Thursday, January 29, 2009

Teen Podcast Episode #4

EPISODE #4 of the TEEN PODCAST is here!

Starring the author of the Teen Novel Screwball, Keri Mikulski

Local Cape May County author Keri Mikulski joins us this month for the Teen Podcast series to talk about her book Screwball, the fine art of writing, other teen books, and much, much more!

For more information on Keri Mikulski, click here for her blog

Want to help us with our next podcast?

We need you to help review books, music, DVD's or just talk about some interesting things. We here at the library just want you to be part of the experience!

Please reply to me by email if you're interested in helping (or if you'd like just you can reply to this post)

Any teens ages 12-18 are welcome to join in.

(want to Download Teen Podcast Episode 4? Right click here and "Save Target As")

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

New Book Wednesday

Lone Wolf and Cub Volume 2: The Gateless Barrier by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima
Captive Hearts Volume 2 by Matsuri Hino

Non Fiction
Mayflower and the Pilgrims' New World by Nathaniel Philbrick

(more books to come ASAP! I've got a huge order coming in soon!)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

"Vibes" by Amy Kathleen Ryan

What's it about? Check out this YouTube video from The One Minute Critic

Like what your hear?
Click here to find the book at the Cape May County Library

Monday, January 26, 2009

Cool Website for the Week of January 26-31

Hey teens! Looking to apply to colleges? Need to find a scholarship? Check out this site for more!

What is
Did you know that there is around $11 billion dollars out there in scholarships? is a comprehensive directory of merit scholarships and academic scholarships from colleges across the country.

How To Use
Sign up for an account on
They'll show you colleges and merit aid scholarships that match.
Best of all, you'll hear from great colleges that want you to apply!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Did you enjoy the Twilight series?

Chances are, if you live on planet Earth you've heard of the Twilight series. If you've read the whole series and want more vampire tales, I'm here to tell you that we've got A TON of Vampire related books at the Cape May County Library.

Shattered Mirror by Amelia Atwater Rhodes
In The Forests of the Night by Amelia Atwater Rhodes
The Chronicles of Vladmir Tod: Ninth Grade Slays by Heather Brewer
The Chronicles of Vladmir Tod: Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer
Glass Houses by Rachel Cain
The Dead Girls’ Dance by Rachel Cain
Midnight Alley by Rachel Cain
Feast of Fools by Rachel Cain
Untamed: A House of Night Novel by P.C. and Kristin Cast
Betrayed: A House of Night Novel by P.C. and Kristin Cast
Chosen: A House of Night Novel by P.C. and Kristin Cast
Marked: A House of Night Novel by P.C. and Kristin Cast
Touch the Dark by Karen Chance
The Cheerleader by Carolyn Cooney
Night of the Living Rerun by Arthur Byron Cover
Masquerade: A Blue Bloods Novel by Melissa de la Cruz
Revelations: A Blue Bloods Novel by Melissa de la Cruz
Blue Bloods: A Blue Bloods Novel by Melissa de la Cruz
The Xander Years Volume 1 by Keith DeCandido
Lifeblood by P.N Elrod
The Dark Sleep by P.N Elrod
Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Jessica Fantaskey
Monster Island by Christopher Golden
Halloween Rain by Christopher Golden
Evernight by Claudia Gray
Look for me by Moonlight by Mary Downing Hahn
Sweetblood by Pete Hautman
Night Road by A.M. Jenkins
The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause
Uninvited by Amanda Marrone
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Suck It Up by Brian Meehl
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
Sucks to be me: All True Confessions of Mina Hamilton, Teen Vampire (maybe) by Kimberly Pauley
Vampire High by Doug Rees
Vampire Kisses 1 by Ellen Schreiber
Vampire Kisses 2: Kissing Coffins by Ellen Schreiber
Vampire Kisses 3: Vampireville by Ellen Schreiber
Vampire Kisses 4: Dance with a Vampire by Ellen Schreiber
Vampire Kisses 5: The Coffin Club by Ellen Schreiber
My Swordhand is Singing by Marcus Sedgewick
Cirque Du Freak: Tunnels of Blood by Darren Shan
Cirque Du Freak: Vampire Mountain by Darren Shan
Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant by Darren Shan
Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire Prince by Darren Shan
Cirque Du Freak: Hunters of the Dusk by Darren Shan
Cirque Du Freak: Trials of Death by Darren Shan
Cirque Du Freak: The Lake of Souls by Darren Shan
Cirque Du Freak: Sons of Destiny by Darren Shan
Cirque Du Freak: Lords of the Shadows by Darren Shan
Cirque Du Freak: Killers of the Dawn by Darren Shan
Night World No. 1 by L.J. Smith
The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening and the Struggle by L.J. Smith
Vampirates: Tides of Terror by Justin Somper
Vampirates: Blood Captain by Justin Somper
Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean by Justin Somper
Goodnight Kiss by R.L Stine
Dangerous Girls: The Taste of Night by R.L. StineCoyote Moon by John Vornholt
Peeps by Scott Westerfeld

