Monday, July 21, 2014

TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM: SCIENCE TRIVIA QUESTION 5


All summer long, we'll be posting science Trivia Questions every week on our blog and Facebook page for our Teen Summer Reading Program.

SCIENCE TRIVIA CHALLENGE: QUESTION 5


What is the largest non-prehistoric fish in the world?

If you are a West Caldwell resident between 12-18 years old, send the answer with your name, email and grade in school to wcalref@westcaldwell.bccls.org and be entered into a drawing for great prizes!!


Congrats to the winner of the WEEK 4 Science Trivia Challenge! The correct answer to the question "Which part of the Earth lies between the outer core and the crust?" is the mantle! 

Beat the Heat This Tuesday!


Summer heat driving you nuts? Save your sanity and come to our Beat the Heat Game Night on Tuesday, July 22 at 5:30 PM! 

We'll have board games, card games, and Wii games. Learn how to make your own catapult and enter our catapult challenge for prizes! 

Sign up by clicking the link below or calling 973-226-5441. 


Open to teens in grades 6-12. 

Part of our 2014 Teen Summer Reading Program. Sign-up today!! 

Monday, July 14, 2014

TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM: SCIENCE TRIVIA QUESTION 4


All summer long, we'll be posting science Trivia Questions every week on our blog and Facebook page for our Teen Summer Reading Program.

SCIENCE TRIVIA CHALLENGE: QUESTION 4

Which part of the Earth lies between the outer core and the crust?

If you are a West Caldwell resident between 12-18 years old, send the answer with your name, email and grade in school to wcalref@westcaldwell.bccls.org and be entered into a drawing for great prizes!!


Congrats to the winner of the WEEK 3 Science Trivia Challenge! The correct answer to the question "Diamonds are a form of which chemical element?" is carbon!

Monday, July 7, 2014

TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM: SCIENCE TRIVIA QUESTION 3


All summer long, we'll be posting science Trivia Questions every week on our blog and Facebook page for our Teen Summer Reading Program.

SCIENCE TRIVIA CHALLENGE: QUESTION 3

Diamonds are a form of which chemical element?


If you are a West Caldwell resident between 12-18 years old, send the answer with your name, email and grade in school to wcalref@westcaldwell.bccls.org and be entered into a drawing for great prizes!!


Congrats to the winner of the WEEK 2 Science Trivia Challenge! The correct answer to the question "Which part of the eye has a color and surrounds the pupil?" is the Iris!


Teen Summer Reading Program Prizes!

Have you signed up for the Teen Summer Reading Program? What are you waiting for?! There's prizes to be won!

For every book you read or audiobook you listen to, you can turn in a ticket for a chance to win. The more tickets you submit, the greater your chances of winning awesome prizes........so sign-up TODAY!

(And yes, those ARE a new pair of Beats Solo 2.0 Headphones!!)


Teen Advisory Group Meeting - Monday July 14 6:30-7:30 PM



Our next TAG meeting is Monday, July 14 from 6:30 - 7:30 PM!

The TAG is open to students in grades 6-12. Come help us plan upcoming library programs and choose new books, music, and DVDs for the library to purchase! You'll get fed and earn community service hours, too!

Sign-up at the West Caldwell Public Library reference desk, call 973-226-5441 or send an email to wcalref@bccls.org.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Like to Blog? YALSA Wants You!


YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) is hosting a Teen Blogging Contest in honor of 2014 Teen Read Week in October. 

Teens aged 12 -18 can sign up now through August 1, 2014 to participate in the contest for a chance to guest blog for YALSA’s young adult literature blog, The Hub. Selected teens will blog about a wide range of topics related to YA literature while also further developing their writing and blogging skills.

To apply, please complete the online application form

Selected participants will be notified by email the week of Aug. 25.

Monday, June 30, 2014

TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM: SCIENCE TRIVIA CHALLENGE QUESTION 2


All summer long, we'll be posting science Trivia Questions every week on our blog and Facebook page for our Teen Summer Reading Program.

SCIENCE TRIVIA CHALLENGE: QUESTION 2

Which part of the eye has a color and surrounds the pupil?


If you are a West Caldwell resident between 12-18 years old, send the answer with your name, email and grade in school to wcalref@bccls.org and be entered into a drawing for great prizes!!


Congrats to the winner of the WEEK 1 Science Trivia Challenge! The correct answer to the question "What is the brightest star in the night sky?" is Sirius (the Dog Star)!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Summer Reading After-Hours Kick-Off Party!

