1.26.2007

text messaging a book

Take a look at this article about a book written by text messaging

1.23.2007

look what they did!


winners

The Caldecott, Newbery, King and Printz awards were announced yesterday at the American Library Association midwinter meeting in Seattle.
The Newbery went to The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron, illustrated by Matt Phelan (S&S/Richard Jackson).
The Caldecott went to Flotsam illustrated by David Wiesner (Clarion).
The Printz went to American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang (First Second/Roaring Brook Press).
The Coretta Scott King Author Book winner was Copper Sun by Sharon Draper (S&S/Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
The Coretta Scott King Illustrator Book winner was Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom illustrated by Kadir Nelson, written by Carole Boston Weatherford (Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children).
For a full list of honor book winners and other ALA book awards, visit the ALA's Web site.

1.18.2007

The Green Glass Sea

Hey Everyone,
You've probably never heard of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, but it's a prestigious award given to a children's or young adult book that is published in English by a US publisher and set in the Americas. The award is named for the late Historical Fiction Author Scott O'Dell who wrote such beloved young adult novels as Island of the Blue Dolphins and others. Earlier ier this week, The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages won the 2007 Scott O'Dell Award. This interesting novel is about Dewey, a mechnically-minded 10-year-old who travels west to New Mexico to live with her father who's a scientist working on the Manhattan Project. Wow! That sounds like an interesting novel.

1.17.2007

Snow?

Hey Everyone!
I hope you all enjoyed your day off from school on Monday and remembered to think about Dr. King, the civil rights movement, both in the past and today. If speeches and events during this past Monday have sparked your interest, there are plenty books about the subject at the Haverford Free Library and I'm sure at your school library, too. Also, if you go to the Second Floor Children's room. there's a display of children's and young adult books on the subject, a timeline of events and a copy of the "I have a Dream Speech."

On a much happier note, I checked weather.com this morning, and they predicted snow flurries on Thursday night! Although I hope it's not a big snow storm or something, it'll be nice to see some snow on the ground after such an unusual winter.

1.10.2007

Where's the Snow?

Hey Guys and Girls!
I know you're all super disappointed about the lack of snow, but cheer up the library still has plenty fun things going on in the next month or so. First, next Tuesday, the 16th at 3pm , we have a Sudoku Tournament in the Teen area.

For those of you that don't know what Sudoku is, it's a popular number game similiar to a crossword puzzle but with instead of putting words in rows and columns, you but a series of numbers from one to eight. For more information in Sudoku go to www.sudoko.com

Happy Wednesday!
Ellen
Volunteer at the library.

1.04.2007

When is it going to snow?

So when do you think it's going to snow? I predict that it will snow on Martin Luther King Day because it's already a day off!

Anyway, in addition to the events listed in my last post, there's also a poetry contest for all school-age residents of Delaware County. Submissions can be turned in at any public library and deadline for submission is February 2, 2007.
Here's the Link: http://www.delcolibraries.org/youngpoets.pdf

1.03.2007

Happy New Year!

Hey Teens!
I hope you all had a fun and exciting break and look forward to starting a new year. My name is Ellen and I'm a student volunteering at the Library this month. The library is actually a fascinating place behind the scenes and I would encourage you all to volunteer here. There are all sorts of events going on that you might not know about. First, there is an Anime Club on Mondays at 3:30 upstairs in the Yellow Room. Next Tuesday (January 9th) there's a craft based on The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. And, the following Wednesday, January 17th, there's a Sudoku Tournment at 3pm.

So is anyone making any New Year's Resolutions?

I'm resolving to procastinate less and read more books because I normally too busy with schoolwork to read books for fun.