Friday, September 19, 2008

What is going on at the library?

Are you wondering why is it so loud inside the library right now? The library siding was rotting in places so it is being replaced and painted. After all the noise and meyham, it will look really good. Thanks for putting up with the disturbance!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

New Music!

These CD's are all ready to be checked out...come and get 'em!

Ask and you will receive!

The following items were requested in the teen area suggestion box and We got 'em! See, we do take your ideas seriously....

Monday, August 25, 2008

TSRP is over :(

Well the Teen Summer Reading Program is over for another summer. I hope everyone that took part had a great time. The finale auction was on Friday, August 22nd, and participants bid on great prizes from local businesses that donated; Ace Hardware, Alec’s by the Sea, Beach Treasures Gifts & Coffee, Box Office Rentals, The Book Hut, Dugan’s Pizza, Gallery Marjuli, Jully Rodgers Toys & Gifts, Lucky Dragon, McDonald’s, Monica’s, Ocean Shores Cinemas, Ocean Shores IGA, Pacific Paradise Family Fun Center, Shores Bowl, Subway, Taco & Espresso D’Light, Tsunami Beads. We had 45 of you sign up for the TSRP and you read 115 books totaling 36,663 pages. 51 teens attended the three programs. I hope you will all sign up again next summer, it will be even better!

Book review!

Try taking three totally different girls, from very different scenarios who hardly have anything at all in common...and cramming them together. Alice, Molly and Reena have but three things in common with each other; Being 15 years old, having a nack for hating their evil stepmothers, and having to attend Putnam Mount McKinsey, a seemingly post boarding school that lays along a scenic route against the mountains, thats not even the start of it.

Finding out how these girls end up here is in your hands. Revenge, hate, and a taste of first romance, and finding out the meaning of forgiveness and friendship all lay in the words of "Poison Apples" written by Lily Archer. The moral? No one on this planet seem to be what they really are, and first impressions realistically don't matter. A great novel with good viewpoints from each girl that deserves to be read. Maybe you should take a taste of Lily Archers, "Poison Apples!"

Review by Haley Zentner

Grade 10

Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Murder Mystery Night was alot of fun! 21 teens showed up to try out their detecting skills and the grand prize winner was Anthony Hill. Runner's up were Evan Whipple and Narvarre Kerr. Much thanks goes out to: the Ocean Shores Friends of the Library for sponsoring the Teen Summer Reading Program, Bill and Shannon of NBTV for filming and editing the 'Suspect Interviews' and Officer P High of the Ocean Shores Police Department for being our tough interrogation officer. See you at the auction on August 22nd at 7 p.m. Check out our myspace for more photos.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Look what's going on for teens in Ocean Shores!

Murder Mystery Night

Friday, July 25th from 7-9 p.m. join us at the Ocean Shores Library for a Murder Mystery Night for all 7-12th grade teens. You will investigate crime scenes, find clues, watch suspect interviews, and solve a murder for prizes. You can work alone or in teams of two. Hope to see you there!

Friday, July 11, 2008

New Books!

Your library has got the nominees for Young Adult Library Services Association 2008 Teen's Top Ten books of the year...there are some great titles on this list so check them out!
Before I Die. Jenny Downham.
Tessa, who has terminal cancer, creates a list of ten things she wants to do in
the months she has left to live. This fierce and devastating novel explores end-oflife
realities with honesty and grace.

Daemon Hall. Andrew Nance and Colin Polhemus, illus.
One night, five contestants: scariest night ever! Five writers think they are
getting the chance to publish their stories. What they don't know is that this
seemingly friendly competition could lead to their worst nightmares coming true
and haunting them forever. Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Jeff Kinney.
Greg Heffley knows he’s not popular, but he tries hard to fit in. He records his
observations about life in middle school in his journal (NOT a diary, he says)
along with frequent drawings. Realistic and laugh out loud funny!

Eclipse. Stephenie Meyer.
In the third installment of "The Twilight Saga," Bella continues her struggle in
determining what life direction to take and with whom. She is pulled romantically
in one direction by vampire Edward and in the other direction toward her long
time friend Jake who is a werewolf. Decisions must be made as Bella prepares to
graduate from high school and move forward in her life as an immortal. Tension
is high and charged with emotion as Bella grapples with choices that will result in
decisions that will affect her into eternity.Extras. Scott Westerfeld.
A few years after Tally Youngblood brought down her highly ordered society of
Uglies, Pretties, and Specials, popularity reigns supreme. Everyone is doing all
they can to get the most buzz. In the midst of the chaos, Aya Fuse is ok with
being unknown. But then she meets a secretive clique, and she wants to show
the world how cool they are, but doing so would put her in the spotlight – a
dangerous place she might not be ready for.

