Youth Services Bulletin

Banned Book Habitat

The youth department is celebrating Banned Books Week with a display called "Banned Book Habitat." We think that it should be up to the individual to decide whether or not a book is right for them or their family. That's why the library doesn't ban any books.

Stop by until the end of the week to check out our display and make sure to take a Banned or Challenged book home with you to show your support for free speech!


Yesterday was International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

To celebrate, the YS staff decorated the front desk and dressed up like pirates. Arghhh!

We’re also having a Pirates Ahoy! Party this Saturday, September 21st to continue our celebration. Meet us on the Poop Deck (or the Meeting Room, for you land lubbers) at 10:30!

(Registration is required).

American Girl

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Our American Girl books have moved!

They are now all grouped together under J AME so that they’re easier for all the American Girl fans to find. We’re as happy as Kit at her typewriter or Felicity on her horse.

Brighten Up at the Library


Using only 3 materials, we’ll construct our own mini pocket flashlights. So make sure you sign up for Science Club on September 2nd (the day registration opens). It’s going to be electric.

The Life and Crimes of Bernetta Wallflower

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Title: Life and Crimes of Bernetta Wallflower

Author: Lisa Graff

Where to find it:  J GRA

Ms. Liz says:

Bernetta loses her private school scholarship after she is implicated in a school-wide cheating and blackmail scam by her “best friend.” She can’t convince anyone that she is innocent. She must come up the $9,000 tuition she lost in order to keep attending Mount Olive, the private school that she has gone to since she was in kindergarten. Bernetta is also grounded for the summer and is banned from her father’s magic club where she is his assistant. Bernie meets Gabe and allows herself to be convinced that the only way to raise the money is to become partners with Gabe in a con game. So she spends the summer using the sleight of hand tricks she learned at her father’s magic club by conning people to get the tuition money she needs and to get revenge. I enjoyed this book because it is a funny and moving story about losing yourself and finding your way again.


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