Non Fiction
Twilight: the complete illustrated movie companion by Mark Cotta Vaz

Graphic Novels
Life Sucks by Jessica Abel
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Volume 1 by Joss Whedon
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Volume 2: No Future for You by Brian K. Vaughn
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Volume 3: Wolves at the Gate by Drew Goddard
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Orgin by Christopher Golden
Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Tales of the Slayer Volume 4
Vampire Knight Volumes 1, 2, 3 by Matsuri Hino
Rosario + Vampire Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4 by Akishia Ikeda
I Am Legend by Steve Niles
Bram Stoker’s Dracula: The Graphic Novel by Gary Reed
Castlevania Volume 1: Curse of Darkness by Kou Sasakura
Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives Volume 1, 2 by Ellen Schreiber

...and that's just the books in our teen section!
Cape May County Library Online Catalog
Use our online catalog to find and reserve a book! If you need any help finding what you're looking for, stop by the library and one of our librarians will be very glad to help you...

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

New Book Wednesday

Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen
That Summer by Sarah Dessen
Keeping The Moon by Sarah Dessen
Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
Must Love Black by Kelly McClymer
I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits by Gunnar Ardelius
Cat Among Pigeons by Julia Golding
Hunter Brown and the Secret of the Shadow Book 1 by The Miller Brothers
Deadville by Ron Koertge
Isabelle's Boyfriend by Caroline Hickey
Burn by Suzanne Phillips
What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell
Caught Between the Pages by Marlene Carvell
Vidalia in Paris by Sarah Watson
Chameleon by Charles R. Smith Jr.
Steinbeck's Ghost by Lewis Buzbee
Palace of Mirrors by Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Ranger's Apprentice Book 4: The Battle for Skandia by John Flanagan
The Ranger's Apprentice Book 5: The Sorcerer of the North by John Flanagan
Becoming Billie Holiday by Carole Boston Weatherford
Sister Wife by Shelley Hrdlitschka
Hot Girl by Dream Jordan
Abarat by Clive Barker
3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows by Ann Brashares

Non Fiction
We Are Quiet, We Are Loud: The Best Young Writers and Artists in America: An Anthology
I Will Plant You A Lilac Tree: A Memoir of a Schindler's List Survivor by Laura Hillman
Should Drilling Be Permitted in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?
Al Gore by Laurie Collier Hillstrom
1968 by Michael T. Kaufman

Graphic Novels and Manga
100 Girls by Adam Gallardo and Todd Demons
Phantom Dream by Natsuki Takaya
Me and the Devil Blues by Akira Hiramoto
The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey
Amphigorey by Edward Gorey
JLA: The Tornado's Path by Brad Meltzer and Ed Benes
Nemi II by Lise Myhre
Gunparade March Volume 1 by Hiroyuki Sanadura

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Pretty Monsters: Stories by Kelly LInk

If you haven't checked out yet, why not give Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link a try.

Here's an interview with the author of Pretty Monsters, Kelly Link.

And here's a review...

Readers as yet unfamiliar with Kelly Link (who also wrote Magic for Beginners) will be excited to discover her singular voice in this collection of nine short stories, her first book for young adults. The first entry, The Wrong Grave, immediately demonstrates her rare talents: a deadpan narration that conceals the author's metafictional sleight-of-hand (Miles had always been impulsive. I think you should know that right up front); subjects that range from absurd to mundane, all observed with equidistant irony. Miles, hoping to recover the poems he's buried with his dead girlfriend, digs up what appears to be the wrong corpse (It's a mistake anyone could make, interjects the narrator), who regains life and visits her mother, a lapsed Buddhist (Mrs. Baldwin had taken her Buddhism very seriously, once, before substitute teaching had knocked it out of her'). Other stories have more overtly magical or intertextual themes; in each, Link's peppering of her prose with random associations dislocates readers from the ordinary. With a quirky, fairytale style evocative of Neil Gaiman, the author mingles the grotesque and the ethereal to make magic on the page.

