Mid-Continent Public library has a host of great reads for teens! A favorite subject for youth are Zombies! The Zombie Survival Guide is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you, right now.
Can’t decide what to read? Below is a sampling of Adult Fiction (AF), Adult Non-Fiction (ANF), Young Adult (YF) and Juvenile Fiction (JF) titles that the MCPL Liberty Branch staff have chosen as some of their favorite reads to get you started: ·
With the decade of the eighties turning thirty in 2010, various eighties icons have published their memoirs. As they look back on their bad haircuts (i.e. mullets) and their bad fashions (i.e. leg warmers and Members Only jackets), you can, too.
The following is a sample of some of the eighties icons who have published their memoirs in 2010. All of the books are available at MCPL.
Melvil Dewey created (and subsquently named after himself) the Dewey Decimal System way back in the late 1800's. A very interesting character (and sometimes not so nice), Dewey wanted a system of classification for libraries that was as simple to navigate as was possible, but still managed to organize the library collection. The result was the Dewey Decimal System. The system has undergone many changes throughout the last 130 or so years incorporating new subjects and inventions (DVD, audio book, and CD).
Now that I have told you about the Dewey Decimal System, I thought I would describe yet another way to organize a book and media collection. As librarians, we are always searching for better ways to serve you, the patrons and the public. Anything we can do to make your library experience as easy and memorable as possible makes us happy. Several recent additions to help facilitate this ease are the Self-Check machines and the Self Hold Pickup system. Another idea being batted around by many libraries is the "bookstore model" approach to organization.
As the last days of summer draw near, don’t let your mind fizzle out. School will be starting again soon! Students of all ages and schools of thought can benefit by interesting reading. Put aside the Beach Reads, the kids picture books, and read something you can think about. Think about picking up some Non-Fiction Novelties from our display at the Antioch Branch. Look for narrative non-fiction, history, biographies, true crime, short stories and so much more!
As an employee of MCPL, I write blogs on a monthly basis. Sometimes I find this hard to do, since I consider myself to be a reader and not a writer. Like any reader out there, the thought of writing a book has crossed my mind fleetingly, but I am just not good at finding the right words. I can’t help wondering when I write a blog if there is really anyone out there who is interested in what I have to say.
"We can’t find anything my elementary age son likes to read!" I hear parents say again and again. "We’ve tried books with pictures, funny books, scary books; you name it. Can you help him find something?"