Put your best face forward- it’s a Book Face Contest!
Show us your best book face- it’s easy! Get your phone, or camera and grab a book with a cover of a face, or hands, or anything you can build on. Make those book covers come to life!
Entering is a breeze! Send a digital file to Gillian – firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off a hard copy of your photo at the Children’s Information desk.
Winners will be announced July 13. There are great prizes to be won!
Today’s the day!
WPL’s Summer Reading Club
for Teens starts today!
Every two weeks from now until the end of the summer, a new reading challenge will be posted on the bulletin board in the Young Adult area for teens aged 12- 18 to enter.
Do you like to write fanfiction? Do you enjoy drawing? Do you dabble in photography? Challenge yourself this summer with our Summer Reading Club for Teens.
Challenges will include book spine poetry, fan art, fanfiction, and more! We’ll choose the topic or theme, and you’ll show us the art! Prizes will be awarded to the best entries.
This awesome program is free, and you don’t need to register.
Drop off your entries a the Teen Information Desk, or send it in an email to Gillian- email@example.com
Yahoo! John Green had a super year with The Fault in our Stars hitting the big screen! Did you laugh? Did you cry? Did you fall in love with Hazel and Gus’ attitude about life? I did!
Guess what?! Green has joined forces with the same people who brought FiOS to life- to bring his 2008 book Paper Towns to movie screens everywhere next year!
Less than a year people!
Not only that, Canada’s own Sarah Polley has signed on to write the screenplay for John’s first novel Looking for Alaska! Crazy!
Keep your tissues handy!
I am thrilled that If I Stay, based off Gayle Foreman’s 2011 novel of the same name, is almost here! Have you seen the trailer yet?
I am the Mockingjay!
Don’t forget the final installment of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One will be released November 21,2014!
I for one LOVE the Panem Address from President Snow teaser trailers! Here is the first one:
What movie are you excited about?!
I want to take some time to announce a few winners in the YA fiction sphere!
This is the story of Henry and the ripple of events that happen in the aftermath of his brother’s drastic measures against a bully at school. Henry is left to deal with the perceptions of his community against his brother and his parents. Henry wrestles with the notion that he that he might not be that different from his brother.
The Governor General citation for the book calls it “thought-provoking and relevant, it addresses the effects of bullying in a realistic, compelling and compassionate way. Henry’s journey is moving and weirdly, wildly funny.”
You can find The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen in the Woodstock Public Library in the YA department or as an e-book, which you can access through the online catalogue. Susin Nielsen’s other books, Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mother and Word Nerd are also available!
From Amazon.ca: “Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.”
Notice that this list is the top ten books of 2012. Not the top ten YA books. Fiction overall. I think that this proves that YA fiction has crossed the reading realm and adult audiences WANT to read teen books. Look at The Hunger Games, The Book Thief, The Mortal Instruments series, these are stories that appeal to readers of all ages.
The Canadian Library Association (CLA) has announced that October is Canadian Library Month. This month provides an opportunity to celebrate libraries across Canada, and the important contributions they make to Canadian life!
The theme for this year’s Canadian Library Month is Libraries Connect,and it is agreat reminder of just how essential the library is in our interconnected world! Canada’s libraries help to foster relationships between people, ideas, communities, and information. Libraries are constantly evolving to meet the ever changing needs of the public.
Familiarize yourself with our online catalogue. It is super easy to create your own profile, track the books you read, place a hold on a book at home, and connect with other readers by reviewing materials, following other users and sending messages to join discussions.
Have you heard about our new apps? Now, you can take the library with you, wherever you go! It’s WPL right in your pocket. Our apps are available for a variety of tablets and smartphones. Using these apps, you can access the catalogue and your account to place holds, renew materials, download music and access databases!
How about attending a program at the library espcially for teens? This month, stop by the library on October 23, 6:30- 8:00, for a spooky good time! We’ll be cooking up some gory treats and sharing the newest in YA horror. Zombies and vampires are especiall welcome, and it’s FREE!
Have you read a Canadian author lately? The CLA awards a prize to a young adult novel by a Canadian author every year. Connect with the library by taking a look at these award winners!
Visit us at the Woodstock Public Library this month, either in person on online. You’d be suprised how many ways, and how easy it is, to connect with your public library!
It’s that time of year again! We are looking for teens interested in being a part of our Teen Advisory Group at the WPL! Here is your chance to tell us what trends and issues are important to Woodstock teens and to make suggestions on improving our collections and services to teens. You can also help us plan fun programs for teens. We give community service credit for teens currently attending secondary school. To apply you must be:
- age 13-19
- attend elementary or secondary school
- hold a valid WLP library card
- able to attend one meeting a month on the 2nd Tuesday, 7-8 pm, from September to June.
Interested teens are invited to fill out an application! Pick one up at the Children’s Information desk today!
Click here for what TAG does, the meeting schedule or to download an application form:
For more information about TAG, contact Darlene Pretty at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 519-539-4801 ex. 3009.