Jinx. Meg Cabot.
Unlucky Jinx hopes that moving in with her aunt and uncle in New York will help
her escape the bad luck that caused her so much trouble in her hometown. But it
isn’t to be. Her bad luck is actually a curse, and avoiding magic doesn’t seem to
help. Jinx’s glamorous cousin Tory and her coven of Uptown witches feel
threatened by Jinx’s gift. Jinx must learn to control her power to turn the curse to
her advantage and stop Tory before she causes too much damage.

The Luxe. Anna Godberson.
Gossip Girl meets Age of Innocence in this lushly-detailed period piece. Four
teenage girls weave a web of catty gossip, lies, backstabbing and secrets in late
nineteenth-century Manhattan. This tangled web includes not one but two sets of
star-crossed lovers; an upstairs/downstairs romance; a scheming social climber;
a bitter servant girl; and oodles of money, all set in a Edith Wharton via
Hollywood vision of Old New York.
Wildwood Dancing. Juliet Marillier.
Jenica and her four sisters have a delightful secret: they can enter into a fairy
world of dancing, light, and music. When their father is called away on business,
however, all of that is threatened when the dreaded cousin Cesar movies into the
house.Unwind. Neal Shusterman.
In the future, being a troubled teen means something worse than being sent to a
boot camp to get straightened out. Abortion is illegal, but when a child is between
the ages of thirteen and eighteen, a parent may choose to retroactively "abort"
the child through "unwinding," in which their body parts are harvested for use by
other people. Connor, Risa and Lev, who are all scheduled to be unwound, are
literally running for their lives: if they can evade capture and survive until the age
of 18, they will be spared a terrible fate.

Wicked Lovely. Melissa Marr.
Everything would have been okay for Aislinn – her relationship with Seth, her
normal life – except for the fairies noticing that she was one of the few humans
with “the Sight.” She begins to be “tracked” by fairies that have noticed her
unwanted gift of seeing the normally invisible fairies. Now Keenan, the fairie
Summer King, believes Aislinn is the bride he has been seeking for nine
centuries…and he won’t take no for an answer because summer itself might die.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Food Fear Factor Challenge

Friday, June 20th 7 pm at the Library...test your skills and see if you can endure the gross, disgusting foods at Food Fear Factor. Prizes will be awarded to the bravest eaters. This is the first program of the Teen Summer Reading Program open to any 7-12 grade North Beach Students. See you there!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Teen Summer Reading!!

Coming soon...Fun programs, great books, awesome prizes. Sign up starting June 13th.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

TAB Meeting

There is a Teen Advisory Board Meeting this Saturday, April 26th at 3 p.m. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. Being on the Library's TAB looks great on job resumes and college applications. You can even count your meeting time for volunteer hours. See you there

Friday, April 11, 2008


Your library rocks! Check out these new titles. If you have a suggestion for music that we just have to get because it is so so so good, let us know, we want to hear from you.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

New Books!

"The complete Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi: Here, in one volume, Marjane Satrapi's best-selling, internationally acclaimed memoir-in-comic-strips.Persepolis is the story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trails of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming--both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland. It is the chronicle of a girlhood and adolescence at once outrageous and familiar, a young life entwined with the history of her country yet filled with the universal trials and joys of growing up.

"Bad Kitty" By Michele Jaffe: Jasmine Callihan, her father, and stepmother are vacationing in Las Vegas at the posh Venetian Hotel. All the 17-year-old really wants to do is sunbathe by the pool, write in her journal, and attempt to be a Model Hallmark Card daughter, all the while avoiding her perfect cousin Alyson and her Evil Hench Twin, Veronique. Her plans go awry, however, when a small boy and his cat make Jas a central character in a murder investigation. Soon Jass best friends come from LA to join her adventure and all attempt to solve the murder of Len Phillips, business manager of world-famous photographer Red Early. "Poison Apples" by Lily Archer: Alice, Reena, and Molly meet at an elite boarding school in rural Massachusetts. It takes them a while to realize that they've all landed there primarily because of their wicked stepmothers, but once discovered, this fact binds them in friendship and their shared desire to exact revenge on the new women in their lives during Thanksgiving break.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

TAB Meeting

Where are the coolest kids in Ocean Shores going to be on Saturday, January 26th at 3 p.m.? At the Ocean Shores Library Teen Advisory Board Meeting! Anyone grade 7-12 is welcome to attend. We will be discussing upcoming programming ideas and much more. See you there!

Monday, January 07, 2008

Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament

On Thursday, January 3rd...local teens come to the Ocean Shores Library to battle...Super Smash Brothers style! Congratulations to the winners, 1st place; Tyler Cole, 2nd place; Robby Ramiskey, and 3rd place; Andrew Hoang.