Monday, June 24, 2013

Face Painting Fun!

We had a great time this afternoon!  Check out some of the awesome art done by Fancy Faces of Rochester!

Middle School Monday - Teen Advisory Board Review

Once (Once, #1)
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Felix, a Jewish boy in Poland in 1942, is hiding from the Nazis in a Catholic orphanage. The only problem is that he doesn't know anything about the war, and thinks he's only in the orphanage while his parents travel and try to salvage their bookselling business. And when he thinks his parents are in danger, Felix sets off to warn them--straight into the heart of Nazi-occupied Poland.
To Felix, everything is a story: Why did he get a whole carrot in his soup? It must be sign that his parents are coming to get him. Why are the Nazis burning books? They must be foreign librarians sent to clean out the orphanage's outdated library. But as Felix's journey gets increasingly dangerous, he begins to see horrors that not even stories can explain.
Despite his grim surroundings, Felix never loses hope. Morris Gleitzman takes a painful subject and expertly turns it into a story filled with love, friendship, and even humor.  

For middle and high school students.

Teen Advisory Board Member Chynna recommends this book for those who like reading about a lot of adventure.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Middle School Monday: Twerp by Mark Goldblatt

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It's not like I meant for Danley to get hurt. . . .

Julian Twerski isn't a bully. He's just made a big mistake. So when he returns to school after a weeklong suspension, his English teacher offers him a deal: if he keeps a journal and writes about the terrible incident that got him and his friends suspended, he can get out of writing a report on Shakespeare. Julian jumps at the chance. And so begins his account of life in sixth grade--blowing up homemade fireworks, writing a love letter for his best friend (with disastrous results), and worrying whether he's still the fastest kid in school. Lurking in the background, though, is the one story he can't bring himself to tell, the one story his teacher most wants to hear.

Inspired by Mark Goldblatt's own childhood growing up in 1960s Queens, Twerp shines with humor and heart. This remarkably powerful story will have readers laughing and crying right along with these flawed but unforgettable characters.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

It's Summertime, and the winning is easy!

Get ready to read and win!

You have to read books for school this summer, so why not win some prizes? First, log on to the Summer Reading Program by going to the Greece Public Library website at:

 Select the Summer Reading Teens link (after June 22). Click on “sign me up” and fill out the required information. When finished, click save. You will receive a confirmation message, along with your user name and password, and that will bring you to your own Summer Reading home page. 
Log in each hour of an age appropriate material you read. Submit an on-line entry, including a brief review. Some reviews may be published on the Teen Blog at:

You may submit your entries each week, or enter them on your favorite week to increase your chances of winning a certain prize. All programs are for ages 12-18.

 Each week, five $15 gift cards will be awarded. The program begins on June 24 and ends August 4, 2013. 







Monday, June 10, 2013

Middle School Monday Pick: Hold Fast by Blue Balliett

Hold Fast
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From NYT bestselling author Blue Balliett, the story of a girl who falls into Chicago's shelter system, and from there must solve the mystery of her father's strange disappearance.

Where is Early's father? He's not the kind of father who would disappear. But he's gone . . . and he's left a whole lot of trouble behind.

As danger closes in, Early, her mom, and her brother have to flee their apartment. With nowhere else to go, they are forced to move into a city shelter. Once there, Early starts asking questions and looking for answers. Because her father hasn't disappeared without a trace. There are patterns and rhythms to what's happened, and Early might be the only one who can use them to track him down and make her way out of a very tough place.

With her signature, singular love of language and sense of mystery, Blue Balliett weaves a story that takes readers from the cold, snowy Chicago streets to the darkest corner of the public library, on an unforgettable hunt for deep truths and a reunited family.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Pin to Win at the Greece Public Library!

Do you love Pinterest?  Be sure to enter our "Pin to Win" contest during the month of July, 2013.  Three winners will be awarded giftcards!  Winners will be notified via e-mail, and pick up their prizes at the library.  Check out our Pintrest Page here:


Monday, June 3, 2013

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Middle School Monday Pick: Hero on a Bicycle by Shirley Hughes

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Italy, 1944: Florence is occupied by Nazi forces. The Italian resistance movement has not given up hope, though — and neither have thirteen-year- old Paolo and his sister, Costanza. As their mother is pressured into harboring escaping POWs, Paolo and Costanza each find a part to play in opposing the German forces. Both are desperate to fight the occupation, but what can two siblings — with only a bicycle to help them — do against a whole army? Middle-grade fans of history and adventure will be riveted by the action and the vividly evoked tension of World War II.