Are you ready to smash the competition!?! Well now here is your chance. The library will be hosting a Super Smash Bros. Brawl Competition on November 22. It will start at 1pm and go till 4pm. There will be some extra controllers but not enough for all so bring a controller (Wii mote, Wii controller, and Gamecube controller are all accepted). It is asked that if possible please bring a small tv, Wii console, and Super Smash Bros Brawl game. Fun will be had by all, any questions call or email us. Now start training, you have to get your game on!


YOU could still win . . .

. . . an X Box 360! Or other great prize! Teen Metamorphosis continues through this Friday (August 15) and then the drawings begin! Other prizes also awarded.


Breaking Dawn

Just a few more days until the August 2 release of Breaking Dawn!!! So, which team are you on - Teen Edward or Teen Jacob? Stop by the library and cast your vote.


Crafting a Green World

Take a look at this site for inspiration for our craft metamorphosis programs: Crafting a Green World features do-it-yourself projects that incorporate reused, recycled, and natural materials. Find knitting, sewing, crocheting, and other project ideas for eco-friendly and fashionable clothes, crafts, gifts and more.

Reminder: Craft Metamorphosis programs are on Wednesdays at 1:00.


Jane Austen book Club

Thanks to Kelly and Melissa for the success of our 1st Jane Austen Book Club meeting! We discussed "Emma." The next meetings are scheduled for:

  • Thursday, July 24 at 7:00 PM "Mansfield Park"
  • Thursday, August 28 at 7:00 PM "Persuasion"
Join us for snacks and fun. All ages are invited!


Attention All Holly Black Fans!

Spiderwick Chronicles best-selling author Holly Black to attend FaerieCon

EVENT HOURSFriday: 1pm-6pm • Saturday: 10am-6pm • Sunday: 10am-5pmGood Faeries Masquerade: 8:30pm-Midnight(Friday)Bad Faeries Masquerade: 8:30pm-Midnight(Saturday)Midnight Movies start after Masquerades

Faericon brings magic of Faerieworlds, the West Coast’s premiere mythic music festival, to the East Coast. Array yourself in your most beautiful faerie finery, don your wings, gather your friends and family and cross the threshold! Once inside, you will find the largest gathering of faerie artists and authors in the world who look forward to meeting you, amazing, magical apparel, beautiful jewelry, mysterious masks, handmade crafts, fashion shows, performers, musicians, storytellers, exhibitions, panel and workshops.
And at night, the gates of Faerie open once more at the Good Faerie and Bad Faerie Masquerade Balls at the Famous Trocadero Theater, acclaimed last year as the astounding highlight of FaerieCon. Look deep into your heart: are you a Good Faerie or are you a Bad Faerie? Make your choice, create your costume, and dance the night away in the Magical Realm.


This week @ the library!

Monday, July 7, Anime Club
Tuesday, July 8, TT2 (Gaming)
Wednesday, July 9, Metamorphosis Craft
Thursday, July 10, Jane Austen Book Club "Emma"


summer reading fun . . . prizes, contests, and more!


Jane Austen Book Club

Jane Austen Book Club

Fans of Jane Austen*s work are welcome to attend a Book Club to discuss her classic novels.
First meeting will be a

Discussion of "Emma"

Thursday, July 10th
at 1:00 pm

All Ages are invited to attend.


YOU In A Likely Story!

Have you ever wanted to be a fictionalized character in a story? How about one created by YOU? Random House is giving you the opportunity to be a fictional character in a future published book in the David Van Etten's Likely Story series! How neat is that? After you've had a chance to read a scene from Likely Story you can be well on your way to writing the ending of an episode and landing yourself a spot in one of the Likely Story series! Check out the contest to read complete details and rules.
Are you ready to be in a Likely Story?


Henna Tattoo Workshop Postponed

The Henna Tattoo workshop on June 21st, at 1pm will be postponed until further notice. Sorry about this inconvenience. For more information contact the library. However, we do want you all to keep stopping in all through the summer because will will continue to try and provide wonderful programs.

