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Make Waves This Summer!


Teen Summer Reading starts today!! Stop in to check out some books and get a scratchoff ticket--you could win a flash drive! Or a giftcard to Borders, Gamestop or Regal Cinemas! or a free book or drawstring bookbag! Or candy bars! And each ticket enters you in the grand prize drawing for an Ipod Nano! So what're you waiting for? Come to the library today! More details here.

Need a new wardrobe? Come Swap!


Our Super Summer Clothing Swap is this Saturday, May 8. Bring in summer clothing you no longer wear from 1 -2 p.m., then join the clothing swap from 2-4 p.m.
    *   Save Money
    *   Find some great clothes for warm weather
    *   Be eco-friendly by reducing clothing waste (yes—you are recycling!!!)
    *   Meet your environmentally responsible neighbors and make some new friends!
    *   Sign up is NOT required

Coming to a school near you


The 2010 Teen Summer Reading program: "Make Waves At Your Library" will start in June, so during May the Teen Librarian, yours truly, will be visiting Lakeview, Kimpton and the high school to tell students all about it. Be looking for me!

Silly Saturday winners!

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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!

Win Free Tickets to the new Hubble IMAX movie!


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

Chocolate Fest a success

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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!

new Videogames! Check 'em out!

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!

Madden NFL10 tournament winners


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!

Have you Gone Bovine yet?

Cover image 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!

Sign Up today for MaddenNFL tournament!

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.