Sunday, September 24, 2017

Teen Coffeehouse

Teen Coffeehouse

Friday, September 29th
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Teen Area 

In recognition of National Coffee Day, we’ll be providing a coffeehouse-style afternoon for teens! We’ll have several coffee flavors as well as juice and a few snacks! This event is for grades 6 to 12.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Book Review: The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith


The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith


“There’s not a single thing on this planet – not an organism, a sea, a river or lake, and even the weather that surrounds us, that hasn’t been changed by human beings. For good or bad, we’re in charge of the rate at which everything changes now. Every living thing and the majority of nonliving systems too. We’ve become our own God, I suppose" (263).


This not-your-average YA dystopian is undeniably weird. It tells the story of Ariel, a 15-year-old boy who is brought to a semi-dystopian America to live with a foster family after his war-ridden home in the Middle East is attacked. The story is told in several different sections that are interspersed throughout the book then connected at the end: the primary narrative is a first-person account by Ariel about his time at a summer camp that offers to separate teenaged boys from technology. This narrative is broken up by sections detailing Ariel’s hardships during the time between the attack on his village and his arrival in America, told to his foster brother Max (another teenaged boy who talks almost exclusively in euphemisms for masturbation), sections about Leonard Fountain, the melting man, who hears Joseph Stalin’s voice in his head, and logs from an expedition on a ship named the Alex Crow in the 1880s. Other relevant topics are biotech, the process of reviving extinct animals, and the role of masculinity in society.


This was a fast read for me, the story is captivating and well-written
yet very chaotic: things are treated in a matter-of-fact way in some of the sections, so very little is explained for much of the book. Readers must be patient and accept the fact that they will be confused for the vast majority of their time reading The Alex Crow.


Like some of Smith’s other books, the characters are predominantly male teenagers and behave pretty much how you’d expect, so if you’re looking for strong, women-centric stories, this book may not be for you. If you liked Grasshopper Jungle, also by Andrew Smith or Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner, you might enjoy this book (conversely if you liked The Alex Crow, you might like those other two).

Warning: there is a fairly graphic rape scene.

Smith, Andrew. The Alex crow. NY, NY: Speak, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2016.

by Needle, Teen Volunteer

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Teen Writers Workshop - Spaces Still Available!

Teen Writers Workshop

This workshop will occur o the following Mondays from 6:00 to 7:30 pm: 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, 11/27 with a presentation on 12/10.

Work with Lynette Benton, published writer and writing instructor, to begin or move forward on your writing projects (poetry, short story, novel excerpt). Ms. Benton will inspire and guide you on your writing journey. If you’d like to, bring writing you’ve been working on (this is not required). For ages 12-18. Register now via Eventbrite

Saturday, September 9, 2017

LIBRARY OF THINGS PETTING ZOO

Library of Things Petting Zoo   

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Teen Area


Did you know that you can check out 'things' from the library? Stop by the Teen Area to learn more about board and lawn games, kitchen gadgets, a record player, outdoor screen to watch your favorite movie, or a kit to learn a new skill or craft! A staff person will be present to assist teens in learning more about things to check out from the library. This event is for people in grades 6 to 12.


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

GIRLS WHO CODE OPEN HOUSE 9/28

Hey Everyone!

For the second year, the Robbins Library will be hosting a Girls Who Code club open to girls in grades 6 through 12. The club will meet Wednesdays October through May from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. We invite interested girls and their guardians to an Open House to learn more about the club and to be entered into a lottery to receive one of the 24 available spaces.
The first part of the evening will go over club specifics and introduce the girls to our volunteers. The second part of the evening will be a lottery for the 24 available spaces in the club. Attendance at the open house is mandatory for lottery participation.
Please attend the meeting with a personal email address that the participant can use to create an account for the Girls Who Code software!
Register for the Open House at https://girlswhocoderobbins.eventbrite.com. Go to GirlsWhoCode.com to learn more about the organization and other programs in the area.
Please use the Eventbrite sign up as a way to demonstrate your interest for the Open House. Spaces will not be drawn on the evening of the event. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me, Megan, Teen Services Librarian, at mcoffey@minlib.net. 

Thanks for your time and interest! We look forward to seeing everyone on the 28th! 

Friday, September 1, 2017

WHAT'S YOUR FOUR, LINDA?!

Children who read just four books over the summer fare better on reading-comprehension tests in the fall than their peers who read one or no books. We are challenging everyone in Arlington to choose four books to read over these summer months! We'll be sharing the 4 titles from some of our staff and community members this summer to inspire you! Share your selections on social media. Use the hashtag #WhatsYourFour?

In this post, our Head of Adult Services, Linda, will be sharing her four for this summer! As we're edging towards the end of summer, Linda may have already completed some of her picks. Like Jenny, Linda reads a lot of teen books, as she also runs our "Not So Young Adult" Book Club for adults that like to read young adult books! 

Linda, Head of Adult Services

A Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee: Think of this as an18th-century take on the road trip novel. Two teenage boys embark on a grand tour of Europe, as was the fashion at the time. Monty and Percy are best friends and are super excited about taking this long trip before they have to deal with the realities of their adult lives. Monty's sister Felicity is coming with them for part of the trip and will be dropped off at a finishing school along the way. They're also accompanied by a chaperone (boo!) But of course, the trip is complicated by many things: Monty is in love with Percy. Percy has a medical condition he's been keeping secret. Felicity would rather go to medical school than finishing school. And Monty steals something along the way that changes the course of their trip - they are attacked by highwaymen, captured by pirates, and have a very different sort of adventure than they had planned!







The Good Braider by Terry Farish: Written in verse, this short novel follows a teenage girl as her family flees war-torn Sudan, settles in Cairo for a couple of years, and finally arrives in Portland, Maine. Viola's life in Sudan was hard and dangerous, and they risked their lives to come to the United States. Once here, they have a more comfortable life than they're used to, but some parts of American culture are very different. Do they give up their Sudanese heritage to fit in, or stay in their close-knit community of people from their homeland? This book is very short and quick to read, but is so vivid and filled with emotion!






A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman: This is another novel in verse, but this time it takes place in India! Veda is a dance prodigy, who lives and breathes dance and has dreams of becoming famous. But then she's in a horrible accident, and one of her legs is amputated below the knee. Everything she has lived for is now lost. But maybe not...as Veda adjusts to her new prosthetic, she also starts taking beginning dance lessons, determined to continue doing what she loves most. When she meets a young man who sees dance as a spiritual pursuit, Veda gains a whole new perspective on what dancing truly means to her.





Allegedly by Tiffany Jackson: What the media reported is that a white baby died under the care of a church-going black woman and her 9-year-old daughter, and that becomes the only story that matters. Mary doesn't speak out in her own defense and is sent to a juvenile detention center for 6 years. When she is moved to a group home, she soon has a boyfriend and her own baby on the way. Now that she is threatened with losing custody of her baby, Mary must finally tell the truth about what happened. This is a gritty novel about truth and the failures of the American justice system.

Monday, August 28, 2017

SUMMER READING UPDATE

THE OF SUMMER READING IS NEAR! 

This is a quick reminder about redeeming Teen Summer Reading Challenge tickets. We're just over a week away from the end of summer reading. If you haven't already redeemed your sheet, please stop by the Reference Desk to receive your tickets over the next 8 days!

If you're around on Thursday, stop by the Robbins Library lawn to redeem your sheet, play some lawn games, and eat some ice cream! You'll receive an additional ticket for joining us on the lawn!

We'll be picking winners on September 6th. Thanks for participating, and best of luck with the start of the new academic year!


Thursday, August 24, 2017

END OF SUMMER READING PARTY - NEXT WEEK

Summer Reading Party  

Thursday, August 31st, 2017
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Robbins Lawn  

Participate in our Teen Summer Reading Challenge, or looking for something to do before school starts?! Celebrate the end of summer with lawn games and ice cream! This event is weather permitting and may be moved to the Teen Area. 

