Junior Friends of the Library May Meeting Notes

Junior Friends Meeting Notes May 25, 2016 6:00pm

Volunteer Opportunities

– Storytime

  •  Monday and Tuesday at 10am and Wednesday at 6:30pm
  • May 31st and June 1st
  • June 13th

-Saturday Performers

  •  Juggling Jeff June 4th at 1

– Book Sale


-Displays for June like Rose Display

Summer Meetings – 6pm

– June 9

-June 23 at 6:30

– July 7

-July 21 at 6:30

Summer Reading Starts May 16th

Teen Prize: 2 ASUS ZENPAD tablets (one for ages 9-14 the other 15-18)

Paper to Popcorn Book Club

June 23 and 30– Paper Towns by John Green

– July 21 and 28 – 5th Wave by Ricky Yancey

Book Suggestions

Struck By Lightning

Cursed Child

Last Scar

Graphic Novels i.e. Flash, American Alien and Batman

New Book Feature


Passenger by Alexandra Bracken


In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she know nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods – a powerful family in the colonies – and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’s passenger,  can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them – whether she wants to or not.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piercing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are playing, treacherous forces threaten to separate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home… forever.

To learn more about the author and the book and watch the book trailer click the link! It sends you straight to the author’s tumblr where you can ask her questions and have access to numerous things!



New Book Feature


The Missing Redeemed by Margaret Peterson Haddix

After traveling through history multiple times and finding out his original identity, Jonah thought he’d fixed everything. But some of his parents – and many other adults – are still stuck as teenagers. And now Jonah has a new sibling, an identical twin brother named Jordan.

As odd as all this is for Jonah, it’s beyond confusing for Jordan. How does everyone in his family have memories of Jonah when he doesn’t? How can his annoying kid sister Katherine speak so expertly about time travel – and have people from the future treating her with respect? A few rash moves by Jordan send them all into the future  – and into danger. What if he’s also the only one who can get them back to safety, once and for all?

In the eighth and final book in Margaret Peterson Haddix’s New York Times bestselling series, Jordan has to face off against his siblings’ worst enemy, surmount challenges even time experts failed to anticipate – and secure a future worth traveling to… for his entire family.


For a quick look at the book check out this link: http://haddixbooks.com/book/redeemed/

You’ll find links to all of her books, a bio about herself, and even ways to contact her!

New Book Feature


Summerlost by Ally Condie

It’s been a year since the devastating car accident that killed Cedar’s father and younger brother, Ben. But now Cedar and what’s left of her family are spending the summer in her mother’s hometown of Iron Creek and trying to mend their broken pieces. Memories surround Cedar, including strange gifts that begin to appear in the night – the type of small household items her brother Ben used to collect.

Until one day a boy named Leo, dressed in costume, rides by on his bike, and everything about Cedar’s summer changes. Soon, Cedar not only has a job working at the renowned Summerlost theater festival, but also a growing friendship with Leo that will blossom as the piece together clues about the short and tragic life of one of Iron Creek’s most famous residents.

Emotionally, resonant and rich with understanding, Summerlost is the touching middle grade debut from Allie Condie, the international bestselling author of the Matched series, that explores the strength of family and the transformative power of friendship in the face of tragedy.


Learn more about Ally Condie and her book by clicking the link:http://allycondie.com/summerlost-coming-march-29-2016

it provides information about the book, the author, and her inspiration behind it! There’s also links on her page to events, reviews, and more about her other books!

New Book Feature


Character, Driven by David Lubar

“Call me Cliff. By an accident of birth, I am well named for this story. Think about it. Cliff. Precipice. Edge. There you have it. I’m Cliff. Cliff Sparks.”

With only one year left of high school, seventeen-year-old Cliff is desperate to “come of age” – and find a girlfriend. But he’s never had much luck with girls. So when he falls for Jillian, a new classmate, at first sight, all he can do is worship her from afar. At the same time, Cliff has to figure out what to do with the rest of his life, since he’s pretty sure his unemployed father plans to kick him out of the house the minute he turns eighteen.

Time is running out for Cliff. He’s at the edge, on the verge, dangling – and holding on for dear life.

A powerful coming-of-age tale by acclaimed author David Lubar in an unadulterated, no-holds-barred teenage boy’s voice: by turns honest and untruthful, sarcastic and sweet, inappropriate and hopeful. Boys will recognize themselves, and girls will be fascinated by this insight into the mind of a teenage boy.

For more about the book and the author check out his website! He even has links to jokes from his earlier work for writing jokes for computer magazines.


Junior Friends of the Library April Meeting Notes

Junior Friends Meeting Notes April 27, 2016 6:30pm

Volunteer Opportunities

– Mother Daughter Princess Tea – May 7th 12:30pm

– STEAM Storytime and Library Lab – Saturday May 14 1pm

– Storytime

– Monday and Tuesday at 10am and Wednesday at 6:30pm

– May 2, 3, 4

– May 16, 17, 18

– Saturday Performers

– Book Sale

Summer Meetings – 6pm

– May 25

– June 9, 23

– July 7, 21

Summer Reading Starts May 16th

Teen Prize: ASUS ZENPAD tablet

Paper to Popcorn Book Club

June 23 and 30– Paper Towns by John Green

– July 21 and 28 – 5th Wave by Ricky Yancey

Book Suggestions

Struck By Lightning


New Book Feature


The Charmed Children of Rookskille Castle by Janet Fox

Twelve-year-old Katherine Bateson believes in a logical explanation for everything. But even she can’t make sense of the strange going-on at Rookskill Castle, the drafty old Scottish castle-turned-school where she and her siblings have been sent to escape the London Blitz. What’s making those mechanical shrieks at night? Why do the castle’s walls seem to have a mind of their own? And who are the silent children who seem to haunt Rookskill’s grounds?

Kat believes Lady Eleanor, who rules the castle, is harboring a Nazi spy. But when her classmates begin to vanish, one by one, Kat must face the truth about what the castle actually harbors- and what Lady Eleanor is- before it’s too late.

To learn all about the book and the author herself checkout the author’s website! It has the book trailer, reviews, a synopsis and links to learn more about her books and herself: http://janetsfox.com/chatelaine/