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Crank It Up–Young Adult Books on Disc are now on the 2nd floor!

by Brian Visser on September 5th, 2013

Rather listen to Young Adult books than read them?  You’re in luck, because ICPL has YA Books on Disc, and they’re now located on the 2nd floor with the rest of the Young Adult collection.  I recently ordered new titles too.  Favorites from the beginning of summer were finally released: The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen, The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau and The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey.  Also, hot fall releases like Allegiant by Veronica Roth, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein are on order.  Check out our YA eAudio too!


Divergent Movie: Teaser of the Trailer

by Brian Visser on August 22nd, 2013

So, I’m pretty excited for the movie adaptation of “Divergent” starring Shailene Woodley.  The brief footage here is our first look at the movie.  The full-length trailer debuts during the MTV VMAs on Sunday.  Let me know what you think!

Book Alert: Steelheart

by Brian Visser on August 12th, 2013

I started reading an advance copy of Brandon Sanderson’s comic book inspired “Steelheart” this weekend.  So far, it’s really good:

At age eight, David watched his father die at the hands of Steelheart, an Epic with superhuman powers.  Now, ten years later, David wants to join the Reckoners–a resistance group that assassinates Epics.  Only with their help can he hope to take down Steelheart and end his tyrannical rule of what used to be Chicago.

Check out the  book’s Prologue and trailer.  Comic book fans and readers who like action and intricate world building should give it a try when it comes out in September.  Place a hold today!

Happy Friday: It’s Adventure Time!

by Brian Visser on August 9th, 2013

Hey, all!  To celebrate the fact that it’s Friday, here’s the intro to Adventure Time done with LEGO!  Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Teen Summer Reading Program: It’s the Final Countdown!

by Brian Visser on July 29th, 2013

The end of the Teen Summer Reading Program is  approaching rapidly.  Wednesday is the final day to turn your Reading Log in at the Reference Desk to claim your prize and be entered for the prize drawing.  The Grand Prize is a Kindle Fire HD and the runner-up prize is a $50 Prairie Lights gift certificate.  If you haven’t sign-up for Summer Reading yet, you still can!  Go here, click on “Teen” and fill out the required fields.  You can include any reading and/or activities that you’ve done since the beginning of June.  It’s easy!

Summer Reading Program Lock In Finale Party!

by Brian Visser on July 23rd, 2013

The Teen Summer Reading Program ends the last day of July.  To celebrate, we’re having a Teen Lock In Finale Party this Friday, July 26 from 8-11 p.m.  Teens going into Grades 7-12 are invited to hang out at the Library after hours!  We’ve got a lot of fun stuff planned.  Here are just a few things:  An epic scavenger hunt, duct tape crafts, book dominoes (though we probably won’t break the world record) and Minecraft.  Also, Pancheros is providing delicious burritos.  Be in Meeting Room A by 8:30 to get locked-in.

“New” Mary GrandPré Harry Potter Illustrations

by Guest on July 19th, 2013

I know there are new covers now and all, but Mary GrandPré’s illustrations will forever rekindle my love of Harry Potter.

And now, some “previously unpublished” (maybe?)  illustrations of the world of Harry Potter, created by the Great GrandPré, showed up on imgur. And they’re PRETTY. Check ‘em out!

Anime & Manga Club

by Brian Visser on July 18th, 2013

Our Anime & Manga Club meets monthly in the Teen Center to watch anime, talk about our favorite manga, draw and trade tips on cosplay! For Grades 7-12 only.


Upcoming meetings:


Saturday, February 22, 2:30-3:30 p.m.


Saturday, March 22, 2:30-3:30 p.m.


Meet and Read TOMORROW, 2-3 PM

by Guest on July 15th, 2013

Stop by Meeting Room B between 2-3 PM and let us know what you’ve been reading this summer! We’ll have some delicious treats to snack on while we discuss our favorite summer book discoveries.

I’m reading (well, listening to) Eleanor and Park, and it’s all kinds of nostalgic, sweet/sad/wonderful. Brian reviewed it back in April, and I have to say, the audiobook version adds a certain something – two readers, one for Eleanor and one for Park, create a sort of duet, a perfect complement to the writing style and subject matter of the book.

So – what have you been reading?

Summer Movie: “Pacific Rim”

by Guest on July 11th, 2013

Anybody gonna go see “Pacific Rim” this weekend?

Rotten Tomatoes says, “a solid modern creature feature, Pacific Rim is bolstered by fantastical imagery and an irresistible sense of fun.”

If the trailers are any indication, it looks (unfortunately, if you ask me) similar to “Transformers” with its giant robots, but I think the story will be considerably better, given the actors involved (Idris Elba) and the director/writer (Guillermo del Toro).

It’s fun summer movie time! It’s playing TONIGHT at the Sycamore at 8:00 PM.