Saturday, September 28, 2013

Thinking Halloween!!!!

Highland teens met last Thursday night to plan the games for our upcoming Halloween party!
We had so much fun!! 
The party will be Saturday, October 26 from 2-4 PM.  All kids Kindergarten and up are invited!  Watch for more details and be prepared for a spooky, fun time!!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Book Review from Lily - The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in our Stars

Review by Lily Wall

Sixteen year old hazel has a life changing diagnosis. She has had terminal cancer since she was thirteen. Her parents have been making her go to a therapy group ever since they decided she was depressed, because of her cancer. She knows depression is a side effect of dying though. She has a terrible time breathing, and has an oxygen tank. One day her friend Issac brings his friend named Augustus to the meeting and though she is weary, they become close friends and later even closer than friends.

This book covers the aspects of tragedy, frustration, and even though its gross, mushy gushy love. The fault in our stars is full of humor and sarcasm though, filling it with happy moments amongst the tragedy of it all. Throughout the entire book Hazel is straight forward about everything in life, never once does she lie to herself. She never even feels scared of dying, but she hates the idea of hurting the people she loves. Why Hazel is so easy for readers to connect with is because everyone fears how the world will continue on without them. “The marks we leave are so often scars”- The Fault in our Stars - John Green, this phrase rings true. In the book this is a common topic. Sometimes people want to mean something so much, yet when they die all they leave are scars.

This book is very straight forward and truthful. It is about the book savvy Hazel’s journey through life and how she copes with all the struggles put in her path.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Here is our Banned Books Display

Thanks to Lily, Zack, and David for the display!!  These books are available for check out.  It was pretty interesting to see the reasons the books were challenged or banned.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Discover what you're missing! Banned Books!

From September 22-28 libraries across the country celebrate Banned Books Week.  The celebration is about the freedom we have to read; to look for any information we want;  and to express our ideas.  This week celebrates freedom from censorship.

This celebration is sponsored by the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom.  You can reach them at

Highland's teens will be stopping in after school to help arrange a Banned Book display. Stop in and check it out!!

MVM's Book Review for Clock Work Angel

The Clock Work Angel by Cassandra Clare.

I thought this book was very intense. It is a new series of books called The Infernal Devices. In Book 1, the story starts in America and moves on to England where Tessa Gray, encounters many scary and unforgettable characters. Memories are formed - such as when her brother goes missing and she them becomes a captive of the dark sisters.

Tessa is a downworld person, and she discovered that she has the power to shape shift into living or dead people. Downworlds are vampires, shape shifters, werewolves, fairies and such. Three of my favorite characters are Tessa, Will, and James. Tessa is the main character and she is brave and confident because whe is willing to risk her life for her friends and family. She is overwhelmed with her new powers because they can be dangerous to people she cares about.

Although this book is fiction, it would be totally creepy if it was real! The pain and suffering that the characters encounter is scary and awesome at the same time. I highly suggest you read this book if you are not easily scared. Getting to know so many cool characters really motivated me to read more!
MVM - Highland Teen Advisory Board

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

We need to break more computers!

If you're free Monday night around 6:30 and want to help take apart computers, stop in the library.  We'll be hanging out in the children's room. 
The parts will be used another night to make some good projects that you can take home and use.
We'll provide you some good food to snack on as well.....

The Fault in Our Stars

Good news! John Green's book The Fault in Our Stars, is being made into a movie which is expected to be released next yer.  This is a great book to read, sad but very uplifting!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Highland Library has a teen book club, and you're invited to join.  We meet the first Wednesday of each month at 3:45 PM, so that means tomorrow! It lasts an hour....Don't worry, you didn't have to read a book this time.  We're going to try a version of "speed dating" -- only with books!  It's going to be interesting to see what appeals to us about some books and makes us pass on others!  Snacks are provided!!