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Hazards of walking and reading…

Safety first please!!! Don’t walk and read!

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Week 2!! Get your free audio books today!

May 14- May 20

Now available: Dodger by Terry Pratchet and

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

These two tales of victorian England are full of adventure and mystery. 

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Check out a copy of Dodger here

Check out a copy of Great Expectations here 

Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago at 10:17 am.

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It’s week one of free audio books all summer!

Week one, May 7- May 13: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

This eerie gothic tale will leave you feeling chilled even on a warm summer evening!



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Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago at 5:42 am.

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It’s Free Audio Book time!! SYNC 2015

Week one is here! May 7-May13: Download your free audio book of

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl now!

Casters in a small town, in South Carolina, Ethan and Lena struggle to define good and evil.


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Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago at 11:30 am.

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Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

This book is about two awkward teens in high school who come from very different families, though they don’t quite understand each other at first, feelings grow between them. These characters are very realistic and easy to relate to. The book is heartfelt and will definitely give you butterflies. This book can be a little sappy at times. If you enjoy this try Rainbow Rowell’s other YA book Fangirl and her holiday short story found in My True Love Gave to me Twelve Holiday Stories.

Posted 6 months, 4 weeks ago at 4:41 pm.

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Gaming at the Library

Are you a gamer? What if real-world problems could be solved by gamers?

Take a few minutes to check out this TedTalk by Jane McGonigal.

Did you know the Lawrenceburg Public Library offers Teen gamers a monthly opportunity to get together and hang out? Bring your favorite game and share it with other gamers. We play Munchkin, Wii, Chess, Zombie Fluxx, Minecraft, Super Smash Brothers and more! Light snacks and drinks provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  Our next meeting is on Monday, Nov. 10 at the Lawrenceburg Main Library, 3:30-5:00.  Stay tuned for a NEW Gaming club for teens coming to the North Dearborn Branch Library starting Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 4:30-6:00pm. We’ll be playing all things Pokemon!

Posted 9 months ago at 11:40 pm.

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Did you know we’re on Twitter?


Did you know that the library has a Twitter page?

Follow us  @LawrenceburgLib.

Looking for some other people to follow? Check out these YA authors who are active on Twitter:

Cat Winters @catwinters


Andrew Smith @marburyjack

Author of GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE and WINGER. Also, 100 SIDEWAYS MILES, and THE ALEX CROW (coming March, 2015). 

Leila Sales @LeilaSalesBooks

Author of YA novels MOSTLY GOOD GIRLS, PAST PERFECT, and THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE. Editor at Viking Children’s Books. Eater of chocolate.

Natalie D. Richards  @NatDRichards

Sushi-eating, coffee-drinking, boots-wearing, YA author of Six Months Later (Available Now!) & Gone Too Far (Coming 2015)

Emmy Laybourne  @EmmyLaybourne

*Frighteningly real… riveting.* – NYT. Was this written about my debut, Monument 14, or my personality? YOU BE THE JUDGE.

James Dashner  @jamesdashner

Author of The Maze Runner, The Eye of Minds, Infinity Ring, and The 13th Reality series. The Maze Runner movie coming Sept 19, 2014 from 20th Century Fox.

Joelle Charbonneau @jcharbonneau

Singer, writer, wannabe chef, and despiser of standardized tests. Proud mom to a rambunctious 6 year old. Oh – and I’m a Cubs fan. Yeah – I know.

Anna Banks  @ByAnnaBanks

NYT Bestselling Author of The Syrena Legacy Series. JOYRIDE coming in June 2015; Bonnie & Clyde meets Latina Pretty in Pink! High five for duck face.

Rainbow Rowell  @rainbowrowell


Posted 9 months ago at 10:53 pm.

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Social Media Privacy


I recently read a great article at with some timely advice for everyone, but especially for teens, about your online privacy.

