Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Can't get enough vampires?

Here are two series we just got at the library that you might like:

"House of Night series" by P.C. and Kristin Cast

We have all six books in the series, the first one is "Marked"

In 16-year-old Zoey Redbird's world, vampyres not only exist but are also tolerated by humans. Those whom the creatures "mark" as special enter the House of Night school where they will either become vampyres themselves, or, if their body rejects the change, die. To Zoey, being marked is truly a blessing, though she's scared at first. She has never fit into the human world and has always felt she is destined for something else. Her grandmother, a descendant of the Cherokee, has always supported her emotionally, and it is she who takes the girl to her new school. But even there the teen stands apart from the others. Her mark from the Goddess Nyx is a special one, showing that her powers are very strong for one so young. At the House of Night, Zoey finds true friendship, loyalty, and romance as well as mistrust and deception. She realizes that all is not right in the vampyre world and that the problems she thought she left behind exist there as well

Mortal Instruments trilogy by Cassandra Clare

The first book is "City of Bones"

When Clary Fray witnesses three tattoo-covered teenagers murder another teen, she is unable to prove the crime because the victim disappears right in front of her eyes, and no one else can see the killers. She learns that the teens are Shadowhunters (humans who hunt and kill demons), and Clary, a mundie (i.e., mundane human), should not be able to see them either. Shortly after this discovery, her mother, Jocelyn, an erstwhile Shadowhunter, is kidnapped. Jocelyn is the only person who knows the whereabouts of The Mortal Cup, a dangerous magical item that turns humans into Shadowhunters. Clary must find the cup and keep it from a renegade sector of Shadowhunters bent on eliminating all nonhumans, including benevolent werewolves and friendly vampires.

New Books!

We have got soooo many great new teen books, here are just a few:

What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell
Evie is a normal teenager in post-WWII New York: interested in boys and hanging out with her best friend, buying chocolate and practicing smoking. And she’s happy that her step-father, Joe, has returned safely from the war. But when Joe starts getting mysterious phone calls and decides, on a whim, to pack the family car and head for Florida, things start to get a little bit crazy.
At first, Evie enjoys Palm Beach and their extended vacation, but she craves some excitement. Enter Peter, a handsome ex-GI who served with Joe in the war and for whom Evie falls, hard. But Peter and Joe’s relationship isn’t as simple as it seems and as Evie begins to figure out the truth and the plot takes a deadly turn, she must make decisions that will change her family’s life forever.

"Vampire diaries: The return/Nightfall"

The first book in a new trilogy from L. J. Smith!
Elena Gilbert is alive—again.
When Elena sacrificed herself to save the two vampire brothers who love her—the handsome, brooding Stefan and the sleek and dangerous Damon—she was consigned to a fate beyond death. Until a powerful supernatural force pulled her back.
Now Elena is not just human. She has powers and gifts that were bestowed on her in the afterlife. What's more, her blood pulses with an overwhelming and unique force that makes her irresistible to any vampire.
Stefan wants to find a way to keep Elena safe so that they can make a life together. Damon, however, is driven by an insatiable desire for power, and wants Elena to rule as his princess. When Stefan is lured away from Fell's Church, Damon seizes his chance to convince her that he is the brother she is meant to be with. . . .
But a darkness is infiltrating the town, and Damon, always the hunter, is now the hunted; he becomes the prey of a malevolent creature that can possess him at will, and who desires not just Elena's blood but her death

"Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 5, "The last Olympian" by Rick Riordan

All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos's army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan's power only grows. While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it's up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.
In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy's sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Friday, September 19, 2008

What is going on at the library?

Are you wondering why is it so loud inside the library right now? The library siding was rotting in places so it is being replaced and painted. After all the noise and meyham, it will look really good. Thanks for putting up with the disturbance!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

New Music!

These CD's are all ready to be checked out...come and get 'em!

Ask and you will receive!

The following items were requested in the teen area suggestion box and We got 'em! See, we do take your ideas seriously....

Monday, August 25, 2008

TSRP is over :(

Well the Teen Summer Reading Program is over for another summer. I hope everyone that took part had a great time. The finale auction was on Friday, August 22nd, and participants bid on great prizes from local businesses that donated; Ace Hardware, Alec’s by the Sea, Beach Treasures Gifts & Coffee, Box Office Rentals, The Book Hut, Dugan’s Pizza, Gallery Marjuli, Jully Rodgers Toys & Gifts, Lucky Dragon, McDonald’s, Monica’s, Ocean Shores Cinemas, Ocean Shores IGA, Pacific Paradise Family Fun Center, Shores Bowl, Subway, Taco & Espresso D’Light, Tsunami Beads. We had 45 of you sign up for the TSRP and you read 115 books totaling 36,663 pages. 51 teens attended the three programs. I hope you will all sign up again next summer, it will be even better!

Book review!

Try taking three totally different girls, from very different scenarios who hardly have anything at all in common...and cramming them together. Alice, Molly and Reena have but three things in common with each other; Being 15 years old, having a nack for hating their evil stepmothers, and having to attend Putnam Mount McKinsey, a seemingly post boarding school that lays along a scenic route against the mountains, thats not even the start of it.

Finding out how these girls end up here is in your hands. Revenge, hate, and a taste of first romance, and finding out the meaning of forgiveness and friendship all lay in the words of "Poison Apples" written by Lily Archer. The moral? No one on this planet seem to be what they really are, and first impressions realistically don't matter. A great novel with good viewpoints from each girl that deserves to be read. Maybe you should take a taste of Lily Archers, "Poison Apples!"

Review by Haley Zentner

Grade 10

Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Murder Mystery Night was alot of fun! 21 teens showed up to try out their detecting skills and the grand prize winner was Anthony Hill. Runner's up were Evan Whipple and Narvarre Kerr. Much thanks goes out to: the Ocean Shores Friends of the Library for sponsoring the Teen Summer Reading Program, Bill and Shannon of NBTV for filming and editing the 'Suspect Interviews' and Officer P High of the Ocean Shores Police Department for being our tough interrogation officer. See you at the auction on August 22nd at 7 p.m. Check out our myspace for more photos.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Look what's going on for teens in Ocean Shores!

Murder Mystery Night

Friday, July 25th from 7-9 p.m. join us at the Ocean Shores Library for a Murder Mystery Night for all 7-12th grade teens. You will investigate crime scenes, find clues, watch suspect interviews, and solve a murder for prizes. You can work alone or in teams of two. Hope to see you there!