Teens Read to Kids 2014

Summer fun for teens

There’s been fun at the library all summer long with the Teen Summer Reading Program.  Here are pictures.

Why I love my library

Teens made video public service announcements about the library.  Check them out here and here.

    • Hilton 3D CAD Workshop

      Tuesday, October 21

      5:00 pm

      Hilton Branch – Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 18, 25, Dec. 2 (no class Nov. 11)  5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Computer generated animation, gaming landscapes and consumer products all start as 3D computer models. This 8 WEEK WORKSHOP will present participants with the opportunity to learn the basics of Rhino 3D a user friendly industrial strength 3D CAD program.  Click here to register

      If you would like extra practice the Rhino 3D software is available on the Teen Zone computers at the Hilton Branch and the Teen Zone PCs at the Main Library.  By attending all the classes in the workshop you will have the opportunity to print your design on the library’s new 3d printer.  The workshop is open to middle school students, high school students and adults.

      THANK YOU TO MAPLEWOOD MEMORIAL LIBRARY FOUNDATION FOR FUNDING THIS WORKSHOP AND OUR NEW MAKERSPACE

    • Teen Advisory Group

      Wednesday, October 22

      3:30 pm

      Wednesday, 10/22 @ 3:30pm – Main Library – Grade 6 & up – As a member of T.A.G., you can have a say in the library programs for teens. Join us to discuss books, play a game and more! Refreshments will be served at both meetings. Just drop in!

       

       

       

Summer Book Reviews

Kids rate their summer reads.  What’s your opinion?

 

 Miss Peregrine's home2

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs

4.5 stars

This book deserves 4 ½ stars because although it is not a children’s book, it is an adventurous tale. Follow Jacob on a journey so big it’ll knock your socks off!       Skyler, Age 11

 

 

Perks2

 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Author: Stephen Chbosky

5 stars

This book was very relatable. It gave good advice about coming of age and troubled people. The author offered many insights to life and what to expect. Also, he described how everyone thinks differently.   Philicia, Age 12

 

That Summer2

 

That Summer
Author: Sarah Dessen

3 stars

This book is interesting and filled with a lot of excitement. The book is well organized and contains a lot of detail. I can picture the setting, plot and characters in my head. The author makes the characters really exciting. For example, I noticed that each character has a secret. These are the elements in the book I like and admire.  Cynthia, Age 13

 

Speak2Speak
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson

4 stars

“Speak” depicts what it is like to be a very shy teen first going into high school, which I feel I can easily relate to. The ending, to me, was the best part. It really showed the importance of your voice and speaking out when something is wrong.    Alicia, Age 16

 

Looking for Alaska2Looking for Alaska
Author: John Green

5 stars

John Green did an amazing job developing the personalities of the characters in this book. When you read it, you feel like you personally know all of the characters. He really tells you what it can be like to try and fit into a new place as a teenager. When Miles, or “Pudge” as his freinds call him, first gets to his sleepaway camp, he feels uncomfortable as he tries to fit in. It was very relatable to other teens that begin new and exciting experiences.   Julia, Age 12

 

Super Schnoz2Super Schnoz
Author: Gary Ureg

4 stars

I think the book deserves 4 stars because book that helps you understand that even if you’re different, you are special in your own way. Maybe even a superhero type of way.   John, Age 12

 

Touched by fire2Touched by Fire
Author: Irene Watts

5 stars

The author described the Markov family as a strong and caring pack. Every turn and twist they encountered they solved together. Miriam, the older sister, helped the family by sewing and cooking. Yuri, the younger brother, with his grandfather. I really enjoyed how everyone worked very hard to get tickets to America. They wanted to live in a good place.   Lillian, Age 11

 

 

 

 

 

Quick Reviews from You!

reading under the radarHere are the first of the reviews we have received as part of the Summer Reading Program. The books are rated by mustaches this summer. Five mustaches is the highest rating on our review form.

Apothecary by Maile Melou
Reviewer: Cloey, 12
Mustaches Given: 4
I gave this book 4 mustaches, because it was really intriguing and got me hooked. I also liked that it was a mixture of realistic fiction and fantasy.

Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist by Liz Kessler
Reviewer: Julia , 11
Mustaches Given: 4
I love the whole Emily Windsnap series, becase Liz Kessler uses so much detail, it makes you feel like you are actually with Emily Windsnap.

Girls by Michelle Roehm McCann & Amelie Welden
Reviewer: Alice, 11
Mustaches Given: 5
It was a great book, because it teaches about different girls and what they have done to help their community.

Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass
Reviewer: Cloey, 12
Mustaches Given: 5
I gave this book this book 5 mustaches, because it was really inspirational and it really spoke to me and touched my heart.

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