Wednesday, October 1, 2014

What's New?

Here are some great new reads about to hit the shelf at SLPL:
Sinner - Maggie Stiefvater
Wolves of Mercy Falls companion novel - Cole St. Claire, former frontman for the band Narkotika, returns to California in hopes of renewing his relationship with Isabel Culpeper.

The Originals - Cat Patrick
Seventeen-year-olds Lizzie, Ella, and Betsy Best are clones, raised as identical triplets by their surrogate mother but living as her one daughter, Elizabeth, until their separate abilities and a romantic relationship force a change.
Into the Still Blue - Veronica Rossi
Final book of the Under the Never Sky trilogy. In their effort to reach the fabled Still Blue, Aria and Perry will have to rescue Cinder, defeat Sable and Hess, and unite the Dwellers and the Outsiders once and for all.
Love Disguised - Lisa Klein
After a mixed-up courtship with the Hathaway sisters ends badly, eighteen-year-old Will Shakespeare jumps at the chance to go to London, where he can pursue his dream of becoming an actor and where he is about to meet the girl who will change his life forever.
Sky on Fire - Emmy Laybourne
Book 2 of Monument 14 series. After repairing a school bus, the group of survivors split in two, with one group heading to the airport in hopes of reuniting with their parents and saving their dying friend and the other trying to rebuild the community they lost.
Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music That Changed the World - Robbie Robertson
A tribute to more than two dozen legendary music artists who significantly influenced the landscape of music for generations to come, from Ray Charles and Bob Dylan to Chuck Berry and Johnny Cash. Includes 2 CDs.

All images and book blurbs attributed to Novelist K-8 Plus.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Wednesday Weird-y

You've heard of a Friday Funny, right? They're very popular on our Facebook page. Lots of lol-ing all over the place.

Well, now it's time for the Wednesday Weird-y! And here it is....

Wednesday, September 24 is National Punctuation Day! A celebration of the lowly comma, the correctly used quotation mark, and other proper uses of periods, semicolons, and the ever-mysterious ellipsis.

Not to be confused with spelling or grammar, punctuation is super important. Just watch this video to see why.

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It's a rough world out there. Happy Punctuation Day!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Special Display - YALSA BEST OF 2014!

Time for new special display in the YA room...

Each year, YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) comes up with a list of the BEST BOOKS published in the last 16 months. Here are the ones that SLPL owns. For the entire list, go to This list contains books recommended for ages 12-18. But who’s checking? Just have fun!

Limit: 2 books per card
Checkout: 2 weeks

I can make personal recommendations for Scarlet by Marissa Meyer and Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys. They were totally fab!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September Sale! Get 'em While They're Hot!

The Book Corner @ SLPL is holding a special sale throughout the month of September...Teen Tales!
Summer was expensive. I don't know about you, but I spent a lot of moola at the beach, the drive-in, the concerts, the bluegrass festival, etc. And it was all great!

But now you can get awesome YA books with just the spare change you have left in your pocket or car cup holder!

Hardcover = $1.00
Softcover = $0.50

These prices include anything on the "special sale" shelf inside the library's front door. Series, classics, one-sies (stand-alone novels) and more!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

If I Stay

Need a movie suggestion for this weekend? Check out If I Stay based on the YA novel of the same name by Gayle Forman. Fair warning: you'll probably need some Kleenex.

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Oh, Chloe Grace Moretz! You've grown up since Hugo

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

It's over, it's over...

...theblondelibrarian says "It's over!"

Teen summer reading club...I remember when.
*insert sappy slideshow with good-time photos (Oh, wait, I didn't make one of those)

Summer may be (almost) over, but don't blub. We had a great time! THANK YOU to all of ya'll who joined the Teen Reading Club over the summer, and congrats to any and all prize winners. You worked hard to read 140,565 pages as a group. YOU'RE AWESOME!

But this wouldn't have been possible without our local sponsors:
Putt U
Copperhead Grille

and a special THANK YOU to Tales of Adventure Comics and Games in Coopersburg for supplying the Teen Reading Club with some serious prize packages. Stop by the store, pick up a new graphic novel and say thanks while you're at it.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

7 Days Left!

ONLY 7 DAYS LEFT to read and log books for the Teen Summer Reading Club!

Keep reading and logging until August 13 @ 5 pm. You can do it!

IMPORTANT: All raffle prize tickets must be picked up and placed in the bins by Aug. 13 @ 5 pm. So don't wait and think you'll drop it in before the closing program on Thursday night. 'Cause you can't.

All prize winners will be announced at the closing program on Thursday, Aug. 14th @ 7 pm. You don't have to be present to win, and you will be notified by phone if you do. But, if you want to watch the little kids get their prizes, and have some yummy snacks, stop on by!

REMEMBER: if you attain all 10 prize levels, you will get a bonus prize of free comics for a year from Tales of Adventure Comics and Games. Get it!