Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Upcoming Teen Events!


Here are some upcoming events here @ the library!

Random Fandom: Pokemon
January 17th, 6:30-8 PM
Library Constitution Room
Grades 4-12 ONLY

Tomorrow night is Random Fandom Pokemon! If you are a fan of any of the Pokemon shows, games or just like the cute little pocket monsters, join us for a night celebrating all things Pokemon! We'll have games, a few crafts and even snacks. If you have cards or a game you'd like to share feel free to bring it along! Just a reminder that Random Fandom events are for students in grades 4-12 only!

Harry Potter Book Night
February 7th, 6:30 PM
Library Constitution room
All Ages

It's time for Harry Potter Book Night! Muggles and Wizards of all ages are invited to celebrate the magic of Hogwarts School. Test your luck in the Headmaster's Office, or show your house pride by making a tie. We'll open the doors for sorting starting at 6:30 PM! No registration, or tickets needed for this all ages event.

Winter Reading 2019
Through March 2nd
All Ages

Are you reading this winter? Then sign up for winter reading! Just like Summer Reading, you'll count the minutes you've read and earn raffle tickets and prizes. Sign up over at Beanstack or stop in the library!

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Random Fandom: Pokemon


Are you ready to be the very best, like no one ever was? Is catching them all your real test, and training them your cause? Then join us for a night of Pokemon fun!

For this Random Fandom Event, we are going to do some activities, crafts and even have some Pokemon themed snacks. Please bring your games, cards or what ever Pokemon stuff you are willing to show off!

Our Pokemon event will be January 17th, from 6:30-8 PM, in the library Constitution Room.. Like all Random Fandom events, this one is for those of you in grade 4-12 only.

Gotta Catch 'em all!
Katie

Friday, December 28, 2018

More Holiday Hours


Just a reminder of the library hours the next few days.

Saturday the 29th: 9-6 PM. Stop in and get some books, and DVDs for the colder days, and register for Winter Reading!

Sunday the 30th: Library Closed

Monday the 31st: Open 9-5 PM. We close early on the last day of the year!

Tuesday the 1st: Library Closed. Sorry, you'll have to ring in the New Year some where other than the library!

Wednesday the 2nd: Back to normal, 9-9.

Happy New Year!
Katie

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Friday Fun: December 28th



It's time for Friday Fun! What's Friday Fun? It's our monthly teen event, where students in grades 6-12 can just come to the library and hang out.

We'll put out the Nintendo Switch, and we have SUPER SMASH BROS.! So come to the library, and battle your friends.

Friday Fun is for teens only, so just those of you in grades 6-12. So bring a friend and hang out @ the library! That's December 28th, from 3:30-5:30 PM in the Constitution Room.

Katie

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Winter Reading!


It's time for Winter Reading! What's Winter Reading? It's just like Summer Reading, except we use the months of January and February to encourage you to read!

Over the next few months count all the time you spend reading, that includes what you read to other people, what books you listen to, when you read a newspaper or a magazine. If you are reading,that time counts!

Every 100 minutes you read, up to 1000, you earn entries into a prize drawing for gift cards. You also will earn a coupon for a free item from the Friend's of the Library's Monthly Book sale at 200 minutes read, and a free book at 1000 minutes read. We'll have those prizes starting January 7th.

So what are you waiting for! If you remember your Summer Reading information sign up here: westallislibrary.beanstack.org. If you want to come in and register, we are open our normal hours!

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Library Closed!




The Library will be closed the next three days for Christmas. We will open next on Wednesday December 26th at 9 AM.

Don't forget, our all ages Winter Reading program starts on December 26th!

Have a Happy Holiday!
Katie

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Bookish Distractions: For That Time of Year


It's that time of year! You've got tons of stuff going on, and not so much time to do it! Here are some Bookish Distractions to keep you going.

Here are some poems to get you through finals, or shopping, or snow shoveling. Also known as poems to motivate you and give you hope when things aren't so great. Thanks Book Riot!

If you are looking for something a little longer, here are 3 books to take you away to warmer places, with "3 of the Best YA Books for Cold Days". So curl up with a cup of warm tea or coco and a great book! (Book Riot)


And finally, can you guess the Christmas Movie from the (awesome) drawing? This quiz had me giggling and I only missed one! (Buzzfeed)

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

Friday, December 14, 2018

2019 Morris Nominees!



It's book award season, and the Morris Nominees have been announced! The Morris Award is really awesome because it goes to first time authors writing books for young adults. Past winners include The Hate U GiveThe Serpent King and Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda.

Here are the nominees for 2019, if you are looking for something to read this holiday season!

Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
Check, Please! #Hockey by Nguzi Ukazu
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeymi
Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper

Happy Reading!
Katie

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Tonight: Random Fandom and Elf!


Just a reminder for those of you in grades 4-12 we are having our Gingerbread House and Elf night tonight! From 6:30-8 PM we will have all the supplies you need to make an amazing gingerbread creation, and perhaps take home one of these Elf inspired prizes!


Here are the details: This event is for those of you in grades 4-12 only. The event will run from 6:30-8 PM, in the Library Constitution Room. We will be showing the movie Elf, and making the houses out of graham crackers, icing and candy. Voting on houses will take place around 7:45, and awards will be given out at 8 PM.

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie
 

Monday, December 10, 2018

Random Fandom: Elf and Gingerbread Houses


Is smiling your favorite? Do you like to eat from all four of the major elf food groups, candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup? Do you answer the phone by asking people what their favorite color is? Are you in grades 4-12? Then come on in to the library for a night of Elf and Gingerbread fun!

We will have all the supplies for you to make an awesome Elf inspired creation, while we watch the movie Elf! We will have elvish prizes for the Best Overall House, Best use of Candy Canes, and Best "Elf" house.

Like all Random Fandom nights, this is just for those of you in grades 4-12.

That's December 13th, from 6:30-8 PM in the Library Constitution Room!

I'll see you @ the library,
Katie