For example: On Mondays from 12:30 to 2:00 -Anime Club will meet
Tuesdays at 2:00 -video gaming in the Rotary Room

And these are just the tip of the iceberg. Stop in the Teen Area for more awesome programs.
We hope you all are having a great summer, and we hope to see you soon. Stay cool.

Live Chat with Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson will be chatting live on the MySpace readergirlz forum this Thursday, June19th.

The chat will start at 6 PM PST/9 PM EST and last for about an hour. Here are a few things you may not have known about found out about Laurie:

On your nightstand: Flashlight, notebook, pen (all for middle of the night ideas) and my inhaler.

Favorite drink while you write: Tea or coffee

Pet: Kezzie (my German Shepherd)

Place to write: The loft of our house

Inspiration: My readers

Dream book tour: One that includes Paris, Edinburgh, and Tokyo

Author-buddies: Sarah Dessen, Chris Crutcher, Holly Black

Cure for writer's block: Run 5 miles

Favorite outfit: Jeans and hoodie sweatshirt, sneakers

Long-hand or laptop? Laptop

Stilettos or Uggs? Uggs!!!

Author idol: Francesca Lia Block

Next up: Chains (Fall 2008), Wintergirls (Spring 2009)

Jane Austen Book Map

While librarians are currently creating book maps for the Twilight series, take a look at this great book map for Jane Austen:


Congratulations to Laurie Halse Anderson!

The ALAN Award Committee has voted to honor
Laurie Halse Anderson
with the 2008 ALAN Award. Anderson, author of several YA novels including Speak, Twisted, and the up-coming Chains, is a tireless advocate for teens and their books. Her novels have been a National Book Award Finalist, a Michael L. Printz Honor book, a New York Times bestseller, and an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults. The ALAN award honors those who have made outstanding contributions to the field of adolescent literature.


Book Trailer Contest

Laurie Halse Anderson is sponsoring a book trailer contest for teen readers. It is aimed at members of summer reading groups based in libraries, but is open to anyone under age 21. Participants can enter a trailer for SPEAK or TWISTED from now until August 31st, 2008. First prize is an 8GB iPod Touch. The library of the winner will receive five signed copies of my book.All of the details are spelled out in today's blog post: http://halseanderson.livejournal.com/194036.html.


Schools Out! (almost)

Just one more day for many of you, and some of you have already finished and even graduated! Congratulations to the grads! Hope to see all of you this summer.


Come Party Online with Your Favorite Authors!

Read My Lips
By Teri Brown
In celebration of her debut novel Read My Lips, Teri Brown is holding a week-long Simon Pulse Launch Gala on her blog, Teri Brown Writes, and her MySpace page. Some of your favorite Pulse authors will be kicking it at Teri’s release party, including:
Lisa McMann (Wake)
Kate Brian (Private)
Robin Wasserman (Hacking Harvard)
Elizabeth Scott (Perfect You)
Lisa Schroeder (I Heart You, You Haunt Me)
Kristen Tracy (Crimes of the Sarahs)
Melissa de la Cruz (The Ashleys)
Niki Burnham (Goddess Games)
Lisa Barham (Project Paris)
Lauren Baratz-Logsted (Secrets of My Suburban Life) These authors will be posting as well as giving away copies of some of their books! So join Teri and the rest of her guests from June 9th to June 13th for surprises, giveaways, and a rocking good time!Click here to visit Teri Brown's blog Click here to visit Teri Brown’s MySpace page Click here for more information on Read My Lips


This Isn't your Grandpa's Summer Reading Club!

