I would like to thank Linda Burkhart, Mary Jo Ruppert, Linda McClaren, and John O'Connor for helping the Cherokee Public Library celebrate National Library Week.
I'd also like to thank Linda McClaren for providing the youth with popcorn from the American Theatre. The students enjoyed eating popcorn as each reader shared some of their favorite stories.
Speaking of stories. How do you know if you want to pick up a book and read it? Does the title grab your interest? Do you look at the cover, read the summary inside the jacket cover, ask a friend if they have read it, check out the ratings or reviews found on Amazon or Barnes and Noble, or just skim a few pages? Many of you would probably say that you use at least one or two of these methods if not more.
The Cherokee Public Library has one more way to help you decide what book you would like to read. Nichole Springer, a local reader, has volunteered to write some reviews for the Young Adult department. She has written a review for Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock and Confessions of a Teen Nanny: Rich Girls by Victoria Ashton. Her reviews are on display in the Youth Department upstairs.
Nichole's review for Diary Queen states, "This is an awesome book for young adults and teenagers that just want to read a book that you can't put down. This is a story that every teenager can relate to, because we all have to have that moment with the right person when we think we are in love, but actually in reality we are not. All teenagers must read this book and find out whether D.J. really likes Brian or hates him. Watch out for the sequel to Dairy Queen called the Off Season
Her review for Confessions of a Teen Nanny: Rich Girls says, "This book is wonderful for the average teenager. This book follows other series like the A-List by Zoey Dean and other books that have the clique story line. This book takes on the role of how life isn't always perfect, even for the rich. Will the normal be able to save their boyfriends from the rich? You will just have to read the book to find out. I personally liked this book very much and once I started reading it I had a hard time putting it down. It is a real page turner. I recommend that all young adults read this book. It is very fun and enjoyable." "Great book for the young adults and you won't be able to put it down."
The Youth Department would like to thank Nichole for taking the time to help the library by giving people one more way to select a book to read. We look forward to more reviews from Nichole. We encourage anyone else who would like to read a book and do a review to contact Peg at the Cherokee Public Library at 712-225-3498.
Be sure to mark Tuesday, April 27 on your calendars. The youth department will have a special program about wind generators at 3:45 p.m. Students don't forget to ride bus #3 to the library. The program will be open to all ages. Be sure to come with some questions for our speaker, Terri. She will be bringing the harness that the men wear to climb the generators and have an example of the material that is used to make the long blades. It will be educational and fun.
Don't forget to stop in and pick up an April newsletter at the library.