Thursday, August 28, 2008

Where did August go?

No, seriously-- it seems like just the other day Teen Summer Reading was over, then it was August 2nd and Breaking Dawn came out, then it was the 19th and school started and now it is August 28th! Only 3 days until September. We've kept busy with events this month-- a TAG meeting where we discussed Teen Summer Reading 2009, a read & feed where we discussed King Dork by Frank Portman, a Flicks for Teens where we showed Step Up 2: The Streets and a J.A.M.S. where we watched a little Emma and Negima vol. 2 among other things. We also said goodbye to a teen room employee who changed departments, welcomed an intern for the fall and next week two new teen room employees will start. Exciting stuff!

Dancing in the teen room. Just kidding, they are dancing, but they are not in the teen room, they are in Step Up 2: The Streets. Although I think this part is in a warehouse or something, not the streets. :-)

Thursday, August 07, 2008

I read Breaking Dawn...

over the weekend and LOVED it. I only liked New Moon and Eclipse, so I was thrilled to enjoy Breaking Dawn as much as I did. I have only discussed it with 3 other people though (no one else is finished!). Two of them loved it and one hated it. Not just disliked, but hated. It is getting mixed reviews online too, but I want to go on record as saying I LOVED IT.

Happy Reading!

Teen Summer Reading: The Finale!

So this year the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) voted to have a beach party theme finale, so we decorated some koozies to keep beach drinks cold, made jewelry with shells, had Spongebob playing in the background, searched for messages in bottles, played pineapple bowling and ate some popsicles! Here are a few photos of the fun!

First up-- the few teens who would humor me by wearing this face frame for a photo-

(I am pretty sure she took this picture herself!)

That is a coconut bowling ball in his hand.
You don't see one of those everyday!

All of the above photos just prove my theory that everyone
looks cool with an inflatable palm tree on their head.

Next up- Koozie decorating shots!

These girls asked if they could looked surprised in the
photo and it was my favorite question all day!

It was an awesome summer-- we read a lot of good books,
held a lot of fun events and had an overall great time! Hope everyone enjoys their last few weeks of freedom before school starts. We're going to draw for the big summer reading prizes before the end of the week, so cross your fingers!