Thursday, November 20, 2014

Help Needed!! Young Adult Librarians and Fellow Bloggers

If most of you don't know I am a Young Adult Librarian and I'm getting ready for Summer Reading 2015. I know that is early but for an event that is big like SRP I have to start early. For those of you that don't know what SRP is or what goes on during that time, it is programs being held for children all the way up to adults. Everyone is being accommodated :).  We all have a kick off and through out the whole summer we have programs and activities for everyone base on the theme for that summer.

For SRP 2015 the theme for Young Adults is Unmask. Everyone has the theme of Superheros it is just broken down.  

I am currently at a dead end. I would like some ideas or feedback from you guys about different program ideas that I could have at the library. It doesn't necessarily have to be "superhero" because unmask can go with a lot of other things. Here are some of the programs that I have come up with so far: 

1.) Unmasking my Identity.
         *Each teen pull a characteristic from an envelope and tell everyone how that particular characteristic defines their identity. Its simple and in a nutshell

2.) Kryptonite rock candy ans show Man of Steel Movie

3.) Mission Blast
        *Put messages inside some balloons. Keep the balloons in the air while music is playing. Once the music stop playing call a name from the sign in sheet. The teen that was called has to bust the balloon and do what ever action that is on the message.

4.)  Scavenger Hunt
        *Hide Kryptonite through out the library and the teen with the most within the time frame wins. 

5.)  Super Hero Parachute Cord Bracelets or Key Chain

6.) Iron Man glow in the dark shirts

7.) DIY Mjolnir (Thor's Hammer)

Those are just a few that I am playing around with but any feedback or ideas would greatly be appreciated. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #3


Top Ten Tuesday is sponsored by The Broke and The Bookish.  These books have been out for a while and I still have not had the chance to get to it. 

1.)Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard

2.) Splintered by A. G. Howard

3.) Dorothy must Die by Danielle Page

4.) Ashfall by Mike Mullin

5.) Partials by Dan Wells

6.) Trust Me, I'm Lying by Elizabeth Summer

7.) Alice in Zombie Land by Gena Showalter 

8.) The Young Elites by Marie Lu

9.) Snow Like Ashes by Sarah Raasch

10.) Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson

Monday, November 3, 2014

Rite of Rejection by Sarah Negovetich
Rite of Rejection by Sarah Negovetich
Releasing December 4th, 2014
Straight-laced, sixteen-year-old
Rebecca can’t wait for her Acceptance.
A fancy ball, eligible bachelors, and her debut as an official member of society.
Instead, the Machine rejects Rebecca. Labeled as a future criminal, she’s
shipped off to a life sentence in a lawless penal colony.
A life behind barbed wire fences with the world’s most dangerous people terrifies Rebecca. She reluctantly joins a band of misfit teens in a risky escape
plan, complete with an accidental fiancĂ© she’s almost certain she can learn to love. But freedom comes with a price. To escape a doomed future and prove her innocence Rebecca must embrace
the criminal within.
Pre-order Available now at Amazon, B&N, Kobo & iTunes

Love the cover? Go on then and read the first chapter...

You Stands the Future.
The dark-red banner strung
across the storefront awning matches the dozens of others lining the streets of
the shopping district. Each one with the same clock counting down to Acceptance. Tomorrow morning can’t get here soon enough.
I push the glowing blue button and the door slides open with a staccato puff of air. Overhead, an electric bell dings
as I shuffle into the upscale boutique packed with other Candidates. Cheryl is right behind me, bouncing on her toes with each
step. My mother would die of embarrassment if I showed the same lack of decorum
as my best friend, but I’m bouncing on the inside. Our mothers walk in behind
us and the door slides shut with another whoosh of air.
We visited half the shops in Cardinal City
this morning in our search for the perfect dresses and dyed-to-match shoes. I got a thrill buying my first pair of silk gloves, Cheryl
and I gushing over the tiny pearl buttons, but this is the purchase I’m looking forward to the most. Shelves bursting with dance cards cover every square inch of wall space. Dozens of girls sigh and squeal over the small books we’ll use to record the names of our dance partners for tomorrow’s ball. I wipe damp palms against the cool material of my skirt and force myself to focus on the goal. One of these books is the perfect one for me. Hopefully, by
the end of tomorrow night, it will hold the name of my future husband.

Negovetich knows you don't know how to pronounce her name and she's okay with
that. Her first love is Young Adult novels, because at seventeen the world is your oyster. Only oysters are slimy and more than a little salty; it's accurate if not exactly motivational. We should come up with a better clichĂ©.

Sarah divides her time between writing YA books that her husband won’t read and
working with amazing authors as an agent at Corvisiero Literary Agency. Her life’s goal is to be only a mildly embarrassing mom when her kids hit their teens.

You can learn more about Sarah and her books at
or follow her antics on Twitter @SarahNego.