Proof of Forever by Lexa HillyerBefore: It was the perfect summer of first kisses, skinny-dipping, and bonfires by the lake. Joy, Tali, Luce, and Zoe knew their final summer at Camp Okahatchee would come to an end, but they swore they’d stay friends.
After: Now, two years later, their bond has faded along with those memories.
Then: That is, until the fateful flash of a photo booth camera transports the four of them back in time, to the summer they were fifteen—the summer everything changed.
Now: The girls must recreate the past in order to return to the present. As they live through their second-chance summer, the mystery behind their lost friendship unravels, and a dark secret threatens to tear the girls apart all over again.
Always: Summers end. But this one will change them forever.
Even When You Lie to Me by Jessica AlcottCharlie, a senior, isn’t looking forward to her last year of high school. Another year of living in the shadow of her best friend, Lila. Another year of hiding behind the covers of her favorite novels. Another year of navigating her tense relationship with her perfectionist mom.
But everything changes when she meets her new English teacher. Mr. Drummond is smart. Irreverent. Funny. Hot. Everyone loves him. And Charlie thinks he’s the only one who gets her.
She also thinks she might not be the only one with a crush.
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie OakesThe Kevinian cult has taken everything from seventeen-year-old Minnow: twelve years of her life, her family, her ability to trust.
And when she rebelled, they took away her hands, too.
Now their Prophet has been murdered and their camp set aflame, and it’s clear that Minnow knows something—but she’s not talking. As she languishes in juvenile detention, she struggles to un-learn everything she has been taught to believe, adjusting to a life behind bars and recounting the events that led up to her incarceration. But when an FBI detective approaches her about making a deal, Minnow sees she can have the freedom she always dreamed of—if she’s willing to part with the terrible secrets of her past. (more…)
The Summer Reading Club starts this Friday, June 19. Are you ready?
Kids (Preschool – 5th Grade)
Kids can read for 20 minutes a day to earn prizes.
We’re also planning a full schedule of fun programs including our Summer Reading Kick-Off on Saturday, June 20 at 10:00 AM at the Pauline Evans Branch. Dunk a librarian in our Dunk Tank! More games and activities, too!
Teens (6th Grade – 12th Grade)
READ AND WIN! This year’s prizes include a gift certificate to Sky Zone and much more! Stop by the library to sign up and learn more!
Read a book or listen to an audiobook, fill out an entry slip (each book is one entry), and join the Author Team of your choice! We’ll have four Author Teams (Sue Grafton, Debbie Macomber, James Patterson, and Stuart Woods) and whichever team reads the most pages will win. One winner from each team will win a new copy of the author’s Summer release.
Summer Movie Club
For the first time ever, both branches are doing a Summer Movie Club. Create your own movie marathon by checking out at least five DVDs and filling out an Entry Form at the Circulation Desk. Two Grand Prize winners will take home a 30 DVD Prize Pack, enough to watch a new movie every night for a month.
Because of our big move, the Summer Reading Club (and the Summer Movie Club) will end on July 31. Good luck to everyone who enters!
On November 20, 2015… Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss’s family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.
It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans–except Katniss.
The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss’s willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels’ Mockingjay–no matter what the personal cost. After being symbolized as the Mockingjay, Katniss Everdeen and District 13 engage in an all-out revolution against the autocratic Capitol.
Saint 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.
The 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.
More titles are listed at the “Read More” link below. (more…)