Friday, July 29, 2011

Summer Library Challenge

The Summer Library Challenge is almost over!  Sunday is the last day to enter in items to earn your prizes.  Either stop by the Reference Desk or go to to enter in your items yourself!  You'll have 1 week to pick up your prizes and turn in your Grand Prize drawing entries. 

Remember - teens can win a $50 gift card to GameStop or the Teen Book of the Month Club where they will get to select a new book, once a month, for a year!  Good luck!

Thursday, June 30, 2011


Hey Harry Potter fans, did you hear the news?

J.K. Rowling announced last week that Pottermore - "a free website that builds an exciting online experience around the reading of the Harry Potter books' will be coming soon!

Here's the video of her announcement.  The visuals are amazing!

Until then, you can get ready for the final Harry Potter film out July 15 by catching up with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 movie at the Library!  Join us on Wednesday, July 6 at 4 pm in the Activity Room.  We'll have snacks AND we'll be playing movie bingo!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tie Dye Summer Library Challenge T-Shirt

Have you earned your Summer Library Challenge t-shirt yet?  Tie dye it!!

Come to the Library tomorrow between 1 and 3:30 pm to give your shirt a colorful makeover!  You can also play video games or watch a movie while you're waiting.  See you there!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Summer Library Challenge

Have you signed up for the TEEN Summer Library Challenge yet?  There's still time to check out items and earn prizes!

Just sign up for the Challenge in the Library at the Reference Desk OR sign up online at  Then check out items from MGPL (books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, video games), download eBooks or eAudiobooks from MyMediaMall, or come to Teen Library programs.  Add your items yourself online or stop by the Reference Desk and we'll add them for you.

You'll earn prizes!
After 4 items - a SLC t-shirt
After 8 items - an MGPL sports bottle
For each item up to 16 - entry to the Teen Grand Prize drawings!

Teen Grand Prizes
Three teens will each win a $50 gift card to GameStop.  Another teen will win the teen Book of the Month Club and receive 12 books - one a month for a whole year!

Sign up and enter your prizes before the Summer Library Challenge ends on July 31!

Monday, May 23, 2011

STAR Volunteers

Looking for something to do this summer?  Be a STAR Volunteer!  You'll help out with the Summer Library Challenge for kids by interacting with them when they visit the Library this summer.

You can volunteer during Weeks 1-4 (June 5-July 3), Weeks 5-8 (July 4-July 31), or all 8 weeks.  If you want to volunteer but will be out of town, we can work out a schedule that works for you.

At the end of the summer, STAR Volunteers will be invited to a private pool party with pizza!  (Try saying THAT 3x fast!)

Go to to download an application or visit the Library to pick up one in the Teen Zone.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

First Look at Katniss

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we can now see a first look at Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games movie!

Dark hair in a braid, bow and arrow, mockingjay pin...looks pretty good to me!  What do you think?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Battle of the Books Final Score

Battle of the Books 2010-2011 has ended!  The final two teams played their last battle today.  Here are the scores for this week...

Wed., April 19
Golf (118 points)
Our Lady of Perpetual Help (97 points)

Thurs., April 14
Park View (104 points)
East Prairie (74 points)

And the final scores ARE...
East Prairie School = 335 points
Golf Middle School = 548 points

Jerusalem Lutheran School = 395 points

Old Orchard Junior High = 573 points

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School = 489 points

Park View School = 386 points

Congratulations to Old Orchard Junior High for winning the competition this year!
The proud Bulldog Brigade after their last battle.

Thanks to everyone for participating this year!  You all did a great job!  Don't forget -- next year's list is ready! Check it out here: