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September 2012

Author Interview

on Fri, 09/14/2012 - 3:32pm

If you're reading My Year with Eleanor right now, you might enjoy this interview with the author Noelle Hancock.

The Smartest Card

on Fri, 09/14/2012 - 11:21am

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month and WMTL wants to make sure that your child has the smartest card of all — a library card. Observed since 1987, this is a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all. Library cards are FREE and bring you a world of opportunity— no matter what your age.

Residents who would like a card may get one at the library as long as they have valid identification like a driver’s license. Children interested in having their own card must be five years old and accompanied by a parent or guardian with proper identification.

Wanted: Tween Book Reactions!!

on Tue, 09/11/2012 - 7:39pm

Tween Scene!

Hey Tweens, complete this sentence:  The best books for tweens are___________??? 

And why?? You tell us!

WMTL is always looking for book recommendations from their patrons.  But we don’t want a recommendation from you, we want a BOOK REACTION! Why not let us know what you like and why?  It’s easy!  Stop in to the Children’s Room at any time and fill out one of our WOW forms that is specifically designed with you (a tween) in mind.  What is a WOW form?  WOW! stands for Write on WMTL.  It is a way to share your thoughts, feelings and reactions to a book that you have read.  This is more than just, “Oh yeah, I loved that book!” or the standard plot summary.  This is about WHY you would tell someone else that this book is so amazingly awesome that they must stop everything they are doing and begin reading that book RIGHT NOW! Who is your favorite character? Why?  Do you have a favorite, funny, or memorable line from the story?  Is there someone from the story that you dislike intensely?  Here’s your chance to react to what you have read and share it with others.

All book reviews will be posted on the library’s Tween Reads blog, which can be found on the library’s website.  Don’t worry, we will keep your reactions private by only using your first name and age to identify each entry.  If you have any questions, please contact Julie Bramley at 973-728-2823.