Don't forget to vote for your favorite ice cream flavor in the Teen Area! 

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Book Review: City of Saints & Thieves

Book Review: City of Saints & Thieves 


As part of the Goonda's gang, Tina or 'Tiny Girl' scans the fictional city of Sangui, Kenya for things to steal. While she's a good thief that enjoys the risk and reward of taking things, her ultimate goal is to get revenge on her mother's killer, which she is convinced is her mother's former employer, Roland Greyhill. As she executes her revenge on the Greyhill estate, Tina's caught by Greyhill's son and her childhood friend, Michael. In disbelief of Tina's accusation, Michael offers to work alongside Tina to find her mother's true killer.

Using a classic revenge plot, The City of Saint & Thieves keeps the reader interested in Tina's story by demonstrating her unresolved emotions towards completing the vendetta against the Greyhills and gently unfolds experiences that lead Tina to question her mother's actual killer. It is not until the last few chapters that we find out who killed her mother and the motivation behind her murder.

Tina's struggle to understand each piece of new information is so relatable. The author commits to exploring Tina's feelings towards the corrupt resource-driven world of modern-day Kenya. Also, the secondary characters are well-developed to place Tina in each moment of disbelief and confusion.

Beyond the characters, Anderson does an excellent job describing Kenya and the underworld in which Tina conducts her business and revenge. On the whole, this book was fantastic, and I recommend it to any crime or mystery fans!

PS.  City of Saints & Thieves has been optioned as a movie with Kerry Washington and Will Packer to produce! 

Here are some similar books to consider:


The Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse - Historical Fiction/Mystery
This book follows Hanne in Nazi controlled Amsterdam. Like Tina, Hanne works underground in the black market to find people goods that are no longer available in World War II. Through her job, she's offered a job to find a missing Jewish girl. Hesitant to work with the resistance to find her, Hanne must make tough choices to solve the mystery of the missing girl in the blue coat. To keep you enticed, there is a massive twist at the end of this one!






Golden Boy by Tara Sullivan - Realistic/Contemporary Fiction
While City of Saints & Thieves takes place in present-day Kenya, Golden Boy is set in modern Tanzania. This book explores the culture around albinoism. As the main character, Habo struggles to find his place in his family and village. Forced to leave their village, Habo and his family move to a place where albinos are killed because their body parts are believed to bring good luck. To survive, Habo must outrun a poacher, and also realize his worth and place in the world beyond his skin tone.











Scarlet (series) by A.C. Gaughen - Folk Tales
Scarlet satisfies the Robinhood-like aspect of City of Saint & Thieves. To escape Lord Gisbourne, Scarlet joins Robin Hood's thieves pretending to be a man. Intent on keeping her identity secret from the city of Nottingham and Gisbourne, she fights alongside the thieves for an action-packed romance adventure story. There are two other books in the series: Lady Thief and Lion Heart.






Friday, August 18, 2017

LGBTQIA Drop-In

LGBTQIA Drop-In 

Friday, August 25th, 2017
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Robbins Library Community Room 

Are you a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, ace, or questioning teen? Are you a teen ally for LGBTQIA teens? If you answered yes to either of these questions then we invite you to come to this event! Meet like-minded teens from the community and enjoy an afternoon of fun. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

TACO TUESDAY & SUPER SMASH BROS TOURNEY

Taco Tuesday & Super Smash Brothers 

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Teen Area 

Come hang with us in the Teen Area a week from today! Taking on your favorite day of the week, we invite teens to come eat tacos and play in a Super Smash Brothers Tournament. No registration required, but tacos are drop-in while supplies last! 

Monday, August 14, 2017

PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT IS WEDNESDAY

Photo Scavenger Hunt 

Create your own team, meet up at the library, grab the list of items to find around town, snap a photo of the found items, and hustle back to see if your team completes the challenge first. There will be prizes. This event is for grades 6 to 12.

