Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Celebrate Your Right to Read!

It's Banned Books Week!

 Banned Books Week celebrates our First Amendment rights and the freedom to read. Each year, hundreds of books are banned or challenged in schools and libraries by people who feel the books and/or information should be removed and no longer available to anyone. By reading banned books, you are celebrating your right to access information and challenging censorship.

Banned Books that may surprise you:

  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See by Bill Martin Jr. (JE Martin)
  • Where's Waldo by Martin Handford (JE Handford)
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein (J811.54 Sil)
  • Little Red Riding Hood by The Brothers Grimm (J398.2 Gri)
  • And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson (JE Richardson)
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (J Twain)
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (YA Salinger)
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (YA Bradbury)
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitsgerald (YA Fitzgerald)
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (JE Sendak)
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green (YA Green)
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (YA Alexie)
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (YA Green)
  • Harry Potter by JK Rowling (YA Rowling)
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (YA Collins)

Monday, September 19, 2016

We Need Your Help!

Let us know the best times and days for programming in the future. Take this quick survey to let us know how to serve you best. 

We appreciate your help! 

Friday, September 2, 2016

Teen Advisory Group

TAG is your voice in your library community!

Calling all teens, 7th Grade & Up! This leadership role offers community service hours where teens have a chance to have a voice in the library. At TAG we will work together on ways to improve the library for teens with programming ideas, community service opportunities, and much more.

The first meeting is Monday, September 19th at 6pm. 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Check Out Our Magazines

Did you know OBPL has magazines for children and teens?

Children's magazines are located behind the Youth Services desk by the J DVDs. They include American Girl, Cricket, Click, Spider, Faces, Muse, Cobblestone, Ask, Muse, and Dig. 

Teen magazines are located in the YA area near the New YA books. They include Seventeen, MAD, TeenVogue, and People StyleWatch.

All magazines are available for check out except the most current issue.