Wednesday, June 9, 2010

SRP is just around the corner!

Summer Reading Program starts on June 14th (next Monday!) at 4:00. Our SRP will be for everyone who has completed 6th grade and older.

Bring your friends (very important!!!!!), get your time cards, and start reading! Now that school is over, we have all the time in the world, right?


See you there.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

TRAIN Meeting 5/15

If you know of a book you want in our department, click here and fill out this form. We get 25 submissions a month (unless someone wants to pay $9.99 per month for more… not me.) so don't spam us.

If you are a writer… submit your writing at Ink-pop. We get the magazine and they may print your writing! In fact, they may pay you… but don't quote me on that.

Anime—zment (spelling?) is in Raleigh weekend of the 28-30th. Krissy isn't saying we have to go, she just said that it exists.

1776 is currently being performed at the theatre! Go visit.

School Visits: If you want Krissy to come to your school, TELL HER.

Summer Reading Program: Monday June 14-July 26, 4:-5:30.

WE ARE DOING THE VIDEO CONTEST AGAIN!!!!!! The theme for SRP is MAKE WAVES at your library. 10 minutes or less, prizes will be GOOD… so yeah. Get as many people as you can to help you and participate! Deadline is July 8th

T-shirts will be heather grey or black, because it'll work with the paint.

Crafts for SRP: Duct-tape book bag, Bottle-cap pins, Possibly sand art, cute little creatures,

No meetings for TRAIN through summer. The next meeting is in September.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Lock In photos!!!

For anyone who doesn’t know, the lock in is a fun event that we host about twice a year. We hang out and eat junk food and watch movies until the wee hours of the morning.

And it’s free.

Just sayin’.

We had a good turnout this time! I think we had 23 or 24 people.

If any of you get the chance, thank Pizza Hut for giving us a tremendous amount of free pizza.

Here’s some pics that I took. If you have some you want added, e-mail them to me at the e-mail at the bottom of the post.

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If anyone else took pics, e-mail them to me ( and I’ll get them posted up here ASAP.


Monday, March 29, 2010

I made a beautiful header

But then if you don’t like it let me know and I’ll trash it.


click for a full size.


Thursday, March 25, 2010

TRAIN 3/20

ok ok I know, meeting was on Saturday and it’s Thursday. Blame the college for putting me behind.

  • Our books, the new ones, are starting to come in. Not all of them are in the department yet, because they got put in with the kids stuff. They’re presently being sorted.
  • If we don’t start coming to book club, they’re going to cancel it! We’ve moved it to FRIDAY from 4:00-5:30. please come!!!
  • School outreach! If you want Krissy to come to your school and talk about the library, ask your teachers, bug Krissy (don’t really bug her) and she’ll do it.
  • We had fun at Mardi Gras (at least you guys did because I was in Astronomy class :\) but let’s try to make it bigger next time. Also—if you participated, if you intend to come to the next one, if you care at all and even if you don’t, you need to write a nice thank you letter to the people who gave us free food for the party (and for any party, for that matter) so that they know that we are grateful (and so that they’ll do it again). Hand it to the manager and thank them in person, too.
  • Caron Day (lock in) is April 10-11. The sign-ups are in the children’s department, and I’ll get them up here ASAP for download.
  • Our video sale fund raiser is coming up. We’ll get more details later but for now, just know that you will be needed!
  • SRP: starts June 14th! the theme is MAKE WAVES AT YOUR LIBRARY! so start making artwork, and start thinking videos for the lock in at the end.
  • Do y’all want to do Poetry Cafe? April is National Poetry Month so we need to decide fast. leave a comment. please.
  • Krissy needs volunteers to dress up as (old) celebrities for the Gala at the theatre. E-mail her.

Y’all know Krissy’s e-mail, right? Cuz if not we need to fix that. I won’t put it up here because she’ll get a whole ton of spam.

