It’s the most wonderful time of the year – National Library Week!
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We’re hosting our final furniture sale, and it’s open to the public!
Thursday, January 23, 5-8:30pm
Friday, January 24, 9am-6:30pm
Saturday, January 25, 9-11am
Everything must go by noon on Saturday, January 25!
The furniture sale will be in the Library’s Large Meeting Room.
Items For Sale:
- Wood Tables: many sizes
- Chairs: wooden, upholstered, office
- Computer Tables and Kiosks
- Kids Furniture
- File Cabinets
- Special Niles Library Memorabilia (Beautiful mural from behind the previous Circulation desk and more!)
Cash or credit and carry.
Congratulations to our annual Teen Read Week Art Contest winner, Nicolette Grabiec! Congrats also to our 9 other finalists. Thank you to everyone who interest this year. We had more than 50 fantastic entries. Our winner and finalists were chosen by the library’s Teen Advisory Board.
Check out all ten finalists here, at our Flickr site.
Voting for our 3rd annual Teen Choice Awards will begin March 1! Starting on the first of the month, stop by the Reference or A/V desks to vote for your favorite movie, music, and more.
Get a small prize for voting, and you’ll also be entered in a drawing for larger prizes at the end of the month.
Any guesses for the winners this year? Avatar? Lady Gaga?
The federal holiday we know as Presidents’ Day is officially intended to celebrate George Washington’s birthday on February 22.
Lincoln’s birthday falls on February 12, and so a dozen states have chosen to celebrate the third Monday of each February as Presidents’ Day, instead.
A few states, including Illinois, also mark Lincoln’s Birthday on February 12. Unfortunately, for most people it doesn’t mean a day off from school or work.
This February 15, join us for gaming and snacks in the large meeting room from 3-5:00pm. We’ll have our Xbox and Wii consoles set up, and will be testing out Karaoke Revolution.
January is awards-season in the library world. Earlier this week, librarians gathered in Boston to select award-winners in several categories for young adults.
They also selected an annual Best Books for Young Adults (BBYA) list, with input from teen readers. Here are the top ten books from that list:
Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
The Orange Houses by Paul Griffin
The Great Wide Sea by M.H. Herlong
The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks
Alligator Bayou by Donna Jo Napoli
Stitches: A Memoir by David Small
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork
Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor
Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland by Sally M. Walker
Visit the YALSA website to see the full BBYA list.
Monday January 18 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. King’s actual birthday is January 15, but the national holiday falls on the third Monday of January each year.