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YA SYNC – Free Audiobooks For Teens

Posted by Melissa Orth on July 26th, 2017

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens or anyone who considers themselves audiobook listeners.

From now until August 16, 2017, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week – a current young adult titles along with thematically paired classic or required summer reading title.

Sign up for email and text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at

March Madness Book Championship

Posted by Melissa Orth on February 27th, 2017

It’s nearly time! The second annual March Madness Book Championship brackets are just about ready for YOU to vote on between March 6 and April 2.

16 titles will go against each other and only one will win. Each week, you can vote online or on paper in the TeenZone. The winners of each pairing move on to the next week’s match up so who knows? A manga romance might beat a murder mystery or the true tale of Lizzie Borden might defeat the historical fiction based on a WWII tragedy. You decide.

Stay tuned and watch this space or check the Curtis Memorial Library social media streams or stop by the TeenZone to vote starting Monday March 6.

Here’s a sneak preview of some of the books that will appear on the bracket:

LEGO Gingerbread House

Posted by Melissa Orth on December 7th, 2016

Here’s a holiday vacation challenge: create a LEGO gingerbread house, pretend it is filled with expensive presents, and then use LittleBits and other circuitry to burglar-proof it.

You get to play with LEGO and robot parts and motors for an hour and it’s all free (but you don’t get to keep anything and the gingerbread part isn’t edible). This event takes place Thursday December 29, 2 – 3 pm.

If you are in grades 6 – 12, get more info and sign up for this maker challenge by calling 725-5242 x225.

Check out a similar but much smaller scale project we made for October in this video clip: