Coming in August . . . If you liked Twilight . . .

If you've read Twilight by Stephanie Meyer, then click on http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/ to read the first chapter of New Moon, the sequel!


Something Fun!


Meet Deborah LeBlanc

Are you ready? LeBlanc Literacy Challenge 2006 has begun & you have a chance to meet Deborah LeBlanc, author of A House Divided, at the Haverford Township Free Library on July 18 at 7 pm! Deborah has launched LLC 2006 with bigger and better prizes!
The LeBlanc Literacy Challenge will be offering a grand prize of $5,000 along with other great prizes! For 2006, however, she is offering an additional grand prize of $5,000 to the high school with the heighest percentage of student participants! (Note: you do not have to be a high school student to enter). Visit the LLC website www.theleblancchallenge.com/ to find out how you can enter!

How can you get involved? There are many ways you can get involved:
1. Sign up and get started with the quizzes…you could be $5,000 richer this year!
2. This year, we are offering an additional grand prize of $5,000 to the high school with the highest percentage of student participants. Encourage any high school student that you know to take the challenge to work towards winning the prize for their school.
3. Host Deborah to speak at your local high school. If you are interested in having Deborah as a speaker at your local high school, email her at Deborah@deborahleblanc.com with the following information:
o High school name
o High school address
o High school phone number and website (if applicable)
o Principal's name
o Your name and phone number


Dead Connection

DEAD CONNECTION - A novel by Charlie PriceHe talks to the dead.The dead talk to him.Nikki is the cheerleader missing (presumed murdered) for months. Murray is the loner who talks to the dead residents of the town graveyard—and maybe hears Nikki's voice calling him. Six narrators—including Murray, the cop, the troubled witness, and perpetrator—drive this fast-paced thriller to a dramatic climax.


DO THE DEAD CRY?The wait of the dead was the loneliest thing Nikki could ever have imagined. Lonelier than thinking her friends were making fun of her. Lonelier than sitting by herself in the gym on a bottom bleacher while others danced. Maybe she could endure the loneliness if she wasn’t so angry—furious really. He took her and hid her and no one would ever know what had happened. No one would find her. And the years would move away like a train abandoning a station. The tracks becoming covered with weeds, disappearing, with no one to stop there again. Do the dead cry? Do they ache in sorrow? Do they weep in helpless frustration? You know they do.


Superman Returns

Opening tonight - Superman Returns - rated 3 1/2 stars. Not-a bird, not-a-plane, able-to-leap-tall-buildings - this reworking of the legend of Kal-El, the infant sent from his another planet to a farm in Kansas, takes the DC Comics hero into the 21st century!

What do you think? Post your review here!


Make Cool Stuff w/ Duct Tape

What can you make with duct tape? Well, just about anything - wallets, tote bags, jewelry, even shoes & clothes! Join us on Thursday, June 29 @ 2 pm & find out how to make duct tape “fabric” – we’ll also make wallets.


Dance Dance Revolution this Saturday

Attention teens and anyone else interested! Come to the Haverford Township Free Library to join in the fun and competition of the new dance craze—DDR—Dance Dance Revolution. The dates are Saturdays, June 24, July 15, August 5 and 26; the time is 1:30pm.

Although the library has two mat setups, Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2 and Dance Dance MAX, feel free to bring your PS2, PS2 DDR mats and PS2 DDR games. There is no fee to learn and compete and beverages will be provided. Assuming there are enough people in the competition, a prize will be awarded to the winner. Even if you do not know how to play, come and learn. It’s lots of fun!


Calling All Jane Austen Fans!!!

Are you a Jane Austen fan? If you are, then you won't want to miss a chance to meet Paula Cohen, author of Jane Austen in Boca, here at the library on Saturday, June 24 at 2 pm! Her book Jane Austen in Scarsdale or Love, Death, and the SATs is a satirical look at the college admissions frenzy that loosely follows the plot of Austen's Persuasion.

Join us for a reception & a book talk/signing event!


