The Swap by Megan Shull: Reviewed by Amanda A.!
Ever want to just trade places with someone you thought had it all? What if they had the same thought? What would you really do if you found yourself in another person’s body? If you didn’t even know their name, and if they were the other gender? Elly and Jack are faced with all these questions and more as they try to navigate the complexities of middle school friends, parents, and sports, as each other. It’s a weekend that will change their lives.
This book is currently on order — we should have it in the Teen Zone soon.
We love these Banned Books Week literary mug shots created by Kate Boryeskne, especially the one she made of Alaska Young from Looking for Alaska. We got these from her website. It’s so great when literature inspires other great art—yet another reason why the freedom to read is so important!
Check out these fantastic mug shots from artist Kate Boryeskne. Banned Books Week ends on Sunday!
The library is getting a telescope!
Come check out the library’s newest addition on Thursday, October 23 at 7PM. The NH Astronomical Society will be offering sky-watching tips, and demonstrating how to use the library’s new telescope (which you can check out with your library card!)
How long it would take you — reading at an average pace — to get through some of the world’s most popular books. Anybody reading through the Game of Thrones…? Scroll all the way to the bottom. :)
Teen Advisory Group: Fall Schedule
Our monthly TAG (Teen Advisory Group) meetings start up again on Thursday, September 25! For the most part, we will meeting on the last Thursday of every month at 4:00. We’ve got lots of great programs coming up, so this is a great time to get involved in planning and promoting with TAG.
Join us on:
Thursday, September 25, October 23, November 20 and December 18! We’ll be meeting in the library’s new Teen Zone, up the ramp and to the left. Snacks are always provided, and all you need to bring is yourself. Anyone in grades 6-12 is welcome to join us, even if you’ve never been to a meeting before! We’d love to hear your ideas about improving teen programs at the library.
Hope to see you on Thursday!
These four books, along with several others, will be arriving in the Teen Zone this week. The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey (the second book in the Fifth Wave Series) already has some holds — add your name to the list today! Across a Star-Swept Sea follows in the wake of For Darkness Shows the Stars, and the other two titles are new debuts! Check them out and let me know what you think.
Some tear-jerkers from the YA stacks.
How Peeta’s cake-decorating skills might actually have worked in the wild.
Who’s going to see Mockingkay: Part 1 in November? It opens on the 21st!