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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Funny Book!!!

For those of you that don't know, Ms. Laura is giving herself a challenge this year!!! She is going to read all of the Rebecca Caudill, Abraham Lincoln Award and Read for a Lifetime nominees by the end of next school year...that's like 66 books!!! And so far, she has read 9. Plus she has an obsession with these Fablehaven books now!!! So there's a whole lot of reading going on here! She just finished reading All Shook Up by Shelley Pearsall (A Caudill nominee)....check out a review!!!

WHEN 13-YEAR-OLD JOSH finds out he has to stay with his dad in Chicago for a few months, he’s not too thrilled. But when he arrives at the airport, he’s simply devastated. His father—who used to be a scatterbrained, but pretty normal, shoe salesman—has become a sideburn-wearing, hip-twisting, utterly embarrassing Elvis impersonator. Josh is determined to keep his dad’s identity a secret, but on his very first day at his new school, a note appears on his locker. It’s signed Elvisly Yours, and instead of a name, a sneering purple smiley face. The secret is out, and when his dad is invited to perform at a special 50s concert at his school, Josh is forced to take drastic action. From award-winning author Shelley Pearsall comes a hilarious novel about a father and son discovering something about being who you are—and who you’re not.

Up next on Ms. Laura's plate: Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening sure to check back!!!

Catcha on the flip! Don't forget to sign up for Summer Reading so you can hang out with Ms Laura all summer long!!!

Ms. Laura

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Right up your alley!

Ms. Laura loves wierd things...and whats better that these creepy mascots just unveiled today for the 2012 London Olympics!!! Check it out!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Awesome books!!!

So over the weekend, I read some really awesome books! The first was Fablehaven by Brandon Mull and the second one was The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti. They were both pretty amazing books!!! Here are reviews for both of them so you can check them out for yourself! And remember, you can come and get these books right here at the library!!!


For centuries, mythical creatures of all description have been gathered to hidden refuges around the world where they are watched over by human caretakers. Kendra and her brother Seth discover that their grandfather is the caretaker of one of these secret wildlife sanctuaries—Fablehaven.

The Boy Who Dared

In October, 1942, seventeen-year-old Helmuth Hèubener, imprisoned for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets, recalls his past life and how he came to dedicate himself to bring the truth about Hitler and the war to the German people.

Here is a link to the trailer for the book!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Summer Reading Programs for Teens!!!

Here is a list of all the awesome programs we are having at the library for Teens Only!!! and remember, for summer reading, the more books you read the more prizes you can win! Registration starts June 5th!!! Check it out!

Teen Crafts on the Lawn
Monday, June 7th
Come to the library and join your favorite librarian for crafts on the lawn!!! There will be many different kinds of crafts for you to choose from! We’ll also be listening to the musical styling's of Ms. Laura’s IPod that has a little bit of everything!!! Sign up soon, these spaces are sure to fill up fast!!!

Teen Book and Movie Discussion
Friday, June 18th
Everyone loves vampires!!! Why not check out this book and movie combo!!! We will be discussing Darren Shan’s Cirque Du Freak: A Living Nightmare novel and the movie rendition: The Vampire’s Assistant. Pick up a copy of the book at the front desk then come and enjoy popcorn and the movie! Stick around afterward to talk about the similarities and differences between the two!!!

Teen Murder Mystery
Monday, June 21st
Do you love a good who dun it? Then come to the library for our first Murder Mystery Day!!! A young man has been found dead behind some bushes in the library parking lot. It’s up to us to figure out who did it! Bring your detective brains and skills to this sure to be horrific program! Sign up soon! Detectives and suspects needed!!!

Teen Twilight Prom
Friday, July 9th
Do you love Twilight? Then why not celebrate how awesome it is by coming to the library’s Twilight Prom!!! Come dressed up in your finest vampire/Goth gear and get ready to have a vampiriffic time. We will have a trivia contest, book cover re-creation station, themed snacks and more! Sign up today, space is limited!!!

Teen DDR Competition
Monday, July 12th
It’s our first ever Teen Dance Dance Revolution Competition!!! Come to the library with your dancing socks and dance along to the techno beats! Dance to the end and see who the Dance Champ will be!!! The best dancer will win the Dance Champ Award and their picture will be put on display on the Teen hot Spot Board!!!

Teen Smoothie Challenge
Friday, July 16th
Do you think you make the meanest smoothie in town? Then join in on the Teen Smoothie Challenge. All supplies will be provided for you!!! We will break into teams and see who can come up with the best tasting drink! And of course you know we get to drink all the smoothie goodness! Sign up today for this delicious program!

Teen Fantasy Book Discussion
Check out these must read books! Copies will be available at the front desk. Read the book and come to the library to discuss just how awesome they were!!! Sign up and see what’s new in the fantasy world!
Mondays 4:00-5:00pm
June 14th: Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
June 28th: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
July 19th: Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Check ya later!
Ms. Laura

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

We're New!!!!

Hey all you Richton Park Teens!!!! This is Ms. Laura, the new Teen Librarian for Richton park Public Library! Come and check out all the new things that are going to be going on at the library for teens! Our Summer Reading program starts in June; just in time for the end of school!!! We will be having craft days, movie and book discussions, a murder mystery night, a Twilight Prom and much more! Be sure to stick around for more details coming soon!

This blog was created to not only tell you about the exciting programs going on at the good old RPPL (Richton Park Public Library) but also for all those teens who love to read! I will be constantly putting up book reviews for the books that I read! Have a suggestion? Leave a comment!!! I love all types of books and will read anything!!!

Catcha on the flipside (or in the library)!!!

Ms. Laura