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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27th, 2014






See you turkeys later this week!

Sarah (also a turkey) :)

The Teen Library Council had a packed schedule today: Dinner then off to a United Way grant writing workshop at the Greenfield Chamber of Commerce!

HUGE thank you to the team at Hey Cafe in downtown Greenfield for a wonderful dining experience and amazing food! The teens and I were certainly impressed. THANK YOU!!!


After our fabulous dinner, we walked over to the Central Indiana United Way’s Youth as Resources grant writing workshop where we got some great tips for our 2015 proposal for Teens Read the Way. I can’t wait to get back together with the Council to recap the workshop and get started on our 2015 project.

Thank you too, Teen Library Council AND parents for braving the chilly-blustery weather to meet me out on this fun and productive library outing!

Until next time!


Student Library Council: Remember we are meeting at the Hey Cafe (16 N State St, Greenfield, IN 46140) today at 5:15. We will then be walking over to Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce at One Courthouse Plaza, Greenfield for the Youth As Resources Grant Workshop. This meeting will last from 6:30 – 7:30, so please have a ride waiting for you at the Chamber of Commerce by 7:30pm.

If you or a parent/ guardian have questions, please call me at 317-462-5141 x 225 or email me at sryan@hcplibrary.org.

Thanks and see you later TLC!


Excited for Weekend Reads!

November 9th, 2014

My weekend was certainly all booked up! What was on your weekend reading list?

Sarah – finished The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, by Holly Black ; currently reading Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire



Yes, you too can drink coffee & make stuff up today at HCPL from 4-6pm! Enjoy a relaxing space to take your novel to the next level. Writing prompts will be available if you get stuck.

Start channeling those creative threads, and I’ll see you at 4!



Happy Halloween!

October 31st, 2014


Hope you all have a fun Halloween! Get your fill of candy

and scary movies!

And remember to watch out for friends trying to sneak up behind you and scare you.



Have a scary good day!




Post your results below! I want to know what kind of MONSTERS you guys are! Hahaa
Sarah – aka Bride of Frankenstein

We had an awesome turnout for the Injustice: Gods Among Us tournament on Oct. 15! Thanks to all the ladies and gents who came out and battled in our double-elimination event.


Big congrats to our tournament winners:

Caden (1st place): $25 GameStop gift card, $10 Chicago’s Pizza, retro Mountain Dew, tournament poster

Tyler (2nd place): $15 GameStop gift card, gaming snacks, retro Dew

Aden (3rd place): gaming snacks, retro Dew


Our next gaming event is Teen/Tween Gaming on Nov. 25, 4-6 @ Greenfield! More gaming tournaments are coming up in the coming months (Madden 15 & Super Smash Bros. Brawl @ Sugar Creek), so keep practicing!



The votes are in, and the official Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) 2014 Teens’ Top Ten Book List has been announced!


Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (YA Row)
Splintered by A.G. Howard (YA How *2014-15 Eliot Rosewater Nominee*)
The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson (YA San)
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (YA Yan)
Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne (YA Lay)
Earth Girl by Janet Edwards (YA Edw)
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau (YA Cha)
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (YA San)
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (YA Bar)
The Eye of Minds by James Dashner (YA Das)

I encourage you to check out a few if not all of the books on this list!

25 books were in the running for the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten, and there are a few on the nominee list that are personal favorites of mine – Which I will also encourage you to read – As I have to several of you already. And to encourage you more, here are the book trailers for these AMAZING, LIFE CHANGING books. :)


Winger by Andrew Smith




In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters




This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales



I will help you find all of these ALL of these books and more! See you later when you load up on all of these awesome books.


Lots of great stuff going on at both library branches after school today!

At Sugar Creek: ANIME CLUB, 3:30 – 5:30! We’re making bento boxes!


At Greenfield: TEEN/TWEEN GAMING, 4-6! Bambi (the undefeated champ) is ready to take on any challengers for Twister.

And I will be battling anyone who thinks they can beat me at Injustice: Gods Among Us.

(You’re going down..)  :)


See you after school!