Parkville/Boardwalk/Riverside Teen Advisory Group Participates in World Book Night
Members of the Teen Advisory Group for the Parkville, Boardwalk, and Riverside branches met on Tuesday night, April 23rd to deliver over 100 books to the St. Luke's North Hospital locations at Barry Road and Smithville; the books were then distributed by staff to teens who have long-term stays at either hospital. This Teen Advisory Group is made up of 17 teenagers, ages 13-18, who are homeschoolers and public schoolers in the Park Hill, Platte County, and Smithville school district areas.
I never would have thought I’d ever have anything happen to me before. I’m sure that’s really cliché, but I really, truly never thought about it before I went off to college.
Let me set the scene, it was late one night after I’d gotten off the bus from my astronomy lab, which was out in the middle of nowhere. I was back on campus, and the campus lights were on out in the streets, but no one else was near the front of the science building. I went to go get my bike. I thought I was alone.
On Saturday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the RT Booklovers Convention will be holding their Giant Book Fair. Featuring over 450 authors ready and willing to sign some of your favorite books, this is an opportunity you won't want to miss! Plus, if you flash your library card at the door, you will get the $5 entrance fee waived for showing that you support libraries!
Have you noticed that going to the movies has been a little more magical lately? For every superhero, there’s a princess. For every alien invasion, there’s a roaring dragon. It seems like our childhood bedtime stories have taken over the big screen; fairy tale films are all the rage!
Are you a poet and don't know it? April marks another celebration of National Poetry Month established by The Academy of American Poets. This month, poetry is recognized as an important part of culture, history, and the arts.
That combination of four letters can strike fear into anyone’s heart these days, especially since it drags with it a whole bunch of hard questions. Who should I ask? What should I wear? Will she say yes? These are just a few of the conundrums we find ourselves in at this time of the year.
Which YA Book Would You Like to See Made Into a Movie?
Recently, it seems like you can’t go to the theatre without seeing a young adult book made into a movie. It started with Hunger Games, and more recently The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Beautiful Creatures. This trend made me curious to research what other teen books are rumored to be going to the big screen. I stumbled across a site that listed 24 young adult books that are in the early stages of being adapted into movies! Check out the list below:
When I say homework, I’m guessing your first thought isn’t "Oh, hurray. I would so much rather spend my free time doing school work instead of hanging out with friends, playing games, or watching my favorite TV shows."
Homework was not my favorite thing to do either when I was in school. The good news is that the Library can help you get that homework done and out of the way, so you will have more time to do the things you want to do (No offense to those of you who enjoy homework).