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New Young Adult Books for May

May 22nd, 2015 by Melanie in New on the Shelves, Teens · No Comments ·

saSaint Anything by Sarah DessenPeyton, Sydney’s charismatic older brother, has always been the star of the family, receiving the lion’s share of their parents’ attention and–lately–concern. When Peyton’s increasingly reckless behavior culminates in an accident, a drunk driving conviction, and a jail sentence, Sydney is cast adrift, searching for her place in the family and the world. When everyone else is so worried about Peyton, is she the only one concerned about the victim of the accident?
Enter the Chathams, a warm, chaotic family who run a pizza parlor, play bluegrass on weekends, and pitch in to care for their mother, who has multiple sclerosis. Here Sydney experiences unquestioning acceptance. And here she meets Mac, gentle, watchful, and protective, who makes Sydney feel seen, really seen, for the first time.

tmThe Messengers by Edward HoganWhen fifteen-year-old Frances is sent down to the coast to Helmstown, to live with her aunt, uncle and cousin, she meets and befriends Peter Kennedy, a somewhat tramp-like character who lives in a beach hut along the seafront. As soon as they meet, Peter recognizes that Frances is a messenger, just like him. As messengers, they experience black-outs, and when they come round, they have the ability to draw, in minute detail, the scene of an accident. Although Frances can’t change the past, she realises that she can change the future, at least for a chosen few.

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Irondequoit Library Will Be Closed on 5/23 and 5/25

May 21st, 2015 by John in Adults, Kids, Teens · No Comments ·

In observance of Memorial Day, both branches of the Irondequoit Public Library will be closed on Saturday, May 23 and Monday, May 25. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, May 26.

If you’re looking for something to do, the Town of Irondequoit will hold a Memorial Day Parade on Sunday, May 24 beginning at 3:00 PM. The parade will run down Titus Ave beginning at Irondequoit High School and ending at the Town Hall.

Thank You!

May 18th, 2015 by Matt Krueger in Adults, Kids, Teens · No Comments ·

A big thank you to all of our patrons who voted for Irondequoit in the Rochester Regional Library Council’s annual Library of the Year Contest! Although we did not win, your enthusiastic support means so much to us!

Congratulations to this year’s winner, the Arnett Branch of the Rochester Public Library!

Let’s try again next year in our brand new library that this community built together!

Would You Like to Have Your Name or That of a Loved One on the Pauline Evans-Helen McGraw Giving Tree?

May 12th, 2015 by Terry in Adults, Kids, Teens · No Comments ·

Would you like to have your name or that of a loved one on the Pauline Evans-Helen McGraw Giving Tree? Local artist, Craig Wilson designed and sculpted our unique giving tree. Mr. Wilson’s beautiful work can be seen in private collections and public spaces all around the Finger Lakes area. Here in the Rochester area, he created the Gates and Bench for the Discovery Children’s Garden at Strong National Museum of Play, the Bench for the Fairport Savings Bank in Irondequoit, the Eagle Sculpture for West Irondequoit High School, and the Preening Egrets sculpture at Parkridge Hospital.

givingtreeThe Pauline Evans-Helen McGraw Giving Tree was named in honor of two pioneers of the Irondequoit Public Library. It was Pauline Evans who started the first official library in the town in the basement of the Lincoln Bank on the corner of Titus and Cooper. Helen McGraw was the first certified public librarian to serve our town. Now their names will live on in this exquisite giving tree.

Sample Leaf

Sample Leaf

The Giving Tree is a huge metal sculpture that will be mounted right near the front door of the new library. If you would like to be a part of the Giving Tree, please download the Giving Tree Donor Form, or go to IrondequoitLibraryFoundation.com and click on the “Contribute Now” button to donate online.

And don’t forget… The rest of the fund raising campaign to help hold down the cost of the new library is in full swing! Money has been raised to cover the costs of furniture, fixtures and equipment. There are also naming opportunities. All donations large and small will benefit our new library for years to come. If you wish to contribute please fill out and send in the Pledge Form. You can also donate online at: IrondequoitLibraryFoundation.com!

Thank you for supporting “The Library the Community is Building Together!”

More New Young Adult Books for April

April 30th, 2015 by Melanie in New on the Shelves, Teens · No Comments ·

atrAll the Rage by Courtney SummersThe sheriff’s son, Kellan Turner, is not the golden boy everyone thinks he is, and Romy Grey knows that for a fact. Because no one wants to believe a girl from the wrong side of town, the truth about him has cost her everything–friends, family, and her community. Branded a liar and bullied relentlessly by a group of kids she used to hang out with, Romy’s only refuge is the diner where she works outside of town. No one knows her name or her past there; she can finally be anonymous.But when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing after a party, and news of him assaulting another girl in a town close by gets out, Romy must decide whether she wants to fight or carry the burden of knowing more girls could get hurt if she doesn’t speak up. Nobody believed her the first time–and they certainly won’t now–but the cost of her silence might be more than she can bear. 

syigtmSophomore Year is Greek to Me by Meredith ZeitlinHigh school sophomore Zona Lowell has lived in New York City her whole life, and plans to follow in the footsteps of her renowned-journalist father. But when he announces they’re moving to Athens for six months so he can work on an important new story, she’s devastated—he must have an ulterior motive. See, when Zona’s mother married an American, her huge Greek family cut off contact. But Zona never knew her mom, and now she’s supposed to uproot her entire life and meet possibly hostile relatives on their turf? Thanks…but no thanks.

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New Young Adult Books for April

April 27th, 2015 by Melanie in New on the Shelves, Teens · Comments Off ·

KTCKissing Ted Callahan (And Other Guys) by Amy SpaldingAfter catching their bandmates in a compromising position, sixteen-year-old Los Angelenos Riley and Reid become painfully aware of the romance missing from their own lives. And so a pact is formed: they’ll both try to make something happen with their respective crushes and document the experiences in a shared notebook.
While Reid struggles with the moral dilemma of adopting a dog to win over someone’s heart, Riley tries to make progress with Ted Callahan, who she’s been obsessed with forever-His floppy hair! His undeniable intelligence! But suddenly cute guys are popping up everywhere. How did she never notice them before?! With their love lives going from 0 to 60 in the blink of an eye, Riley and Reid realize the results of their pact may be more than they bargained for.

twwThe World Within by Jane EaglandEmily Bronte loves her sisters, responsible Charlotte and quiet Anne, and her brother, tempestuous Branwell. She loves the moors that stretch all around the little village of Haworth, and wandering over them in the worst of weather. And she loves most of all the writing that brings all these things together, as she and her siblings create vast kingdoms and vivid adventures that take them deep into their imaginations.
But change is coming to Haworth, as their father falls ill and the girls must learn how to support themselves. How can Emily preserve what she loves, and herself, and find her way into the future?

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