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Book Review

May 1st, 2015

Book Review –  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Reviewed by C.M.

Rate the Book: Amazing!

Vague plot description:

Nazi Germany was a time and place of strict silence. It is here, however, that a young girl learns the true power of words.

Interesting characters:

Liesel Meminger, the character this book mainly focuses on, is very interesting. She has a strong thirst for knowledge and great sense of right and wrong that makes her an awesome protagonist.

What did you like about the book?

The style of the author is one that I’ve never seen anywhere else. His work always manages to captivate me, and The Book Thief was no different. Everything about it is totally unique, and I absolutely loved it.


I just wish I could read it again for the first time. I have no complaints.

Favorite Quotes:

“Usually we walk around constantly believing ourselves. “I’m okay” we say. “I’m alright”. But sometimes the truth arrives on you and you can’t get it off. That’s when you realize that sometimes it isn’t even an answer–it’s a question. Even now, I wonder how much of my life is convinced.”

This quote is just one of many that show the author’s insight into human nature, something that I’ve always really loved about his work.

This book absolutely deserves to be on your top ten list. It deserves to be on every top ten list. This is my favorite book of all time.

Book Review

May 1st, 2015

Book Review – Firefight by Brandon Sandersonfirefight

Reviewed by A.R.

I rate the book as amazing! Everyone should read this series.

The book was about David and the Reckoners killing other Epics and how to stop them.

David is the main character in the book and the most interesting.  He has a way of making people open up about themselves and getting them to trust him.  He gets into the worst situations possible, but gets out alive somehow.  David is smart, but also naive about certain things.

I liked that not only were there action packed scenes and drama, but a bit of comedy at the most unlikely times.

The only part I did not like was that of betrayal between a couple characters and the fact I have to wait until spring of 2016 to read the next book.

My favorite lines are when Megan explains why David is dangerous. “Oh, you’re dangerous. Just not in the way that they or you think. You’re dangerous because you make people believe you, David. You make them listen to your ideas.”

This definitely needs to be on your list because it is awesome and everyone needs to a distraction.

Book Review

May 1st, 2015

Book ReviewChasing the Prophecy by Brandon Mull  beyonders-3

Reviewed by A.R.

I rate the book as great and if there was another book would definitely read it. The plot of the book is about two young teens from Earth who help their friends from Lyrian defeat an evil emperor.

Interesting characters from the book are Jason and Galloran. Jason because even though he doesn’t have any special powers he is able to help his friends when they really need it and he always makes friends with people that are useful to their cause. Galloran is interesting because he is very wise and he was able to fight one of the most dangerous creatures and win.

What I liked most was, even though all seemed lost, they continued to believe in each other and fought the emperor.

Personally, I just don’t like it that the main characters had to split up to continue their quest.

My favorite passage from the book is when Jason is defending Galloran and their quest against a critique of the cause; “You’re arguing that stopping him is unrealistic,” Jason said. “But don’t you get what Galloran was saying? You’re with people who do unrealistic things. He’s killed three torivors! I spoke the Word to Maldor and then escaped Felrook. Rachel killed Orruck and we took his Orantium. We all made it through Ebera. We’ve done lot’s of unrealistic things. Why not try for a few more?”

I don’t think the book should be on the list because it’s the third and last one of the series. I don’t want people thinking they should read the third one first just because it’s on Top Ten list. Otherwise it’s very good book.

Take a Bite Out of Books

April 30th, 2014

The Wilmington Library is looking for students in 5th, 6th, or 7th grade who: like to read, like answering trivia questions, and like to win prizes.  Does this sound like you or anyone you know?  If yes, then the Take a Bite out of Books (TABOB) Competition may be for you.   TABOB is a Jeopardy style trivia competition, where participants read the same 6 books and face off against teams from area libraries, by answering questions about the books.   This year’s books are Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt, Walls Within Walls by Maureen Sherry, Troubletwisters: The Magic by Garth Nix, Touch Blue by Cynthia Lord, Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos, and Candy Bomber by Michael O. Tunnell.   The students who compete will be provided with copies of all 6 books, and a team t-shirt.

The 2014 TABOB Competition will take place on June 28th at 9:30 at the Champlain Centre Mall.  If you are interested or have any questions, please contact the Library at 518-946-7701.


World Book Night

April 19th, 2014

We are happy to be participating in this year’s World Book Night as an official “book giver”.

World Book Night is an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person.  Each year on April 23, tens of thousands of people go out into their communities and give half a million free World Book Night paperbacks to light and non-readers.

World Book Night is about giving books and encouraging reading in those who don’t regularly do so. But it is also about more than that: It’s about people, communities and connections, about reaching out to others and touching lives in the simplest of ways—through the sharing of stories.

World Book Night is a nonprofit organization. They exist because of the support of thousands of book givers, booksellers, librarians, and financial supporters who believe in our mission. Successfully launched in the U.K. in 2011, World Book Night was first celebrated in the U.S. in 2012. Thank you to our U.K. friends for such a wonderful idea!

More information can be found at World Book Night or by contacting the library.

New Books in April

April 17th, 2014

Adult Fiction

Stone Cold by C.J. Box

Cavendon Hall by Barbara Taylor Bradford

I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark

Keep Quiet by Lisa Scottoline

Carnal Curiosity by Stuart Woods

Junior Non-Fiction

Outbreak: Plagues That Changed History by Bryn Barnard

Junior Fiction

Middle School: Ultimate Showdown by James Patterson and Julia Bergen

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents by Lemony Snicket


Missing You by Harlan Coben

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

New Survey

February 9th, 2013

We are interested in your opinions on how to make your Library experience better.  Please take a minute and complete our short survey.  Thank you!



New Titles for 2013

February 9th, 2013

Adult Fiction

The Forgotten by David Baldacci

A Wanted Man by Lee Child

The Last Man by Vince Flynn

Breakdown by Sara Paretsky

Private Berlin by James Patterson

Private London by James Patterson

Audiobooks (Adult)

Threat Vector by Tom Clancy

Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich

Private Berlin by James Patterson

Private London by James Patterson

Juvenile Fiction

Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson

I Funny by James Patterson

Audiobooks (Juvenile)

Extra Credit by Andrew Clements

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson

I Funny by James Patterson

The Dragon’s Tooth by N.D. Wilson



Help protect NY Libraries and Library Systems

February 12th, 2010

Help us protect NY’s libraries and library systems. We need to tell the NYS Legislature to reject the $2.4 million cut in Library Aid Governor David Paterson is proposing in the 2010-2011 Executive Budget.

This will be the fifth cut in less than two years and will bring Library Aid down from $102 million in 2007 to $84.5 million in 2010. These cuts combined total an $18 million or 18% reduction in funding for library services. Libraries are part of our safety net—they are essential to life long learning, jobs and opportunity, quality of life and community empowerment.

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Holiday Story Time

December 18th, 2009

On Wednesday, December 16th the Library hosted a Holiday Story Time for our patrons.  The children had cookies, juice or chocolate milk, visited with Frosty the Snowman, and listened to a story.  The kids all went home with a holiday themed book and a ice cream certificate from Stewart’s.

Payson, Ashleigh, Frosty and Jacub

Payson, Ashleigh, Frosty and Jacub

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