So, what is the number one question on every bodies mind? Is it, how many days are left of school? No. Is it, what day does summer officially start? Nope. The question is , HOW DO I JOIN TEEN SUMMER READING?!? Well for those of you in the know, you know you would have to come visit the Teen Area in the library. Once you were here all you would have to do is fill out a registration slip. After that, just write down every five books, magazines, and graphic novels you read and turn them in, and BAM! you get a prize. And that's it clean and simple. Oh and stop in fast cause as with metamorphosis, the prizes are changing quite fast!


Story Strands & Literary Lunches

While Literary Lunches at the middle school will continue throughout next week as we race to finish the 2nd book in the Ranger's Apprentice series and Sherlock Holmes stories, alas, the last high school Story Strand of this school year will be Wednesday, June 4. Join us for plans for continuing throughout the summer (for those who are interested) and what's new for next year.


Teen Health and Wellness Database

  • Got questions about health and wellness? Then check out this free 30-day trial of Teen Health & Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers.
  • To start exploring Teen Health & Wellness, just go to
    http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com and enter your user name and password.
    Please note that passwords are case-sensitive.

User name: delcos
Password: trial

  • Trial begins on 04/29/08 and ends on 05/29/08.


Word to Your Mother

Who brings you to the library? Who washes your socks? Who pays for your library fines when you don't have enough money? Your mom that's who! And on May 5, 2008 make your mom a special something at the library! Come to the Rotary Room at 3:30 to 4:30 and make something cool. Everyone is going, you should too (peer pressure). But seriously, show up, chill out and make something cool for your mom. See you there.


Summer Reading Club Time!

Hey everybody, I hope your having a wonderful time in Spring, but soon Summer will be upon us. You know what that means, Yep time for the Teen Summer Reading Club. Last year we had over 300 readers and over 1500 books read. WOW, well lets see if you can beat that this year. Keep checking in the Teen Area for registration forms, they'll be out before you know it. And remember we always have a little prize in store for the readers. Last year we had a grand prize and who knows what we'll have this year..Hope to see you soon. And to beat the heat keep a book in hand.


Are you a poet and didn't know it?

Hey fly daddy-O, i hope you cool cats are chilling because here we are celebrating cause it is National Poetry Month! We are feeling the groove with a ton of cool poetry activities. Come in to the Teen Area and check it out. Trust us you don't want to miss this poetic party!


Tune in a turn it up! The Haverford Township Free Library has recently completed their Teen Tech Week, and what a great week it was! Every day there was a new group of new teens putting together a great radio production. So if you wanna here some great music and listen to a really funny show, keep yourself tuned into WHHS 99.9 FM . The shows will be played soon and more play time are soon to come. If you miss the on air broadcast, the shows will be posted on the radio stations web site at http://www.whhs.org/ and on the blog within the next week or so. For all you cool catz who were able to put a show on , just keep on DJing and hope to hear you on-air soon!


Enter a Writing Contest!

You could win a wii or other great prizes!


Up All Night by Mutiple Authors

Six Stories of six lifes, all with one thing in common. Some toss and turn at night, there is always a story to everyone's life. Why one girl wont tell her friends about her father, why one guy questions the policys of small talk, a girls small victory over her pedifile-wannabe step-father's, sexist controlling ways. Every story that has a conflict, what's yours? In my opinion the best story of the six, was The Vulnerable Hours. A eye opening story of how one night some questioned everything and others answer with an answer that free them of emotional bindings.
5 stars.


Now Broadcasting Live!

Have you ever wanted to pick what was played on the radio? Think you have something important to tell the world? Or do you just want to send out a few laughs and play some good tunes? Well if this is you, then now is your chance to do it. The Teen Area is going to Run a Radio Show as part of Teen Tech Week from March 3rd -5th. This will be broadcast on WHHS 99.9FM, a real radio station! So if you just want to play some music, or you want to know what it takes to make a radio show run, then sign up and tune in at the front desk!