1.Think about your online reputation. A reminder that anyone can see what you post online, even if you think no one will.   Potential employers and college admissions staff often snoop social networking sites.

2. Anything you create or communicate can be cut, altered, pasted and sent around. Once you put it online, it is no longer in your control. This includes writing as well as photos. Online stuff can last forever. Did you know that there is a website that archives websites and blogs and what they looked like in the past? It’s called the WayBackMachine and you can find it at

3. Avoid drama. Don’t participate in forwarding harmful or embarrassing photos, and don’t impersonate others.
4. Do not post your location. Turn it off in your settings, it may be tempting but it poses a safety issue.

5. Watch the clock. Hours can go by before you know it and can easily cut into time you could have spent on homework, hobbies or even reading!

6. Change your passwords often and don’t share them! No matter how tempting it is to share your accounts, don’t do it! Go to to test the strength of your current passwords.

Posted 9 months ago at 6:56 pm.

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Top Ten Winners 2014

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10. The Eye of Minds by James Dashner

“Michael is a skilled internet gamer in a world of advanced technology. When a cyber-terrorist begins to threaten players, Michael is called upon to seek him and his secrets out”– – (Baker & Taylor)

9. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Hiding her Sun Summoner identity from vengeful adversaries and haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina attempts to forge a new life with Mal in an unfamiliar land only to be confronted by an emerging Darkling power that threatens the boundaries of the natural world, a danger that tests Alina’s loyalties. – (Baker & Taylor)

8. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

A decade after a bizarre celestial event causes certain individuals to manifest extraordinary powers and a fierce desire to rule the world, young David, the son of a father who was killed by supernatural oppressors, uses inside knowledge to help a shadowy group of freedom fighter assassins. By the best-selling author of the Mistborn trilogy. – (Baker & Taylor)

7. The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

Sixteen-year-old Malencia (Cia) Vale is chosen to participate in The Testing to attend the University; however, Cia is fearful when she figures out her friends who do not pass The Testing are disappearing. 100,000 first printing. – (Baker & Taylor)

6. Earth Girl by Janet Edwards

Abandoned on Earth because of her inability to survive on other planets, Jarra crafts a fake background for herself to join a class of norms who are excavating the dangerous ruins of the old cities. – (Baker & Taylor)

5. Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne

After repairing a school bus, the group of survivors split in two, with one group heading to the airport in hopes of reuniting with their parents and saving their dying friend and the other trying to rebuild the community they lost. – (Baker & Taylor)

4. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

A first entry in a new series by the award-winning author of The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp follows the experiences of two survivors of apocalyptic disasters that have decimated life on Earth and transformed nearly everyone into crazed killers. – (Baker & Taylor)

3. Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

As Wild Chalklings threaten the American Isles and Rithmatists are humanity’s only defense, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students learn the magical art that he would do anything to practice. – (Baker & Taylor)

2. Splintered by A.G. Howard

A descendant of Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, 16-year-old Alyssa Gardner fears she is mentally ill like her mother and predecessors until she discovers that Wonderland is real and, if she passes a series of tests to fix Alice’s mistakes, she may be able to save her family from their age-old curse. – (Baker & Taylor)

And the Winner is :

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Click here to read an excerpt.

 A fun, quirky, 80’s love story! Rainbow Rowell has woven a story of heartache, humor, pain, beauty and most importantly the wonder of first love. First loves are plagued with the pain of a larger-than-life  existence, that can follow you with an ache into adulthood.  This one will pull you in and wrap you around it’s finger. But then again I’m a sucker for a good YA romance. I’m thrilled that all the voters saw this book as the gem that it is! Click the link above to read an excerpt or click the title to put a copy on hold  today!

Posted 9 months ago at 5:25 pm.

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Willow announces the 2014 Top Ten

The Votes are in and the winners have been announced!  

Watch the video to see if your favorites made the top ten!


Posted 9 months, 1 week ago at 12:55 am.

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