Friday, January 19, 2018

Bookish Distractions

It's time for another round of Bookish Distractions!

First off. Buzzfeed has 52 YA Books to look forward to this year, and I'm going to be honest, there is a lot of good stuff, like Angie Thomas' second book and a follow up  Dumplin' by Julie Murphy. Time to set some serious reading goals this year.

Our annual Harry Potter Book night is coming up (February 1st!) and here is a list to remind us all that not ALL Slytherin's are bad. Because you really shouldn't take the Pottermore quiz with two different e-mails because you don't like your results...not like I'm speaking from personal experience. (Book Riot)

Have you ever wondered if you would survive a YA Fantasy Novel? Well then, hop on over to Epic Reads and take the quiz. I survive, but things don't look good in the sequel.

Finally, here is a list of a bunch of YA books you will want to read, before they are made into movies. Don't hold your breath on some of them as they are just in development (Looking at Alaska, I'm looking at you), but with new previews, things like a Wrinkle in Time and Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda are worth reading now! (Pop Sugar)

Finally, don't forget we are still Winter Reading , where you read and write reviews, and win! Check out the original post here, or stop in the library!

I'll see you @ the library!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Random Fandom: Pokemon

Calling all Teens and Tweens, that's you in grades 4-12, it's time for another Random Fandom!

On January 18th, starting at 6:30 PM we will set up our Constitution Room for our very own Pokemon challenges. Okay, it's more a character name game, craft and trivia, but you still have a chance to prove you are the very best, like no one ever was!

So Pokemon, 1.18.2018 6:30 PM, Library Constitution Room.

I'll see you @ the library!

Monday, January 15, 2018

MCTBA 2018

It's that time of the year where librarians and bookish types get all excited for Book Awards! Did you know there is a book award you can participate in? Look no further than the Milwaukee County Teen Book Award, or MCTBA for short!

Here are the 15 awesome books that you can choose from for the 2018 award. E-mail the title of your favorite to mctba.votes (at)

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
You’re Welcome Universe by Whitney Gardner
I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maureen Goo
Grendel’s Guide to Love and War by A.E. Kaplan
A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Frogkisser by Garth Nix
Geekerella by Ashley Poston
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

I'll see you @ the library!

PS- Wouldn't these make wonderful titles to add to your Winter Reading Log? It's not too late to sign up!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Random Fandom: Pokémon 1.18.18

Calling all Pokémon trainers, fans and hangers-on in grades 4-12. It's time for a Random Fandom!

That's right, based on popular demand, all Pokémon fans in grades 4-12 are invited to a night of Pokémon fun on January 18th starting at 6:30 PM. We'll have a few crafts, trivia, a Pokémon based snack and yes our character name game.

So January 18th, 6:30 PM, see if you can Catch 'em All!

I'll see you @ the library!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Winter Reading Begins!

Did you get some awesome new books over the holidays, and you can't wait to crack them open? Have you taken on a new reading challenge and are looking for a way to maximize what you read (or just read more) in 2018? Do you just read because it is what you do?

Then join us for Winter Reading! Winter Reading is for readers of all ages, so get your friends and family to read with you! All you need to do is read and review books and earn prizes. Every 2 books you read and review earns you an entry in to the grand prize drawing. The first 10 entries also earn you free books from the friends book sale!

You can either do the program using our online registration, or stop in the library to pick up a paper form. The program started January 2 and ends March 2. Prizes will be announced later this month, and think along the lines of coco, warm beverages and mugs!

So stay warm this weekend with a great book and get ready to win!

I'll see you @ the library!

PS- If you did Summer Reading online, your log in will be the same!

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Happy New Years!

The library will be closed Sunday December 31st and Monday January 1st.
We'll see you on January 2nd at 12 PM! Happy New Year!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Library Closed: December 23-25

Just a heads up, the library will be closed from December 23-25 for Christmas. So if you need any books or movies, get to the library on December 22nd by 6 PM. If not, we'll see you bright and early on December 26th, at noon.

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Bookish Distractions: Winter Holiday Edition

It's the end of the year, and it's time for all sorts of people to round up the best of and look forward to new books. And with that here are your Bookish Distractions!

Book Riot has over 35 of the best YA books from 2017, which is a pretty good place to start if you missed some books this year. The top of the list has Turtles All the Way Down and The Hate You Give which are like a giant "No Duh" to the year, but there are some sweet surprises too!

2018 is going to be EPIC for book to movie adaptions, and quite a few of them are YA or YA adjacent. Seventeen has a list of some of the titles you might want to check out before the big screen release. I'm super excited for A Wrinkle in Time but Love, Simon and Every Day look awesome as well!

Epic Reads is the place to find out what is coming out in the future, and here are their Most Exciting Books of Winter 2018. Most intriguing to me is Marie Lu's Batman book!

If you are looking for books that have stood the test of time, here is a list from Buzzfeed of books that are turning 10 in 2018. Not all YA but some really great titles you may have missed (or been too young to read at the time.)

I'll see you @ the library!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Bookish Distractions

Let's dig right in with some bookish distractions!

Remember the lists from Book Riot for recommendations for all the Harry Potter houses? Finally the Gryffindor one is up! Yes, to so many of these titles, like Daughter of Smoke and Bone and what's turning out to be THE book of 2017, The Hate U Give! So make like Hermione and get to the library!

It's that time of year when we might be buying things for other people, and you might be thinking books are in the budget (and you can totally borrow them, right?) Buzzfeed's got you covered with some awesome YA book recommendations for every reader on your list.

With all the new Star Wars books coming out, here is one we have all been waiting for: Padme Amidala! That's right Queen Amidala will be getting her own book in 2018! (Nerdist)

I'm a little late to the game on this one, but Riveted has a free book every day in the month of December. The catch? It's only available for 24 hours for you to down load and read. They are all new titles, some with a bit of demand. Check it out, and read!

Finally, have you read The Hate U Give yet? Not me, but with the movie coming out sometime next year, I can hardly wait to get my hands on an actual copy. Here is the lowdown on the book and the movie from our friends over at Epic Reads!

I'll see you @ the library!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Friday Fun: 12.15.17

Are you looking for something to do or somewhere to be this Friday afternoon? Why not join us for the last Friday Fun of 2017, December 15th from 3:30-5:30 PM, in the Library Constitution Room!

We will have games, snacks and some coloring sheets. All you do is show up, bring friends and hang out!

This is a Teen Event, so it's open to those of you in grades 6-12 or ages 12-18. No registration is required!

I'll see you @ the library!