Sunday, August 13, 2017

August Lego Club!

For 2nd—5th Graders
Wednesday, August 16th

No Registration Required.
Children will design a project that will then be on display in the library.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Teen Trivia Party!

The Ottumwa Public Library is excited to announce the  
Teen Trivia Party 
to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program. Join us Saturday, August 12th from 3-5 PM for trivia games, pizza and prizes! This is a free event open to all teens, no registration required. 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Summer Reading Program Carnival!

Come One, Come All! To the Ottumwa Public Library’s end of Summer Reading Program
Join us Friday, August 11th from 2:00-4:00PM in Central Park(Weather Permitting) for games, prizes (including school supplies), crafts and more! This is a free event for all children, no registration required.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Teen Book Review, Part 2

Looking for a good book to read? Check out these book reviews written by teens in our Summer Reading Program! This is the second installment of reviews, look for more to come soon! Thank you to all who participated!

Name: Bridgette R., 14 y/o
Title: The Ring vol. 1
Author: Hiroshi Takahashi
5/5 Rating         
I gave this book five stars because even though the scare factor wasn't very big, there was still a very addicting storyline, which made it very hard to put the book down. I recommend this book to anyone who is look for a slight scare. 

Name: Jordan L. , 15 y/o
Title of Book: Cruel Sacrifice
Author: Aphrodite Jones
5/5 Rating
This book was a very good True Crime book, very detailed. I like that it explained all the girl's lives before this tragedy happened. 

Name: Shontell M., 15 y/o
Title: Miss. Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
5/5 Rating
This book is very good. It has some horror, comedy, and romance. I love this book. 

Name: Leticia S., 14 y/o
Title: Before I Fall
Author: Lauren Oliver
4/5 Rating
I feel it could have ended better. If she could have somehow saved herself and the other girl, I would have liked it more. Otherwise, it was a really good book. 

Name: Luis S., 16 y/o
Title: To Kill a Mockingbird
Author: Harper Lee
5/5 Rating
The book has very good morals and is very interesting. I like that Boo Radley was actually a normal guy. 

Name: Madison B., 15 y/o
Title of Book: The Complete Chi's Sweet Home, Part 3
Author: Konami Kanata
5/5 Rating
I love the series and this one was adorable! I love all of the adventures Chi gets into. 

Name: Jaydin B., 15 y/o
Title: Scrappy Little Nobody
Author: Anna Kendrick
5/5 Rating
This was an awesome book! It gave me an insight into Anna Kendrick's life and how she started her career. I love her as an actress, so this was a really good 
 book to read.  

Name: Leah C., 14 y/o
Title: One Night with the King
Author: Tommy Tenney
5/5 Rating
It was very excellent. The book is very exciting and interesting. Historical fiction is always my favorite. 

Name: Chloe C., 16 y/o
Title: Mockingjay (The Hunger Games)
Author: Suzanne Collins
3.5/5 Rating
It was a very good book with lots of detail! It was also suspenseful and full of adventure. I liked the movie better though. 

Name: Bridgette R., 14 y/o
Title: Demon Diary Vol. 1
Author: Lee Chi Hyong
5/5 Rating
I gave this book five stars because even though the name sounds dark and demonic, it actually shocked me to find out that the books are actually sweet, cute, and funny. I definitely recommend this series.