We All Scream for Ice Cream!

March 8, 2012 at 3:58 pm (events)

Do you like ice cream?  Even if you don’t, come join us at Moonlight Creamery in Fairport on Monday, March 19 from 6-9 pm for a Teen Book Festival fundraiser.  There will be trivia, games, prizes, and of course, ice cream!  Moonlight Creamery is located at 36 West Avenue, Suite #2, Fairport, NY, around the back of Fairport Village Landing, the plaza where the Fairport Library is located (if you park in the garage, you can just walk across the street).


We hope to see you there!

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What should we do this year?

January 19, 2012 at 5:46 am (events)

It’s January, which means it is almost time to choose our activities for Teen Advisory Board meetings for the next several months.  We know you have lots of great ideas of exciting activities, so make sure you sign up for our meeting on Wednesday, January 25 from 7-8:30 pm to help us decide.  These programs are open to all Webster teens in grades 6-12 — tell your friends! Please click here to register so we know who to expect.  To get your creative juices flowing, you’ll also have the opportunity to participate in some brain challenges during this program — and there will be prizes!

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“Where Smiles Never End”

January 17, 2012 at 5:22 am (contests)

Today’s contest is all about advertising slogans.  For each of these slogans, choose which company the slogan belongs to.

1) “Where smiles never end”-  Barnum & Bailey circus or the Webster Public Library?  ;)

2) “Have it your way” –  Transformers or Burger King?

3) “Inquiring minds want to know” – The National Enquirer or The World Book Encyclopedia?

4) “Just a little bit better” – Post cereals or United Airlines?

5) “Let your fingers do the walking” – Yellow Pages or Yamaha Piano?

6) “Helps build strong bodies 12 ways” –  Byrne Dairy or Wonder Bread?

7) “Made from the best stuff on Earth” – Smucker’s or Snapple?

8) “The more you eat – the more you want” – Cracker Jack or Pringles?

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Snow(y) Day?

January 15, 2012 at 5:40 am (Polls)

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Rubber duckies

January 13, 2012 at 10:42 am (contests, fun sites) ()

According to one of my favorite calendar websites, Brownielocks, today is Rubber Duckie Day!!  It’s the birthday of Ernie’s rubber duck on Sesame Street.  So I’m giving you this link to watch a fun video and visit other sites about rubber ducks.  If you’re a TAB member, you probably possess some of the ducks we’ve given away over the past few years, so don’t deny that you love them, too!

Also, for bonus points, please comment and let us know which ducks you have in your collection!

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What’s new 1/11

January 11, 2012 at 7:13 am (new books)

Jessica Rules the Dark Side – Beth Fantaskey

(The highly anticipated sequel to Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side.)

It’s one thing to find out you’re a vampire princess. It’s a whole other thing to actually rule. Newly married Jessica Packwood is having a hard enough time feeling regal with her husband, Lucius, at her side. But when evidence in the murder of a powerful elder points to Lucius, sending him into solitary confinement, Jessica is suddenly on her own. Determined to clear her husband’s name, Jessica launches into a full-scale investigation, but hallucinations and nightmares of betrayal keep getting in her way. Jessica knows that with no blood to drink, Lucius’s time is running out. Can she figure out who the real killer is—and whom she can trust—before it’s too late?

 

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Mysteries to keep you in suspense…

January 7, 2012 at 7:46 am (book suggestions)

 

 

I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

After capturing a bank robber, nineteen-year-old cab driver Ed Kennedy begins receiving mysterious messages that direct him to addresses where people need help, and he begins getting over his lifelong feeling of worthlessness.

 

 

 

 

Acceleration by Graham McNamee

Stuck working in the Lost and Found of the Toronto Transit Authority for the summer, seventeen-year-old Duncan finds the diary of a serial killer and sets out to stop him.

 

 

 

Peeled by Joan Bauer

In an upstate New York farming community, high school reporter Hildy Biddle investigates a series of strange occurrences at a house rumored to be haunted.

 

 

 

 

Down the Rabbit Hole: An Echo Falls Mystery by Peter Abrahams

Like her idol Sherlock Holmes, eighth grader Ingrid Levin-Hill uses her intellect to solve a murder case in her home town of Echo Falls. Welcome to Echo Falls.

The Road of the Dead by Kevin Brooks

Two brothers, sons of an incarcerated gypsy, leave London traveling to an isolated and desolate village, in search of the brutal killer of their sister.

 

 

 

 

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

High school junior Violet uses her uncanny ability to sense murderers and their victims to try to stop a serial killer who’s terrorizing her town, and although her best friend and would-be boyfriend Jay promises to keep her safe, she becomes a target.

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What’s new 1/4

January 4, 2012 at 7:40 am (new books)

The Language of Impossible Dreams – Sarah Ockler

Hudson can’t wait to get out of Watonka, her working-class town outside of Buffalo. Once upon a time, her talent as a skater was going to be her ticket out… but when her parents’ marriage unraveled three years ago, so did her dreams. Now, she buries herself in making cupcakes for her mom’s diner and imagining her parallel life where she went on to skate to glory. But when she gets a letter inviting her to audition for a skating scholarship *and* the hockey team asks for her help with their technique (read: free ice time for Hudson), it’s impossible to ignore the signs. Is she ready to get back on the ice? Could this be her ticket out? Hudson’s determined not to let anything stand in her way. But between baking and waitressing at the diner, the love triangle that’s developing with two outrageously cute hockey boys, and the simmering drama with her best friend, her future is anything but certain…

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By the Numbers

December 27, 2011 at 5:32 am (contests)

I found a fun book last week with trivia answers, so that should keep me in contest ideas for a while.  Today’s contest is all about the numbers.  Match the following numbers with their correct description.  Good luck!

1) 56 a) # of possible solutions in Clue
2) 73 b) average # of plain M&Ms per pound
3) 114 c) # of hours in one week
4) 142 d) # of islands in Indonesia
5) 168 e) # of restrooms in the Pentagon
6) 192 f) # of curls in Shirley Temple’s hair
7) 284 g) # of minutes in one day
8) 324 h) # of staircases at Hogwarts
9) 512 i) # of steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower
10) 1440 j) # of words in the first sentence of A Tale of Two Cities
11) 1665 k) average # of peanut M&Ms per pound
12) 13677 l) # of elevators in the Empire State Building

 

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Tis the Season

December 20, 2011 at 5:06 am (contests)

Today’s contest is a True or False quiz on the topic of…you guessed it – Christmas (and urban legends surrounding the holiday)!  Enjoy!

1. Christmas caroling in Europe is called ‘mumming’.  True or false?

2. Poinsettia leaves are poisonous if eaten.  True or false?

3. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was created by a department store worker as a sales gimmick.  True or false?

4. Eggnog’s name comes from the phrase ‘egg and grog’.  True or false?

5. Children have been writing letters to Santa since the late 1890s.  True or false?

6. Mistletoe was originally hung to ward off evil spirits.  True or false?

Ok, ok, there’s actually one small hint I am going to give you.  All of the above answers are true, except for one.  Which one is false?

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