Author Archive

Can’t Wait for Wimpy Kid?

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

It is indeed an Ugly Truth, but the fifth Wimpy Kid book won’t be out for over a month!  Luckily, we have suggestions for books that you might like that are sitting on the shelf just waiting for you to check them out!  While you’re waiting, try Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze by Alan Silberberg or Big Nate: In a Class By Himself by Lincoln Peirce. Greg Heffley would approve!


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Need to Get a Clue About 39 Clues?

Friday, August 27th, 2010

For the first time in history, all seven authors of the 39 Clues books will be in one place and ready to answer YOUR questions via WebCast! This awesome event will take place on Tuesday, August 31st at 4:00 pm. Click here to submit your video question, to vote for your favorite question, or just for more info.  Haven’t read the books yet? Click on the image below to get started with 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones.

Maze of Bones

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Place Your Hold on Mockingjay Today!

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

The final volume in Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy won’t be published until August 24th, but you can place a hold by clicking here!

Mockingjay by Collins

Haven’t read The Hunger Games yet?  Click on the book cover to place your hold.

Mockingjay by Collins

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Greg Heffley is in the Building!!

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog DaysCalling all Wimpy Kid fans! KDL has received its shipment of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days. The bad news? We are under STRICT instructions from the publisher not to release it until Monday, October 12th.  But fear not, we have ordered TONS of copies, and they will be hitting the shelves as soon as that Monday (depending on where you live).  WHAT? You say you haven’t placed your hold yet? Well, what are you waiting for? The list isn’t getting any smaller! Click on the book cover to place your hold today!



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Are You In the Mood for a Thriller?

Monday, August 31st, 2009

I just finished Tim Wynne-Jones’ “The Uninvited”, and I really liked it a lot. I picked it up for the cover, but stayed with it for the creepy plot. After a disastrous first year at NYU, fiesty Mimi is looking forward to regouping at her father’s remote Canadian cabin. The only problem? There’s already someone living there, and he’s none too happy about sharing. If you like lots of suspense and rollercoaster plots, this book is for you!  Check it out!












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Are You Vampired Out?

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

So you loved the Twilight series, but you’re tired of vampires? Maybe you’ll like one of these great new books featuring immortals, pixies or ghosts! Click on any of the titles or pictures to place your hold, or go to today.

Evermore by Alyson Noel

There’s no reason Ever should have escaped the car crash that took the lives of her family, but the experience leaves her with the ability to hear the thoughts of everyone around her.  To help herself cope, she tries to block out everyone who tries to get close, but then she falls for the gorgeous Damen, who seems to have even more secrets than she does…

 Need by Carrie Jones

After the death of her beloved stepfather, Zara is sent against her will to live with her eccentric grandmother in a small town in Maine.  Soon she finds herself being stalked by a strange man whom Zara is convinced is responsible for the disappearances of two boys.

Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender

I LOVE this cover!  15-year-old Lexi’s sister Kasey has always been annoying, but lately she’s downright scary.  Sometimes she talks like she comes from another century, and her normally blue eyes suddenly turn green.  Their old Victorian house is creeping her out too; doors open and close by themselves, water boils on an unlit stove.  Lexi tries to believe it’s all in her head, but when Kasey starts to threaten her family and friends, Lexi knows she has to do something to stop her sister.  But will anyone believe her?  This one doesn’t come out until April 21st, but I couldn’t wait to tell you about it!  Place your hold by clicking here!

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“The Tales of Beedle the Bard” by J.K. Rowling

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

The long-awaited companion volume to the Harry Potter series isn’t due out until December 4th, but you can place your hold on it today by clicking here!

Beedle the Bard

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We’ve Got Wii!

Friday, June 20th, 2008

You spoke, and we listened!  Earlier this year, we surveyed teens in all KDL libraries and asked which game format they thought we should add to our videogame collection, and the overwhelming answer was Wii.  So if you want to check out the new Wii titles, stop in at your local branch.  They’re free, and you can check them out for three weeks!  Overdue fines of .15 per day apply if you bring ’em back late.  Be sure to check out our current selection of PS2 and PC-based games too!

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Tamora Pierce Author Visit a HUGE Success!

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Thanks to everyone who came to the Cascade Branch last week to see fantasy author Tamora Pierce.  Over a hundred VERY excited fans were present to hear Tamora talk and have their books signed.  She was scheduled to appear from 6:30 until 8:00, but the last book was signed at around 10:30 p.m.  She insisted on staying until every last book was signed, and some went through the line FOUR TIMES!  Clearly Tamora loves her fans as much as they love her!

 Were you there?  We’d love to hear what you thought!

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Tamora Pierce is Coming to KDL!

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Are you awed by Alanna from the Song of the Lioness Quartet?  Transfixed by Tris from the Circle of Magic Quartet?  Blown away by Beka Cooper?  Meet Tamora Pierce, creator of these and many other fabulous characters at the Cascade Township branch of Kent District Library.    Tamora will do an appearance and book signing on Wednesday, May 7th from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  We’ll have a limited supply of her books available for sale, or you can bring your own copies! 

Fantasy Author Tamora Pierce

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