Fake Boyfriend by Kate Brian

Fake Boyfriend -written by kate brian
Vivi and Lane are two friends that are tried of watching, Isabelle, their best friend, the amigo go in---and out and back into a relationship with a loser [who has publicly shown his true colors, vomit in the crayola-term]. In order to forever rid her of "The Wrong One", they create the "Right One". They create a perfect cyberspace boy for Isabelle. While dispensing relationship advice, Lane secretly loves her best friend-sandbox bud Curtis, but won't say a word to him. While Vivi falls for the boy they pay to be Isabelle's boyfriend so hard. Love comes with a price, and now it's time for Isabelle, Lane, and Vivi to pay up.
This book had an good idea for a plot but the ending was a little superfically and foresable
2 stars


Your Favorite Authors: Pulse Blogfest

Your Favorite Authors.
Your Questions Answered.
An Event You'll Never Forget.
March 14-27, 2008
Submit questions now via the Pulse Blogfest MySpace page!
Authors include:
Kim Antieau, March Aronson, Avi, Lauren Baratz-Logsted, Lauren Barnholdt, Hilari Bell, Franny Billingsley, Holly Black, Robin Brickman, Christian Burch, Melvin Burgess, Niki Burnham, Deb Caletti, Janet Lee Carey, Cassandra Clare, Rachel Cohn, Rhody Cohon, Susan Cooper, Melissa de la Cruz, Stacia Deutsch, Cheryl Diamond, Frances Dowell, Erin Downing, Sharon M. Draper, Kathleen Benner Duble, Kathleen Duey, Clare B. Dunkle, Jennifer Echols, Thomas Fahy, Susan Fletcher, E.R. Frank, Lorie Ann Grover, Randi Hacker, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Pete Hautman, Julie Hearn, Karol Ann Hoeffner, Nancy Holder, Ellen Hopkins, James Howe, Jeffrey W. Johnston, Cynthia Kadohata, Ronald Kidd, Annette Curtis Klause, Chris Krovatin, Nancy Krulik, Evan Kuhlman, Dakota Lane, Hope Larson, Richard Lewis, Julie Linker, Greg Logsted, D. Anne Love, Whitney Lyles, D.J. Machale, Eric Marcus, Amanda Marrone, Kelly McClymer, Lisa McMann, Kai Meyer, Sarah Miller, Annabel Monaghan, Kate Morgenroth, Taylor Morris, Donna Jo Napoli, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, J. Adams Oaks, Ken Oppell, James A. Owen, Bronwen Pardes, Staton Rabin, Deborah Reber, Randi Reisfeld, Ashley Rhodes-Courter, Paul Ruditis, Alex Sanchez, Elizabeth Scott, Gloria Skurzynski, Brian Sloan, Tom Sniegoski, Sonya Sones, Todd Strasser, Wendy Toliver, Roderick Townley, Kristen Tracy, Adrienne Maria Vrettos, Matt Whyman, Bil Wright, Janet Ruth Young


Lit Lunches at High School

Lit lunches begin again this WEDNESDAY at the high school for all 3 lunches! What is a lit lunch? Come & find out! For one thing, I have free copies of advanced reading copies of books NOT YET PUBLISHED! I have about 50 books, and I met HOLLY BLACK!


Make a Mardi Gras Mask!

Are you ready for Mardi Gras!?! We sure are here in the Teen Area. We are ready to party and get our groove on, so join us on February 5th at 3pm. We are going to make Mardi Gras Masks! Put everything on it from feathers, to sparkles, to who knows what. Everyone ages 12 and up or 6th grade and up is welcome.

So now you know what your doing, mark your calender, set an alarm, send yourself a letter, just make sure you are here!


Celebrate the New Year with a New Book!

Now that the new year is in full swing and all the parties are over, its time to sit back, relax, and read something good. Well if this is what you have in mind, come on in to the Teen Area we have a plethora of new graphic novels and books! When you come in, don't forget to check out what new activities are going on. Exciting things are in site. So come on in and see whats new in the Teen Area!

Happy New Year From,
The Teen Area
The Haverford Township Free Library