Thursday, March 29, 2012

What We're Reading!

Staff Member: Dylan

I Would Recommend: "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins

"I had actually heard of this series a few years ago from a friend, but not being a big reader of YA (young adult) books, I wasn't really interested in reading it. My friend was persistent though and absolutely demanded that I read it. Needless to say, I loved it. It's a fast-paced, action-packed read that was far more mature than I had expected. It was surprisingly emotional as well. I hadn't expected to find myself so invested in  the characters, but halfway through I realized I was rooting for their survival as much as I was their escape...and lamenting for those that didn't make it out alive. I think that anyone can find something in it to enjoy. After all, at its core The Hunger Games is a survivalist futuristic fantasy teen romance. No wonder we can hardly keep it on the shelves!" 

   In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen is horrified when her younger sister is selected and decides to volunteer herself in her sister's place. But Katniss has been close to dead before and survival, for her, is second nature. If she is to win though, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Check it out today!


Monday, March 19, 2012

Summer Reading Program 2012
Dream Big-Read! 
The library is gearing up for another great Summer Reading Program! This year's theme--Dream Big Read!-- will be all about the fun, whimsical, pleasant things about nighttime...dreams, wishes, fantasy creatures, camping, nighttime animals, not-so-scary monsters, and much more! Get your p.j.'s on, grab your favorite stuffed animal friends, and get ready for a summer filled with all things nighttime.

Check out these pictures from last year's Summer Reading Program...

 Nook Color Winner!

 Colorful African Masks
 Craft night

Smiling pretty for the camera!
Craft night

During StoryTime, kids listen to
stories and make themed crafts.
So much fun!

Challenge and Award Night winners!

Challenge and Awards Night was
great--family-friendly competitions
and prizes! They all had fun!

More information about SRP 2012 to come soon!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Fun Friday!


TGIF readers!

Recently, a friend brought the following short film to our attention. "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" is an animated short that follows our protagonist, the eponymous Mr. Lessmore, as he is whisked away in a storm and dropped in a land of flying books! It's quite enjoyable and definitly worth watching. Oh, and did we mention that it received an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film?

Click on the link below to enjoy this endearing film!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Ohio eBook Project


Do you own a Kindle, Nook or other type of eReader? Have you ever wanted to check out eBooks to your device in the same way you check out books from the library? Well now you can!

The Salem Township Public Library is proud to announce that it has joined the Ohio eBook Project! A digital collection of materials as shared by a consortium of libraries across the state, the Ohio eBook Project aims to make the lending of digital materials fast, efficient, and enjoyable for patrons statewide.

Beginning March 15th, patrons will be able to download and enjoy eBooks to any of the dozens of digital devices compatible with the service (Kindles, Nooks, iPhones, etc.). We hope that you will join us in taking this next step into the digital age!

If you would like more information at this time, you may browse the official Ohio eBook Project website by clicking on the provided link below. You'll find all sorts of information, including access to the full collection of materials available.

The Ohio eBook Project