Saturday, July 26, 2008

Prizes for Teen Readers

There are a lot of reasons to read books over the summer vacation.
1... because you enjoy reading anyway
2... because you need to read a certain number of books for school
3... because you have played the same games over and over and want something different
4... because you need to read specific books from a reading list for school
5... because you saw the movie and someone said the book was better and you want to see if they're right
But here's a great reason to read books this summer... you can win PRIZES! ! !

There are prizes available just for Boyertown Teen Readers and one GRAND PRIZE for all Teen Readers in Berks County.

Boyertown Prizes:
Large Pizza from Carmello's
$10 gift certificate from Talarico's
$10 gift certificate from the Grill Shop
3 separate $10 gift certificates from Bauses Super Drugstore
3 of the books from the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series
1 episode of Fullmetal Alchemist on DVD
1 action figure from the Anime series Inu Yasha
1 T-Shirt (black with Metamorphosis design)
1 Insulted Travel Tumbler (Metamorphosis design)
1 PS2 game of Tiger Woods PGA Tour
1 Wii game of Spiderman 3
1 certificate for 8 piano lessons from Veronica Smith
1 special edition copy of the Stephanie Meyers book ECLIPSE
1 BOOMChair with vibration and other capabilities to make game playing and DVD watching even more intense

Berks County Grand Prize:

How do you try for the Boyertown Prizes? Just fill out a green reading entry form and turn it in for a grey raffle ticket. Write your name and phone number on one half, tear it off and drop it into the bag under the prize you are trying for. Put as many tickets into as many different prize bags as you want.
This is different than last year... a Teen who only has one raffle ticket may be the winner of a prize. But the more tickets in a bag a Teen has, the more chances that Teen has to win the prize.

How do you try for the Laptop Computer? Just fill out the green reading entry forms and turn them in. All green forms will be sent to the County Library Headquarters to be tossed together. A single winner will be drawn from all official green reading entry forms in September.
This year there is a greater chance to win the computer because there are 2 Laptops... one for young kids and one for Teens aged 13 and up.

So don't miss out on your chance for a prize!

Summer Reading - Reading for Prizes

We all know how important reading is... how it not only helps to enrich one's life but also how reading makes living life easier and more worthwhile. Posted in the library and elsewhere on this website is our Mission Statement. A portion of it says your library has a mission to encourage enjoyment of reading and promote lifelong learning.

Our Summer Reading Program has an important part in the fulfillment of that mission... and it certainly is a fun way to promote literacy. There are programs and storytimes based on the theme "Catch the Reading Bug"... and anyone who reads or has a book read to them is encouraged to fill out an entry form to win a prize. There's still plenty of time for everyone to get a chance on some great prizes. Prizes for all ages... for chilren to adults. Look for details in the library or watch for another blog post on the subject.

In the meantime keep reading!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Welcome to Our New Director!

We are all very excited to have a new member on our library team... Ed Goyda has joined us as our new "Fearless Leader". New to the area, Ed comes to us from the Brownsville Free Public Library (near Pittsburgh). He was interested in moving "East" because he has a sister living out here and wanted to be closer to her soon-to-be-enlarged family. I can tell he's pretty excited about becoming an uncle.

Having just moved in and with his first day on the job not too long past (June 30, 2008), Ed is still learning about our library, our staff, and our community. One of the first tasks he has taken upon himself is to review our entire Reference section and a lot of our Non-Fiction section with an eye to replacing old materials - getting us back up-to-date.

Stop in soon to meet Ed, maybe you can play a little game of "Stump the Librarian" with him! He might surprise you.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Automatically Ordered Titles

Just in case you are interested, we have an ordering program set up to make sure we get the new releases on some of the most often requested FICTION authors. This program is called Automatically Yours.

I thought you might like to know which authors' books will be coming as soon as it is released. A couple warnings, though... these orders are only for books released in Hardcover editions... also, there are 330 authors on the list this year so I won't list them all here.

Read on to see the Automatically Yours Fiction Authors alphabetically.
A... Mitch Albom, V.C. Andrews, Jeffrey Archer
B... David Baldacci, Clive Barker, M.C. Beaton, Elizabeth Berg, Chris Bohjalian, Terry Brooks, Dale Brown, Dan Brown, Sandra Brown,
C... Stephen J. Cannell, Orson Scott Card, Jennifer Chiaverini, Tom Clancy, Carol Higgins Clark, Mary Higgins Clark, Mary Jane Clark, Harlen Coben, Susan Conant, Patricia Cornwell, Catherine Coulter, Robert Crais, Michael Crichton, Jennifer Crusie, Clive Cussler
D... Diane Mott Davidson, Lindsey Davis, Jeffrey Deaver, Ted Dekker, Barbara Delinsky, Nelson DeMille, Jude Deveraux, Anita Diamont, Carole Nelson Douglas
E... Janet Evanovich, Richard Paul Evans
F... Jane Feather, Jasper Fforde, Joy Fielding, Fannie Flagg, Vince Flynn, Ken Follett, Frederick Forsyth, Earlene Fowler, Dick Francis
G... Diane Gabaldon, Julie Garwood, Elizabeth George, Sue Grafton, Heather Graham, W.E.B. Griffin, Martha Grimes, John Grisham
H... Laurell K. Hamilton, Thomas Harris, Carolyn G. Hart, Brian Herbert, Joan Hess, Carl Hiaasin, Jack Higgins, Tony Hillerman, Tami Hoag, Kay Hooper, Khaled Hosseini
I... Greg Iles, John Irving
J... Jerry B. Jenkins, Iris Johansen, Robert Jordan
K... Jan Karon, Garrison Keillor, Faye Kellerman, Jonathan Kellerman, Laurie R. King, Stephen King, Barbara Kingsolver, Dean Koontz, Jayne Ann Krentz
L... Linda LaPlante, Tim Lahaye, Wally Lamb, Donna Leon, Elmore Leonard, Billie Letts, Beverly Lewis, Johanna Lindsey, Elizabeth Lowell, Robert Ludlum, Eric Lustbader
M... Debbie Macomber, Anne McCaffrey, Cormac McCarthy, Larry McMurtry, Judith McNaught, Fern Michaels, Linda Lael Miller, Gilbert Morris, Doris Mortman, Tamar Myers
N... Larry Niven
O... Joyce Carol Oates, Tawni O'Dell, Janette Oke
P... Chuck Palahniuk, Diane Palmer, Sara Paretsky, Robert Parker, James Patterson, Richard North Patterson, Anne Perry, Elizabeth Peters, Jody Piccoult
Q... Amanda Quick, Anna Quindlen
R... Kathy Reichs, Ruth Rendell, Anne Rice, Luann Rice, Karen Robards, J.D. Robb, Gillian Roberts, Nora Roberts,
S... Lawrence Sanders, John Sandford, John Saul, Lisa Scottoline, Jeff Shaara, Anita Shreve, Karen Slaughter, Alexander McCall Smith, Nicholas Sparks, Danielle Steel, Sarah Strohmeyer
T... Amy Tan, William G. Tapply, Sheri Tepper, Scott Turow, Anne Tyler
U... John Updike
W... Alice Walker, Robert James Waller, Jennifer Weiner, Rebecca Wells, Kate Wilhelm, Jacqueline Winspear, Stuart Woods
Z... Timothy Zahn

If you wish to request a book early, stop by, call or email with the name of the author and their book. We can make up a pre-release request card and put your name on it. Please do not request more than 10 nor request a title more than 3 months before its release date.