Sound like a book for you?


Monday, January 19, 2009

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

It's Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so the library is closed today....
We'll be open tomorrow at 8:30 am.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Pick up The Plain Janes by Cecil Castelluci and Jim Rugg at the library now!

The first meeting of the Teen Book Club will be on:
at the Main Library

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Tonight at the Woodbine Library

WHEN: Tonight from 4pm-6pm
Ages 10 and up are invited to the Woodbine Library for an evening of XBox360 and Nintendo Wii

(Children ages 10 and under are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

New Book Wednesday

The Savage by David Almond, Illustrated by Dave McKean
Lords of Misrule: The Morganville Vampires Book 5 by Rachel Caine
Bliss by Lauren Myracle
Jars of Glass by Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler
Busted: Confessions of an Accidental Player by Antony John
The Last Days by Scott Westerfeld
Freeze Frame by Heidi Ayarbe
Swiss Mist by Randy Powell
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Nathan Fox: Dangerous Times by L. Brittney
The Running Man by Michael Gerard Butler

Non Fiction
Ronald Reagan by James Sutherland
Coretta Scott King by Anne Wallace Sharp
Bill Gates by Marc Aronson

Graphic Novels and Manga
Star Wars Legacy Volume 4: Alliance by John Ostrander and others
Star Wars Rebellion Volume 2 by Brandon Badeaux
Avalon High Coronation, Volume 2: Homecoming by Meg Cabot

Books on CD
Looking For Alaska by John Green

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Library Databases are Good!

Did you know that we have a ton of online databases that you can through our Cape May County Library website?

These databases can be used for a ton of things such as:

Need information on Saturn? Hyenas? Didgeridoos? Our databases are packed full of great information on just about any topic you can imagine. If you've got a big report coming up, you'll definently want to check out our databases. You'll find so much solid information that you won't need to go anywhere else.

Test out this Database
Culture Grams: Provides a ton of information on countries around the world

What Do I Read Next?
Need a new book to read? We've got quite a few databases that will guide you to your next book. You'll be suprised just what is out there.

Test out this Database
NoveList Plus
(click here to use from home)

These are just a few of the many databases that we have at the library. To check our more, click here for the Cape May County Library's Database Page. Mess around...have some fun. Who knows what you'll be able to find.

If you are trying to access any of these databases from home, please use the "Click Here To Use From Home" link. If you are using a computer within the library, please click on the name of the database to take you to that specific database.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Cool Website for the Week of January 11-17

What Dewey Decimal Number Are You?
click here to find out!

Here are my results....

Justin Hoenke's Dewey Decimal Section:

383 Postal communication

Justin Hoenke = 019094855415 = 019+094+855+415 = 1383

300 Social Sciences

Books on politics, economics, education and the law.
What it says about you:
You are good at understanding people and finding the systems that work for them. You like having established reasoning behind your decisions. You consider it very important for your friends to always have your back.

Find your Dewey Decimal Section at

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Starting this Monday at the Library...

Pick up your copy of the first book we'll be reading for the Teen Book Club....

Our first meeting to discuss The Plain Janes will be:
WHERE: Court House Library
WHEN: Wednesday February 18 2009 @ 6pm

We'll be talking about the book and recording a podcast.
We'll provide pizza and soda!


