Congratulations to the Schneider family for winning Silly Saturday, the library's annual April Fool's Day scavenger hunt. The Schneiders won a $50 giftcard to Borders Books and Music, courtesy of the Friends of the SMF Library, for finding the most "silly" things in the library on April 3rd. There was a kayak in the library, and flamingos helping at the checkout desk, and staff wearing pajamas, all sorts of crazy stuff. Thank you to the 41 people who played our game!
The American Library Association and NASA are sponsoring a contest to promote the new 3-D IMAX movie, Hubble--a movie that tells the story of the Hubble Space Telescope in 3-D. To enter click here
Boy did we have a delicious time at Chocolate Fest! You can see the evidence on our Teen Photos page--we made candy, dipped yummy stuff into chocolate fondue, decorated cupcakes, and played Chocolate Jeopardy. We're still feeling the chocolate buzz here! Happy Valentine's Day everyone!
Our newest shipment of videogames for Xbox360, Playstation3, and Wii have arrived! New titles include Sonic the Hedgehog, The Golden Compass, Ridge Racer 7, and many more. Check the list on the Video Games page of our website and stop in to see what's available. Play on!
Congratulations to Kip Mangira, first place winner, and Junoe Simon, runnerup winner, in our Madden NFL playstation3 tournament! Kip won a $50 Gamestop giftcard and Junoe won a $30 Gamestop giftcard, thanks to the Friends of the SMF Public Library. Stay tuned for more videogame events this spring!
Going Bovine, by Libba Bray, is the winner of the 2010 Printz Award for excellence in teen literature. It's a funny book about a guy suffering from Mad Cow Disease who goes on a wacky road trip with his sidekick friend Gonzo--and a lawn gnome!
We've got plenty of room for more players in our Playstation3 MaddenNFL 10 tournament! First place wins a $50 Gamestop giftcard; 2nd place is a $30 giftcard. It happens on Saturday Jan. 23, starting at 11am, for grades 6 to 12. There will be FREE PIZZA for players! Call today or email us, or stop by the Teen Information Desk.
...our 4 winners of Lifesize Monopoly 2009! Congratulations to the team of Matt Landis & Mitch Malott for winning the teen game, and Brock Vickery & Ethan Praeter for winning the grades 3-5 game today. They won Monopoly Deal card games as prizes, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Thanks to everyone who played Monopoly with us!
You nominated, you voted, and now here's your top choice! The Teen Buckeye Book Award winner for 2009 is (drum roll please): Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games! Plus the Buckeye Children's Book Awards have been announced, including the grades 6-8 winner: Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata. For more details and the rest of the winners, go to the Buckeye Book Awards website.