Monday, January 26, 2009

2009 Printz Awards

The 2009 Printz Awards were announced today. The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. Here are the results:

2009 Award Winner
Jellicoe Road
by Melina Marchetta

Honor Book
by Terry Pratchett

Honor Book
Tender Morsels
by Margo Lanagan

Honor Book
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
by E. Lockhart

Honor Book
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing vol. 2
by M.T. Anderson

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Teen Room update!

About a month ago, construction was completed on a new computer counter for the teen room. We also added 4 computers (now we have 8!) and SAM, the computer management software used on all other computers throughout the library. We're super happy to have more computers reserved just for teens, so stop by and check it out!

A rare time right after installation when all computers were available.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Teen Winter Reading

Teen Winter Reading began January 1st and ends March 31st. To participate, just read and review a book! Review forms are available at all SCPL locations or you can follow this link to fill out an online review. Random drawings will be held weekly for travel mugs and great teen books. Good luck and happy reading!