The Quick Picks list for 2012 was announced by the Young Adult Library Services Association (a division of the American Library Association) on Monday, January 23, 2012. Below is a selection of fiction and nonfiction from the Quick Picks list that the Cold Spring Harbor Library has available for patrons to borrow.
If you’re looking for a quick read, just a few hours, full of fun, mayhem, and vomit, Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris is definitely the way to go. We have it available in both book and ebook formats. I read it in one sitting over Thanksgiving weekend, and trust me, it was the highlight of Black Friday for me!
First foray into science fiction? Curious about the genre, or assigned to read a sci-fi novel for school?
Science fiction novels tend to have a few things going for them:
- they are fictional
- they sometimes take place in the future
- there is often futuristic science and technology
- aliens may or may not be present
- the novel might explore the consequences of the scientific innovations in the book
Here are some titles by great authors to get you on your way…
The Library is hosting a Babysitting Skills Workshop on Saturday, September 17 from 1-4 pm.
This course is designed to help teens develop the skills necessary for the responsibility of being a sitter – child safety, developmental stages of children and how to plan activities that are age-appropriate. Hands-on activities and course certification are included.
If you have never babysat before, and are planning to, it’s a really good way to prepare yourself. Additionally, if you’re thinking of being a camp counselor during the summer months, this will look very good on your job application.
You can sign up here.
We had 43 teens, grades six through twelve, participate in our spring Read a Book, Write a Review program.
Teens earned a combined 496 hours of community service credit, and read a total of 124 books.
The most popular titles reviewed?
Yay! Lots of new books in Teen Services! Also, if you have any (gently used) Young Adult books that you no longer want cluttering your bookcase at home, you can always donate it to the Cold Spring Harbor Library. Email Miss Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
I have a confession.
So imagine my utter delight this morning, when going through email, that I found the Ministry of Magic’s website?
Check out Magic is Might – and if you’ve never been, also head over to the Leaky Cauldron. This fan-based site has been up and running for years, and used to be my only source of information, back when J.K. Rowling’s website was just a list of her publishers. (I kid you not).
Also, speaking of Harry Potter, we’ll be showing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 on May 26th. Be there.