Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Changes happening at the library

Many of you may have noticed that there have been a few changes at the library in the past few weeks. I wanted to let you know what is going on in the library system.

First, there are new changes to the Internet policy. You must have a library card to get on the internet. Your parent can sign you up for a card if you are present. They do not need the birth certificate if you are present. This pertains to ALL teens, anyone under 18. If you are 14 and up, you cannot register for a library card by yourself, a parent must sign you up. You still will be able to use the adult computers.

Second, we are going to a new catalog system. We have joined with libraries throughout the state to start SCLENDS. All the information is being tranferred now, so there are a few changes in checking out items. No DVDs will be checked out until December 4. You can only check out 5 items until December 4. We will go live with the new system then and you will be able to check out things like normal.

There is an exciting feature with the new system. Since we are partnering with other counties throughout the state, there is a greater chance of receiving a book. If our library doesn't have the book, we can get it from any of the other counties in the SCLENDS group. This will hopefully help with popular items.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

November and December programs

Sorry I am a little late with the post for this month. Here are the programs for November and December.

Nov. 5 (5:00-6:00pm)-Clean Out the Closet Craft Day
Nov. 12 (5:30-8:00pm)-Movie-Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Nov. 19 (5:00-6:30pm)-Anime Club
Dec. 10 (5:30-8:00pm)-Movie-Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Come join us for the teen programs at the library. They are FREE to all 6th through 12th graders.

Friday, October 2, 2009

October programs

I know this is a little late, but here are the programs for October.

Oct. 1-Paper basket weaving (5-6pm)
Oct. 7-Movie-Ghosts of Girlfriends Past *rated PG-13* (6-8pm)
Oct. 15-Anime Club (5-6:30pm)
Teen Read Week-Oct.18-24
Oct. 20-Create your own fantasy character craft (5-6pm)
Oct. 22-Book Discussion on Wake by Lisa McMann (5-6pm)
Oct. 29-Old School Game Day (5-6pm)

Come join us for the teen programs. They are FREE and open to all 6th through 12th graders.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Teen Thursdays

Well, school is back in session. I know you aren't happy about that, but we are because that means fall programming starts. We will be doing Teen Thursdays again at the library. There will be a program every Thursday around 5:00. Here are the programs for September:

Sept. 3 (5:00-6:00)-Make and Take Craft-Rubber Band Bracelets
Sept. 10 (6:00-8:00-Movie-17 Again (rated PG-13)
Sept. 17 (5:00-6:30)-Anime Club
Sept. 24 (5:00-6:00)-Book Discussion-Schooled by Gordon Korman

All programs are Free and open to all 6th through 12th graders. Come join us for the fun programs.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

End of Summer Reading

Hi guys. Sorry I have been bad at blogging lately. We finished Summer Reading on July 16 with a pizza party. We played Mario Kart and had a great time. Pics from all the programs will be put up soon. We are taking the month of August off to get ready for Fall programing. There will be programs for teens every Thursday starting around 5:00pm. We will be doing crafts, watching movies, watching anime, and having book discussions. If you have any requests for programs, please let me know. I can't wait to see some of you at our Fall programs. Remember they are FREE and open to all 6th through 12th graders.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Weeks 3 & 4 of Summer Reading

We have been having a blast this year during summer reading. We watched New in Town and learned the Hannah Montana Hoedown Throwdown from Kelley's Fine Arts. We had a large group for Madea Goes to Jail and even learned how to make balloon animals.

This week we will be watching Inkheart on Tuesday at 2:00 and Twilight on Thursday at 3:30. The teens chose the movie.

We will be watching Confessions of a Shopaholic and Push and also making art out of recyclable materials in the next coupld of weeks. Come join us for these FREE fun programs.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Week 2 of Summer Reading

Summer Reading started this week. It was great. We laughed like crazy at Paul Blart: Mall Cop and learned to play instruments Carnivale style. Next week promises to be just at much fun.

On Tuesday, at 2:00pm, we will watch New in Town. It is a romantic comedy about a strict New York professional who moves to a small Minnesota town to help run on of the plants. She soon finds out that the town helps fix her.

On Thursday, at 3:30pm, we will have a dance program with Kelley's Fine Arts. They will show us different styles of dances and teach us some of the styles.

Come join us for great FREE programs for rising 6th through 12th graders.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Summer Programs

Hey guys. Summer is almost here and we have a variety of programs for you this summer. All programs are FREE and open to rising 6th through 12th graders.

