We know Summer seems a long way off – but it will be here before you know it! The theme this year for the Summer Reading Club is “You Are Here”. Have you ever wished to travel to faraway places? Are you good at reading maps? Love your GPS? Watch the Travel Channel? Tell us in 500 words or less where you travel if money was no object and why you would go there. The most creative and best written entry will win a great prize! We will also post a portion of it in the Summer newsletter. The deadline for submission is 3/11/11. Please drop off your entry to any Children’s librarian at Lindenhurst Memorial Library (NY). Open to grades 5-12.
Recently I read the book If I Stay by Gayle Forman. It was the most powerful and emotional book I’ve ever read. Although it was way short and simple, it was beautifully written and sent a strong message. The main character, Mia, has everything: a perfect family, a perfect boyfriend, and a beautiful future. All that is taken from her when she and her family get into a horrible car crash. Mia is the only member of her family who survives. She is in a coma, yet aware of everything going on around her. Mia must choose whether or not to move on, or wake up to face her drastically changed, unknown future. If I Stay is a wonderful, touching story.
Elizabeth B. – 8th grade- Lindenhurst Middle School
The YA Art Workshop has been re-scheduled for March 2nd @ 6:30 p.m. Sign ups are still open. Grades 5-12.Participants will have the opportunity to learn about Willem de Kooning, explore the world of abstract art and paint their own masterpieces using high end materials and canvases. All materials included. *Funded by a grant by the Willem de Kooning Foundation and presented by the Long Island Children’s Museum.
***Grades 6-12 unless otherwise noted
Leather Wristlets – 1/19/11 6:30 p.m.
Willem de Kooning Art Workshop – 1/26/11 6:30 p.m.
Young Adult Council – 1/28/11 3:00 p.m.
Chinese New Year Celebration – 2/3/11 4:30 p.m. (open to grades 4-12)
Karate Self Defense Workshop – 2/7/11 6:00 p.m. (open to grades 3-12)
“Love in A Mug” Baking Program – 2/11/11 4:00 p.m.
Young Adult Council – 2/17/11 3:00 p.m.
Website Design with Google Apps – 2/24/11 6:00 p.m.
To sign up – click here
Award winners for 2011…
Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults
“Ship Breaker,” by Paolo Bacigalupi
John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature
“Moon over Manifest,” by Clare Vanderpool
Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children
“A Sick Day for Amos McGee,” illustrated by Erin E. Stead
Margaret A. Edwards Award honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.
Sir Terry Pratchett is the 2011 Edwards Award winner. His books include: “The amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents,” “The Wee Free Men,” and “A Hat Full of Sky” published by HarperCollins Children’s Books; and “The Color of Magic,” “Guards! Guards!,” “Equal Rites,” “Going Postal,” “Small Gods,” and “Mort” all published by HarperCollins Publishers.
The Dolan DNA Learning Center offers programs in the Biological Sciences at their facility. Each two hour program offers a exciting exploration of genetics, genes & DNA. The Saturday DNA! programs are open to teens ages 14- adult. Some sessions are for ages 10-13 with an adult. For more information, click here
Create a video promoting Summer Reading at the public library for 2011 and you could win $250! A short Public Service Announcement, using the theme “You Are Here” could make you the New York State Winner in the national Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) “You Are Here” Teen Video Challenge 2011. Teens all across America will see your video. The deadline for submissions is March 3rd, 2011. For more information click here