Monday, October 22, 2012

Teens' Top Ten

Here they are, the very favorite books for 2012 as chosen by the nation's teens in order:

1.  Divergent by Veronica Roth
2.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
3.  Legend by Marie Lu
4.  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
5.  What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
6.  Across the Universe by Beth Revis
7.  Cinder by Marissa Meyer
8.  The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
9.  Where She Went by Gayle Forman
10. Abandon by Meg Cabot

Be sure to look for this sticker on a book's spine for easy identification of Teens' Top Ten Books, present and past.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Teen/Tween Read Week

Congratulations to Springfield Town Library’s Young Adult Patrons Sofia Gulick, Brianna Morrow, Miranda Todt, and Olivia Veale for their fabulous art work in celebration of Teen/Tween Read Week!!
Dare to Read for the Fun of It!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Books into Movies

Take a look at the list of YA books that are slated to become movies. (Only the ones that have a release date are listed here.)  Make sure to read/reread the book before the movie!  There's lots of good reading here, whether or not you plan to see the movie.

Perks of Being a Wallflower (September 21, 2012)
Life of Pi (November 12, 2012)
The Hobbit; An Unexpected Journey (December 14, 2012)
World War Z (December 2012)

Warm Bodies (February 1, 2013)
Beautiful Creatures (February 13,  2013)
The Host (March, 29, 2013)
Ender’s Game (November 1, 2013)
Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters (August 16, 2013)
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (August 23, 2013)
The Seventh Son (October 18, 2013)
13 Reasons Why (2013)
Delirium (2013)
Firelight (2013)
How I Live Now (2013)
How I Survived (2013)
Mazerunner (2013)
Paralnormacy (2013)
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2013)
The Forest of Hands and Teeth (2013)
Untitled (Vampire academy project) (2013)
Untitled (House of Night Project) (2013)

Deathnote (2014)
Down a Dark Hall (2014)
Gone (2014)
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (2014)
Wings (2014)
Scorpio Races (2015)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Design Bookends

Kids in grades 5 and up are invited to Celebrate Teen/Tween Read Week by designing
a pair of bookends at the next Junior Friends of the Springfield Town Library meeting
Tuesday, October 2 at 3:45 pm at the library.

Want to get an early start or can't make the meeting?  Pick up your free pair of blank bookends while supplies last at the library anytime beginning Tuesday, September 11.

Bookends will be on display during Teen/Tween Read Week October 15-20. 



Thursday, August 30, 2012

A New School Year Has Begun!

We've had a fantastic summer with thousands of books read! Don't forget that even though school has begun, the Library is still open and is an important part of your education. Have a good year and visit us often!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Summer Vacation is Winding Down

Make sure to get your Catch a Falling Star forms turned in.  When you do, you will receive a gift certificate to Friendly's or McDonald's and the chance to win a gift certificate from Misty Vally Books.  There's still time--submit the form even if the date on it has expired!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Looking for a Good Book to Read?

Here are some suggestions from the Library's Reverse Suggestion Box:
Maximum Ride series by James Patterson
Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard
Nightshade series by Andrea Cremer
The House of Night series by Alyson Noel
The Mysterious Benedict Society series by Trenton Stewart
The Brotherband Chronicles series by John Flanagan
There are a lot more recommendations for good reading in the container located on the new book shelf in the YA Loft.  Check out one of the above or stick your hand in the box and pull out a suggestion.  Don't forget to submit a recommendation of your own!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Follow Student Researchers in Greenland

Students from the McCall Outdoor Science School (Idaho) will be working in Greenland for the next two weeks with Chris Cox, a University of Idaho atmospheric scientist and Springfield High School graduate. Kids (adults, too) can follow progress by clicking or checking out their Facebook page at . This is an exciting opportunity for the students in Greenland as well as the followers here.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Summer Book Club

The first meeting of the Summer Book Club will be Tuesday, July10 at 3:00 pm.  The book selection is Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn.  Join us for good talk and yummy food!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wondering What to Read?

Check out the links to the graded booklists at the right of this column or pick up a copy at the library.  You can also pick out a suggestion from the Book Suggestion Box located on the new book shelf of the Young Adult section. And if you've read a good book, fill out a slip for the Book Suggestion Box; someone else might be looking for a good one to read, too.  If we don't have a book you're looking for, ask about Inter Library Loan.  It's a free service offered by the libraries of Vermont and beyond.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Summer Reading Program

The Summer Reading Program begins one week from today!  There is a program for EVERYONE: Between the Covers for adults, Own the Night for kids entering grade 6 and up, Dream Big for children in preschool (age 3) through grade 5, and Wee Read for the littlest.  There are prizes and fun for all, so sign up all day, any day beginning Tuesday, June 12!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Summer Hours

Beginning June 1st, we will be open Monday--Thursday from 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, and Saturday from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Another Winner!!

The Knife of Never Letting Go, the first book in the Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness, has won the Green Mountain Book Award for 2011-2012.  I loved the series and found it to be very thought provoking.  If you like dystopia novels, this one's for you!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

An Amazing Tween Athlete

Check out this  New York Times article (video, too).  Eleven year old Ashima is unbelievable!  If you become inspired, check out our rock climbing books, in particular Climb by Pete Takeda, or read the story Peak by Roland Smith.  You might like to watch the DVDs All Access and First Ascent.  They're incredible!!

Monday, April 16, 2012

And the DCF Winner Is ...

....Smile by Raina Telgemeier.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

April is Poetry Month!

A new form of poetry is catching on. It's called Book Spine Poetry. Since the library has so many labels and stickers on the book spines, we call it Book Title Poetry. Above is an example, (though maybe not the best). Give it a try! You can use any books you want from any part of the library or even from your personal collection. Follow these easy steps:

1. Browse through the stacks and look for books with striking titles. Record titles that have possibility. (Be sure to note the call number so you can locate a desired book again.)

2. Write your poem using a minimum of three books.

3. Collect your chosen books, stack them in the correct order, and take a picture. Email your picture to If you don't have a camera, we'll take a picture for you! And if you don't want to take a picture, just leave your "poem" stacked on a table for others to enjoy.

Good luck and have fun!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Way Back Home

Watch mountain biker Danny MacAskill in this unbelievable video .

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hungry for More Hunger Games

What do you read now? Try one of these books about dystopia:

Legend by Marie Lu
Phoenix Rising by Karen Hesse (particularly engaging considering the renewal of Vermont Yankee's license)
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
1984 and Animal Farm by George Orwell
Matched by Aly Condie
Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking) by Patrick Ness
Life as we Knew it (The Last Survivors) by Susan Beth Pfeffer
The Giver by Lois Lowry

Monday, January 30, 2012

The Alex Awards

An Alex Award is given to ten adult books that appeal to teen audiences. The Library has five of the titles that have received the 2012 honor. They are:
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
The Talk-Funny Girl by Rolan Merullo
Have a look at these titles and one more: Micro by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston. They are all shelved in the adult section.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Join the Junior Friends of the Library

Kids in grades 5 and up are invited to join this new group. Junior Friends will help with children's activities, plan the young adult summer reading program, give input on young adult book purchases, and more. Meetings will be held the first Tuesday of each month beginning February 7 at 3:45 pm. For more information or to sign up, call the library at 802-885-3108 or email