Next meeting: April 17th


Tuesday, March 2, 2010


so… The Mardi Gras party has been moved to March 8th. Same time, Same place. Hope you can come!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

TRAIN 2/20

Krissy was in a good mood this week. She bought a black t-shirt she liked, then went back and bought four more. We love Krissy. :D

Krissy’s birthday is next Saturday!

Collection Development: we have bought more books! If you have more suggestions, e-mail them. If you have movie ideas, send them also. For YA, it has to be PG-13 or below.

Book Club: We would love for you to come to book club, even if it’s just for a few minutes!

Mardi Gras: March 1, 6-8. The tickets are free, but you need to get your ticket! Talk to your friends and get them to come! We need volunteers to “help set up” which really means hang out. so why would you say no?

Video Sales: We have waaaay to many video TAPES. No seriously. We’re going to be selling them on March 25-27th

“Make Waves at your Library!” is the theme for SRP. We need artwork. Get inspired. We’re really liking dark heather grey with white writing. So start drawing.

Caron Day (Lock In)—April 10th We all love Caron so much that we planned an entire event around his returning to America for the weekend… But our numbers need to go up, and we need to bring a friend. We need to think about what kind of food we want to eat. leave a comment. 6-foot sub? sushi? Chinese food? pbj and goldfish. We also need movies: It may be the last over-12-year-old lock in… so let’s find a good movie? But nothing that will scare Krissy.

Everyone needs to join Jim Chittick Survivor so that Jim can be on Survivor!

SRP begins on June 14th!

Next meeting: MARCH 20TH


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

March is National Art Month

March is National Art Month, and we are celebrating at the library by asking our patrons ages 13-18 to submit original, black and white, 2-dimensional artwork on the theme "Make Waves at your Library".

One of the designs may even be chosen for use in our publicity for Summer Reading Program 2010!

All designs will be on display in the Young Adult section of the New Bern Craven County Library throughout March.

Call Krissy Boccia 638-7815 or email for more information!

Mardi Gras Celebration!

It's that time again!

The 3rd Annual Mardi Gras Celebration will be held Monday, March 1 from 6-8 in the Auditorium of the New Bern Craven County Public Library.

All teens aged 13-18 are invited to this party. Tickets are FREE and will  be available for pick up in the Children's Services Department starting Monday, February 22. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Children's Desk 638-7815after February 22, as well. You must have a ticket to attend, and space is limited, so get yours ASAP!!

For more information, please contact Krissy Boccia 638-7815 or

Saturday, January 23, 2010

TRAIN 1/23

Mardi Gras party!!! on March 1st from 6-8pm Krissy needs helpers to assist in set up and break down before and after. Tell everyone!

We now have new titles in the YA section, they are all marked with red dots. Any other suggestions that have been sent in but not ordered yet are on a list. Any other suggestions, leave them in the comments and I will forward them to Krissy. (Or she will grab them herself :D)

Book Club! Right now we’re doing Neverending Story, and in February we’ll be doing the work of HG Wells.

Reading Fun Day at the Twin Rivers Mall is on February 6th (Saturday), 9am-5pm and Miss Pam needs volunteers. Come by and talk to her or e-mail her.

February 27th is Krissy’s Birthday!!!

In the next few months (probably late February or March) there will be a sale of videos and we’re looking for volunteers. E-mail Krissy

Our lock-in is on April 10th! yay!

we are now boycotting Wendy’s because they are not only crappy, but they are very mean and disrespectful to Krissy.

Krissy is also in charge of a teen workshop this summer where the teens are in charge of everything from set and prop production to acting, directing… everything. More info coming soon.

Next Train Meeting:
February 20th


Monday, January 4, 2010

a tie :(

There's a tie between Neverending Story and Leviathan.

I will say that Leviathan is at Waldenbooks at the mall. there's four or so copies left and they're 40% off... which makes them about $12. I didn't check for the other title.

So leave a comment on this post: Neverending Story, or Leviathan?