Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
School is over, the nice weather is finally here, and the kids are already complaining about being bored! There have been teens wandering through the Teen Loft book stacks, but they don't know what to read. Well we have taken the guess work out of finding a good book to read. There are 38 (yes 38!) suggested reading bookmarks available, in the Teen Loft, with suggestions for:
**If you liked Twilight, Gossip Girls, or Cirque du Freak.
There also suggested reading bookmarks available for younger kids and adults. If all those fail just ask a staff member for help.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
There are links at the bottom of the page to lead you to the number 2 book, number 3 etc.
What do you think of the choices? Did they miss your favorite picture book, or put it too low on the list?
The Cochecho Readers' Award is sponsored by the Children's Librarians of Dover, New Hampshire. The award is named after the Cochecho River which runs through the heart of Dover. This award is given each year to an author whose book receives the most votes from third and fourth graders in Dover. We have chosen 20 titles published within the last three years. The criteria for selection are quality of writing and child appeal. Children are required to read or listen to at least three of the titles on the list in order to vote. The voting will take place in the school libraries in the Spring.
Click here for the new 2009-10 nominees list and start reading!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
The Library’s CIRCULATION SYSTEM & ONLINE CATALOG will be DOWN Tuesday & Wednesday June 30 & July 1 for server replacement and program upgrades. You MUST SHOW A DOVER LIBRARY CARD to have any materials checked out during this time.
We will be unable to:
**Look up your barcode
**Check in returned items (no fines for these 2 days)
**Search the Library Catalog
**Register new patrons
**Collect fine payments
The LIBRARY CATALOG will also be unavailable on our website.
Monday, June 22, 2009
It wasn't that he was naturally predisposed to be so surly, at least he hoped not. It was just the rain which got him down, always the rain.
It was a particular type of rain he particularly disliked, particularly when he was driving. He had a number for it. It was rain type 17.
He had read somewhere that the Eskimos had over two hundred different words for snow, without which their conversation would probably have got very monotonous. So they would distinguish between thin snow and thick snow, light snow and heavy snow, sludgy snow, brittle snow, snow that came in flurries, snow that came in drifts, snow that came in on the bottom of your neighbour's boots all over your nice clean igloo floor, the snows of winter, the snows of spring, the snows you remember from your childhood that were so much better than any of your modern snow, fine snow, feathery snow, hill snow, valley snow, snow that falls in the morning, snow that falls at night, snow that falls all of a sudden just when you were going out fishing, and snow that despite all your efforts to train them, the huskies have pissed on.
Rob McKeena had two hundred and thirty-one different types of rain entered in his little book, and he didn't like any of them.
He shifted down another gear and the lorry heaved its revs up. It grumbled in a comfortable sort of way about all the Danish thermostatic radiator controls it was carrying.
Since he had left Denmark the previous afternoon, he had been through types 33 (light pricking drizzle which made the roads slippery), 39 ( heavy spotting), 47 to 51 (vertical light drizzle through to sharply slanting light to moderate drizzle freshening), 87 and 88 (two finely distinguished varieties of vertical torrential downpour), 100 (post-downpour squalling, cold), all the seastorm types between 192 and 213 at once, 123, 124, 126, 127 (mild and intermediate cold gusting, regular and syncopated cab-drumming), 11 (breezy droplets), and now his least favourite of all, 17.
Rain type 17 was a dirty blatter battering against his windscreen so hard that it didn't make much odds whether he had his wipers on or off.
He tested this theory by turning them off briefly, but as it turned out the visibility did get quite a lot worse. It just failed to get better again when he turned them back on.
In fact one of the wiper blades began to flap off.
Swish swish swish flop swish flop swish swish flop swish flop swish flop flop flop scrape.
He pounded his steering wheel, kicked the floor, thumped his cassette player till it suddenly started playing Barry Manilow, thumped it again till it stopped, and swore and swore and swore and swore and swore.
It was at the very moment that his fury was peaking that there loomed swimmingly in his headlights, hardly visible through the blatter, a figure by the roadside.
A poor bedraggled figure, strangely attired, wetter than an otter in a washing machine, and hitching.
"Poor miserable sod," thought Rob McKeena to himself, realizing that here was somebody with a better right to feel hard done by than himself, "must be chilled to the bone. Stupid to be out hitching on a filthy night like this. All you get is cold, wet, and lorries driving through puddles at you."
