Sunday, October 23, 2011

Hour 22

We had to get up and get motivated, so we found a dance video to help us work on our moves. ...

More evolution of dance ... FUN!

All time favorite!

hour 21

Samantha fixed up Garfield ... Samuel has been reading Garfield all night

Hour 20

The activity is beginning to slow down... several readers have been caught catnapping.  This hour the mini-challenge was yoga ... enough said ..

I think the hour calls for something more energizing ... yoga makes me relax too much :(

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hour 19

These are pictures of our library cat Chessie.
It is her blog that we are using for this event.

I like this picture ... it shows the black heart patch on her back.

She loves to climb in boxes ... perfect place for a nap.

Hour 16

I could re-read any of these books : ) Tera

Hour 17

Bob tells it like it is .. he's my favorite .. 

Hour 16

I read a book by Andrew Davidson several years ago ... The Gargoyle

This book was so intense and so well-fabricated, that I could almost believe it was possible.


Hour 17

I think this song represents my country because America is so beautiful with rich diversity that you will find in the food we eat, our land, and the people who live here. I just love this version sang by Ray Charles.

Tera's favorite

hour 16

I would love to reread The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan. I think Anthony and I can agree that he is our favorite author.  He let me read the second book of the Kane Chronicles, but NO not the second book of the Heroes of Olympus. Oh well, I will get someone to let me read it.....
                -Rachel Hays

Hour 16

1.Harry potter 1
2.harry Potter 2
3. Harry Potter 3
4. Harry Potter 4
5. Harry potter 5
6. Harry potter 6
7. harry Potter 7 
8.Percy Jackson 1
9. Percy Jackson 3
10. Percy Jackson 5

hour 17

If this doesn't describe America i don't what will
Anthony and Samuel

hour 17

This is American Pie by Don McLean! This song is one of my personal favorites, as my dad is ALWAYS running out of fuel. And I have heard this song on the radio for as long as I can remeber.
-Rachel Hays

Hour 17

Let's all  ride the bus in America.this describes troop 36!! 
Anthony and Samuel

Hour 17

star wars is our national

Anthony and Samuel

Hour 16

We had fun with origami and thanks to Jeanene's paper folding experience, we figured out we need a perfect square to start the process of making heart bookmarks .... Here are some of our creations

Hour 14

We have had a variety of delicious snacks all day.  Anthony's dad brought us homemade sausage rolls and pumpkin muffins.  We also started the day with doughnuts and hot chocolate!  Throughout the afternoon we kept the popcorn popping and had plenty of cold beverages (Coke, Sprite, Dr. Pepper).  Samantha's mom brought fruit loops, and we had some cupcakes, and mixed nuts left over from the ladies book club.  Pizza was just ordered for our midnight snack ....

We aren't going hungry, that's for sure!

Hour 15

My favorite old classic is Little Women by, Louisa May Alcott .. the friendship Jo and Laurie had was very special. Although Laurie wants to take things to another level with Jo at first, he realizes it is best not to ruin their relationship by forcing a romance.


hour 15

Don't you just love the friend ship between Sabrina and Puck from the sister's Grimm. A bitter war of love and hate they so destine to be together i just know they will get married some day!
Anthony Tresca 

hour 15

i love the friendship of Bella and Jacob in The Twilight series.


14 hour

Eating pizza later

14 hour

had popcorn


14 hour

i had chex mix

14 hour

i had a pumpkin muffin



Anthony's dad made us sausage rolls


hour 14

i had a pretzels that i made


Hour 13

1. What are you reading right now?
Sister's Grimm ... Spoiled ... The Lost Hero ... Artemis Fowl .... Temple of the Winds .... Garfield .... The Throne of Fire ... The Royal Spyness
2. How many books have you read so far?
18 so far
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
The Hitchhiker's Guider to the Galxay
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
Samantha decided not to go to her grandma's house
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Richard had to get a haircut, so he read while in the chair getting worked on ... Samantha's mom made her come home, but she convinced her to bring her back
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
It is so fun and I'm surprised to still be awake
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
recruiting more people
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?
read even more!! and wear more comfy clothes
9. Are you getting tired yet?
not really
10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered?

Hour 12

Our character is named Calvin (after Calvin & Hobbs) Ford (after 1944 Ford model truck).  He is a professional jewel thief.

hour 11

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hour 11

Percy Jackson is so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hour 10

We would like to see J.K. Rowling, Rick Riordan, Chris Paolini, and Michael Buckley

The theme would be stories about magical, comedian gods, who ride dragons from the dead. That is just the sub-plot .... the stories are about fairy tale creatures taking over the world using robot dragons with help from Harry Potter.  That would be AWESOME!

Hour 9

Here is a sentence we are all proud of!  Mr. Sam Found the 39 Clues!

hour 9

still reading tired but not giving up

8 hour

still reading

hour 8

I'm reading Garfield and it reminds me of I'm fat by weird AL 
My favorite book is harry potter and it reminds me of the harry potter theme song
John Willaims is the man and the star wars books
Anthony and Samuel(we are awesome)

Hour 7

We have 7 readers and 3 librarians participating this hour ....

We just used Fan Fiction to find pseudo names of favorite authors.

hour 6

"We are Grimm's and this what we do" that the catch phase of the book that I'm reading sisters Grimm
Anthony out peace

Hour 6

Here is a list of titles that our group has collectively put together..

