Wednesday, June 06, 2007


I will be leaving my position at the Coventry Library--
It's been fun sharing books with you.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Join the Wildwood Dance

Every night of the full moon, Jena tucks her frog Gogu in her pocket and follows her sisters through the magic portal to dance with the fairy folk. But things take a sinister turn when the Night People come visiting Fairy Grove.
Can Jena protect her older sister from the pale and handsome stranger? And just who or what is Gogu?
Read the outcome of this Transylvanian tale in WILDWOOD DANCING by Juliet Marillier.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Buddha Boy

What a freak! This kid sports an oversize dragon tee shirt, a shaved head, and a perpetual smile. If that isn't weird enough, he actually starts begging in the school cafeteria.
Now Justin is paired with him for a school project...

Buddha Boy by Kathe Koja

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Join the Larry Fest!

Josh’s best friend Beth is enthralled with a hot new website. gets hundreds of hits a day. She’s hooked on its rants against our ad-driven, materialistic society. But Josh is too distracted by Beth’s awesome mouth to listen to what it’s saying. Besides, he knows much more about Larry and his sermons than Beth will ever guess.

Next week we're discussing THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LARRY at Knotty Oak School Media Center on Wednesday April 25 at 2:20. Come join us for the Larry Fest!

Step Up to the Plate

Do you love baseball? Would you like to win a free trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame? Check this out:
Welcome to Step Up to the Plate @ your library, where kids and young adults (9-18 years of age) can to win a trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame!
Here’s how to get started:
Returning players click here to login.
1. Select a baseball book. You can choose a book from this list or pick the book of your choice, as long as it has to do with baseball. You can always ask your librarian for help in finding the perfect book for you.
2. Read the book and choose a favorite character (fictional or non-fictional).
3. In 250-750 words, describe the character and tell us about why the character inspires you.
4. Submit your essay. You can do this in two different ways:
Submit your essay online. All essays must be submitted by September 1, 2007. OR
Send your essay by mail.
Fill out an entry form and send it in the mail with your typed essay. Make sure you fill out the entire entry form in order to be eligible, and please remember that all entries sent by mail must be typed.
Send to: Step Up to the Plate @ your library PO Box 118070 Chicago, IL 60611 All entries must be postmarked by September 1, 2007 and received by September 10, 2007. (Note: No UPS, FedEx or DHL or other non-U.S. Post Office packages can be accepted.)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Pay it Forward

Trevor's teacher gave him a challenge. He took it. He was going to change the world.
The movie was cool. The book is cooler.
Read Pay it Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Pass it on.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Zing into Spring

It may not feel much like spring yet, but we have some great programs scheduled for May and June, despite the weather. Check it out!

May and June Programs for Teens
Coventry Public Library
1672 Flat River Road
Coventry, RI 02816
Please Sign Up for Programs at the Reference Desk

Shell and Pipe Cleaner Pets
Wednesday May 2
3:30-4:30 p.m.
In the Council Chambers

Zebra Pudding
Wednesday May 9
3:30-4:30 pm
In Staff Room

Book Discussion Group: The Exchange Student by Kate Gilmore
At Knotty Oak Middle School Media Center
Wednesday May 16
2:20-3:20 pm

Sugar Cookies
Wednesday May 23
3:30-4:30 pm
In Staff Room

Teen Improv
Wednesday May 30
3:30-4:30 pm
In Council Chambers

Duct Tape Wallets
Wednesday June 6
3:30-4:30 pm
In Staff Room

Summer Volunteer Meeting
Friday June 22
10:30 a.m.
In Council Chambers

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

April Poetry Share

April is National Poetry Month, so I'm inviting you to share a favorite poem here, either one you've read or one you've written.
Here's one of my favorites:

My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red than her lips' red;
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
I have seen roses damask'd, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound;
I grant I never saw a goddess go;
My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground:
And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare.
--William Shakespeare

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