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Does your school rule? Again this year readers will be grouped into teams to compete for the most time read throughout the summer (more info coming soon for the adult teams). 

ADULTS: we again are forming adult teams to record summer reading! More info here on adult teams - round up your civic organization or your coworkers!

Sci-fi for summer - book discussion: The Martian

cover of The Martian by Andy Weir

The next book for discussion will be The Martian by Andy Weir. Join us for a pair of conversations on Monday, June 26:

• at NOON where you're invited to bring along a sack lunch for a daytime conversation,
• and again at 7 pm for those who prefer an after-work or post-dinner evening conversation.

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars—now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there.

After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue arrived. 

But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet.

We brought in books for IMMEDIATE CHECKOUT - stop in to check one out and take it home today!

Form a team for the run walk!

Endangered resources: bees, water, LIBRARIES

This annual fundraiser by the Friends of the Lodi Public Library and Activate Lodi begins at 8 am Saturday, August 12 at the Lodi Elementary School. 

Register on the Friends of the Lodi Library website or pick up a brochure at the library.

NEW THIS YEAR: gather your friends, coworkers, community organization, and family and FORM A TEAM! Let's make this a fun way to spend time with friends and make a difference in our community. Special prizes for largest team, best show of spirit, and more.

This run walk is not only a long-standing Lodi tradition, it's also a much-needed fundraiser for our Lodi Public Library. The truth is, libraries need your help more than ever. (Please see the run walk brochure for more information)

Seeking TEEN volunteers: stuffed animal sleepover camp counselors!

teddy bear sitting before a tent in the woods, with the moon in the sky

HELP WANTED: camp counselors!

We’re looking for teen volunteers to help with the younger kids’ Stuffed Animals Sleepover. Apply by Friday, June 30 to be chosen to help with this event - download the application information here.

You must be available to spend time with staff after the library closes (from 5 pm to approximately 7 pm on July 14) creatively staging adventures and photographing how the animals were entertained “all night.”

Build your entertainment skills for baby-sitting or bring your tech talent to showcase the pictures of all the activities!


new "book finder" app for teens

smartphone showing the homepage of YALSA teen book finder app

There's a new FREE smartphone app for young adult literature lovers!

The Teen Book Finder app links into an online database created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).  It's a fun, on-the-go tool for anyone who loves teen literature, providing access to nearly 4,000 titles that have been recognized with YALSA awards or on their title lists. The app is available for both Android and iOS.

App features include:

  • homepage features three titles, refreshed daily
  • search by author, title, award/list year, genre, by award, and by book list
  • the Find It! button helps locate a title in a nearby library
  • a Favorites button to create your own booklist
  • share to Twitter and Facebook

FREE audiobook downloads for TEENS

Have you tried an audiobook? Because it's a fun way to do some required read while you're also exercising, crafting, cleaning, and more. Give it a try and enhance your summer by participating in SYNC - a teen audiobook campaign that features title pairs of high-interest books based on a weekly theme.

Aimed at teens age 13 and older, SYNC 2017 is giving away 32 titles — two paired audiobook downloads each week, ending August 16th. Check out the calendar of releases and the complete list of exciting audiobook titles from award-winning authors such as Daniel José Older, M.T. Anderson, Franz Kafka, Ruta Sepetys, and Nikki Grimes. There's no wait list - titles are available for immediate download and the files never expire. 

To get notice each time new titles are available, sign up for email or text alerts by visiting www.audiobooksync.com. The SYNC program is a project of AudioFile Magazine in partnership with OverDrive and audiobook publishers.

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