November 21, 2008

Twilight Fans, Are You Thirsty for More?

Did you love Twilight?
Have you taken the Twilight quiz?
Are you planning to see the movie?
Are you thirsty for more (books, not blood)?

If you have already read the Twilight saga and are craving more, don't fret. There are plenty of other great books in this genre and, if you are quick about it, you might be able to grab a copy to sink your teeth into over the weekend. An oldie-but-goodie vampire romance is The Silver Kiss, by Annette Curtis Klause about Zoe, a lonely 16-year-old who finds a friend in Simon, a vampire set on avenging his mother's death. Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber is another girl-meets-vampire series with a gothier (and, I think, gutsier) female heroine named Raven. There is even a graphic novel version.

If you prefer your teen monster romance furry and warm-blooded, try this werewolf novel during the next full moon. Annette Curtis Klause's Blood and Chocolate will have you and your pack howling in no time.

And, for those of you who think glittery vampires are just the tiniest bit silly, check out this T-shirt featured recently on bookshelves of doom (Darren Shan's Cirque Du Freak series might be more up your alley).
If you are interested in planning a Twilight fan party at the library, come to our next Teen Activity Group meeting on December 1 at 4 p.m. or call Anna at (540) 439-9728.
We will meet at the Bealeton Library in the quiet study room.

November 10, 2008

TAG You're It!

Are any of these statements true about you?

  1. You love to read.
  2. You could organize a video game tournament in your sleep.You are a natural born party planner.

  3. The library is great, but you think it would be much cooler if only the powers that be would listen to what you had to say.

  4. You are bursting with ideas for creative book displays.

  5. You have always wanted to know what it would be like to get locked in the library after closing time.

  6. Did someone say "snacks"? You are always hungry for a snack after school.

If any of the above statements describes you, we need your help!
Fauquier County Public Library is looking for interested teens (grade 6 and up) to start a Teen Activity Group (TAG) at the Bealeton and Warrenton branches.

TAG members will meet once a month to plan teen activities, help create book displays, and review new books. If you come to at least 3 meetings and write at least one book review, you will be eligible to bring a friend to an after-hours party at the library in April.

Want to help a library branch near you?

Bealeton Library teens
Call Anna Ellis at (540) 439-9728 or email

Warrenton Library teens
Call Jennifer Schultz at (540) 347-8750 or email