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Failure to blog

We’ve been so busy with the move I haven’t posted here in ages. But we’re back. YA now occupies 5 shelves (soon to be expanded to 7) in the children’s room of our temporary location: 102 Mamaroneck Avenue (between Lum Yen and the bridal shop).

We are buying some new books, though not as many as we used to, and if we don’t have it, we can always get it from other libraries. We may also be expanding the teen movie selection soon with some classic teen movies. If you have any favorites you’d like us to have, please let us know (and remember that we have limited space and won’t be able to get everything).

Things to expect in the near future:

  • A new movie poll
  • A banner contest
  • More book reviews
  • More links in the sidebar
  • Me forgetting which account I’m logged in under and posting as hhertzof
  • Discussion questions
  • Twitter feed.
  • Library myspace page
  • More periodic failures to blog, as I’m nothing if not consistent

If I’ve missed anything you’d like to see, that’s what the comments are for. Perhaps we can get some discussion going.


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Book It & Next Movie Dates

We’ll be relaunching the teen book discussion group on October 30th. Save the date.

And on Friday, November 2nd, we’ll be showing the first fall movie. See you there.

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Fall Movie Poll

You made suggestions, I thinned them out. Now here’s the poll:

Click and let us know what movie you want to see this fall.

Our first movie will be shown on November 2nd and will be the top vote-getter at the end of next week. The poll will stay open to determine the movies for the next few flick nights.


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Looking towards fall – we need your help!

We’ll be starting up teen programming, the book club and the movie night again soon.

We should have fliers out in the near future.

But, once again we need suggestions. We’re looking for a name for the book club (which is turning back into a general discussion group) and for more suggestions of movies to show.

Remember that the movies need to be PG-13 or below, and have to be released on DVD by the time the movie is shown.


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In which I lose at posting.

It’s been a busy summer. We had over 450 participants in our summer reading game and more programs than I care to count.

Thanks everyone for making the summer a success.

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I know it’s been a while, but…

I’ve been rather busy. Some of you might have seen me when I visited your class at the Hommocks. I’ve visited about 30 classes ranging in age from Kindergarteners to Eight Graders over the past two weeks.

I also spent a weekend at the big conference for publishers and booksellers and anyone else who works with books. I’ve got some freebees which should start showing up next week or so.

Just to whet your appetite, I’m currently in the middle of the Advanced Reader’s Copy of Snakehead, the next Alex Rider adventure, which is just as exciting as the others. I might have to do something special with this one, rather than put it out in the red box with the others. I’ll be posting pictures of some of the forthcoming books, probably this weekend.

I’ve also been getting the summer reading lists ready. I’ve got all but the Mamaroneck High 9th Grade list posted, and I’m in the middle of removing the books that were no longer on the lists and adding the new ones. Our extra copies of Murder on the Orient Express have shipped from the distributor. We should have them soon.

And I’ve been working to get both the children’s and the young adult’s summer reading programs ready to go so that when you break down the doors on Monday, in order to sign up, we’ll be ready.

I’m looking forward to seeing you this summer.

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Odds and ends

Have you voted in the movie poll yet?

Start thinking about things you would like to see us do this summer in the library. I’ll be asking for your suggestions soon. If you can’t wait, post it in the comments.

And coming soon: Save a Story.

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