Monday, December 8, 2008

Have a magical time on Tinker Bell's world

Experience the magic of Tinker Bell's world when you create your very own Fairy and take flight for high-flying fun and excitement.

Make Fairy Friends - Explore the meadows to meet and chat with tons of Fairies.

Play Talent Games - Help bring about the change of seasons by playing talent games.

Collect Curious Things - Find and collect tons of useful things like leaves, flowers, and berries.

Hit the Shops - Show off your Fairy style with incredible fashions and furnishings.

Make Incredible Fashions - Play games to create Fairy-crafted clothes and accessories.

Friday, December 5, 2008

How did you like the Movie?

The movie Twilight is here!! Some of you may know, the Twilight Saga is a series of four vampire-based romance novels by author Stephenie Meyer. Hearst Communications and Seventeen Magazine has created a Twilight-themed Meebo Room on where all Twilighters can go to meet other fans, learn more about Edward and Bella, or just share thoughts on the movie.

Monday, September 8, 2008

OH NO! Midnight Sun on Hold!

Meyer's 'Midnight Sun' On Hold
by John A. Sellers -- Publishers Weekly, 9/2/2008 8:19:00 AM
Stephenie Meyer.After a partial rough draft of Stephenie Meyer’s forthcoming novel, Midnight Sun, was leaked and disseminated online last week, the author has put the project on hold "indefinitely." First reported by the Los Angeles Times, Meyer posted a message about the leak to fans on her Web site last Thursday. "I think it is important for everybody to understand that what happened was a huge violation of my rights as an author, not to mention me as a human being," wrote Meyer. "As the author of the Twilight Saga, I control the copyright and it is up to the owner of the copyright to decide when the books should be made public."
Meyer also wrote that she had a “good idea” of how the leak might have happened. “There were very few copies of Midnight Sun that left my possession and each was unique,” she said. “Due to little changes I made to the manuscript at different times, I can tell when each left my possession and to whom it was given.” The author added that she did not believe there was “malicious intent” behind the initial distribution of the partial manuscript.
Midnight Sun is to tell the story of Twilight, the first book in Meyer’s bestselling series, from the perspective of Edward, a vampire and love interest of heroine Bella. Meyer wrote that she would prefer her fans not read the unfinished draft, but decided to post the entire leaked draft on her site. “I hope this fragment gives you further insight into Edward’s head and adds a new dimension to the Twilight story,” Meyer wrote. “That’s what inspired me to write it in the first place.”
In a statement, Meyer’s publisher, Little, Brown, said the leak had occurred without the knowledge of either the author or publisher, adding, “While no decisions have been made at this time regarding the publication of Midnight Sun, Stephenie Meyer is currently at work on other writing projects. Little, Brown looks forward to our continued publishing relationship with Stephenie Meyer and, like her many fans, we are eager to experience her next literary creation.”
Breaking Dawn, the fourth book in the Twilight Saga, published August 2 amid midnight parties nationwide, selling 1.3 million copies that day. A film adaptation of Twilight arrives in theaters November 21.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Check out the pictures from our Jitterbug Dance on August 1st! Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Summer Reading Program and I'm looking forward to seeing you all next summer for Get Creative @ Your Library!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Buggy Fear Factor

Congratulations to the top six finalists in Waterford Public Library's first ever Fear Factor event! Thirty-six people attended and 18 chose to particpate in the events. All participants were asked to eat buggy Jell-O, ground bug larvae, grasshopper stew, caterpillar coccoons, and chocolate covered crickets. Six participants ate all of the foods, and five ate all of the foods including a ground up mixture of them all. The top six are Matt Boster, Brienna Becker, Kayla Connell, Eric Dietrich, Amanda Williams, and Austin Hayden. They got pins identifying themselves as bug-eaters and won free subs from Subway and free games of bowling.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

New Fun on YouTube!

Annotations is a new feature on YouTube for video creators. It's kind of fun! Check this out:

There are directions on YouTube to be able to make your own. Let me know if anyone tries one!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Stephenie Meyer in Concert?

