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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.
How about The Fault In Our Stars? Or Legend? Maybe Where She Went? Don't forget about Divergent!
Do you have a favorite book (or 3) from the past year? Do you think it deserves to be on the Teen's Top Ten list? Well then, head over to the YALSA Teens' Top Ten page and vote for your top 3 books!
Are you a young author or illustrator? Then register today for the Apprentices of the Book Empire, an authors and illustrators Club for grades 2-6. Starting Wednesday, September 12th, bring your finished story or manuscript to be illustrated and peer reviewed. Later, you will illustrate someone else’s story, learn about book design and the publishing process, and have your story published by the library! By the end of this five-week program, your story will be an official library book for others to check out and admire.
The Northbrook Public Library Board of Trustees seeks a candidate to fill a temporary vacancy on the Library Board. The selected candidate will serve until the next regular election on April 9, 2013.
The Library Board is composed of seven members and Trustees must be residents of incorporated Northbrook. On average, the Trustee position takes a commitment of up to 12-15 hours per month (this includes 1-2 meetings and preparation).
Congrats to the 2012 Summer Reading Raffle Prize winners! Many thanks to all our sponsors: Barnaby's of Northbrook, Book Bin, Caribou Coffee, Cheryl Rohlfs & Associates, Dairy Queen Brazier of Northbrook, Francesca's North, Gameworks, Hobby Town, Lou Malnatti's, McDonald's, Meatheads, Noodles & Company, Northbrook Bank and Trust, Sunset Foods, Target, Wheels of Northbrook, Yogen Fruz, and Anonymous.
Did you enjoy the craft table this summer? Keep crafting at home! Here are few online resources Youth Services staff members consulted to come up with project ideas.
Tally's Treasury - Monster Bookmarks
Tired of opening your mailbox full of junkmail? Hate getting phone calls at dinnertime? You can stop most of these nuisances.
Stop unsolicited offers of credit and insurance by going to www.optoutprescreen.com or by calling 1–888–567–8688.
For unwanted mail and email go to www.dmachoice.org.
Fluffles, Booboo, and Mr. Bear had great fun at the Library last night, after all the people had gone home. They enjoyed stories, a pizza picnic, star jar craft, games, and more fun and wackiness! It's fun to see what our lovies got up to when no one was watching. You can look at the whole slideshow on the Library's flickr page.
Dog Days by Jeff Kinney, the fourth book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, comes to the movie screen in theatres on Friday August 3rd. Looking for a good laugh, pick up one of the books in the series and read the hilarious diary entries of middle-schooler Greg Heffley.