Friday, August 10, 2012

Last Book Buddies of the Year


 Thank you to all of our teen volunteers for making Book Buddies such a wonderful program this summer! You were all fantastic!! Below you will see pictures of our last project together, which was a giant cookie puzzle. Each child and teen had to decorate a sugar cookie with part of the Dream Big summer reading design.










Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

Making Dreamcatchers

The teen craft this week was making dreamcatchers.


Friday, July 20, 2012

Book Buddies Week 2

For the third year in a row Farmington teens have volunteered to be paired up with children going into grades K through 3 to foster a love of reading in the children and to help them practice their reading skills. Here are some pictures from this morning's program.




Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Teen Store

This summer all Farmington teens are encouraged to register in the teen online summer reading challenge. Everyone who registers will receive an entry into the grand prize drawing for a Kindle Fire and they will be able to track the number of pages they read this summer in order to earn book bucks. Teens can then use their book bucks to "buy" items from the Teen Store.



Thursday, June 21, 2012

Monster Bookmarks

Every Wednesday throughout the summer months we will be making crafts or playing games in the Teen Space. Yesterday we made these super cute monster bookmarks.



Friday, April 27, 2012

Making Stuff with Duck Tape in the Teen Space

 Thank you to the volunteers from the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) for helping to coordinate the Duck Tape craft session! Great job!

Monday, January 30, 2012

New Books You May Have Overlooked

Tilt 
by Alan Cumyn
Ever have your whole world flipped upside down by a girl (insert boy here if you'd prefer)? That's exactly what happens to 16-year-old Stan who's well on his way to making the JV basketball team, that is of course, until Janine.

Amazon.com Book Description: "Stan is an intense sixteen-year-old loner who desperately wants to make the junior varsity basketball team. And it seems that he may be about to do so, until he’s blindsided by the unexpected attentions of Janine Igwash. Suddenly Stan is no longer thinking about jump shots. Instead he is obsessed with Janine’s spiky hair, her milky white shoulders and the mysterious little tattoo at the base of her neck, not to mention the heat of her breath, her dark eyes, wide hips and . . . Sometimes Stan’s imagination runs so wild he wonders whether he might be going crazy. That would be par for the course given his home life. His mother is dating the feckless Gary, and his little sister, designated gifted but a holy terror, is acting out. Then Stan’s father arrives on the scene with Stan’s four-year-old half brother, and things become truly insane."

Life: An Exploded Diagram
by Mal Peet