Daughters of Athena (coming soon by Rick Riordan)
Cabin Fever (wimpy kid series)
Inheritance by, Chris Paolini
Nausea  by, Jean-Paul Sarte
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by,
Neverwhere by,

hour 5

I just finished a Calvin and Hobbes they are so funny and awesome!!
Anthony Tresca

Hour 5

I like to just read a book and then pass it on to a friend. Then later I would ask them about it and we would talk about it. I also refer a LOT of books to my friends!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Since I'm already typing, let's face it: Rachel is WAY more fun than Anthony!!!!!!;)

hour 5

i  love to read books to my little cousin she is only seven and is in 1st grade.Her name is Haley and she loves when i read her Magic Tree House books.her favorite character is Annie.
                                     Samantha Smith

Hour 5

Our library is actually meeting today for a cooperative book club .. East Texas Library Friends 
We also read to patients at the nursing home every Monday.

Hour 4

We found a varitey books related to our state - TEXAS

1. Holes by, Louis Sachar
2. Inside the Alamo by, Jim Murphy
3. Living Dead in Dallas by, Charlaine Harris

Currently we have 4 active readers participating .. another joining soon and - 2 librarians

Hour 3

Here's a book puzzle based on a favorite children's series

hour 2

This is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anthony Tresca

Hour 2

Rachel is reading  Fading Echoes  so of course we had to post a picture of Chessie to represent her book!

Anthony is reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid  This is a picture of him being wimpy.

Samuel is reading The Sorcerer in the North   This is a picture of him firing an arrow, like Will.

hour one

1)the planet earth

2)I like trains,I'm a banana!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, I am awsome

Hour 1

We are located in Mineola, TX (2 hours east of Dallas, 2 hours west of Shreveport )
Mineola Memorial Library has 3 readers (not counting the librarians, so far)

Our library is a non-profit ... our children's librarian wears liberty spikes ... our circulation desk clerk is this years homecoming queen.

We have the entire library in our TBR pile

We hope to raise $3000 to keep for our patrons.

If you get sleepy find a new place to  read ... move around and stretch a little.

hour 1

1) I'm reading from Mineola, Texas
2)a-I'm a black belt in karate
   b-I skipped a grade (so I'm usually the shortest one in my grade)
   c-I found my AG teacher's phone under his desk
3)like, a lot
4)to beat the two boys I'm going against
5)never done this before. Sorry.

hour 1

I'm reading from Mineola
a.I like trains
b.i like trains
c. i like trains
10 books to read today
I'm going to try to read all ten books today

Friday, October 21, 2011

Mineola Memorial Library's FALL Read-a-thon

Mineola Memorial Library has organized a 24 hour read-a-thon fundraiser in efforts to raise money needed for is an online tutoring service that assists students of all ages with homework.  The event begins at 6:00am, Saturday morning, October 22, and will continue through 6:00am, Sunday morning, October 23.

Participants will collect donations and recruit sponsors to pledge amounts for every hour they read at the library during the 24 hour period.   It isn't required to stay for the entire event, but credit will be given only for the hours read at the library.  Listening to audio books, also counts as reading.  Snacks and drinks will be provided during the event and pizza, courtesy of Pizza Hut, will be served as a midnight treat.

Every hour throughout the event there will be online challenges and door prizes to keep the readers going.  Top fundraisers are eligible for special prizes which include an ipod Classic, Wal-mart gift card and movie passes. The cut-off for collecting and soliciting funds is Oct. 28, and winners will be announced on October 29.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Mary's book sentence

Is this a winner?  Sure do hope so.

Rachel's book sentence

Limping Man Blessed Night Star
Will this make Rachel a winner?  She hopes so!!!!!

Lauren's Book Sentence

To Be a King, The Quest Begins Where the Pirates Are ...
Lauren's quest is to win a challenge and read through the night!

Robin's Book Sentence

Nobody Knows While My Pretty One Sleeps, a Stranger is Watching Breathless ..... Robin's sentence and she is breathlessly waiting to win a challenge!

Rocio's Book Sentence

Bettie on the High Wire, She Walks in Beauty for the WIN ...... I hope I win this challenge!

My Book Airplane

I can't bear to destroy books, even though this may be art to some... This creation is made from an old vitamin pamphlet.  About the only thing I ever folded was paper airplanes ... hence the book plane.

The origami creations are beautiful, but as for me, I prefer to read rather than fold my books.  It even makes me cringe at the thought of folding down the corner of a page to mark one's place.

My Origami Dog

I made this origami dog out of the book that is next to it. I started off with something simple, a more complex one is in development!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Join our library's reading team and participate in the Spring Read-a-Thon!

On April 9, beginning at 12:00 noon Mineola Memorial Library will be entering a 24 hour reading event.  For 24 hours, we read books, post in our blogs about our reading, and visit other readers’ blogs. We also participate in mini-challenges throughout the day ... and night!  There will be hourly posts and chances to win prizes!  You can come by the library and read for a designated time, or if you are a hard-core reader feel free to stay for the entire 24 hours.  If you are a night reader, make yourself comfortable and come in your robe.  We have pillows and will keep the popper popping corn all night.  Check Chessie Reads often for daily news and suggested high-interest (keep you awake) books.