Thursday, September 29, 2011

Book Sale Blowout!

Enjoy the lovely Fall weather this weekend and come down to the library to check out our special two-day sidewalk booksale. Cider and cookies will be on hand too!

Pricing info:
Fill a bag - $2.00
Each Book - $0.25

New Paperback - $0.50
New Hardcover - $2.00
DVDs/CDs - $2.00
VHS - $0.50

And don't forget that our 2nd Annual Costume Swap will also be taking place this Saturday. We have already received a ton of costumes, so there will be a big selection!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Magic at the Library!

On Monday night, little library goers were treated to a "Wizards, Kings, and Things" Magic Show by Steve the Magician!

First, the audience helped pick out a magic wand that was just right.

Then, we met Sam the Mind Reading Snake.
We were all impressed with Sam's mind reading abilities!
Kevin was the first assistant of the night.
Then, we got to meet Dusty the Dragon!
Isabella got to wear special wizard glasses and a wizard coat.
What about a magic wand?
How about FOUR magic wands?!
Claudia was very excited to be chosen as the last assistant of the night.
She was even more excited when she helped pull a real, live bunny out of a hat.
Everyone got a chance to pet the bunny!
Hi bunny!!!
I wonder if any magic rubbed off on us?!
Thanks to everyone who came out for the show!

Friday, September 23, 2011

First Line Friday

'First Line Friday' is going to be a new weekly post here at the Pinelands Library Blog. These posts will be perfect for those of you who are always on the lookout for something new to read! We will try to spark your interest by posting the first line of a book, along with a brief description. We will include one from each age group, so there will be something for everyone!

"How five crows managed to lift a twenty-pound baby boy into the air was beyond Prue, but that was certainly the least of her worries." -
Wildwood by Colin Meloy

When her baby brother is kidnapped by crows, seventh-grader Prue McKeel ventures into the forbidden Impassable Wilderness - a dangerous and magical forest in the middle of Portland, Oregon - and soon finds herself involved in a war among the various inhabitants.

"The longest day of my life began tardily." - Paper Towns by John Green

One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q's neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.


"The news of Anders Eckman's death came by way of Aerogram, a piece of bright blue airmail paper that served as both the stationary and, when folded over and sealed along the edges, the envelope." - State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

Pharmaceutical researcher, Dr. Marina Singh, sets off into the Amazon jungle to find the remains and effects of a colleague who recently died under somewhat mysterious circumstances.

If you would like to put any of those titles on hold, just click on the title above and you will be re-directed to the library catalog listing for the book. Or give us a call at (609) 654-6113 and we would be happy to put it on hold for you!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Book Trailer Tuesday

In a new series of posts called "Book Trailer Tuesday", we will be sharing book trailers for upcoming or newly released books. That's right, trailers aren't just for movies anymore! 

PICTURE BOOK: I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

YOUNG ADULT BOOK: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

ADULT BOOK: The Affair: A Reacher Novel by Lee Child

All three books are due out on September 27, 2011. Put your name on the request list today! Click on the title above to find it in our catalog or give us a call at (609) 654-6113.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Did You Know?...

In a new series of posts, called "Did You Know?", we will be highlighting some of the great library services and features that you might not know about.

Did you know that we have a class called Computerease? This one-on-one computer help session is designed for beginner and intermediate computing questions. Chances are, if you are reading this blog, you are comfortable navigating the web, but is there anything new you'd like to learn? The great thing about computerease is that you choose the topic of the session. You can learn anything from how to set up a Facebook account to how to organize family photos on your flash drive. We still have a spot available for this Friday's class at 11:00AM. Sign up by visiting our online calendar or by calling us at (609) 654-6113.

We offer Computerease classes every month!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Costume Swap Drop Off Has Begun!

Celebrate a green Halloween and bring your "gently used" costumes and accessories to the Medford, Evesham, or Main Library. You will receive a ticket that entitles you to shop for a free donated costume on October 1st at Evesham or Medford Branches and on October 8th at the Main library. Registration is not required.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Congrats to our 100+ Hour Readers!

On Thursday, September 8th, we teamed up with the Evesham Branch Library to celebrate all of the kids who read 100 hours or more during the Summer Reading Program this year. We are so proud of everyone's accomplishments. And we would like to thank everyone who was involved in making this summer's reading program so successful, including the Friends of the Pinelands Library and our teen volunteers. We couldn't do it without you!


Friday, September 2, 2011

Changes in the Children's Room

This week you may have noticed that some of the children's books aren't quite where you are used to finding them. Don't worry, they weren't blown around by Hurricane Irene! We are just doing some rearranging. All of the books are now settled into their new homes, but we are still in the process of putting up new signs. If you need help locating a book, don't hesitate to ask!