Stephenie Meyer is taking a break from her touring shedule and will not be touring about her new book, Breaking Dawn. Instead, her publisher will be hosting a four-city concert tour. Beginning August 1 in New York, she will appear in "an evening of story and song" featuring a musical performance by Justin Furstenfeld of the group Blue October reports Publisher's Weekly. She will be in CHICAGO at the Harris Theatre on AUGUST 5!!!! Her other stops include LA and Seattle. She will hold a question and answer session with the audience and then be joined onstage by Furstenfeld. She has cited several of his songs as having been inspirational in the writing of her books. After the concert, fans can line up for an autograph. Tickets cost $20 and went on sale last Saturday at 10 AM! More details are available on and the (Roback, Diane. "Stephenie Meyer...In Concert?". Children's Bookshelf: Publisher's Weekly: June 19, 2008)

Anyone who plans on going...let me know! I'd love to see pictures and your signed book!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Feen 'n' Read

Eleven teens came to yesterday's Feed 'n' Read program! We had fun eating Vampire Foods (brain jello and vampire cupcakes), making cloth shopping bags in an effort to Go Green, creating new looks with tattoo markers and nail polish, and entering contests. We talked about the Twilight series, Maximum Ride series, Uglies series, and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series. Check out Waterford's own Traveling Pants in the Young Adult area at the library! Hoping to see more of you at future teen programs. The next event for teens is Wii Boxing on June 30th! Come and bash in your friend's face!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Breaking News about Breaking Dawn!

The cover of Stephenie Meyer's Breaking Dawn the fourth book in her Twilight saga, has been unveiled! Remember, you can win a free copy of Breaking Dawn by participating in this year's Summer Reading Program. Sign-up begins this Saturday and the first teen program is next Tuesday! We will be discussing Stephenie Meyer's books along with other popular teen novels at our Feed 'n' Read!

MTV is also showing the first completed scene from the movie Twilight. Go to their site at to view it.

Stephenie has also released the first chapter of Midnight Sun, the planned complementary novel to Twilight. It will tell the story from Edward's point of view. See the update and first chapter at her website

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Elephant Sanctuary

Check out this link to the Elephant Sanctuary in Teneessee! Sissy is my favorite! I think it's great that she gets to carry her "security tire" around with her all day. Wouldn't it be funny to live next to an Elephant Sanctuary? Can you imagine being woken up by a trumpeting elephant? Maybe the Teen Advisory Board can look into sponsoring an elephant next year!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Tuesday Trivia

Did you know...
1 - It is impossible to lick your elbow.
2 - The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work is Alaska.
3 - 28% percent of Africa is wilderness. The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%.
4 - Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
5 - The first novel ever written on a typewriter was Tom Sawyer.
6 - 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
7 - In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts... So in old England , when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them "Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down." It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's"
8 - Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace.
9 - More collect phone calls are made on Father's Day than any other day of the year.
10 - At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!

Have a fun day!

Monday, June 2, 2008

What Happens When you Play Too Much DDR

Thirteen teens participated in the DDR tournament on Thursday. Congrats to the winner Kyle Endl, Age 12, who won a $10 gift card to Blockbuster. Thirteen other children watched the events unfold. We're looking forward to our next Wii event on June30th...Wii Boxing!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Teen Advisory Board Meeting Canceled!

Today's Teen Advisory Board meeting has been canceled! I'll see you guys over the summer for volunteering and be sure to sign up for the teen events. Regularly scheduled meetings will start again in August.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Dance Dance Revolution

If this kid can do it so can you! Sign up for the next Wii tournament...May 29 @ 3:30!

Fall Out Boy Does Something - OMG

From the School Library Journal, 5/6/2008 1:23:00 PM
Fans of James Patterson’s New York Times bestselling Maximum Ride series will have the opportunity to share the powerful environmental message of the latest book in the series, The Final Warning (Little, Brown, 2008), by entering a contest to create the official Maximum Ride Back to School public service announcement (PSA). The winner will be chosen by SugarLoot peers and will be flown to see their PSA professionally produced and filmed by Do Something. In support of the campaign and Do Something’s mission, popular rock band Fall Out Boy will appear in the PSA which includes a cameo role for the contest winner. The winner will also receive a Do Something grant to promote good works in their own community. The final Maximum Ride Back to School PSA will be aired nationwide across Channel One, a school based news broadcast reaching over six million teens across the country. SugarLoot is Alloy Media + Marketing's contest based social network site. Do Something is an online community designed to be a place where young people learn, listen, speak, vote, volunteer, ask, and take action to make the world a better place.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Best Twilight Preview Yet

Sorry I haven't been keeping up with the blog as much as I'd like to. I've been really busy planning our Summer Reading Programs. Right now, I'm working on our Teen Brunch in June. I found this MTV video while planning activities to go with the Twilight series. We'll also be talking about the Maximum Ride series, the Extras series, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and more. Watch for more fun previews on this blog!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Super Smash Bros. Champ!

