Thursday, October 28, 2010

Teen Read Month - Surprise Gift Card Winners

Thanks to a generous surprise donation, we have bonus gift card prizes for some of our Teen Read Month book reviewers!

Congratulations to our iTunes gift card winners:

Heather L. - Mukilteo
Victoria E. - Edmonds
Alina B. - Mukilteo
Jamey D. - Mountlake Terrace
Elizabeth S. - Mukilteo
Kendall S. - Coupeville
Emily C. - Coupeville

And to our winners of Starbucks gift cards:

Sadie J. - Lynnwood
Selena Q. - Marysville
Timothy V. - Lynnwood
McKenzie W. - Arlington
Macey M. - Monroe
Megan B. - Marysville
Mercedes V. - Edmonds

Your teen librarian will be in touch with you soon to let you know when you can pick it up.

And don't worry...there is still time to win. Enter book reviews before the end of the month for your chance at a gift card, or a 2g flash drive!

This also means there are only three more days to get your Teen Read Month Art Contest entry in. The four winners will get $25 Amazon gift cards PLUS the iTunes and Starbucks cards too!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Great Volunteer Opportunites for Teens

Youth United has partnered with Sno-Isle Libraries to create some great volunteer opportunities for teens this fall. Together we have been offering Gadget Coaching sessions at many of our libraries. During these sessions teens help senior citizens with their cell phones, digital cameras, and other electronic gadgets.

Gadget Coaching – Help teach seniors how to use all those “gadgets” you’re an expert at, like iPods and iPhones!
When: Saturday, November 6 from 2 - 4 pm
Where: Snohomish
Click here to find out more or register!

Gadget Coaching – Last chance to gadget coach this year with Youth United!
When: Saturday, November 13 from 1 - 3 pm
Where: Mountlake Terrace
Click here to find out more or register!

Marysville Library also has a session on November 17.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Do You Love Zombies?

Are you obsessed with zombies? Do you actively plan what you would do during a zombie attack? Or do you like to dress up and pretend to be one? Or do you just like the way they dance?

Whatever your reason for loving zombies, this weekend we invite you to come to the Mountlake Terrace Library to celebrate zombies in all their undead glory! How do we plan to do this? With a Zombie Thriller Party!
  • Zombie costume contest - with prizes!
  • At 4pm, take part in Thrill the World, a WORLDWIDE celebration and simultaneous dance of Michael Jackson's Thriller!
This Saturday, October 23rd from 1-4:30pm at the Mountlake Terrace Library!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Beautiful Darkness Winner

Emily H is the winner for the copy of Beautiful Darkness with this comment:

"Emily H said...
I voted for Need by: Carrie Jones. The book trailer really grabbed me. I also thought that the book Dead girls don't write letters seemed interesting.
October 6, 2010 7:01 AM"

Emily, if you email me at jparker [at] ASAP with which Sno-Isle Library Branch you would like to pick your prize up at, I'll send it out right away.

For the rest of you, there's still time to enter to win Immortal Beloved. And LOTS of time to participate in the Review contest and the Art Contest!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Author Jennifer Donnelly in Lynnwood Tomorrow!

Jennifer Donnelly, award-winning author of A Northern Light, will be appearing at the Alderwood Barnes and Noble tomorrow night (Wednesday October 13, 2010) at 7:00pm. She will be discussing "her newest novel, Revolution -- an unforgettable story of two girls, two centuries apart, timeless adventure and enduring love. Signing to follow."

Sno-Isle doesn't have her newest book in quite yet, but we do have some of her previous ones ready to check out:

A Northern Light
In 1906, sixteen-year-old Mattie, determined to attend college and be a writer against the wishes of her father and fiance, takes a job at a summer inn where she discovers the truth about the death of a guest. Based on a true story.

The Winter Rose (adult)
When India Selwyn Jones, a young woman from a noble family, graduates from the London School of Medicine for Women in 1900, her professors advise her to set up her practice in London's esteemed Harley Street. Driven and idealistic, India chooses to work in the city's East End instead, serving the desperately poor. In these grim streets, India meets--and saves the life of--London's most notorious gangster, Sid Malone. A hard, wounded man, Malone is the opposite of India's aristocratic fiance, Freddie Lytton, a rising star in the House of Commons. Though Malone represents all she despises, India finds herself unwillingly drawn ever closer to him, intrigued by his hidden, mysterious past.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Don't forget to enter!

There are lots of ways to win free stuff this month, so don't forget to enter:

  1. The Art Contest

  2. Teen Review Drawings

  3. The Trailies Comment Contest (ends midnight 10/9)

  4. The Events Contest (ends midnight 10/13)

AND keep checking back for more chances to win free books!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October is Teen Read Month!

Which is like the best ever! It's a big deal for us teen librarians, so we've planned (often with your help!) lots of FREE events this month all over Snohomish and Island Counties. Check out the teen events calendar. From jam sessions, to movies, board games, authors and Halloween parties, we've got you covered this month.

Which event (or events!) will you attend? Tell us in the comments, and you'll be entered to win the first in a new fantasy series, a book with a little heartbeat: IMMORTAL BELOVED by Cate Tiernan.

Publisher summary:
"After seeing her best friend, a Dark Immortal called Incy, torture a human with magick, Nastasya, a spoiled party girl, enters a home for wayword immortals and finally begins to deal with life, even as she learns that someone wants her dead."

You'll have until midnight on October 13th to enter!

Only students in grades 6-12 who can pick their winnings up at one of the 21 Sno-Isle Libraries are eligible to win.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Teen Read Month = Two Ways to Win

Happy Teen Read Month, everyone!

This year the theme is Books With Beat. We want to celebrate those teen books that make your heart beat faster. What makes your heart be faster? Action? Music? Romance? Winning prizes?

There are two ways you (teens 12-18, or in 6th-12th grade living in Island or Snohomish Counties) can win with Sno-Isle Teens throughout October 2010:

  • Write reviews about books you read for the chance to win a snazzy orange and red Sno-Isle Teens 2GB clip flash drive.
  • Enter our 7th Annual Teen Read Month Art Contest by creating a 2-D art piece that celebrates Books With Beat. You could be one of four teens to win a $25 gift card for

Both of these prizes are generously funded by the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.

Also, keep an eye here on the Infamous for Information blog for chances to win free books!

Vote for the Trailies! Win!

"The School Library Journal announced the first annual Trailie Award for the best book trailers. The finalists are in and the public is invited to vote for their favorites."

Watch the videos. Vote Here (scroll to the bottom).

Go take a look. Tell us in the comments below one of the trailers you voted for, or one of the books trailered (makin' up the words, I am) you now want to read because of it's awesome trailer and you'll be entered into win (drumroll, please):

A copy of the BRAND NEW (not even out until Oct. 12!) BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS, the sequel to Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Who's trailer you can see below.

You have until midnight on October 9th to comment!

Only students currently in grades 6-12 who are able to pick up a book in one of the 21 Sno-Isle Libraries are eligible to win.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Banned Books Week Winner!

We asked you how you'd participate in Banned Books week and Kasey R said...

"For Banned Book week, I am definitely going to the scavenger hunt with my team I recruited to win some book money. I'm a shopaholic when it comes to books. I'll also go to Borders and get some banned books with the change I've saved. And I'll get some of those cute bookmarks at the library."

Kasey, just email me at jparker [at] and tell me which Sno-Isle Library branch you'd like to pick your copy of Dark Song up at!

We picked Kasey randomly from the comments submitted. Keep your eyes here for more opportunities to win!