Summer Soundtrack

What we'll probably be hearing this summer:

"Deja Vu" - Beyonce with Jay-Z

"Ain't No Other Man" - Christina Aguilera

"Mighty 'O'" - Outkast

"Promiscuous" - Nelly Furtado, featuring Timbaland

"Hips Don't Lie" - Shakira, with Wyclef Jean

"Don't Feel Right" - The roots

"World Wide Suicide" - Pearl Jam

"Woman" - Wolfmother

"Change the World" - Joan Jett

"Faith" - Boy Least Likely To

"Beanbag Chair" - Yo La Tengo

"Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken" - Camera Obscura

"Over and Over" - Hot Chip

"Kick, Push" - Lupe Fiasco

"Voice Inside My Head" - Dixie Chicks

"A Little Too Late" - Toby Keith

"Girl" - Paul Wall

"Steady as She Goes" - Raconteurs

"Crazy" - Gnarls Barkley


Summer Stuff @ the Library

So far we have scheduled:

Teen Knitting Group - Wednesdays from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Interested in stitching but not knitting? Bring whatever handiwork project you are working on and join us.

Generation to Generation: Teens Helping Seniors Learn Computer Skills - Call 610-446-3082 or stop by the Front Desk for an application.

Creature Feature Teen Summer Reading Club - May 22 - August 18. Read books, get prizes.
Dance Dance Revolution - June 24, 1:30 pm

Duct Tape Workshop - June 29, 2:00 pm

Dance Dance Revolution - July 15, 1:30 pm

Duct Tape Workshop - July 20, 2:00 pm

Dance Dance Revolution - August 5, 1:30 pm

Dance Dance Revolution - August 26, 1:30 pm



We've had sudoku puzzles in the Teen Area & in the Yellow Room for quite a while, but FINALLY we had a sudoku tournament with prizes! It was so much fun that we're thinking of having another one. Are you interested?

Stopy by & pick up a brochure with lots of info on sudoku & take a look at these links:









If you're bored . . .

Are you bored? Are you looking for something to do? Look at all the stuff you can do at the library FOR FREE!!

Read a book, magazine, graphic novel, or newspaper

Check out a movie

Get music

Check out a video game

Get books on tape, CD, or for MP3

Surf the Internet, email a friend, create your own webpage

Join the Creature Feature summer reading club

Play a game

Put together a puzzle

Enter prize drawings

Trade Magic the Gathering trading cards

Get books required by schools for summer reading

Learn how to do something new!


Dare to Read

Almost 50 teens have already registered for our summer reading program, Creature Feature! Registration is open throughout the summer. All you have to do is register, read & fill out a log for every 5 books you read, & then you get to select a prize! You will automatically be entered into a drawing for an iPod nano! You do not have to go to school in Haverford in order to participate. All you have to do is be at least 12 OR going into 6th grade. Homeschoolers are welcome! You can even count the books required by schools for summer reading. By the way, check out Elle Girl magazine’s book club, Dare To Read to find out how to win books!


New Graphic Novels

65 GRAPHIC NOVELS JUST ADDED TO OUR COLLECTION: volumes of Amazing Spider-Man, Aria, Astro Boy, Batman War Games, Battle Angel Alita, Birds of Prey, Blade of the Immortal, Cardcaptor Sakura, Chobits, Drag N Ball, Drag N Ball Z, hack//Legend of the Twilight, Hawkman, The Incredible Hulk, InuYasha Ani-Manga, Love Hina, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Neon Genesis, Evangelion Oh My Goddess!, Peach Girl, Peach Girl Change of Heart, Rave Master, Sailor Moon, Usagi Yojimbo, Ultimate X-Men. Check to see if we have your favorite!


DDR Last Saturday

We had a great time last Saturday - prizes were given for winners in 3 categories. The next Dance Dance Revolution programs are scheduled for June 24, July 15, August 5, and August 26, 1:30 - 3:00 pm. Join us!


Almost 50 new video games!

Playstation, X-box, GameCube video games - we've got them! Including almost 50 new additions to our collection. Check them out for $1 for 2 weeks!


If . . .

If you were given a $50 gift certificate to spend in any store, where would you choose to redeem it?