Congratuations to Nick Gladis! He beat out five other competitors in the Super Smash Bros. Tournament held on Saturday. He won a $10 Wal-Mart gift card. We're looking forward to our next tournament...DDR for Wii on Thursday, May 29th at 3:30. Sign up now!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Super Smash Bros!

I'm hoping to see all of you at the Super Smash Bros. tournament on Saturday, April 26. It starts at 10:30. Be sure to call ahead and register so that we'll have enough pizza for everyone!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Truth Imitates Fiction

Just as Cecilia Galante, the author of The Patron Saint of Butterflies, was preparing for the last bookstore event on the first leg of her book tour, the news broke that a judge had ordered the removal of 400 children from a compound that housed the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints, a polygamous religious cult, in Eldorado, Texas. The Patron Saint of Butterflies, Galante’s second novel, tells the story of two girls growing up in a religious commune, with one girl wanting to live out her life there, while the other wants only to escape.

I haven't read the book yet, but I thought it was weird how close the two stories coincided. If someone's read it already, let me know what you think!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Ever Been This Tired?

Happy Monday! I hope you have more energy than this poor kitten. Reminder to all Teen Advisory Board Members and any teens interested in joining the Teen Advisory Board: our monthly meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday, April 22nd at 3:15. See you then!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Calling all Potter Fans!

Want to get your (gloved) hands on J.K. Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard? wants to send you and a friend to London, England to spend a weekend with the rare and delightful book of fairy tales (security guards included, of course), handwritten and illustrated by J.K. Rowling herself. Open to muggles ages 13 and older in 24 countries, the Beedle the Bard Ballad Writing Contest challenges you to creatively answer one of the following three questions in 100 words or less:
• What songs do wizards use to celebrate birthdays?
• What sports do wizards play besides Quidditch?
• What have you learned from the Harry Potter series that you use in everyday life?

Submissions will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. PDT April 22, 2008. An committee will select 10 semi-finalist submissions (based on creativity and writing style) from each of two age categories: 13-17 and 18-and-over. customers will determine the two finalists and Grand Prize winner by voting for their favorites. The Grand Prize includes round-trip airfare, two nights lodging at a London hotel, as well as an expense allowance. Plus, each of the finalists from the two age groups will receive an Amazon Gift Certificate in the amount of $1,000.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Music Video Contest

Penguin Publishers is looking for musically talented teens to enter a contest based on the book Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway. Waterford Library will be getting it's copy soon. Penguin is inviting teens to create a music video based on song lyrics at the center of the book's plot. (The book's heroine becomes famous when her ex-boyfriend writes a hit song about her.) Between now and June 10, teens can submit and/or vote on videos on the contest's Web site. The grand prize winner, to be announced on August 10, will receive a $1,000 American Express gift card.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Storyteller's Daughter by Cameron Dokey

The Storyteller's Daughter is an exciting, thrilling, and romantic story. It tells the story of Shahrazad, the daughter of Maju the storyteller. Shahrazad must sacrifice herself for her people. She marries the king knowing the only thing keeping her alive is her talent as a storyteller. She tries to find a way to show Shahrayar the king that she can learn to see him as he is in his heart and he can do the same. So she begins Shahrayar's story, long but interesting, until rumors, a betrayal, and an invasion comes between them. But through it all they must learn to love and help each other, and themselves.

Do you enjoy books with stories inside stories inside stories, and you enjoy the excitement, thrill, and a little romance in your book? Then you will love The Storyteller's Daughter and all the books by Cameron Dokey.

Reviewed by Brittany Chic

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Gossip Girl Returns!

After being silenced by the screenwriters strike, gossip soon will fly once more, when new episodes of Gossip Girl begin to air again starting April 21. And fans eager for the next book need wait only until May, when Little Brown Books for Young Readers’ Poppy imprint will publish Cecily von Ziegesar’s Gossip Girl: The Carlyles.

