Thursday, September 27, 2007

Attention **New Books**

**Staff Pick** I read this book and I LOVED it! If you like creepy, suspenseful, exciting, books with a little humor thrown in, read this book. It is the story of 17 year old Duncan. He just got a job in a subway lost and found. It is a boring job, and not the way he wants to pass his last summer of high school. One day while working, he finds a strange leather book, with no title. He looks inside and finds out, its the journal of a psychopathic killer! This killer is using the subway to stalk women that he plans on killing. Duncan decides he can find the women and warn them. When that doesn't work, he thinks maybe, with the help of his friends, he can find the killer and stop him. What if the killer finds him first? "Acceleration" by Graham McNamee. If you like to listen to books on CD, we have this one in that format also. ----Michelle Olson

"Beyond cool" by Bev Katz Rosenbaum. This is the sequel to "I was a teenage popsicle" Apparently being frozen for ten years hasn't made Floe any cooler... The next in the hot series about a girl whose life is really on the rocks. Floe Ryan was frozen at sixteen because of a rare disease. Now she's been thawed back to her normal self-but everything else has changed: her little sister's older than her, her teachers are holograms, and she's learning to drive a hovercar. Plus, with her boyfriend acting distant and having to deal with all the cliques, high school is becoming an even colder place. She's also learned that those who were frozen are susceptible to illnesses, and the one doctor who can cure them has gone AWOL. Floe must find him. But she's learning that someone might be hunting for her too-and she could be iced for good this time.

Can't get enough of vampire books? Then try, "Eight grade bites: the chronicles of Vladimir Tod" by Heather Brewster. Junior high really sucks for thirteen-year-old Vladimir Tod. Bullies harass him, the principal is dogging him, and the girl he likes prefers his best friend. Oh, and Vlad has a secret: his mother was human, but his father was a vampire. With no idea of the extent of his powers, Vlad struggles daily with his blood cravings and his enlarged fangs. When a substitute teacher begins to question him a little too closely, Vlad worries that his cover is about to be blown. But then he faces a much bigger problem: he’s being hunted by a vampire killer.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

TAB Meeting

The next Teen Advisory Board meeting is on Saturday, September 22nd at 3 p.m. This meeting is mandatory for anyone who wants to be a part of the TAB for the 2007-08 school year. We will discuss the TSRP, what was a success, what we want to change, etc. We will also schedule for group photos! See you then.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Teen Summer Reading Program Auction

Friday, August 24th, the last program of the TSRP was held. We had an auction of all the prizes donated by local businesses. Everyone had a great time bidding and there were some bidding wars. It was Michelle's first time as auctioneer and she appreciated everyone's patience! The auction was a hit and we will do it again next year! This year 36 teens signed up and read over 120 books!