Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Happy Teen Read Week Everyone!!!

Teen Read Week is October 18 - 24, 2009!
So happy reading holiday! Enjoy!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Twilight Series Book Club Meets Again!!! Join us for New Moon Tues October 20th

Join us for our second meeting of the Twilight Book Club! Tuesday night we'll discuss New Moon...play a little trivia and win some delectable New Moon prizes. Of course we'll take a sneak peak at the newest previews as we await the official film release!

There's still a bit of room for those of you who missed our first meet! We would love to hear what you think of book II and the characters they chose for the films....be sure to call in and stop by!

If you'd still like to register, call 767-1560 or email jbranciforte@essexlib.org today!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Win a Treat...

Wanna win 5 BRAND NEW PAPERBACKS from Hachette Books as a little Halloween treat???
It's easy. The titles will include:

The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent
Sins of the Flesh by Caridad Pineiro
When Ghosts Speak By Many Ann Winkowski
BoneMan's Daughters by Ted Dekker
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

You have until November 15th!!!

We want a way to stay in touch with you, and thought a little givaway would do the trick. In order to win, you can sign up at the Library or email us your information.
To email you info, include your:
and address
or call 767-1850


Monday, October 5, 2009

Book Trailer Contest!

Teen Read Week is October 18-24th 2009!
To celebrate, the Essex Library is having a book trailer contest. Winner will have their work posted to the Library web page, teen blog and You Tube. A valuable prize will be awarded to our first place winner (hint hint.) The book that you represent in your trailer will be selected for a teen book discussion where your work will also be aired. So…have a favorite book? Make a trailer!

Here’s an example of The Graveyard Book narrated by author Neil Gaiman

Book trailers are similar to movie trailers, in that they are designed to build interest in an upcoming or current novel. These quick 1-3 min segments encourage people to check out a title they might not otherwise. They’re also a great way to express your creativity! If you’re comfortable with taking pictures or filming quick video shots, this is sure to be an activity that you’ll enjoy. One of the best parts? You can use free software programs like One True Media to make them for free.

Check out this fan-made trailer for Catching Fire, the sequel to Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. (If you don't like spoilers........DON'T watch this one!!!!)

Contest Info:
You will have the entire month of October to create one (or more)1-3 min. long book trailers! Submissions are due by Halloween, October 31st.
Save your submission to a cd (in Quick Time, if possible) with the following information:

Phone Number

Check in for updates!!!!