video game display

VIDEO GAMES! – NOW @ HILTON ...

You can now borrow video games from the Hilton Branch! Games are available for WiiXBox 360 and Playstation 3 systems.  More games will be on the way soon!

  • Patrons under 18 years require a signed permission slip to check out video games
  • 7 day loan period
  • 1 video game limit
  • Reserves allowed
  • No renewals
  • $1 per day fee for late returns

Have video game suggestions? Let us know @http://www.maplewoodlibrary.org/teens/speak-up/
We are currently collecting games that have the following ESRB ratings:

  • E (Everyone)
  • E10+ (Everyone 10 and older)
  • T (Teen)

Thank you to the Friends of the Maplewood Library for providing the funding to start our video game collection!

Teens Read group

Pictures from a great Summer Reading ...

It was a long, fun summer!  Here are some pix from the Teen Summer Reading program.  Click to view all photos.

Cloey and Julia grand prize winners

 

Teens Read SofiaString Art Julia Cole and Cloey

    • Tech Zone

      Thursday, April 17

      3:30 pm

      Main Library -  We now have an XBOX 360!!
      Teens, join us in Memorial Hall to play Wii, Playstation 2, use laptops or just hang out.  Tech Zone is run through a partnership between YouthNet and the Maplewood Library.

       

       

    • Teens Read to Kids

      Monday, April 28

      3:30 pm

      Main Library -

      Teens read stories in rhyme

      And poems by greats

      To kids under 9

      Who sit with their mates

       

      Sign up to be a reader in the Main Library Teen Zone.

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.

fruit basket

Fruits Basket

By Natsuki Takaya

Graphic Novel – This book deserves 5 stars.  This book is about a girl named Tohru Honda who finds a family cursed by the Zodiac.  If I could give this book another title, it would be Zodiac’s Curse.  The important characters in this book are Tohru Honda, Yuki Sohma, Kyo Sohma, Snigure Sohma, Kagura Sohma, Ou Hana and the Yuki fan club girls plus Tohru’s cousins and grandpa.  If I could smack any of the characters in this book upside the head, it would be Kyo, because he hurts Tohru in the beginning. I would also smack the Yuki Fan Club girls, because they tease Tohru too.   Tohru is my favorite character in the book, because her parents passed away and she still is happy.  I’m not sure if I would recommend this book to a friend, because most people don’t like anime.  Sad, but true.  I also watched the series on television.  It is pretty good.  I like the episode when Tohru’s friends come over to the Sohma house.  Review by Tara Brown

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