Contest Answers!!!

Congratulations to Jenny in Petaluma! 

She correctly identified all the photos and won a free paperback book!

Here are the correct answers:
1.  Great Wall of China
2.  Chichen Itza, Mexico
3.  Sather Gate, UC Berkeley
4.  Brooklyn Bridge, NY
5.  Niagra Falls, NY
6.  Alamo, San Antonio, TX
7.  Big Ben, London, England
8.  Capitol Building, Washington, DC
9.  Roman Forum, Rome, Italy
10.  Pompeii, Italy
11.  Carmel Mission, Carmel, CA
12.  Red Rocks, Sedona, CA
13.  Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy
14.  Victory Gate (or, Siegestor Gate), Munich, Germany
15.  Windsor Castle, England

Stay tuned for another contest!


You Are Here Contest!!!

You are Here, but Where is This?

Can you name the places in these photos?  Maybe your travels, or your past reading, will lead you to the correct answers.  First person to identify all photos correctly will win a book from our special summer reading selection.  Send your answers to before July 8.  Good luck! 


Hint:  Head East
Photo 1


 Hint:  Head South
Photo 2

Hint:  Don't go too far East
Photo 3


Hint:  Remember 9/11
Photo 4


Hint;  One of our Natural Wonders?
Photo 5 


Hint:  Remember the _____! 

Photo 6

Hint:  Located near the recent Big Event
Photo 7


Hint:  Will they pass a budget before the next snowfall?
Photo 8


 Hint:  Where rulers from the past ruled
Photo 9


Hint: AD 79
Photo 10


Hint:  Father Junipero Serra 
Photo 11


Hint:  Somewhere between here and Photo #4
Photo 12


Hint: Movie:  Roman Holiday
Photo 13


Hint:  Bavaria
Photo 14


Hint:  Weekend Country Home
Photo 15


The Perks of Being a Wallflower Movie!!!

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky was published over 10 years ago but teens are still reading it.  Some would even call this book a "young adult classic"; there are few books with that claim.  Now we can see The Perks of Being a Wallflower on the big screen in 2012.  It will be interesting to see what Chbosky will do with the film since he is the writer and director.  For more information about the movie check out these two websites:


Teen Read – Book Reviews

Have you signed up for Summer Reading yet?!?  Its fun and easy to do!  After you read a book, write a review and submit it for a raffle ticket.  Here are some reviews turned in at the Rincon Valley library:

 The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
Review by Angie
Brief Description:   The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks is a classic romance novel featuring Allie and Noah, two people who were meant to be together. 
Why I picked it up:  Several of Nicholas Sparks' novels have been made into movies.
Why I finished it:  I wanted to see if the movie stayed true to the novel.
I'd recommend it to:  Anyone looking for a heart-warming tale to pass the time.

Cross my Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter
Review by Carolina
Brief Description:  Cammie tries to figure out exactly who the Blackthorne boys are.  She also tries to get over her ex, Josh.
Why I picked it up:  It was the sequel to one of my favorite books.
Why I finished it:  because I had to find out who caused Code Black.
I'd recommend it to:  My 12-year old sister aka my twin.

 Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Review by Charley
Brief Description:  A world where teens (13 to 18) are used for spare parts in operations to save others who were worth more.  Unwinding is living forever in other people.
Why I picked it up:  I had a friend recommend it.
Why I finished it:  I couldn't stop reading.  I had to find out what happened.
I'd recommend it to:  Fans of the Hunger Games and Uglies.

Stay tuned for more book reviews! 



Teen Read Starts Today!!!


Teen Read Starts Today! 

Sign up at your local branch

Read a book

Write a short review

Turn in your review for a raffle ticket

Win prizes!


Once you turn in 1 review you earn a FREE paperback book!!!


Grand prize is a FLIP camera!!!

We are still looking for teen volunteers!  Please see the May 19th post for details!!!

Stay tuned for Teen Read Summer Events!