Thanks to everyone who came to the Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Party last night! We had a blast playing games, shoving ice cream in our faces, running a scavenger hunt, and just causing general chaos in the library after hours!!

Be sure to sign up for our next program on July 22 @ 5:30 PM: Beat The Heat Game Night! Click HERE to register.

Pics from the party:












Monday, June 23, 2014

TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM: SCIENCE TRIVIA CHALLENGE QUESTION 1


All summer long, we'll be posting science Trivia Questions every week on our blog and Facebook page for our Teen Summer Reading Program.

If you are a West Caldwell resident between 12-18 years old, send the answer with your name, email and grade in school to wcalref@bccls.org and be entered into a drawing for great prizes!!


SCIENCE TRIVIA CHALLENGE: QUESTION 1 

What is the brightest star in the night sky?




Friday, June 20, 2014

Sign-up for Summer Reading and Get a Gift Bag!

As if you need another incentive for signing up for our Teen Summer Reading Program.....the first 20 teens to register will get get a free Spark a Reaction gift bag with goodies inside.

They are first come, first served, so sign up today before they are GONE!


Thursday, June 19, 2014

New YA Books @ the West Caldwell Public Library - June 2014

School's finally out, so you've got PLENTY of time to catch up on some new, awesome books this summer!

YA FIC FINNEYFROCK
In her sixteen years of life, Starbird has never touched a dollar bill. She's never been in a car. She's never used a cell phone. That's because Starbird has always lived on the Free Family Farm, a commune in the woods of Washington State. But all that is about to change.


The body in the woodsThe Body in the Woods by April Henry
YA FIC HENRY
While helping the Portland County Sheriff's Search and Rescue to seek a missing autistic man, teens Alexis, Nick, and Ruby find, instead, a body and join forces to find the girl's murderer, forming an unlikely friendship, as well.


YA FIC NELSON
Robert "Cali" Callahan, gets swept up into the private-investigator business and must deal with the ramifications of looking for fellow runaways who may not want to be found---and with falling in love with one of them.


Dorothy must dieDorothy Must Die by D.M. Paige
YA FIC PAIGE
Whisked to Oz by a Kansas twister, Amy Gumm discovers that the magical land has been destroyed by Dorothy's tyrannical rule, a situation that compels Amy to join an order of deposed magic-wielders who seek to put an end to Dorothy's reign.


She is not invisibleShe is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick
YA FIC SEDGWICK
A London teenager who is blind and her younger brother travel to New York to find their missing father, using clues from his notebook.


YA FIC SHECTER
Tagus is a medical slave who wants be a gladiator, Lucia is the daughter of Tag's owner and betrothed to an older man. The two teenagers are in love with each other---but it is the year 79 and soon Vesuvius will alter their lives forever.


The geography of you and meThe Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
YA FIC SMITH
After making a connection in a stuck elevator during a city-wide blackout, Owen and Lucy stay in touch through postcards, occasional e-mails, and phone calls. But can they -- despite the odds -- find a way to reunite?


A mad, wicked follyA Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
YA FIC WALLER
In 1909 London, as the world of debutante balls and high society obligations closes in around her, seventeen-year-old Victoria must figure out just how much she is willing to sacrifice to pursue her dream of becoming an artist.


YA FIC WESSELHOEFT
Seventeen year-old dirt-bike-riding daredevil Arlo Santiago catches the eye of the U.S. military with his first-place ranking on a video game featuring drone warfare, and must reconcile the work they want him to do with the emotional scars he has suffered following a violent death in his family.


YA FIC WUNDER
Best friends Hannah and Zoe leave their down-and-out New Jersey town and drive west chasing storms, making new friends, and seeking the intangibles--audacity, insouciance, happiness--that their lives have lacked.


YA BIOG ROSE
They say that high school is supposed to be the best time of your life. But what if that's just not true? More than anything, Mary Rose wants to fit in. To be loved. And she'll do whatever it takes to make that happen. Even if it costs her her life.


YA 323.1196 MIT
Coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of the Freedom Summer murders, this book traces the events surrounding the KKK lynching of three young civil rights activists who were trying to register African Americans for the vote.


YA 940.53 PRI
Jaap Sitters was only eight years old when his mother cut the yellow stars off his clothes and sent him, alone, on a fifteen-mile walk to hide with relatives. Before the end of the war, Jaap would hide in secret rooms and behind walls. This is just one of the incredible stories in this collection of eye-opening first-person accounts that share what it was like to go into hiding during World War II.


