Monday, March 23, 2009

put those thumbs up!

hello readers. time to vote on the 2009 Michigan Thumbs Up! Book award!

we want you, the teens of this great state of Michigan, to tell us which book is your favorite out of the following:

Anderson, Laurie Halse. Chains
Bodeen, S.A. The Compound
Brothers, Meagan. Debbie Harry Sings in French
Collins, Suzanne. Hunger Games
Connor, Leslie. Waiting for Normal
Doctorow, Cory. Little Brother
Gaiman, Neil. Graveyard Book
George, Jessica Day. Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow
Galante, Cecilia. Patron Saint of Butterflies
Goldman, Steven. Two Parties, One Tux, and a Very Short Film about the Grapes of Wrath
Green, John. Paper Towns
Harmon, Michael B. Last Exit to Normal
Katcher, Brian. Playing with Matches
Krovatin, Chris. Venemous
Lockhart, E. Disreputable History of Frankie Landau- Banks
Pena, Matt de la. Mexican White Boy
Scott, Elizabeth. Living Dead Girl
Scott, Elizabeth. Stealing Heaven
Stratton, Allan. Chanda’s Wars
Zarr, Sara. Sweethearts

More info on the books and the award can be found here

How to vote?
Come to the teen area to get a ballot and return to Kricket, or mail it...
OR email your top choice to pgoonis AT livonia DOT lib DOT mi DOT us

happy voting!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

let the good times roll! (get it...?)

we're playing dungeons & dragons next week--
wednesday, nov. 19
2nd floor conference room

beginners are welcome
if you've played before you can bring your character sheets and/or dice.

see you there!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

we're watching anime tomorrow!!

7-9 pm in the 2nd floor conference room.
with snacks.
all teens welcome.
even if you've never been before.
especially if you've never been before!-
be there or be square.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

how can i vote if i'm not 18?

poor you. under 18 and not allowed to vote in the presidential election.
this should cheer you up- you can vote for your favorite books instead!

vote for the 2008 teen's top 10 here:

see, don't you feel better now?

Thursday, October 2, 2008

are you 18?

make sure you're registered to vote by October 6.
not sure? check here:

other sites you might want to check out:

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

you love books and they love you.

An informal discussion/snacking hour all y'all who love to read!

Wednesday, October 1, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
in the Second Floor Conference Room.

There is no required reading for this! It's not really a book club. Instead, we'll discuss and recommend (or not) whatever we've been reading lately, decide on our favorite books and characters, and just hang out. If you like it, we'll make it a regular event. No registration is required. Contact me at 248-650-5683 or on this blog with any questions.