Friday, November 5, 2010

NaNoWriMo Day 5

We apologize for missing a day!
We hope that didn't stop you from writing and encourage you to share what you've done.

Today we are celebrating the holiday from the fourth: National Chicken Lady Day.

Can you finish this story...
Today was the WORSE day of my life. Some may read that and think I am being super dramatic but really, today is terrible! I went to bed a normal kid and work up as, gulp, a CHICKEN LADY! There were feathers all over, my feet were uglier than normal and when I tried to talk I clucked!
Oh Golly!
To make matters worse, I think someone is after me!

What happens next?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

NaNoWriMo Day 3

Have you gotten into a writing groove?
Join us for Day 3 of NaNoWriMo...
Today's bizarre holiday is Sandwich day!

Describe your favorite sandwich!

For me it would have to be gooey mozzarella, ripe juicy tomatoes and fresh basil!
Yum! The very first time I had this wonderful concoction was years ago while working in a bakery. At the time I did not appreciate and did not care for tomatoes. However the owner of the bakery told me to give it a try and I have been hooked ever since!

Care to share your favorites?
Posts can be left here or on our youth services blog: LPL Children and Youth Servies Blog .
Have fun and happy writing!
Now, where can I get a sandwich....

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

NaNoWriMo Day 2

How did you do with the first day?
No worries if you were not able to write. Try again today!
Remember, this should be a time of FUN writing.

Tuesday, November 2nd is Plan Your Own Epitaph Day.

Here is a prompt for today:
What do you want your final words to read? What would you want written on your headstone for the rest of eternity? Would it be inspirational? Humorous? Write up your own epitaph and place it in the comments here, or drop us an email ( with your original epitaph!

Here are some from the staff:
Ms. Rachee: So many books, so little time
Ms. Luzille: Grateful

More to come....
What would YOURS read?

Monday, November 1, 2010

NaNoWriMo Day 1

Welcome to National Novel Writer's Month and our write along! We invite you to submit posts to the first annual LPL write along. Each day we will post a writing prompt and you all can add something to it!
Today...November is Give up Your Shoulds Day.

Miles always did the right 'thing' never questioning or complaining. He was known as Mr. Dependable, a sure thing. He never uttered a negative word, never argued, just did as requested. If you needed a ride, Miles was your man. A hand with your yard work? Sure, call Miles! Everyone always knew that they could count on him until one day when Miles just....snapped. He was aware that doing the right thing was his norm but....

Can YOU add what happened to Miles using the Bizarre Holiday of 'Give up Your Shoulds Day'?

Submissions will be moderated before being posted.

Sunday, October 31, 2010


What in the world is NaNoWriMo you may ask?

National Novel Writing Month happens every November!

It's a FUN writing event where the challenge is to write an entire novel in just 30 days. That means participants begin writing November 1 and must finish by midnight, November 30.

For our first Novel-a-long, we are setting the pace at WHATEVER you feel comfortable with.The thing that matters most in NaNoWriMo is output. Our high-velocity approach forces you to lower your expectations, take risks, and write on the fly.

Make no mistake: you will be writing a lot of strange stuff, and some of it will be just plain bad. But that's a good thing!

For 30 days, you get to lock that inner editor in the basement, let your imagination take over, and just create!

As you spend November writing, you can draw comfort from the fact that, all around the world, other National Novel Writing Month participants of all ages are going through the same joys and sorrows of producing the Great Frantic Novel.

To read more about NaNoWriMo, check out this website about NaNoWriMo's Young Writer's program here.

Good Luck and happy writing!

Monday, October 18, 2010

It's Teen Read Week!

This year's theme is Books With Beat!
We are reading Nikki Grimes's Bronx Masquerade.
What's on your reading list?

Monday, May 4, 2009

New Books!

New titles available for teen readers!

Gone by Michael Grant
Feathered by Laura Kasischke
I'm Being Stalked by a Monnshadow by Doug Macleod
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Road to Bones by Anne Fine
Saving Zoe by Alyson Noel
Exit Here. by Jason Myers
Easy by Kerry Cohen Hoffman
I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder
The Buffalo Tree by Adam Rapp
The Ashleys: There's A New Name in School by Melissa de la Cruz
Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott
Angels on Sunset Boulevard by Melissa de la Cruz