YA 940.54 SHE
On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, critically injuring off-duty men in their bunks, and shattering windows up to a mile away. On August 9th, 244 men refused to go back to work until unsafe and unfair conditions at the docks were addressed. When the dust settled, fifty were charged with mutiny, facing decades in jail and even execution.


Monday, June 16, 2014

Have You Signed Up for the Teen Summer Reading Program: After Hours Kick-Off Party Yet?


WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

IT’S ONLY A WEEK AWAY!!

TUESDAY, JUNE 24

7:00 – 10:00 (AFTER THE LIBRARY CLOSES!)

Always wanted to yell in the library? Now’s your chance! Come to our Kick-Off Party when the library’s closed!

Sign up for our Summer Reading Program, win prizes in our Minute to Win It challenges, uncover the clues in our treasure hunt, and create a delicious treat! 

Open to teens in grades 6-12.

Registration is required. Sign-up at the reference desk, call 973-226-5441, or register online at http://bccls.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=8484&lib=

DON'T MISS OUT! 



Friday, June 13, 2014

Essex Valley School Heritage Quilt

The West Caldwell Public Library is now displaying a Heritage Quilt hand-made by Essex Valley School students. The paper quilt incorporates images from the students' many cultural backgrounds in a giant, colorful mosaic that is hanging on the wall by our public computers.

A group of students and staff, including project coordinator and English teacher Phyllis Lardieri, stopped by the library to pose with the quilt, and learn about historical research using the Ancestry.com database!

The Heritage Quilt looks amazing! Stop by the library and check it out!





Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Summer Volunteer Opportunities!


Are you looking for ways to get community service hours during the summer? Want to have fun and help out the West Caldwell Public Library at the same time? 

Why not sign up to help with our summer events!  

We are looking for volunteers 13-18 years old to help out at the following events:  

Lunch Bunch: Story, game, and craft program for grades 2-4
Wednesdays at 1:00 PM
June 25
July 2
July 9
July 16
July 23
July 30
August 6

Mad Scientist Book Club: Book discussion for grades 3-5
Thursdays at 6:00 PM
July 17
July 24
July 31
August 7

Boys’ Mock Sleepover: Fun “sleepover” program for boys in grades 2-5
Thursday, June 26 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Girls’ Mock Sleepover: Fun “sleepover” program for girls in grades 2-5
Thursday, July 10 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Library Book Sale
Thursday, June 26 6:00 – 8:00 PM


If you’d like to sign up to volunteer at one or more events, please call the Youth Services Department at 973-226-5441.  

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Looking for something to do this summer?



JOIN THE WEST CALDWELL LIBRARY TEEN ADVISORY GROUP!! 

Our next meeting is Tuesday, June 10 from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. We'll be planning our scavenger hunt and Minute to Win It Challenges for our Kick-off Program on June 24.

The TAG is open to students in grades 6-12. Come help us plan upcoming library programs and choose new books, music, and DVDs for the library to purchase! You'll get fed and earn community service hours, too!

Sign-up at the West Caldwell Public Library reference desk, call 973-226-5441 or send an email to wcalref@bccls.org.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Are You Ready for the 2014 Teen Summer Reading Program?!


This summer, you can sign up for the West Caldwell Public Library Summer Reading Program and read or listen to GREAT books, participate in FANTASTIC events, and be eligible to win AWESOME prizes!

SIGN UP STARTS JUNE 23! Check back for more info about programs, events and contests. 

It's Guaranteed to SPARK A REACTION All Summer Long!

DON'T MISS OUT! 

OPEN TO TEENS IN GRADES 6-12.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Teen Tuesday: Bad Movie Night


Are you ready for some really terrible cinema? Then join us for a BAD MOVIE NIGHT at the West Caldwell Public Library! We'll be watching something so bad......it's amazing!! 

Bring a friend, bring your snarkiest comments, and prepare to be astounded at just how bad film making can be! 

Open to teens in grades 6-12. 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Teen Advisory Group Meeting May 13 @ 6:30 PM


REMINDER: Our next Teen Advisory Group meeting will be Tuesday, May 13 @ 6:30 PM.

We'll be planning the upcoming Summer Reading Program after-hours kick-off event in June!

The TAG is open to students in grades 6-12. Come help us plan upcoming library programs and choose new books, music, and DVDs for the library to purchase! You'll get fed and earn community service hours, too!

Sign-up at the West Caldwell Public Library reference desk, call 973-226-5441 or send an email to wcalref@bccls.org

Monday, May 5, 2014