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Looking for Something Good to Read?

         Try a Book from Our

       NEW BOOK Collection

         new books                  





I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga  

Seventeen-year-old Jazz learned all about being a serial
killer from his notorious "Dear Old Dad," but believes he
has a conscience that will help fight his own urges and
right some of his father's wrongs, so he secretly helps
the police apprehend the town's newest murderer.  

"I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore  

In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove
distracting to a fifteen-year-oldwho has hidden on Earthfor
ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he
will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members
and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien.  

 Hell Yeah by Joe Keatinge 

 "Today is the worst day of Benjamin Day's life.
He's the poster child for the first generation raised
in a world where superheroes exist, but he wants nothing
to do with super-anything. When versions of himself from
throughout the multiverse show up dead, this one-man
crisis of infinite selves tears open twenty-year-old
secrets. Ben's now forced into the super-society he's
long denied"

The Coldest Girl In Town by Holly Black

When seventeen-year-old Tana wakes up following a party
in the aftermath of a violent vampire attack, she travels
to Coldtown, a quarantined Massachusetts city full of
vampires, with her ex-boyfriend and a mysterious vampire
boy in tow.

Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers

"Two best friends, a writer and a runner, deal with bullies,
family issues, social pressures, and their quest for success
coming out of Harlem"












Here's where you can start!

1.    Fill out an “About your Book” form to organize your thoughts
        on the book you want to make a book trailer about. You must
        choose a grade-appropriate book to receive credit.

2.    Go to www.animoto.com and set up a FREE Animoto account.
        There is no need to pay for one, because you only need to
        make a short book trailer.

3.    Choose the Animoto style you will use for your video and click
        the corresponding box.

4.    Go through the list of songs, and choose a song that will play
       in the background of your book trailer. You can also upload a song
       of your own from your computer if you want.

       The only rule is that the song must be appropriate:

       NO inappropriate language.

5.    Go to an image site and choose images that go well with your
       book trailer.

       Your goal is to get a preview of the book in mini-movie form,
       so choose images that represent what the book is about.

       You can use Google Images, Flickr, or even images off of your
       Facebook. Follow the directions on Animoto on how to get the
       images into your book trailer.


6.    Add some text to your trailer. You don’t need to write a lot.
       Break down the text so that it goes well with your images.

       Combine the text and images so that other people will want to
       read the book.

7.    Arrange the text and photo slides the way that you want them
       to appear in the movie.

       You will see a small thumbnail of each picture and text; you
       can move these around to get everything in the order you need.

8.    Save your video! (This takes a few minutes)


9.    After watching your video to make sure everything is complete, email
        it to bplbooktrailers@gmail.com.

        You will also need to send or bring in a copy of your “About your Book”
        form to get credit for your hours.

10.    Come to the Bellwood Public Library and have a Youth Services
        staff member sign your volunteer hours sheet. Congrats!

Double click on the book trailer below to view a sample of Ms. Ellen's book trailer. Be ready to create your own! You can gain up to 4 hours of community service hours.

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Teen Events

Teen Anime Club Tue Apr 25 @ 3:30PM - 04:30PM
Teen Anime Club Tue May 02 @ 3:30PM - 04:30PM
Teen Anime Club Tue May 09 @ 3:30PM - 04:30PM
Teen Anime Club Tue May 16 @ 3:30PM - 04:30PM

Children Events

Family Storytime
Sat Apr 29 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Lego Builders, Unite!
Wed May 10 @ 4:30PM -
Kids' Movie Day
Mon May 15 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM

Computer Classes

Excel: Beyond the Basics
Wed Apr 26 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
TechBoomers Walk-Through
Tue May 09 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Adult Events

5 Money Questions for Women
Wed Apr 26 @ 6:30PM - 07:30PM
Yoga drop-in class
Thu Apr 27 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM
Zumba Drop-in Exercise Class
Sat Apr 29 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Painting Mixed Media with Rebekah
Tue May 02 @ 6:30PM - 07:30PM