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Voting has closed for The Forbidden Challenge and we have a winner!
Please congratulate Ilana, the teen winner! She has read 36 of the 109 banned/challenged books! Excellent work!
And don't forget to congratulate our un-teen winner, Lolly! Lolly has read 77 of the 109 banned/challenged books!
Have you taken The Forbidden Challenge, yet? http://svy.mk/SRXRzO
Entries will not be accepted after 11:59pm tonight, October 7th! You only have a few hours left.
Did you see who the Deerfield Public Library is bringing to the Deerfield High School Auditorium? It's Cory Doctorow - author of Little Brother (awesome book btw) and For the Win.
Alright, here it is - our first online teen CONTEST with prizes! The Forbidden Challenge!
As part of Banned Books Week (September 30 - October 6), I've made a survey of the 109 most challenged/banned book of the past 12 years. Follow this link and check the box of every banned book you've read. Honor system - ya'll.
What was the best teen book you read in the last year (or so)?
As part of Teen Read Week (Oct. 14-20), we're compiling a list of our favorite YA books from 2012 - or thereabouts. We're not going to give your choice the ax because it was published in 2011. Now, if your book came out in 2005...it's gonna see the chopping block.
Teen Advisory Board registration is open! (Grades 6-12th)
We have a great line up of new science programs for the fall. Science Explorers for grades 1-2 combines basic science concepts with hands-on activities. No previous lab experience is necessary, so sign up today for the first two programs in the series. We'll meet on Tuesday, September 4 & October 30, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Youth Services Activity Room.
Look what's coming out on Sept. 21st!
And, just in time, too! Did you see what we're reading for the September's Mocha and More Book Discussion? It's:
The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Every year the American Library Association chooses a children's book of outstanding literary quality to be awarded the Newbery Medal. At the Mock Newbery Book Discussions participants read 2012 books that have been receiving starred reviews and have a strong chance of winning the medal. If you are in grades 4-7, register at the Youth Services Desk to join us on Wednesday September 12 from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Getting ready to go back to school? Stop at the display in the Youth Service Department where bunches of books on the topic are displayed. In one of the books Mr. President Goes to School by Rick Walton, the President is tired of all the problems to be solved.