It would be best to have a partner in crime to complete the hunt, as there are selfies and high-fives involved! Documentation is essential, and we look forward to seeing you! Rules will be established at 1:00 pm and we will start officially around 1:15 pm from the Teen Area. Teams can choose to start later, but the first team to complete the hunt will receive a prize!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Photo Scavenger Hunt 

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Teen Area & Arlington Center

Create your own team, meet up at the library, grab the list of items to find around town, snap a photo of the found items, and hustle back to see if your team completes the challenge first. There will be prizes. This event is for incoming teens grades 6 to 12.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

WHAT'S YOUR FOUR, JENNY?!

Children who read just four books over the summer fare better on reading-comprehension tests in the fall than their peers who read one or no books. We are challenging everyone in Arlington to choose four books to read over these summer months! We'll be sharing the 4 titles from some of our staff and community members this summer to inspire you! Share your selections on social media. Use the hashtag #WhatsYourFour?

In this post, our Adult Services Librarian, Jenny, will be sharing her four for this summer! Jenny is also our resident book recommendation guru! I highly recommend asking her for suggestions on Friday mornings via our "Put Your Face in a Book" recommendations on the Robbins Library Facebook Page! 


Jenny, Adult Services Librarian

Her top 4 must read YA books this summer are "The Runaways" by Brian K. Vaughn, "The Pearl Thief" by Elizabeth Wein, Dodger by Terry Pratchett, and "Holding Up The Universe" by Jennifer Niven.









The Runaways by Brian K. Vaughan: I don't usually read a lot of comic books or graphic novels, but once I found out that Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor & Park, Fangirl, etc.) was going to pick up the Runaways series where it left off, I knew I'd want to read it, and I should start at the beginning. The Runaways is completely addictive - it's about a bunch of kids who find out their parents are supervillains. They run away together, discover their own powers, and work to defeat their evil parents.









The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein: I loved, loved, loved Code Name Verity, and this book features Julie, a character from that book, before WWII begins. She returns home from boarding school for a last summer in Scotland on her family estate, which they've had to sell to be turned into a school. It's a story of mystery, adventure, thievery, friendship, and a dash of romance.












Dodger by Terry Pratchett: Set in early Victorian London, this is a marvelous adventure story with a great sense of humor. The main character, Dodger, is an orphan who makes a living as a "tosher" - he searches through the city's sewer system for money, jewelry, and other treasures. One night he sees a young woman being attacked, and he rescues her; then he declares himself her protector and is determined to find out who is after her and why. (Also, he falls in love with her.) Real historical figures, like Charles Dickens, also make an appearance. The audiobook version of this is fantastic.










Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven: Two teens in an Indiana high school collide (literally and figuratively) and, instead of becoming enemies, form a friendship and help each other. Libby, formerly "America's Fattest Teen," ate her grief after her mom died, and is returning to public school after a few years of homeschooling (and a lot of therapy). Jack, a popular kid, has a secret that keeps getting him into trouble: he has prosopagnosia, which means he can't recognize faces, even those of his family and close friends. This reminded me a little of Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern, another great teen book about two very different individuals coming together.




Friday, August 4, 2017

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE LIBRARY FOR TEENS?

A Few Summer Reminders 

We wanted to update you on what's happening for teens at the library this summer! Here are some reminders about events and the Teen Summer Reading Challenge!
  1. Teen Summer Events can be found HERE.
  2. There's still time to sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Challenge, which is HERE.
  3. Earning tickets for the Summer Reading Challenge is easy. Tickets can be earned by: 
    • Attending a library event
    • Reading a required school summer reading book
    • Recycling
    • Completing a random act of kindness
    • Saying hello to the Teen Librarian
    • Recommending a book to someone else
If you're interested and have yet to sign up, visit the links above or the desks at either library!

