Archive for November, 2011

New books!

We just received a large shipment of new books for the library!  We have a number of new graphic novels, along with new fiction and nonfiction.  We also have the new Steve Jobs biography and Ellen Hopkins’ new book (author of Crank)!  Check them out — they are on the front display table and above the reference books.  Happy reading!


Twilight: Love it or Hate it?

With the Twilight: Breaking Dawn movie opening this past weekend (it made $139.5 million in North America!), Twilight lovers and haters have been going at it.  Goodreads, which is like a social network for readers, published this infographic illustrating the divide this series has had:

Looks like Pennsylvania falls slightly more on the “dislike” side of the debate.  What did you think of the series?  Leave a comment or review the books in the OPAC.

PA Young Reader’s Choice

The nominees are out for the 2011-2012 Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Awards!  Check here for a list and description of each book.  Find the nominees in the library above the reference books, near the encyclopedia.  Read the selections during the next few months; voting for your favorite will take place in early March.  Happy reading!

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month.  Check out our library’s resources on Native Americans.

Honoring our veterans


You may be excited to have next Friday off, but did you think about the reason for the three-day weekend?  November 11 is Veteran’s Day, an annual national holiday during which we honor the past and present members of America’s Armed Forces.  We’re observing the holiday in the library with an armed forces display.  Check the table at the front of the library for books about military history and war heroes.  And, as always, use the OPAC to search for more.  Happy reading!


Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty