Monthly Archives: November 2012

Friday Crafternoon- At-home Temporary Tattoos

The urge to decorate your skin with temporary tattoos is something almost everyone loves to do from a very young age. Temporary tattoos are also a fun way to be unique without committing to a lifetime of ink! Try this great craft, which involves pretty simple ingredients and basic steps, to create any temp tattoo design you want right in your on home.

picture credit:, using the Deathly Hallows symbol from Harry Potter


YA Book Reviews- Son by Lois Lowry

This book is the fourth is the Giver series by Lois Lowry. That said, you do not need to have read any of the previous books to enjoy this emotional dystopian novel (but you should, because they are all very good!).

The story starts in Claire’s community, where she had been assigned the task of Birthmother when she turned 12. Every child in this community is assigned a job at that age, and hers was to bring newchildren in to their world. After a birth gone awry, Claire is re-assigned to the fish hatchery, but thoughts about the baby she gave life to linger in her mind. The community assigns families to each other just like they assign jobs, so Claire would never have known her child, but she finds a way to spend time with him even though it is against the rules. After her small son is taken from the town by another young boy Claire goes on a perilous quest to escape the world she knows and find the only person she has ever loved.

Wrestlemania Reading Challenge 2013!

If you are big on reading and crazy about the WWE, this contest is for you.

The object: Write a letter to your favorite WWE wrestler, telling them why they should read your favorite book.

The deal: Submit your letter to Ms. Rosy, at the library (or through an e-mail to if you can’t make it here!), by December 15th. One winner from each age bracket of grades 5-6, 7-8, and 9-12 will be picked in February!

The prize: A totally FREE trip to Wrestlemania 2013, ringside seats, and even money to spend on souvenirs!

For more info on the contest, click here.

YA Book Review- The Best Night Of Your (Pathetic) Life by Tara Altebrando

This story takes place on the night of Oyster Point High’s Senior Week Scavenger Hunt. All of the seniors who want to participate get together in groups and meet up with the judges (last year’s winning team). There are two lists, each long and complicated, and every item gets a certain number of points. For Mary, this scavenger hunt is about a lot more than proving to her classmates that her team is the best- it’s about showing them she is more than just a goody-two-shoes brainiac. Which team will win…and how much does it really matter? Pick this up if you like fun and funny stories about senior year and growing up, or if you are a fan of crazy scavenger hunts!

Friday Crafternoon- Fall Leaf Bouquet

Fall is well underway but the beautifully-colored leaves won’t be around for much longer. With this craft you can enjoy them for a while longer. Use these to decorate for Thanksgiving, or give them to someone you love!

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A great tutorial for this project can be found on this site.

Let us know who you shared your bouquet with in the comments!

Tween Program re-cap: Apple Smiles!

Today we had a Tween program (for students in 4th through 8th grade) and we made Apple Smiles!

They were messy but delicious. You can find a recipe like the one we used here.