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

New Book Wednesday

Sweethearts by Sarah Zarr
Creepers by Joanne Dahme
I Know It's Over by C.K. Kelly Martin
Madapple by Christina Meldrum
Selkie Girl by Laurie Brooks
I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone by Stephanie Kuehnert
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link
The City In The Lake by Rachel Neumeier
Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Daughter of War by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Emperors of the Ice by Richard Farr

Non Fiction
Ben Roethlisberger by Rachel A. Koestler-Grack
Donovan McNabb by Richard Worth
Jay-Z by Dennis Abrams
Hannibal: Rome's Worst Nightmare by Philip Brooks
Henry VIII: Royal Beheader by Sean Stewart Price
Grigory Rasputin: Holy Man or Mad Monk by Enid A. Goldberg and Norman Itzkowitz
Vlad The Impaler: The Real Count Dracula by Enid A. Goldberg and Norman Itzkowitz
Style School Volume 1: Illustration and Instruction
Style School Volume 2: Illustration and Instruction
Falling Hard: 100 Love Poems by Teenagers edited by Betsy Franco
Foreign Oil Dependence
We Hold These Truths...And Other Words That Made America by Paul Aron
Twilight: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion by Mark Cotta Vaz

Graphic Novels
Pop Gun War by Farel Dalrymple
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Shipyards of Doom
Myspace Dark Horse Presents by Various Authors
The Dangerous Alphabet by Neil Gaiman and Gris Grimly

Oh My Goddess! Volumes 2 and 3 by Kosuke Fujishima
Kitchen Princess Volumes 1, 2, and 3 by Natsumi Ando and Miyuki Kobayashi
Avalon High: Coronation Volume 1 by Meg Cabot
Vampire Kisses Blood Relatives Volume 1 by Ellen Schreiber
Death Note Volumes 4, 5, 6, 8, and 12 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
Rosario and Vampire Volume 4 by Akihisa Ikeda
Tokyo Pet Shop of Horrors Volume 1 by Matsuri Akino

Music CD's
Folie a Deux by Fall Out Boy

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Noble Warriors Series by William Nicholson

People said the Nomana warriors had magic powers. They carried no weapons, wore no armour, they had no need. They were the Noble Warriors of the true way, and no one could stand against them - until Seeker. All his life Seeker has yearned to join the Nomana to fight alongside them, and to find glory. Until the day he discovers that this 'noble' sect are perhaps not as noble as they seem. Seeker sets out to uncover the truth, whatever the cost. Nicholson's first trilogy for teens, 'The Wind On Fire', met with universal acclaim. This second trilogy promises to be even more spectacular than his first.
Seeker, Morning Star, and the Wildman return in this gripping sequel to Seeker and discover that the mysterious warrior sect they were so desperate to join is not what it appeared to be from the outside. Deeply disillusioned, the three escape and head off on what they think are separate quests but that soon become intertwined--and desperately life threatening. Fortunately, they have acquired the remarkable physical skills of the Noble Warriors, for they are certainly going to need them. The mighty warlord of the Orlan nation is gathering his forces and has vowed to destroy Anacrea--and everything and everyone that crosses his path. With its riveting and deft handling of myriad themes including love, courage, friendship, desire, faith, and redemption, Jango will mesmerize every reader who dares to take the journey.
The safe haven of the Noble Warriors has been demolished and the Nomana have disbanded. When a young boy preaching peace and joy mesmerizes all who come in contact with him, a large following grows quickly--one that soon includes Morning Star and the Wildman. Yet Seeker, who is obsessed with his increasingly perilous journey to kill the last savanter, finds his mission placing him at odds with this new leader. As loyalties and friendships and faith are tested, all three heroes must question: Who can be trusted? And what can be believed? Part adventure-fantasy, part love story, and part reflection on the themes of power and faith, Noman is a thrilling and thought-provoking novel--a beautiful wrap-up to a critically acclaimed series.
Like what you read? Check out the series at the Cape May County Library...
(click on the picture covers to be taken to our online catalog)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Google is Good! Part I: Google Docs

Welcome to the first installment of the new series Google is Good! at the Cape May County Library Teen Zone Blog!

On the first Monday of every month in 2009, I'll be bringing you this new feature to teach you about how Google can help you at the library with both your school work and everything else!

First up...GOOGLE DOCS!

Have you ever been typing up some homework on a computer only to realize later that you don't have a flash drive or something to save your work on? It's quite a bummer, but with Google Docs you now don't have to worry about that.

See, Google Docs is like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Powerpoint all rolled into one. You have all of these programs at your fingertips and the best bet is can save your work at any time and you can also access Google Docs from ANY computer (just as long as you're connected to the internet). All you have to have is a Google account (see below for a video on how to sign up for a Google account) and you're ready to go. No more flash drives needed.

For more information on how to use Google Docs, watch this handy video from Google themselves:

Need to set up a Google account? Check out this video: