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Archive for May, 2008

Bright Idea!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on May 7, 2008

Why not stop by the media center to check out some books before it’s too late! Sadly, all books will be due back in the media center next Friday, May 16. 😦 Even sadder, the media center will be closed, closed, closed during lunch after May 16. What is up with that? Is there some global evil lurking around the corner, lying in wait for us after May 16? Well, not for you, but Ms. Hamilton, Ms. Beasley, and I have to do inventory and prepare reports for the powers that be. Sad face. Sad face. Sad face. We will still be available before and after school as usual. At least you still have something to live for…

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Bibliophiles Need Books!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on May 7, 2008

Just a little further empathy for your pain.

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Way To Go Stephenie Meyer!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on May 6, 2008

We are delighted to share that Stephenie Meyer, one of our most popular authors here at Creekview, has been named one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2008 by Time magazine!  You can go to this link to read the article online.,28804,1733748_1733752_1736282,00.html

Stephenie Meyer – The 2008 TIME 100 – TIME

You may also want to browse this other article from the April 24 issue of Time entitled, “Stephenie Meyer:  A New J.K. Rowling?”  What do you think?  Would you say Meyer and her work have influenced readers and reading habits in a way comparable to Rowling?,9171,1734838,00.html

Stephenie Meyer: A New J.K. Rowling? – TIME


Thanks again to Ms. Hamilton for this post from The Unquiet Library blog.

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It’s Never Too Early To Start Planning For Teen Read Week!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on May 6, 2008

Information for Teen Read Week 2008 is now available from YALSA!  This year’s theme is “Books with Bite”—how delicious!  Teen Read Week will be celebrated October 12–18, so now is the time to start planning ahead!

One terrific resource is the Teen Read Week 2008 Wiki!  This wiki is truly a gold mine of ideas and resources for celebrating Teen Read Week and ways to incorporate the theme, “Books with Bite”, into your festivities!

Teen Read Week – YALSA

 Another fabulous resource is the Programming Ideas page at Here you can read more about ways to incorporate podcasts, tech programs, a fim festival, a taste test, display contests, and more for your week of celebrations!

If you are a librarian, go to to register now!  There are some great incentives for the first 100 registrants, including the following:

2008 Registration Incentives

  1. The first 100 registrants to sign up for YALSA’s Teen Read Week will receive a free, unabridged young adult audiobook compliments of Teen Read Week Promotional Partner Listening Library. Teens at your library will enjoy hearing their favorites novels come to life on audio.
  2. All new regular members of YALSA who join through the Teen Read Week Web site will receive two free paperbacks courtesy Promotional Partner Scholastic.
  3. The first 4,000 registrants will receive one free paperback from Galaxy’s Golden Age series, courtesy Promotional Partner Galaxy Press.
  4. Register by midnight on July 14 and you could win a free copy of Breaking Dawn, the latest entry in the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer, courtesy Promotional Partner Hachette Book Group USA/Little, Brown & Co. On July 15, we’ll select 200 registrants at random.
  5. Twenty-five registrants will be chosen at random to receive a complete set of titles from Zest Books (about fifteen books total). The drawing will be held on Mon. Sept. 15, 2008.
  6. One lucky registrant will win alibrary of Mirrorstone titles, approximate value $500 and based on availability. Five runner ups will win an autographed copy each of Sucks to Be Me and The Stowaway. The drawing will be held on Mon. Sept. 15, 2008.
  7. All registrants can download YALSA’s pocket-sized, illustrated Books with Bite Recommended Reading Pamphlet, full of recommended titles drawn from YALSA’s awards and booklists and annotated by YALSA’s Teen Read Week committee. These trifold pamphlets can be printed on 8.5 x 11″ paper, cut to size, and then handed out to teens by the dozens.

Thanks to Ms. Hamilton’s Unquiet Librarian blog for this post!

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Readergirlz Continue to Rock!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on May 5, 2008

 Readergirlz wants to thank everyone who participated in Operation Teen Book Drop on April 17. With the help of teen readers from across the nation, readergirlz delivered over 10,000 books in excellent pediatric hospitals in the United States and Canada. These donated books provided comfort to over 10,000 hospitalized teens. Way to go readergirlz! In case you missed Operation TBD, you can read about it in Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Especially important to the effort and deserving of a very public and very special thank you is readergirlz diva and author, Lorie Ann Grover, for managing Operation TBD. It was a massive amount of work and she handled it as beautifully as she writes. Readergirlz would like to give special shout outs to their contributing publishers:

Abrams Books, Bloomsbury USA, Candlewick Press, Da Capo Press, Full Cast Audio, Hachette Book Group, Harcourt, HarperCollins, Hyperion Books, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Marshall Cavendish, Mirrorstone (imprint of Wizards of the Coast), Newmarket Press, Orca Book Publishers, Peachtree Publishers, Perseus Book Group, Random House, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster Children’s Books, TOKYOPOP, and Tor Books.

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