Tag Archives: National Library Week

Support Teen Literature Day-April 18

18 Apr

This week (April 14-20) is National Library Week. Today is Support Teen Literature Day. Read below about some novels you might enjoy that you may not have previously considered reading.

Each year the Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to teens. Check out the 2013 winners ūüôā

1. Caring is Creepy by David Zimmerman
While trying to survive a long boring summer in rural Georgia, Lynn befriends a lonely soldier online.  When they meet face to face, tables are turned as Lynn tries to exert power in her out-of-control life.  Dangerous, amusing, role-bending, and definitely creepy!

2. Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman
With only a worn copy of the Girl Scout Handbook for reference, resourceful and tenacious Rory Hendrix must navigate the depressing landscape of a 1970s trailer park where she suffers abuse at the hands of a neighbor and neglect from her mother.

3. Juvenile in Justice by Richard Ross
Richard Ross’ riveting photographs give voices to incarcerated youth in juvenile detention centers across America.

4. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Clay Johnson loses his web-designer job and begins working the night shift in a bookstore with only a few customers.  This marvelous mashup blends mystery, adventure, and romance into a literary and technological tale.

5. My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf
Written by a former classmate of Jeffery Dahmer, this graphic novel illustrates the teenage years of a future serial killer.

6. One Shot at Forever by Chris Ballard
This remarkable story follows the Macon Ironmen, a team of misfits with a hippie coach, through a record setting baseball season.

7. Pure by Juliana Baggott
In a world destroyed by nuclear detonations, only a privileged few have remained pure. Two teens from different sides of the Dome unite to search for answers to troubling questions about their origins.

8. The Round House by Louise Erdrich
An attack on 13-year-old Joe’s mother near their North Dakota Ojibwe reservation home leads him and his friends on a quest to solve the crime.¬† This coming-of-age story highlights friendship, family, tradition, and the uneasy relationship between the tribal and white communities.

9. Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
June thought she knew everything about her beloved uncle, Finn. After his death from a mysterious new illness called AIDS, his grieving boyfriend delivers Finn’s favorite teapot to June’s door, and she realizes nothing is what she thought it was: not her family, not her uncle, not even herself.

10. Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
Through a series of emails, letters, and FBI files, Bee follows the trail of her missing mother to the ends of the earth in this quirky, laugh-out-loud tale.

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Final Week of the Raffle

21 Apr

This is the last week of the National Library Week fundraising raffle being held here at the library. Stop in and purchase tickets now through the end of the month to get entered to win some great prizes. You will also be supporting your library so we can purchase some great new books and movies.

Tickets¬†are¬†1 for $2 or 3 for $5. You could win a flat screen HDTV, a pair of Dorney Park tickets, a Nook Simple Touch e-Reader, and more! The drawing will be on May 1st (we will call you if you win; you don’t have to be here that day.)

So please stop by to support your library!

The Raffle Begins!

3 Apr

Lower Macungie Library’s fundraising raffle in honor of National Library Week has begun! Stop in and purchase a chance throughout the month of April to win great prizes. Tickets will be one for $2 or 3 for $5. You could win a¬†flat screen HDTV, a pair of¬†Dorney Park tickets, a Nook Simple Touch e-Reader, and more!¬†The drawing will be on May 1st (winners need not be present)¬†and all proceeds will go to the library to help us purchase more great items for you to borrow.

So stop in and buy some tickets!

Take a chance to win great prizes!

24 Mar

YOU  Belong @ your library: National Library Week this year is April 8th-14th.

Get ready¬†for the start of Lower Macungie Library’s¬†National Library Week Raffle throughout the entire month of April¬†where you can try to win great prizes including a¬†flat screen HDTV, Dorney Park Tickets, a Nook Simple Touch¬†e-Reader, and more!

The drawing will be on May 1st and all proceeds will help us purchase more great items for you to borrow.¬†Tickets will be one for $2 or 3 for $5. I’d say the library is worth spending a few bucks on. ūüôā

Support Teen Literature Day-April 14

14 Apr

This week (April 10-16) is National Library Week. Today is Support Teen Literature Day. Read below about some novels you might enjoy that you may not have previously considered.

Each year the Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to teens. Check out the 2011 winners ūüôā

1. The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To by: DC Pierson
-A teen discovers that his new best friend has a strange “superpower” where he never has to sleep!¬†What happens when the sci-fi epic they are creating starts to come true?

2. Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey From Homeless to Harvard by: Liz Murray
-This is the author’s account of growing up as the¬†poor and neglected child of drug addicts, then following her life on the streets as she struggles to make a better life for herself.¬†¬†(This is also a Lifetime movie called Homeless to Harvard.)

3. Girl in Translation by: Jean Kwok
-A chinese teenager deals with poverty and culture shock after immigrating to Brooklyn from China with her mother. Will they be able to get by despite these hardships?

4. The House of Tomorrow by: Peter Bognanni
Sebastian moves in with his eccentric grandmother after his parents die, but after she has a stroke, he comes under the care of an an unlikely pairing. He gets a lesson in punk rock, smoking, and cursing from the teenaged son who is his opposite. What trouble will these two get into?

5.The Lock Artist by: Steve Hamilton
-The narrator confesses that a traumatic incident at age 8 left him unable to speak and that he has been in prison for the past 9 years.

6. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by: Aimee Bender
-The narrator possesses a gift that allows her to taste the emotions of whoever has prepared her food–including her mother’s lemon cake. Her father and brother also have odd gifts. This novel explores the depths of her family.

7. The Radleys by: Matt Haig
-This vampire family is living an outwardly normal life, and teenagers Clara and Rowan have not been told that they are vampires. What will happen when Clara’s blood thirst is awakened by a drunken classmate after a party?

8. The Reapers Are the Angels by: Alden Bell
-Teenager Temple is born into a crumbling world full of zombies. She is on the run after being assaulted at a safe house and murdering her human attacker.

9. Room by: Emma Donoghue
-5 year old Jack and his Ma are being held captive in an 11x11foot room. When their world suddenly expands beyond the 4 walls, what will be their consequences?

10: The Vanishning of Katharina Linden by: Helen Grant
-After rumors start from her grandmother’s death, 10 year old Pia becomes an outcast. She becomes friends with another outcast and they become involved in solving a decades-old missing persons story.