Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Book Review: Abandon

Abandon by Meg Cabot
Reserve your copy of Abandon today!
Review by: Juliana H.

What's this book about? It is a retelling of the myth of Persephone!
Why I picked it up: My mother picked it up and she said I might find it interesting, so I read it.

What I thought of it: The descriptions are a little repetitious, but it is a very interesting story. I liked it.

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Did you know? You can earn extra entries into the grand prize drawing for the Teen Summer Reading Program by submitting a book review. Stop by to pick up the extra credit form.

Download the Teen Summer Reading Program Schedule and Log here!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Teen Summer Reading Program

Teen Summer Reading          
 May 24 – August 21

Read to earn earbuds, coupons, a book, plus a chance to win big prizes like a $50 Downtown Lawrence Gift Card.

Fun teen events every Tuesday and Friday at 2 pm.  

Download the Reading Log and summer schedule or pick it up in the Library starting Tuesday, May 24.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Jennifer Lawrence EW cover

Jennifer Lawrence graces the cover of Entertainment Weekly as Katniss.
What do you think of her look?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Book Review: The Summer I Turned Pretty

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
Reviewed by: Megan S.

What's it about? Belly spends the summer she turns sixteen at the beach just like every other summer of her life, but this time things are very different.

Why I picked it up: I heard good things about it and I was looking for a summery romantic read.

What I thought of it: This was a good, fun, summer read without being total fluff. This book does broach some series subjects, though not in a very direct way.

I loved Belly as I got to know her. She was very real to me. She had bratty moments and endearing moments. She was 100% brave and a total coward. She's one of the most realistic characters in fiction that I've run across in a long time and I really loved that.

This book is fairly predictable and I didn't fall head over heals in love with it the way some people have. I did really enjoy it though - and really, that's all I was hoping for. I will read the next book in this series, but I'm not jumping up and down for it.

Next in the series: It's Not Summer Without You

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Book Review: Fallen

Fallen by Lauren Kate
Reviewed by: Natalie C.

What's it about? 17 year old Luce is sent to a reform school to try to recover after witnessing a friend die. While at school she tries to understand the feelings she has for two very different boys. Little does she know how different the boys really are.

Why I picked it up? It was recommended to me by a YA librarian.

What I thought of it? I think that its a very intense and powerful story of love written like no other before it. Parts in it made me laugh and others made me cry, and it kept me hooked until the very last page.

Already read Fallen? Check out the next book in the series, Torment, and make sure to reserve your copy of the third book int he series, Passion.

Submit your own book review by filling out the online form or stop by the Teen Zone and ask for a review slip.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Final Chance to be a Volunteen!

 Last sign up meeting to become a summer Volunteen!

Saturday, May 7 @ 1 pm

Youths ages 13-18 can join the most awesome volunteer force in the city, have fun, and help out the Library.

Volunteer shifts start May 31. Applications are due May 13. Work all summer, or for just a four week shift.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Book Review: Sweet Treats and Secret Crushes

Sweet Treats and Secret Crushes by Lisa Greenwald
Reviewed by: Rebecca S.

What's it about? Three girls in middle school and how their friendship is changing as they are growing older.

Why I picked it up? I like YA fiction, I find the themes of most "adult" fiction to be a bit inappropriate for my taste.

What I thought of it? I liked it, it was a really quick read and I liked how the story is told by three different points of view.

Submit your own book review by filling out our online form or stopping by the Teen Zone and getting a book review slip from one of our staff members.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Volunteer Meetings This Week!

Want to volunteer @ the library this summer?
Youths ages 13-18 can join the most awesome volunteer forcein the city, have a great time, and help out the Library!

Make sure you attend one of our volunteer meetings!

Tuesday, May 3, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 4, 4:30 p.m. 
Saturday, May 7, 1:00 p.m.

You must attend a meeting to volunteer. Applications are due Friday, May 13.