Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Are you a fan of Veronica Roth's Divergent series?  If so, click here to see movie posters (lots of cool tattoos) and a movie trailer.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Exciting Movies Coming Soon!

Here's a teaser--the Catching Fire trailer.   While you're at it, watch the trailer for The Book Thief, a movie about an excellent book that you may not know about. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Reader Recommendations

Looking for something to read? The following books are recommended by our young adult patrons:
Scat by Carl Hiaasen
Tiger's Curse series by Colleen Houck
Hold Still by Nina LaCour
Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
See You at Harry's by Jo Knowles
Flyte by Angie Sage
Give one or to two a try!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Programs for Teens and Tweens

Kids ages 10 and up are invited to Decorate a Book Box on Thursday, October 10 @ 3:45 pm.  Add your personal touches to a box shaped like a book--a perfect container for secret stuff!  Then, get a start on holiday gifts or just make something nice for yourself at the Beaded Jewelry Workshop on Thursday, November 14 @ 4:00 pm.  Space is limited, so please sign up the next time you visit the library or by calling 802-885-3108.  And while you're at it, join the Junior Friends of the Library!  New members are always welcome.  The next scheduled meetings are Tuesday September 24 and Tuesday November 5 at 3:45 pm.  Hope to see you!!


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fall Calendar

The Fall Calendar of Programs for Children is now available--click on the leaves to the right or pick one up at the library.  Please note that there are two programs for teens and tweens listed. Space is limited, so please sign up by calling 802-885-3108 or by visiting the Public Service Desk at the library.  You are also invite to join the Junior Friends of the Library.  We usually meet the first Tuesday of each month in the library at 3:45 pm, but our September and October meetings will be combined into one on Tuesday, September 24 at 3:45 pm.  Hope to see you!!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Vote for Your Favorites!

Join Young Adults from across the country in voting for your favorite books.  The link to the nominated list can be found here plus a trailer that introduces the 28 nominees.  Voting ends October 19.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Teen Book Finder App

Download YALSA's Teen Book Finder app here.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

1000 Page Challenge

The Summer is flying by!  Don't forget to turn in your "Beneath the Surface 1000 Page Challenge Cards" by August 24.  We've run out of mugs, but we will be putting an order in for more, so get your card in.  You will also be eligible for a bucket of prizes that includes a $25 gift certificate to Misty Valley Books, so get those books read!!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Attention Springfield Library Patrons

Online access to the Springfield Town Library will not be available from Friday, July 26, 2013 at 5:00 pm until Monday, July 29 at 9:00 am while the Library is installing the new Catamount Library Network computer system. The Library building will be closed to the public Friday, July 26 at 5:00 pm and will reopen Tuesday, July 30 at 9:00 am. We apologize for the temporary inconvenience.

With the new system, access to your account will change. Your username will remain the 14-digit barcode number on our Library card, but your password will change to the last 4 digits of your phone number. Please contact the library if you have trouble logging in to your account.

Fines will also increase, effective August 19, 2013. Overdue fines will be 25c per day for adult materials and 15c per day for children’s materials.

Thank you for your patience during this transition.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Book Report

Check out the summer edition by clicking on the picture of books below and to the right.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Please note that "Crafternoon," originally scheduled for Thursday, July18 has been postponed to Thursday, July 25 from 2:00-3:00. 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Just Announced

The winner of the Green Mountain Book Award is Divergent by Veronica Roth.  The 2013-2014 GMB selections are available now.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Beneath the Surface

The Summer Program Calendar for Teens and Tweens (kids entering grades 6 and up) is now available!  Click on the image to the right or pick up a calendar at the Springfield Town Library  Be sure to come to Lunch at the Library on Tuesday, June 25 at noon; pizza and summer reading materials will be served.  Can't make it?  Come in any day, any time during opening hours to sign up and receive a Beneath the Surface bag.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Go on a Blind Date with a Book

That's right--check out the display in the Young Adult Loft during Children's Book Week, May 13-19, and make a date with a book!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Katniss Everdeen is coming back!

Watch the  Catching Fire trailer , then re-read the book so you'll be ready to watch the movie!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

DCF Winner Announced

"The Running Dream" by Wendelin Van Draanen is this year's Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Winner!! What a timely and heartwarming story!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Book Report

Check out the Spring 2013 edition of The Book Report, prepared by the Junior Friends of the Springfield Town Library.  Just click on the books at right.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

New Releases

Check out the latest in these series (or start from the beginning):

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer ("Lunar Chronicles")
Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead ("Bloodlines")
Requiem by Lauren Oliver ("Delirium")

Fans of Susan Beth Pfeffer's "Life As We Knew It" series, can look for The Shade of the Moon in the Fall.  And "Maze Runner" devotees might be interested to know that James Dashner is starting a new series called "The Morality Doctrine" that will be available in October.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Looking for a Good Read?

Here are some suggestions from the "Reverse Suggestion Box":

Collen Houk's Tiger Saga series (Tiger's Curse, etc.)  According to one reader, this is the "best series ever created."
Andrea Cremer's Nightshade series
Scat by Carl Hiaasen
James Patterson's Maximum Ride series
Bud Not Buddy by Carl Robertson
His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik

Give one a try!

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Book Report

Check out the Winter 2013 edition of The Book Report, prepared by the Junior Friends of the Springfield Town Library.  Just click on the books at right.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

A Recommendation from Sofia

Can Puck Connolly and her reliable island pony, Dove, win the annual Scorpio Races? She will be racing against powerful flesh eating water horses called Capaill Uisce. At the beginning of the story, Puck wants nothing to do with the races or the seahorses that killed her parents leaving her and her two brothers on their own.   However, when faced with outstanding mortgage payments, she has no other choice than to become the first girl to take part in the deadly horse race across the beaches of Thisby. The prize money for winning the race would save her home. Therefore, with help from Sean Kendrick, a four time champion, she begins to train. 
The book starts a few weeks leading up to the race on these powerful, beautiful and lethal animals. Every November, Capaill Uisce (pronounced CAP-ul ISH-kuh) emerge from the dark sea and gallop along the beach beneath the cliffs of Thisby. During this time, the local men capture these horses for an exciting and deadly race.  Although the race is an important part that holds the plot together, it’s more about the island of Thisby, the people who live there, and their connection with the Capaill Uisce. The main character Puck, who has blue eyes and freckles, and hair the color of ruddy fall cliff grass, is so attached to her horse, that it’s easier to get a barnacle off a rock than her off her pony.  One of my favorite Puck Connolly quotes from the book was ““Neatness makes me feel like I have to be on my best behavior. Clutter is my natural habitat.”  You will find yourself cheering for both Sean and Puck to win but in the end, there can only be one champion.
The Scorpio Races is not only one of the best books I have read but an incredible audio book to listen to.  It won the Amazing Audio Book Award for young adults and I can see why – the production is fantastic. I loved the two actors who narrated Sean and Puck.  Sean and Puck’s accents took me far away from Vermont and into Thisby, a small coastal town hours away from the mainland of Scotland. It isn’t like someone reading you a story, but more like watching a movie and feeling like you’re in the thick of things. You can find the book and audio version of The Scorpio Races at the Springfield Town Library.  I highly recommend this book and hope you enjoy it as much as I did.