Enjoy the rest of your summer, and we look forward to seeing you at the library this summer!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

FOOD FRIDAY TOMORROW

COME TRY ROASTED CRICKETS! 

Tomorrow
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Robbins Teen Area

The crickets are here! The crickets are here! Teens, come to the Teen Area and sample the latest food gimmick! Stop by for a few minutes or hang out for the full hour. In this edition, we'll look into insects! We'll have an insect to taste, and insect inspired candy. This food tasting event is for those in grades 6 through 12.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

SUMMER CEREALISM

Cereal Box Collage Pop Art with Michael Albert 

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Robbins Library Community Room 

NY-based pop artist & author Michael Albert brings his Modern Pop Art Experience & Cereal Box Collage workshop to the Robbins Library! All participants will make their own collage out of cereal boxes & other printed cardboard packages. Save your own cereal boxes and bring them to the workshop–make a collage of your favorite song lyric, quote, or whatever you like!  For grades 6 through 12. (All images of pop art by Michael Albert) 



Monday, July 31, 2017

FOOD FRIDAY - INSECTS

Food Friday - INSECTS 

Friday, August 4th, 2017
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Robbins Teen Area

Teens, come to the Teen Area and sample the latest food gimmick! Stop by for a few minutes or hang out for the full hour. In this edition, we'll look into insects! We'll have an insect to taste, and insect inspired candy. This food tasting event is for those in grades 6 through 12.

Monday, July 24, 2017

LINEN BEADED BRACELETS

Linen Bracelets 

Thursday, July 27th, 2017
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Robbins Teen Area


In this maker event, teens will learn to make a simple braided bracelet. Using a selection of different colored beads and linen strands, this bracelet goes far beyond the classic embroidery floss bracelet! Drop-in while supplies last!

Friday, July 21, 2017

WHAT'S YOUR FOUR?!

WHAT'S YOUR FOUR, ROB? 


Children who read just four books over the summer fare better on reading-comprehension tests in the fall than their peers who read one or no books. We are challenging everyone in Arlington to choose four books to read over these summer months! We'll be sharing the 4 titles from some of our staff and community members this summer to inspire you! Share your selections on social media. Use the hashtag #WhatsYourFour?

In this post, our Adult Services Librarian, Rob, will be sharing their four for this summer! 

Rob, Adult Services Librarian

Rob's four must read YA books of the summer are Jem and the Holograms by Kelly Thompson, The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis, History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera, and Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard.








Jem and the Holograms is a graphic novel with stunningly colorful artwork throughout. The story is a raucous, musical adventure full of likable characters from start to finish.  One of my favorite things about the art style is how diverse the body types and faces are - the characters look like real people and come in all different colors, shapes, and sizes.











The Female of the Species
 is not for the faint of heart, but tackles rape culture, weaves an incredibly compelling story, and has fantastically written characters.  It's topped off with an ending that punches you right in the gut and leaves you thinking long after you're done.












History Is All You Left Me
 is a story about love, jealousy, grief, and figuring out how to pick up the pieces after life takes a turn you don't expect.  It's about how sometimes the person you least expect can be the only person who understands how you feel.  












Girl Mans Up has one of my favorite main characters in Pen.  She's flawed but learns from her mistakes. The story is all about her journey of self-acceptance, standing up for herself, and respecting herself enough to know when to draw the line." 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Teen Summer Reading Challenge - SIGN UP NOW

Teen Summer Reading Challenge

There's still time to join the Teen Summer Reading Challenge at Robbins and Fox! The theme of this summer's challenge is 'Build a Better World,' and to do so, we've thought of a myriad of activities to complete! 

Here's a rundown... 

Each activity is a square on the bingo sheet, and for each square completed, participants will receive a raffle ticket to put into the prize(s) of their choosing! 

If participants 'blackout' the bingo sheet, meaning they've completed all the squares on one side, they will be eligible for a MYSTERY PRIZE!

On September 5th, the official end of the challenge, we will pull the winning raffle tickets for each individual prize.

