Need even more great audiobooks to listen to this summer? Check out SYNC audiobook downloads for literally hours of listening! Every week between June 14 and August 22, SYNC is giving away two free audiobooks. They're issued in pairs, with a bestselling teen book matched up with a classic title. There's a new pair of books featured every week, but they're only available for seven days so don't wait! The complete schedule of free titles is posted at our SYNC info page, and you can download your free audiobooks at SYNC. Happy listening!
Don’t just sit around this summer and get a tan…
...but get a tan...
...play the KPL summer reading game...
...and get prizes!
Now how is that for a fun-filled summer?
Stop down and sign up today and let the games begin!
How many of you realize that there are a lot of movies that started out as books? For example the new Avengers movie is based on the comic book series with the same name. Remember the Twilight movies…books! Remember the Harry Potter movies….books!
So why not stop down in teens and check out a good book and go over to the AV area and check out the movie also. You can even have a movie/book party with popcorn and discuss which you liked best. Did the movie follow the book? Did they leave any parts out? You may even want to think about how you would make a movie from your favorite book.
Movies at KPL
Now that May is here and spring is in the air; your mind starts to ponder on times of fun and chillin. Instead of reading a great book, why not listen to one.
We have a great selection in our teen area for your choosing. Put the book audio CD in, sit on the porch, have a nice cool drink of lemonade, a side of chips and listen to a great teen book!
Now that’s chillin!
April is “National Poetry Month” as first designated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. The goal is to celebrate poetry and its place in American culture.
Are you a poet? Why not take some time this month and read some poetry or better yet write some. If you create something you feel is great then share it with your friends. If you feel it is really great then print it and frame it and put it on display.
Check out our display and get some inspiration.
National Poetry Month
Have you heard the saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover?” As I was checking in some new books today I was very intrigued by the covers. When it comes to books in Teens the covers really jump out at you. How many of you have actually run to pick up a book to read that had a blank cover on it? That’s what I thought; no one!
Feel free to come to the Teen area and “judge a book by its cover!”
The first movie in The Hunger Games trilogy is in theaters on March 23! We’ll be discussing the book and enjoying some pizza at the Oshtemo branch library on Saturday, March 17 at 1pm. Stop by the Oshtemo library now to sign up for the discussion and pick up your copy of the book!
The Hunger Games
OK …you’re back to school and your break is over. Now it’s time to focus on all the winter fun that is ahead! Where you say? At the KPL Teen Services of course! Come on down and see our, I mean, YOUR new space. It is colorful and bright with twelve windows and even a door!
Some of you got the memo, it was on and popping in Teens this afternoon. If you haven’t been down to check us out then “make your way downtown” to the library.
KPL Teen Services
Looking for something to read? Come down to Teens and check out our NEW books. We’ve set up a display just to showcase some of our new arrivals. We’ve had quite a few new books come in recently; new color, new furniture, new wall, NEW books!
Even though the snow hasn’t arrived yet you can still get in the mood by checking out some of our “snow” book in our glass display case; every title has the word snow in it.
“Let it snow, let it snow.”
Happy Halloween! While you're stuffing your face with candy tonight, don't forget that KPL has an extra bonus treat in store for you: Meet two of your favorite authors, Holly Black and Robin Wasserman, at the Authors @ The Zoo event at 6:30 PM this coming Thursday!
Holly Black is a bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children. She is the creator of the Curse Workers series (White Cat, Red Glove, and the forthcoming Black Heart), The Spiderwick Chronicles, and the collections Geektastic, Zombies vs. Unicorns, and others.
Robin Wasserman is a self-described "writer, chocoholic, certified procrastinator, TV addict, sometime cupcake baker, and all-time world champion klutz." She's also the author of the Cold Awakening trilogy (Skinned, Crashed, and Wired) along with Hacking Harvard, the Seven Deadly Sins series, and the forthcoming Book of Blood and Shadow.
There will be time for Q&A and books for sale courtesy of local bookstore Bookbug, so don't miss it!
Authors @ The Zoo