Saturday, June 23, 2007

Books for the Beast!
YA Lit Conference for TEENS!

Check it Out!
Enoch Pratt Free Library: Books for the Beast conference this October.

9am-4pm, Saturday October 7th, 2007
Roland Park Country School, 5204 Roland Ave, Baltimore, MD 21210

Participants attend 2 genre discussion sessions (morning & afternoon) & choose 2 of the
6 available themes when they register. This year's themes are Fantasy / Sci-Fi,
Historical, Multicultural, Non-Fiction, Real Life, Suspense / Horror. There are 5 books
to read for each session, & the Library can get them for students.

In addition to the 2 sessions, there are also 2 presentations (author & illustrator).
This year's author is Gail Giles (Shattering Glass), & this year's illustrator is Marc
Siegel who will talk about graphic novels.

There are 50 free places for Middle & High School students, register EARLY now and then have fun in October!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

N2 BKS: Summer Reading@HCL

John Jewitt, Teen Specialist from the Howard County Libary came and presented the exciting and NEW summer reading program to our kids today it's called: N2 BKS!
From the website: "Get in on the action!

Teens can win prizes! For each hour you spend reading, book review you write, N2BKS coupon you complete, or library program you attend, you will earn five book bucks. Collect rewards for 50, 100, and 200 book bucks earned throughout the summer. Earning 200 book bucks makes you eligible to compete in a finisher's auction!
Sign up at our Savage branch library's information desk, and receive your first five book bucks as a starter prize!"

Wanna copy of the HCL summer teen booktalk list? Visit my homepage to download the PDF and happy reading!

Listen to the Mr. Jewitt's podcast by clicking below:

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Summer Reading Incentives:
7th Grade Poster Display ROCKS!

The talented kids of Mrs. Lewis' 7th grade Reading class created some really outstanding 3-D posters about favorite books to read this summer! This display is outside the Media Center and is definately worth a closer look! If you can't come are some pics! Way to go kids! And Way to go Mrs. Lewis!

Friday, June 01, 2007

Karen Luddy Speaks to MHMS & Podcast

Author Karen Luddy visits our Media Center and speaks to a lucky group of 75 kids about her book Spelldown and about having your own writing...and in life.

She read exerpts from the book, related amusing anecdotes from her childhood growing up down south, and signed copies of her book that publisher Simon & Schuster and rep. Mr. Charles Young kindly donated to our kids and to the Media Center.

Our Murray Hill students listened raptly and contributed to a lively discussion of "voice" in literature and in their lives and about the writing process.
It was a lovely visit from a talented, funny, and kind author who spent an afternoon getting to know our kids!
Thanks to everyone who made this special Media Event possible!

Please listen below to her podcast greeting and message:

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To see all the pictures from the event, please see our Digital Photo Gallery on