Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Winter Reading & Pass the Book!

4th - 8th Graders:
Only 4th-8th Graders in the state of Illinois get to vote the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award!!! Let your opinion be heard.

Print your 4th-8th "BINGO card" or stop by the library to pick one up.
It's EASY:
  1. Read at least 3 of the 20 books on the list. NOTE: You don't have to get a "BINGO."
  2. Attend booktalk sessions on February 2 & February 9 at 3:15-4:45pm (OPTIONAL).
    Printable Caudill Booktalk Handout
  3. Turn in your BINGO card at the library before February 22nd after you have read at least 3 books.
  4. Attend the Official Voting Day/Pizza Party on Thursday, February 23, 2012(Must have read at least 3 of the books and turn in completed BINGO sheet to vote and attend pizza party).
Pass the Book:
4th-8th graders may also pick up one of our specially marked copies of "Every Soul a Star" to read, register, and "pass the book" to a friend or family member. Every Soul a Star is a Rebecca Caudil book and counts towards the Voting/Pizza Party. Instructions are included inside each book.

9th - 12th Graders:
It's simple -
  • Print out the 9th-12th Bingo Sheet or pick one up at the library.
  • Complete one BINGO by reading the type of book or doing the action that is listed in each box.
  • Turn in your completed BINGO sheet before 5:00 P.M. on February 24th for your choice of a book from a selection of current titles. Turn your card in early for the best selection!
If you want to complete more than one BINGO on the sheet, that's great! However, there are no additional prizes for completing more than one BINGO. HAVE FUN!!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Book Brag!

We've been posting book reviews from our libraries staff members for a while. Now, we want to know what you are reading and your opinions! We are going to call patron submitted reviews Book Brags.

If you know a book or series that you would like to review submit it to the library in writing or online at kwill@lmelibrary.org and we may publish it here on our blog. For series books, instead of just reviewing each individual book you can review the whole series at once. Not everyone loves a story. We will accept both "liked & loathed" reviews. Who knows, you may save someone a headache from reading a bleh book or get them hooked on a new series they didn't know about!

Basic Rules:
  1. We will not post the reviewer's full name, only their first or "gamer tag."
  2. If you disliked the book or someone's review please refrain from insulting the author, readers, reviewer and people who may enjoy or dislike the book.
  3. Please do not include any spoilers or note "Spoilers below" in your review.
  4. Do not "steal" reviews from another website and claim them as your own.
  5. Feel free to comment on reviews! Agree or disagree with someone else's review just remember to follow rule #2.
  6. TeenSpace moderators reserve the right to modify or decline reviews for any reason.
Here are some suggestions of books we would like reviews for. If you would like to review something else that hasn't already been reviewed that is also fine.

Needing Reviewed:
  • Hunger Games
  • Eragon
  • Ranger's Apprentice
  • The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • The Clique
  • Angel Burn
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian
  • Conspiracy 365