Tag Archives: summer reading

Fun Summer Reading—Come to the Book Sale!

14 Jun

Just in time for the beginning of summer, stop by the library anytime from 10am-8pm on June 18th, 19th, and 20th (Monday through Wednesday) to pick up some beach reads at our latest Book Sale! This sale can keep you occupied until the big sale in the fall. (Hint: look for some classics to get ahead on your required summer reading!) But be sure to grab some fun books as well 🙂

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Summer Reading Info

24 May

Hey guys, summer reading information goes out on June 2nd! A few things to know:

  1. Thanks to the Friends group, we’ll be doing a book discussion again! Sign up for the Hunger Games book discussion on 7/12 at noon… and we’ll not only feed you lunch, but the first 12 people signed up get a free copy of the book to keep… as long as you show up to talk on the 12th!
  2. We’ll have the Teen Read Raffle again, where you get a raffle entry for every book you read (2 if you write a review!) and we’ll pull a winner for a weekly prize… Rita’s coupons, maybe a gift card somewhere. Respond in the comments if you have any ideas what we should get as prizes.
  3. We’re going to be doing a couple of “series” here on the blog. One will be called “Future Me” and if you come in (once the signups go out) and tell us a possible career path you’re interested in, we’ll create a blog post with some video clips from someone in that field answering a few questions on how they got into their field. (Or if you have any specific questions.) The second will be Summer Reading is Killing Me, and if you let us know what book(s) you plan to read for summer reading, we’ll create a blog post just on that title with links to information or what we have here in the library. If you have any specific questions or comments about the book that your classmates might find helpful, get a conversation going to help each other out!

Those are the big points! But stay tuned for details and come in anytime June 2nd or after for more information. Definitely come in right away if you want to be guaranteed a free copy of Hunger Games! All teen program info is in the YA area in the back. If you haven’t subscribed to the blog through email or RSS feed, why not do it now to make sure you get in on all the summer stuff!

And good luck on the rest of the school year!

Erin and Jen

Hungry for More Hunger Games?

1 May

School will be over before you know it, and it will be time for summer reading once again! Besides the books you have to read over the summer, we want you to come to the library for a book you want to read!

The Friends of the Library is generously donating funds so the library can bring back our teen book discussions! Why do we need funds for a book discussion? Because when you sign up, we hand you a copy of the book we’re reading, and as long as you read it and show up to the discussion, you get to keep the book!

So now we just need you help! What should we read? Answer the poll below, share with your friends on Facebook. Your vote counts!

Come to the Book Sale!

5 Apr

LML will be having our annual Spring Book Sale next week with lots of great bargains at a NEW location! The sale will be held on Friday, April 13th from 9am-7pm, and Saturday, April 14th from 9am-5pm. Rather than being held in the library, the sale will take place at The Book Nook, which is on the first floor of the LMT Township Building, 3400 Brookside Road. The books will be organized better than ever–alphabetically by author and categories–perfect!

There’s also a Book Sale Preview Night. Members of the Friends of the Library can get in on THURSDAY night, April 12th from 5-8pm. It’s only $10 to join. 🙂

Hint–browse for some classics that you know you will have to read over the summer, so that you don’t have to get on a library waiting list!

Moby Dick, Review

3 Oct

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Plot: Ishmael, a school teacher, joins a ship with his new friend. The captain Ahab is crazy. He won’t let anyone go home until they kill Moby Dick. A huge storm and Moby Dick break the ship. Ishmael survives on a coffin; will he be rescued?

Would you recommend this book? Yes.

4 stars

–Nicholas

Robin Crusoe, Review

12 Sep

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Plot: Robinson Crusoe gets stranded on an island when a shipwreck kills the rest of his crew. Using nature and supplies from the ship he builds a habitation for survival. He lives alone for many years until he saves a new friend Man Friday from vicious cannibals. 

The book starts out slow but eventually gets very exciting.

Would you recommend this book? Yes

4 stars

–David

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Review

6 Sep

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

Plot: The news had a mysterious “animal.” It was a ship. The captain hated land. There was a big storm and no one knows what happened to the ship.

Would you recommend this book?  Yes

4 stars

–Nicholas