state. Need to do some holiday shopping? Then do it on Friday and Saturday and help out libraries while you're at it! All libraries in Massachusetts will benefit from the fundraiser.

Just print out a voucher (or ask for one when you shop), show it to the cashier and you're all set!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Gobble Gobble

Happy (early) Turkey Day!

Just so you know, the library will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25. We will be open again on Saturday from 10am-5pm.

So there's still hope for those of you who haven't gotten your research done for those projects due next Monday!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Next YAB Meeting

Even though next week is a holiday week we will still have our regular YAB meeting on Tuesday, November 22 at 4:30pm. So, if you're in town (which is probably most of you as school isn't out until Wednesday), then head to the Activity Room for a hands-on meeting. Bring old magazines with you - we're going to start on a project to decorate the Teen Corner.

And, of course, there will be delicioso snacks and beverages!

Monday, November 07, 2005

Teens' Top Ten 2005

The Teens' Top Ten results are in! Did your favorite book of last year make the list?

1. Girls in Pants by Ann Brashares
2. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
3. Looking for Alaska by John Green
4. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
5. Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
6. Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
7. The Gangsta Rap by Benjamin Zephaniah
8. Teen Idol by Meg Cabot
9. The Garden by Elsie Aidinoff
10. How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship and Musical Theater by Marc Acito

Do you agree with the list? Is anything missing? Let me know! I'd love to create a Teens' Top Ten list for North Reading. Share what *you* voted for during Teen Read Week.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Teen Corner Suggestions

This morning there were three notes in the Teen Corner suggestion box. Here they are with my responses to each one.

A Don Omar CD
- I'll look into it! I don't order CDs for the library, but I can make recommendations. So, I'll see what I can do.

You need more Reading Counts books
- I agree! There never seem to be enough on the shelf. Part of the problem at any time is that the Reading Counts books get checked out quickly, and stay out for a long time. If you're looking for a specific title we can always request it for you from another library. Another problem is space. We have duplicate copies of many of the Reading Counts books. If you check the catalog and see "Please See a Librarian" that means we have the book in storage and can go get it for you. Just ask me, or another staff member and we'd be happy to help you.

You can also check for Reading Counts books on the 3rd and 4th floor. Some of the titles are in the Adult and Children's collections. Like all of the books, they have big orange stickers on them so they're easy to find.

Rest assured that I continually check the Reading Counts list and try to increase our collection. Some of the books on the list are out of print, which means I can't buy them for the library. But please know I am working on the problem!

The library computers desperately need the Flash 8 update
- The computers in the Teen Corner now have the update. I will get to the 2nd floor computers as soon as I can!

If you have any recommendations you can leave notes in the Teen Corner suggestion box, email me at or leave a comment on this blog.

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