Friday, October 28, 2011

First Line Friday

o   “There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife.” - The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, the graveyard book is sure to enthrall readers of all ages.

"On a sunny Wednesday morning in October - a day that would mark the end of one life and the beginning of another - I found out that my next-door neighbor was one of the walking dead."
- Rise of the Corpses by Ty Drago

Forced to flee his home and family, twelve-year-old Will Ritter falls in with the Undertakers-a rag-tag army of teenage resistance fighters who've banded together to battle the Corpses.

"The terror, which would not end for another twenty-eight years - if it ever did end - began, so far as I know or can tell, with a boat made from a sheet of newspaper floating down a gutter swollen with rain." - It by Stephen King

They were just kids when they stumbled upon the horror within their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name...

If you would like to put any of these horrifyingly good books on hold in time for Halloween, just click on the title above or give us a call at (609) 654-6113.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Book Trailer Tuesday

KIDS BOOK:  Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes: A Story by Jonathan Auxier
Magic, adventure, mystery... this new book has it all!

TEEN BOOK: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
A dark tale... the perfect read for the Halloween season.

ADULT BOOK: The Litigators by John Grisham
This suspenseful courtroom thriller comes out today!

Put your name on the request list for any of these books by clicking on the title above to find it in our catalog or give us a call at (609) 654-6113.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Lizards at the Library!

Yesterday, the library got a visit from Silly Billy of THE LIZARD GUYS! And he didn't come alone. He brought along snakes, a lizard, a turtle, a frog, and even a scorpion! The kids learned all kinds of cool facts while getting an up close look at each creature. And shrieks of delight erupted when it was time to touch the animals (except the scorpion - no touchy!).
Say hello to Jerry, the bull snake

Up close with Jerry, the bull snake

Next, we met a bearded dragon.

Hello bearded dragon!

What a big turtle!

Thanks for bringing all these animals, Silly Billy!

No one minded NOT touching the emperor scorpion.
The albino python was the last
reptile we saw yesterday...
And the biggest!

Thanks again to the Lizard Guys for a fun and educational program!!!

If you want to learn more about our new scaly friends, we have plenty of lizard and snake books in the 597 section! One of Miss Danielle's favorites is Lizards by Nic Bishop. Click on the title to reserve a copy today or call the library at 609-543-6113.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Book Trailer Tuesday

KIDS BOOK: The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories by Dr. Seuss
Check out this video to learn where Dr. Seuss' new stories were found!

TEEN BOOK:  Blood Red Road by Moira Young
If you liked The Hunger Games series, you will love this!

Do you have a favortite font? Do you like Courier or do you prefer traditional Times New Roman? This book takes a funny look at the world of fonts!

Put your name on the request list for any of these books by clicking on the title above to find it in our catalog or give us a call at (609) 654-6113.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Costume Swap Success!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our 2nd annual Costume Swap yesterday! Many children were able to find new costumes for Halloween this year. Half the fun was trying on the costumes:

Smell our lion-ninja feet!

If you weren't able to find a costume at the Pinelands or Evesham branch libraries yesterday, don't forget that our Main Library in Westampton is having their swap next weekend on Saturday, October 8th.