The Carlyles—teen triplets who relocate to Manhattan from Nantucket—move into the very Fifth Avenue penthouse that Gossip Girl star Blair Waldorf’s family has vacated. They attend the same exclusive private schools as did the characters from the original and move in the same privileged social circles.
“My publisher and I wanted to continue Gossip Girl, but the last novel took the characters to the end of the summer after senior year and they were all going off to different parts of the country,” von Ziegesar says. “With all of them scattered, I thought it was more logical to follow a new group of characters, newcomers to the city who land in the same Upper East Side playground.”

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

National Zoo Lover's Day

In honor of National Zoo Lover's Day, this link takes you to live cameras on animals in zoos and wildlife preservations all over the US. You can watch elephants, cheetahs, pandas, penguins and more! At one of them you can even get in line to control the camera! How fun!

You can also look into a future working at a zoo. Milwaukee Public Zoo has information on how to turn your love of animals into a career.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Hidden Art Could Be Revealed by New Terahertz Device

This 2008 article discusses how T-rays (terahertz radiation) "could let art historians see murals hidden beneath coats of plaster or paint in centuries-old buildings" and "could also illuminate penciled sketches under paintings on canvas without harming the artwork." Includes images. From the University of Michigan News Service. (Copyright 2007 by Librarians' Internet Index, LII Week, 4/3/08)

I wonder what you'd find under the paint of your bedroom walls? I bet they could've used something like this in Twilight.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Book of the Week

I just finished Scott Westerfeld’s Peeps. I was looking for something to read after I finished the Stephenie Meyer series, and someone recommended this one because it also has to do with vampires. Nineteen-year-old Cal becomes infected shortly after moving to NYC. He becomes a parasite-positive, peep. He prefers not to use the v-word. He was lucky. He is just a carrier of the virus and therefore gets the super-human strength and extra-sensitive senses, but doesn’t have the negative side-effects of the cannibalism or the mental instability. I thought it was an really original vampire story. I liked it. I also like Scott Westerfeld’s Specials series. Has anyone tried these?

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Thinking about that summer job?

Click through to this article…A Guide for Teens: How to Find a Summer or Part-Time Job

Also remember that I’m always looking for teen volunteers over the summer to help the younger kids with the Summer Reading Program. If you’re interested, let me know!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Twilight Fans – Cullen Family members have been cast!

Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Jackson Rathbone, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz

Summit Entertainment announced that it has rounded out the cast of the Cullen family in the first installment of its filmed franchise, TWILIGHT. The family of vampires, to which the leading male character Edward Cullen belongs, will be comprised of actors Peter Facinelli as Carlisle, Elizabeth Reaser as Esme, Jackson Rathbone as Jasper, Nikki Reed as Rosalie, Ashley Greene as Alice and Kellan Lutz as Emmett.
"Finding six talented actors who can portray supernaturally beautiful, talented vampires of the sort Stephenie Meyer has created and her fans have come to know and love was not an easy task but we are happy to say we have found our perfect Cullen family," said Erik Feig, Summit's President of Production.
Find out more at and get additional updates at

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April Fools…or Not

You may not have to put your snowmobiles away just yet…

Share your best April Fools Joke with me! I’ll post the best of the best in future blogs!

Monday, March 31, 2008

Congrats to Tyler!!

←(Tyler is the one holding the Alligators tail)

Tyler M. is the winner of our very first Wii tournament! He beat out 18 other players at Guitar Hero on March 27th and has officially earned the title of Library Rocker! He won a $20 gift card to Best Buy.

We learned that in the future, we’ll divide up into skill levels, offer prizes for two different levels and offer more in the way of snacks (the Oreos and Chips were gone pretty quickly).

Our next competition is scheduled for Saturday, April 26th from 10:30 to 2:30. We’ll be playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Registration is required so be sure to sign up!

Friday, March 7, 2008


We are looking for a few dedicated teens to serve on our
Teen Advisory Board.
Your input is wanted for......

Insight on topics of interest to teens

Teen material selection

Teen Programming

Our next meeting is on April 22nd at 3:15.

Contact Tricia Cox for information
about becoming a member of this elite
group of teen advisors!

Email her at

Click on the link below to visit WPL teen website