North Shelby Library
Mr. Mac (Storyteller Extraordinaire!)
Wednesdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29- 10:45 am.
All ages. No registration required.
Gaming Fridays, August 3, 10, and 17 – 2 - 5:45pm
Fridays, August 24 and 31 – 3:30 - 5:45pm
Come to the teen department each Friday afternoon for open gaming on the Wii and with board and card games. Call or email Kate or Daniel at 439-5512 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2012 Teens’ Top Ten Cast your vote for the 2012 Teens’ Top Ten! Teens are encouraged to read the 25 nominated books to take part in voting for their ten favorite books of the year. The winning titles will be announced during Teen Read Week in October. This year’s nominees include Divergent by Veronica Roth and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Stop by the library or visit the teen page at www.northshelbylibrary.org to find the complete list of nominated books and how to cast your vote. Voting will take place Aug 13 to Sept 14.
Chelsea Public Library
A special reading time for 2s, 3s and 4s but all ages are welcome-
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
This month’s book review is by Dee Green, circulation manager at the North Shelby Library
By Kristin Hannah
First let me say I loved this book. It wasabookthatIwastoldIhadtoread.Itis about a girl named Lexi whose mother was a drug addict and was sent to prison. While her mother was in prison, Lexi found out she had a relative she could live with. Her relative was very poor and lived in a trailer and was barely making ends meet but she did not hesitate to take her in. She even found a way for her to go to a school that was, shall we say, on the “other side of the tracks”. She ends up making friends with a girl named Mia who had her own struggles as she was very shy. She had a brother, who was very popular, but she was also really close to him. Her family was really close and did everything together. Their home was the kids hang out. When Lexi met them they bought her in and treated her like she was family. They did everything together. Then Lexi fell in love with Zack, Mia’s brother. At first Mia was not sure about their relationship. Was she going to lose her friend to her brother? Then one night tragedy struck. What would you do if someone you trusted did the unforgivable, could you forgive them? If you did the unthinkable could you step up and do the right thing and admit it and take the punishment?
This is a book that will make you ask all of those questions. In some parts of this book I was screaming why would you do that. Then you realize that is the one thing that you would hope you would do. Would you have the courage to take responsibility for your actions, and risk loosing everyone that you love? I like the way Kristin Hannah builds her characters. You will feel like you know each of them. I really hope you like this book as much as I did.
PHOTO CAPTION; Kristy Hearn reads to a group of visitors during Toddler Tales this summer at the North Shelby Library. Photo courtesy of the North Shelby Library.