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Friday, January 4, 2013


Now that school is back in session, remember that "even if the library is closed, our databases are open!"  Take a look under "Homework," then "Databases and Online Resources."  Use your Fremont library card to access information for assignments geared through high school.  These are NOT websites, you can use them for your reports.  

Come into the Teen Zone at the library and check out this month's displays, which feature:  Steampunk books; Bullies--Don't Let Them Win; Snow is Falling, Books are Calling: Teen Winter Reading Club; Inner Conflict (Where to Turn); and Featured Author: Joan Bauer.  

On your way to the Teen Zone, take a look at the large display of BEST BOOKS OF 2012, featuring books for adults, children, and teens.  Remember to stop at the Youth Services for your Winter Reading Club brochure.  

Check out THE DIVINERS by Libba Bray if you're looking for a creepy page-turner set in Manhattan in the Roaring 20s.  17-year-old Evie O'Neill is thrilled when she is exiled by her parents from a small town in Ohio to New York, even when a rash of occult-based murders thrusts Evie and her uncle, curator of the Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, into the middle of the investigation.  Spine-tingling.








Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Stop in the Teen Zone and pick up a couple of the most popular teen books of 2012.  Among them are:

Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Diviners by Libba Bray

Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Ashen Winter by Mike Mullen

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

If you haven't already picked up your reading log for the Teen Winter Reading Club, come in today.  If you turn in your completed log by March 30, you'll be entered into a drawing for an iPod Nano!  REMEMBER--YOU CAN ALSO DOWNLOAD BOOKS AND AUDIOBOOKS TO YOUR PHONES!




Monday, December 10, 2012


Our Teen Winter Reading Club, Snow is Falling, Books Are Calling, will begin in one week.  Did you know you can download either an eBook or an eAudiobook to your smartphone?  Works on iPhones and most Android phones.  Bookmarks that tell you how will be on display in the Teen Zone starting December 17.  Your reward for picking up a reading log at the Youth Services Desk is a 1 GB flashdrive.  You'll have until Saturday, March 30, to read (or listen to) 3 books.  TURN IN YOUR COMPLETED LOG TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE GRAND PRIZE:  AN IPOD NANO!





November 28, 2012

SNOW IS FALLING, BOOKS ARE CALLING!  Teen Winter Reading Club starts early this year--Monday, December 17, so you can take advantage of your free time over Winter Break.  All you need to do is pick up a reading log at the Youth Services Desk (and pick up a small prize just for registering), read or listen to 3 books, and write a short review.  Turn in your completed log and you'll be entered into our Grand Prize Drawing.  The Winter Reading Club runs until Saturday, March 30.  

Be sure to check out the "New Fiction" cart in the Teen Zone--there's plenty of books to get you started in the Reading Club!



Sign up for our next FIT program--Iron Chef: Holiday Desserts, scheduled for Friday, December 21, from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. We'll provide the ingredients; your team will create, within a certain time limit,  an awesome Holiday Dessert!    There's no cooking or baking involved.  Each entry will be judged (by library staff members) for creativity and taste, and prizes will be awarded to the winning team.   Pizza will be served before the competition.  This is for teens in grades 7 through 12.  Sign up online or at the Youth Services Desk.  Maybe YOU will be the next Iron Chef!




Monday, November 12

Do you feel lucky??  You can still sign up for the YAHTZEE tournament we're holding this Friday, November 16, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.  Come for pizza, prizes, and fun!  Register online or at the Youth Services Desk.

New movies based on YA books:

Perks of Being a Wallflower (YA CHB ) - now in theaters

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (YA MEY) - November 16

Life of Pi (YA MAR) - November 21

The Hobbit (YA TOL)- December




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