We will be showing movies at 2pm on Tuesdays. Permission slips will be needed for those under 13 to attend the PG-13 movies. The movies are:

June 9-Paul Blart: Mall Cop (rated PG)
June 16-New In Town (rated PG-13)
June 23-Madea Goes to Jail (rated PG-13)
June 30-Inkheart (rated PG)
July 7-Confessions of a Shopaholic (rated PG)
July 15-Push (rated PG-13)

We will have programs on Thursdays at 3:30pm. The programs are:
June 11-Steel Drumming with Chris Lee
June 18-Dance Program with Kelley's Fine Arts
June 25-Balloon Sculpting with Marc Buxton
July 2-Movie (will be chosen by teens at first program)
July 9-Recyclable Art Craft
July 16-Pizza Party *By Invitation ONLY*

Please come join us for these fun, free events this summer.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

May programs

We will not have any programs in May in order to get ready for Summer Reading. The schedule has been set for this summer. I will put it up on the blog in the next few days. We will also be showing movies this summer. Check back soon for the all the things planned for while you are out of school.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

April Programs

Hey guys. Here are the programs that we are having in April:

April 2 (4:30-5:30)-Teen Advisory Club
*we will make Popsicle stick photo frames and talk about summer movies and programs*

April 16 (5:00-6:30)-Anime Club
*bring your anime to watch; also we will be discussing what else you want to do with the club*
*will be during Spring Break but come if you can*

April 23 (6:00-8:00)-Teen Movie-Quantum of Solace
*watch the new James Bond movie; it is Rated PG-13*

April 30 (4:30-5:30)-Book Discussion-Reaching for Sun by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
*books will be at the Children's Desk to check out*

All programs are FREE and open to 6th through 12th graders. Please come and join us if possible

Monday, March 2, 2009

March Teen Programs

Hey guys, here are the programs that we will have in March.

On the 6th, we will go Star Gazing from 5:30-6:30. Learn a little about the stars and then look at them through some home made telescopes.
On the 12th, we will watch the movie Star Wars: A New Hope. It will be from 5:30-8:00pm in the Children's Program Room.
On the 19th, we will have our Anime Club meeting from 5:00-6:30. Bring some of your favorite anime (on flash drive, CD-R, or DVD) and vote on what to watch.

Please feel free to come to any of these programs. They are open to all 6th through 12th graders. Contact Julie @ 413-7083 or for any questions.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Step Show at the library

Hey guys. We will be having another step show on February 28. West Florence will perform at 1:00pm. They will also teach us a few steps. Come join us for this fun activity.

Also, the book discussion will be on the 26th. We will be talking about Bucking the Sarge by Christopher Paul Curtis. It will be at 4:30 in the Children's Program Room.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Programs this week

There are many programs this week at the library. We will have our Teen Advisory Club this Thursday, the 5th at 4:30. We will talk about programs and movies for April and the summer. On Friday, the 6th, we will show the movie The Express at 2:00. If you aren't in school that day, come join us for the movie. The big program will be the Step Show on Saturday the 7th at 1:00. South Florence High School's team will perform a few routines, talk about their squad, and show us some steps. All programs will be in the main meeting room, by the front doors. Please call the library if you have any questions.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

February Programs

Hey guys. February is going to be a busy month of programs for teens. I will post more about each program as it nears, but here is the full list:

Feb. 5 (4:30-5:30)-Teen Advisory Club.
Feb. 6 (2:00-4:30)-Movie-The Express
Feb. 7 (1:00-2:00)-Step Show featuring South Florence High step team
Feb. 12(6:00-8:00)-Movie-Space Camp
Feb. 19(5:00-6:30)-Anime Club-we will be watching Night Wizard
Feb. 26(4:30-5:30)-Book Discussion-Bucking the Sarge by Christopher Paul Curtis
*possible added program*-Feb. 28(1:00-2:00)-Step Show featuring West Florence High step team

Please feel free to come to any of these events. If you have any questions, you can call me at 413-7083 or email me at

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Snow Day

How many of you loved that there was snow yesterday? I got some great pictures. Send me some of yours if you would like and I will put them on the blog.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Anime Club and The Dark Knight

Hey guys. Next week, we will have the first meeting of our anime club on Tuesday. We will be watching Zombie Loan in the Children's Program Room. Bring any manga that you would like to discuss and also any ideas of anime that you might want to see. The program starts at 5:00 and lasts until 6:30.

We will be showing the movie The Dark Knight on Thursday. Come watch it one more time to see all the brilliant acting and action. It will be in the Children's Program Room and start at 5:30.

Holiday Closing

We will be closed this Monday, January 19, for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday remembrance. We will reopen on Tuesday.

Monday, January 5, 2009

January Programs

We are going to try to have all our programs on Thursdays, and will be called Teen Thursdays. Here are the programs for January. Please come to any that you find interesting.

January 8 (4:30-5:30)-Teen Advisory Club (help plan programs for the next few months)
January 15 (4:00-5:00)-Soap Making
January 20 *this is a Tuesday* (5:00-6:30)-Anime Club. We will be watching Zombie Loan
January 22 (5:30-8:00)-Movie-The Dark Knight, Rated PG-13
January 29 (4:30-5:30)-Book Discussion-Sweet Miss Honeywell's Revenge