Monthly Archives: November 2012

Let it Snow!

Yup, it’s begun! The snow is falling, and the temperature is cool. So what better thing to do than curl up inside and read?

Here are a few snowy choices for some wintry reading!

Trapped – Michael Northrop

About the book (from Goodreads):

The day the blizzard started, no one knew that it was going to keep snowing for a week. That for those in its path, it would become not just a matter of keeping warm, but of staying alive. . . .

Scotty and his friends Pete and Jason are among the last seven kids at their high school waiting to get picked up that day, and they soon realize that no one is coming for them. Still, it doesn’t seem so bad to spend the night at school, especially when distractingly hot Krista and Julie are sleeping just down the hall. But then the power goes out, then the heat. The pipes freeze, and the roof shudders. As the days add up, the snow piles higher, and the empty halls grow colder and darker, the mounting pressure forces a devastating decision. . . .

 

Winter Town – Stephen Emond

About the book (from Goodreads):

Every winter, straight-laced, Ivy League bound Evan looks forward to a visit from Lucy, a childhood pal who moved away after her parent’s divorce. But when Lucy arrives this year, she’s changed. The former “girl next door” now has chopped dyed black hair, a nose stud, and a scowl. But Evan knows that somewhere beneath the Goth, “Old Lucy” still exists, and he’s determined to find her… even if it means pissing her off.

 

Fury – Elizabeth Miles

About the book (from Goodreads):

It’s winter break in Ascension, Maine. The snow is falling and everything looks pristine and peaceful. But not all is as it seems…

Between cozy traditions and parties with her friends, Emily loves the holidays. And this year’s even better–the guy she’s been into for months is finally noticing her. But Em knows if she starts things with him, there’s no turning back. Because his girlfriend is Em’s best friend.

On the other side of town, Chase is having problems of his own. The stress of his home life is starting to take its toll, and his social life is unraveling. But that’s nothing compared to what’s really haunting him. Chase has done something cruel…something the perfect guy he pretends to be would never do. And it’s only a matter of time before he’s exposed.

In Ascension, mistakes can be deadly. And three girls—three beautiful, mysterious girls—are here to choose who will pay.

Em and Chase have been chosen.

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CW TAG: Favourite Fantasy Authors

Today we’ve got an awesome post straight from the Centre Wellington Teen Advisory Group. Check it out!

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The members of Centre Wellington’s Teen Advisory Group (CW TAG) love reading fantastical stories. Our tastes range from mythical creatures to steampunk! Here is a list of our top 10 authors: 

1. Rick Riordan

  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians series
  • Heroes of Olympus series
  • Kane Chronicles series

2. J.K. Rowling

  • Harry Potter series

 3. Cassandra Clare

  • The Mortal Instruments series
  • The Infernal Devices series

4. Lesley Livingston

  • Wondrous Strange series
  • Never series
  • Starling

5. Veronica Roth

  • Divergent series

6. Ally Condie

  • Matched series

7. Kelley Armstrong

  • Darkest Powers trilogy
  • Darkness Rising series

8. Pittacus Lore

  • Lorien Legacies series

9. J.R.R. Tolkien

  • The Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • The Hobbit

10. Andrea Cremer

  • Nightshade series
  • Nightshade prequel series

Do you like these authors too? Come and share your favourite authors, and learn more of ours. CW TAG is always open to new members joining!

The last meeting of 2012 will be on Thursday December 13 at 3:45 – 4:45 pm in the Elora Branch Community Room. We will be taking a little break over the holidays and starting back up again on January 10th, 2013!

What’s New at WCL

We’ve been receiving tons of great new stuff here at the WCL libraries! Here are just a few highlights from our new stock…visit your local branch to see what’s on the shelf!

Dark Inside – Jeyn Roberts

About the Book (From back of book cover):

An ancient evil has been unleashed, and it’s turning friends into murderous strangers. For those who survive the brutal earthquakes and the first wave of the killing, the world is a different, deadlier place. Society has fallen apart. No one can be trusted. For four teens struggling to stay alive in a world determined to kill them, it means all they have is one another–if they can trust one another–and the hope that their future holds something greater than mere survival.

 

Way To Go – Tom Ryan

About the Book (From back of book cover):

Danny thinks he must be the only seventeen-year-old guy in Cape Breton–in all of Nova Scotia, maybe–who doesn’t have his life figured out. His buddy, Kierce, has a rule for every occasion. His best friend, Jay, seems unworried by bad grades. Danny’s dad nags him about his post-high-school plans, his friends bug him about his non-existent sex life, and a run-in with the cops means he has to get a summer job. But worst of all, he’s keeping a secret that could ruin everything.

 

Getting Over Garrett Delaney – Abby McDonald

About the Book (From inside jacket cover):

Seventeen-year-old Sadie is in love: epic, heartfelt, and utterly one-sided. The object of her obsession–ahem, affection–is her best friend, Garrett Delaney. For two long, painful years, Sadie has been Garrett’s constant companion, sharing his taste in everything from tragic Russian literature to ’80s indie rock–all to no avail. But when Garrett leaves for a summer literary retreat, Sadie is sure that the absence will make his heart grow fonder–until he calls to say he’s fallen in love. With some other girl! A heartbroken Sadie realizes that she’s finally had enough. It’s time for a total Garrett detox!

Aided by a barista job, an eclectic crew of new friends (including the hunky chef, Josh), and a customized self-help guide, Sadie embarks on a summer of personal reinvention full of laughter, mortifying meltdowns, and a double shot of love.

Poll: What Would You Like to See?

Today we’ve got another poll for you. We want to know what you’d like to see more of in the library. A better selection of books? More chances for you to volunteer? Some YA author visits? Take the poll below to let us know what you’re craving! (You can choose more than one answer!)

WCL & Teens: TAG Groups and beyond in Wellington County

Did you know you can earn community service hours by participating in one of Wellington County’s Teen Advisory Groups (TAG, for short)?  Yup, that’s right!

But what is a TAG group, anyways?  Well, Teen Advisory Groups are our way of making sure we’ve got the materials you want to see in the library.  Come in and meet with other teens to discuss what kinds of books, movies, and music you’d like to see at the library.  Play some games and eat some food, and find out all about what kinds of programmes and events we’ve got lined up for teens.  Give us your input and advice for what you’d like to see at the library, and why.

You can participate in a TAG group at the Elora (Centre Wellington) and Erin branches of the Wellington County Library, and keep up to date with them here at the blog.

And there’s more!  Not every branch of the county has a TAG group, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other ways you can actively participate with the library.  The Arthur branch hosts a Teen Book Club every month, and at Clifford there is a Pageturners Book Club open to teens and preteens!  In Mount Forest and Harriston, you can hang out at the Teen Café, where you can talk about books, movies, and more, and find out about gaining community service hours for school!  Other branches sometimes hold single-session teen programmes, too, so always keep up to date with that’s going on at your local branch, and check out the library’s website here to find teen programming all over the county.

Want to see a teen-related programme at a certain library branch?  Let a librarian know, OR post a message here on the blog!  Let us know what you’d like to see, and where.  If we get enough interest, your idea might just happen!