Sven is just about to head out ... his first stop is IRELAND!! Remember to follow his pics on Instagram to get your name entered in next year's PRIZE DRAWING!!!
Just uploaded a WHOLE BUNCH of recommendations for reading this summer! Be sure to take a peek!
We've already begun planning for the 2018-2019 Skinner BEYOND Days and here is what we are thinking:
* Escape Room
* Star Wars
* Fantastical Beasts/Harry Potter
* Stranger Things
* Fairy Homes & Gnome Rocks
* Super Heroes (Marvel VS DC and MORE)
What do you think???
I just came across this photo and thought "OH! MY! GOODNESS! This is absolutely PERFECT!", and so being the kind, thoughtful librarian I am, I decided to share it with you! :)
Can't read the actual book titles? No worries ... here's a list:
Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Raft by B.A. Bodeen
Fallout by B.A. Bodeen
Taken by Erin Bowman
Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart
Gone by Michael Grant
The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch
The Darkest Path by Jeff Hirsch
On the Run: Chasing the Falconers by Gordon Korman
Warcross by Marie Lu
Legend by Marie Lu
Prodigy by Marie Lu
Champion by Marie Lu
I'm not actually all that familiar with the game, but based on the above titles, these books might also be close in theme:
Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick
Shadows by Ilsa J. Bick
Monsters by Ilsa J. Bick
Human.4 by Mike A. Lancaster
Lockdown (Escape from Furnace) by Alexander Gordon Smith
The Compound by S.A. Bodeen
A Crack in the Sky by Mark Peter Hughes
The Last Dog on Earth by Daniel Ehrenhaft
This summer Sven is traveling!
His first stop will be to the beautiful land of IRELAND!
While traveling around the country, Sven will post pictures both here AND on the library's Instagram account. He'll include some "clues" about his locations and ask YOU to identify where exactly he is at that moment! Sven will keep track of correct answers and then randomly choose followers to win a fun gift when the next school year begins!
After Ireland, Sven will travel to sunny California!
He will primarily be in the LA area and will take requests on WHAT he should do as well as what types of pics he should post here and on Instagram. For example, want him to devour an In-N-Out Burger? You'll just need to post your request and Sven will see what he can do to make your DREAMS come true! :)
Are you going to join us on Tuesday, May 15th??? It's gonna be an EPIC Battle of the Air Bands!!!
Image: 19th December 2010 by Arun Kumar
Have you ever thought of writing a novel? I know I have. In fact, I have at least two novels in the works; however, I must admit they have "been in the words" for SEVERAL SEVERAL years. I know where the story starts. I know where it is meant to finish. I know the path the story takes to get from one end to the other. BUT FOR SOME REASON it is difficult to actually get the words on the paper!!
What about you guys? Anyone else out there working on a story? What are your difficulties? How do YOU get those words out of your mind and written down on actual paper?
OH! MY! WORD! The poems that were shared during yesterday's Scorpion Poetry SLAM were absolutely AMAZING!!! I was SOOOO impressed by the words shared as well as the confidence these poets displayed while talking in front of their peers and other audience members. WELL DONE!!!
Our Skinner Scorpion Poetry SLAM is set for Tuesday, April 24th from 3 - 4 PM. Whether you want to share a poem OR be a part of the interactive audience, we hope to see you there!!
Good Mythical Morning was a HIT! Pickle Cupcakes??? Not so much! LOL!!
Mark your calendars for April 17th when the library will host STEAMPUNK Day from 3-4:15!! See more information under "Library Activities"!
Hope you'll join us!