He shook his head grimly, heaved another sigh, gave the wheel a turn and hit a large sheet of water square on.
"See what I mean?" he thought to himself as he ploughed swiftly through it. "You get some right bastards on the road."
Splattered in his rear mirror a couple of seconds later was the reflection of the hitch-hiker, drenched by the roadside.
For a moment he felt good about this. A moment or two later he felt bad about feeling good about it. Then he felt good about feeling bad about feeling good about it and, satisfied, drove on into the night.
At least it made up for having been finally overtaken by that Porsche he had been diligently blocking for the last twenty miles.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
|About Face||Leon, Donna|
|Angels in the Gloom||Perry, Anne|
|At Last Comes Love||Balogh, Mary|
|At Some Disputed Barricade||Perry, Anne|
|Brazen Careerist||Trunk, Penelope|
|Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends||Guarnere, William "Wild Bill"|
|Bury the Lead||Rosenfelt, David|
|Carpe Diem||Mount, Harry|
|Cemetary Dance||Preston, Douglas|
|Dark Places||Flynn, Gillian|
|Darling Jim||Moerk, Christian|
|Dead Sleep||Iles, Greg|
|Discordia||Salmon, Dena K.|
|Down River||Hart, John|
|Eat the Dark||Schreiber, Joe|
|Ecological Intelligence||Goleman, Daniel|
|Factory Girls||Chang, Leslie T.|
|First Family||Baldacci, David|
|Hannahs Dream||Hammond, Diane|
|Horse Soldiers||Stanton, Doug|
|House of Cards||Author|
|How To Handle The Toughest Job Interview Questions You'll Ever Get||Portney, David R.|
|Hungry Girl: The Official Survival Guides||Lillien, Lisa|
|Hunting Season||Deutermann, P. T.|
|If I Stay||Forman, Gayle|
|Little Bee||Cleave, Chris|
|Loitering With Intent||Woods, Stuart|
|Look Again||Scottoline, Lisa|
|Lords of Finance||Ahamed, Liaquat|
|Neil Armstrong is My Uncle & Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me||Marino, Nan|
|No Graves As Yet||Perry, Anne|
|Prayers for Sale||Dallas, Sandra|
|Private Scandals||Roberts, Nora|
|Red Glass||Resau, Laura|
|Rogue Forces||Brown, Dale|
|Sag Harbor||Whitehead, Colson|
|Sarek||Crispin, A. C.|
|Science Fair||Barry, Dave|
|Shoulder the Sky||Perry, Anne|
|Soul Enchilada||Gill, David Macinnis|
|Sudden Death||Rosenfelt, David|
|The 19th Wife||Ebershoff, David|
|The 8th Confession||Patterson, James|
|The Age of the Unthinkable||Ramo, Joshua|
|The Art of Woo||Shell, G. Richard|
|The Highest Tide||Lynch, Jim|
|The Lake House||Patterson, James|
|The Last Book in the Universe||Philbrick, Rodman|
|The Last Olympian||Riordan, Rick|
|The Moonpool||Deutermann, P. T.|
|The Perfect Poison||Quick, Amanda|
|The Poet||Connelly, Michael|
|The Reformed Vampire Support Group||Jinks, Catherine|
|The Richest Man in Babylon||Clason, George S.|
|The Soldiers of Halla||MacHale, D. J.|
|The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie||Bradley, Alan|
|The Unforgiving Minute||Mullaney, Craig M.|
|The Widow Clicquot||Mazzeo, Tilar J.|
|Touch the Dark||Chance, Karen|
|Vision in White||Roberts, Nora|
|Walking in Circles Before Lying Down||Markoe, Merrill|
|Wesley the Owl||O'Brien, Stacey|
|What Happened to Anna K.||Reyn, Irina|
|Zero Option||Deutermann, P. T.|
Monday, June 08, 2009
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
If you want to know what the winners of the other Audie catagories are, click here. You will find a review, and can even listen to a sample of the audiobook! The Library owns many of the Audie Award winners so you are in for a summer of great listening.
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Make sure your child doesn't lose ground over the summer; you can enroll him or her in the Children's Room Summer Reading program, or the Teen Reading Program, both of which start July 6th. Don't neglect your own summer reading, grab some recommended reads bookmarks, or ask us what we have enjoyed reading lately.