Monthly Archives: February 2012




You have GOT to get your hands on this book. We’re practically forcing  The Fault in Our Stars  into the hands of any teenager or adult who will take a chance on it.

It’s not necessarily happy-go-lucky. It has some heart shattering moments, really. There are, however, parts which are certain to make you laugh out loud. You will fall madly in love with Hazel Grace Lancaster and Agustus Waters. You will never forget them. We promise.

Find a copy as soon as humanly possible and don’t expect to put it down.

Listen to a bit by pressing play below:

According to John Green’s website, “the movie rights have been optioned by Fox 2000.”


Teen Tech Week Video Contest


Teen tech week will be from March 4- March 10. To celebrate, the Essex Library is hosting a video contest. Participants must be in grades 6 and up.

The contest theme? “Why I Love my Library” of course!

Points will be given for creativity, editing skills, and final presentation. Videos must be ten min. long or less and can be submitted on a disc or posted online with the link emailed to Jessica at If you don’t have the time to make your own, we’ll have our flip cameras rolling all week long.  Stop in to make a statement! Raffle tickets are awarded to participants – and first place wins a delightful digital prize.

The winner will be announced on March 16th at 11 am on this blog.

                                                                                        Get your cameras rolling!