Thursday, October 25, 2012

Evergreen Award

“I wondered why humankind seemed so dead set on destroying all of its accomplishments. We draw on cave walls, spend thousands of years developing complex language systems, the printing press, computers, and what do we do with it? Create a cash register with the picture of a burger on it, just in case the cashier didn’t finish the second grade….My name is Samhain Corvus LaCroix, and I am a fry cook.”

Well, actually Samhain (aka Sam) is something more than a fry cook – a whole lot more, but he is blissfully unaware until Douglas walks into the fast food joint where Sam works. So begins the dark and dangerous story of young Sam LaCroix and the forces of evil. Sam’s tale unfolds in Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride, one of 10 nominees for this year’s Evergreen Award.

It will be a tough choice – a choice that every YA reader in Washington state may influence by voting for their favorite among the 10. Click to find a taste of all the nominees.

Read some; read them all. Choose the one you most enjoyed and vote by March 15, 2013. More information on the ballot and voting process will follow. Copies of all the titles are on our library shelves (at least, at the moment!) Get started reading – you won’t be disappointed.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Please leave your food & drinks at the door before entering the library.

Sorry, no food or drinks are allowed in the library. Please follow this simple rule so we won't need to install a food detector or become food police.

Image from The Librarian from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler (Author), Jared Lee (Illustrator)