Thursday, August 27, 2009

Hoax Photo Contest Winner

Howard Ho was winner of the digital camera in our Summer Hoax Photo Contest.

Entrants had to photograph a town landmark and incorporate a fictional element in the entry. Howard chose to photograph the tank on the town green and have the tank shooting fire. Other entrants put Wonder Woman and Spider Man on the Lover's Leap Bridge, a yellow brick road complete with Dorothy and companions on one of our main streets, our statue of Lincoln sported horns, a grin and goatee and the former CVS building became one with the library as one of our entry ways was added to the side of the CVS building. The winner was chosen by popular vote.

Great job everyone.

How Many Banned Books Have You Already Read?


Are you feeling a little naughty? Why not allow your inner bookworm to have a field day?

Each year, the last week of September is Banned Books Week, sponsored by the American Library Association. How will you celebrate this anti-literary occasion?

This week-long bookish holiday does present an important reminder about the power of government censorship around the world and how it may challenge or inhibit personal freedoms of expression.

Throughout the history of published literature, books have been challenged. Taboo titles have even been burned. Often, authors have faced persecution for what they have penned.

Historically, several previously banned books have become literary classics. Perhaps ironically, many of these once-taboo titles are now required reading for high school and college literarature classes.

How many of banned books have you already read? How many of these once-banned titles do you recognize?

Friday, August 21, 2009

Going Bovine, new Libba Bray Book

Libba Bray's 'Going Bovine': At least for her new book trailer!
by Mandi Bierly
Categories: Book Trailers, Fiction, Interview

If you’ve yet to pick up a book by young-adult author Libba Bray, you might after watching the trailer for Going Bovine, her smart, funny, layered new novel due out Sept. 22. The book, featured in EW’s annual Must List Issue, follows the epic journey of 16-year-old Cameron, who’s been diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (the human form of mad cow disease). The inspiration for the story, Bray tells EW, came many years ago, when her mother told her about a man from their hometown who had contracted the disease. “One of the symptoms that he had was hallucinations. He would see these flames shoot up in his field of vision. I was haunted by that, because I thought how horrible must it be when you can’t trust your reality. What is reality? Who’s to say what’s real and what’s not? Then it became this crazy cobb salad of all kinds of things that I’m interested in, like, theoretical physics, and microwave popcorn, and Disney World, and yard gnomes, and Norse mythology, and why are we here as opposed to why aren’t we there… or at Nordstrom?”

The trailer, featuring riffs by a cow suit-wearing Bray, is equally fantastic in its randomness. Our two favorite parts: “Boneless chicken” and “That says, to me, I’m marked for death.”

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Final Week Raffle Winner

Congratulations Christian Scillitoe 5th Week Winner


The summer is almost over and our Summer Reading Program Be Creative @Your Library has come to a close. We ended with the annual pizza and ice cream party and the Teens helped to pick the Raffle Winners for the Reading Program. We had over 500 participants and couldn't have handled it without our 23 Teen Volunteers. Thank you for your help. It made the for a GREAT summer! Have a Fun Year.

Hope to see you at the library.

Friday, August 14, 2009


The first book in the Uglies series, for FREE!


By Scott Westerfeld

The world of Uglies, set in our not-so-distant future, is a tech-savvy society (way beyond Twitter and Facebook) where everyone is made pretty. You're probably thinking, "Uh...where do I sign up?" Except the local government makes every teen undergo surgery at sixteen to become supermodel beautiful with a certain kind of pretty face. And you thought you had problems when your school enforced a dress code! Rooftop parties and champagne for all! Everything is just awesome. Or so they think.

For a limited time (8/5 - 9/5), you can read the first book in the series, for nada! Plus (and this is HUGE), if you keep reading, you'll get a sneak peek at Scott Westerfeld's new series, Leviathan, coming this October. See what everyone has been talking about!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Check out our Raffle Winners

3rd Week Winner Gina Viglione Twilight Tote

4th Week Winner Andre Cardenas Quassy Passes, Book Tote

2nd Week Winner Charlotte Durr Bowling Tote

Missing from Photo's lst Week Winner, Elizabeth Michelstein. Blockbuster Tote




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FRIENDS of the New Milford Public Library

Donations to the New Milford Public Library Teen Summer Programs foster creativity in reading, writing, music, art, theater and more!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Based on the best-selling illustrated novel by Jeff Kinney, the film chronicles the adventures of wisecracking middle school student Greg Heffley over the course of an academic year, as told through the young man's diary and hand-drawn cartoons.

Jeff Filgo & Jackie Filgo and Jeff Judah & Gabe Sachs wrote the screenplay.

Zachary Gordon, who was tapped after a nine-month search, will play the title role, with Zahn and Rachael Harris portraying his parents. Robert Capron will portray his best friend, and Devon Bostick will play his brother.


Dotti Enderle
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MAN IN THE MOON (Delacorte Press)
A novel about the magic that lives in all of us...