PRIZES: 



Prize #1 'Build a Better Beach Day' 

Unicorn Float
28-quart Igloo Cooler
LED light-up Frisbee
Shark Week Towel




Prize #2 'Months of Music'

Bluetooth Speaker
Bluetooth Headphones
3-months of Spotify premium
















Prize #3 'Kindle Kindness' 

Kindle Paperwhite
Kindle charger


















 Prize #4 'Build a Better Dystopia'

1984 George Orwell
A Scanner Darkly by Philip K Dick 
Divergent by Veronica Roth
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Want by Cindy Pon 
Funko Pop Vinyl figures
Will from Stranger Things
Clarke Griffin from The 100









Prize #5 'Reading More Diverse Books' 

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Universe by Benjamin Alire SΓ‘enz
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Persepolis Volume 1 & 2 by Marjane Satrapi
Shadowshaper by Daniel JosΓ© Older
Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
You're Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner








Prize #6 'Vinyl Dreams'

Crosley Portable Record Player
$40 Amazon Gift Card to start your record 
collection (we also lend records at the library)

















  MYSTERY PRIZE?! 



















Sound fun? Stop by the Reference Desk to sign-up. We hope you're enjoying your summer, and we look forward to seeing you in the library!




Monday, July 17, 2017

HENNA ART TOMORROW!

Tomorrow is our Drop-in Henna Program from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Teen Area. Not sure what design you'll get? Here's a quick board to get you started! Check out more event details here
Henna Design by Mandy Roberge

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Mario Kart Tournament


Mario Kart Tournament


Friday, July 21st, 2017
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Robbins Teen Area
Join us a Wii U gaming tournament featuring Mario Kart! No registration required. Snacks will be provided! This event is for grades 6 to 12.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Harry Potter Birthday Party!

Harry Potter Birthday Party 

Monday, July 31st, 2017
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Robbins Community Room
Sign-up required. Grades 6 to 8.

Help us celebrate Harry’s birthday with a Hogwarts themed party with food, games, and trivia!

Sign-up here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harry-potter-birthday-party-tickets-36210723248

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Food Friday - TOMORROW



Food Friday
Friday, July 14th, 2017
3:00 to 4:00 pm 
Teen Area 

Teens, come to the Teen Area and sample the latest food gimmick! Can you guess what we'll be testing this week?!  Stop by for a few minutes or hang out for the full hour. This food tasting event is for those in grades 6 through 12.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

CEREAL BOX COLLAGE AND POP ART WORKSHOP

Cereal Box Collage Workshop 

Tuesday, August 8th 
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm 
Robbins Library Teen Area

NY-based pop artist & author Michael Albert brings his Modern Pop Art Experience & Cereal Box Collage workshop to the Robbins Library! All participants will make their own collage out of cereal boxes & other printed cardboard packages. Save your own cereal boxes and bring them to the workshop–make a collage of your favorite song lyric, quote, or whatever you like! 


Thursday, July 6, 2017

TEEN SUMMER READING EVENTS 2017

Here's a list of our events this Summer at Robbins Library. The vast majority of the events are for grades 6 through 12 and do not require sign ups. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at mcoffey@minlib.net.





Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Henna Drop-In

Henna Drop-in With Mandy Roberge

Tuesday, July 18th 
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm 
Robbins Library Teen Area
Thinking about a not-so-permanent tattoo? Drop by our henna program to receive a gorgeous temporary design! 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Introduction & Summer Events Update


Hey Folks!

I just wanted to introduce myself! I am the new Teen Services Librarian, and I am thrilled to be here in Arlington! Please feel free to stop by and say hello. I won't be in costume, but I'd love to learn more about you and your interests!

I also wanted to thank you for your patience as we're transitioning with Teen Summer Reading and events for the summer! As of right now, required school summer reading books are available as well as our Teen Summer Reading Challenge. Our summer events should become available towards the end of this week. 

I hope summer is off to a fantastic start! Thanks for your time, and I look forward to meeting you!

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Megan