Archive for November, 2010


    Stop up in the CRC today and browse our Scholastic Book Sale  going on Wednesday and Thursday, December 1 & 2.  We accept cash, BG 1, credit card, and check.  There are, of course, plenty of books available for purchase, but also posters, games, and many fun stocking stuffers!

Welcome to Nerdfighter Island: A John Green Primer

Friends, I need to come clean about something. I am a nerdfighter. Yes, you read that right. A nerdfighter. Perhaps I should explain about what a nerdfighter is before we go any further. A nerdfighter, according to, is a nerd who fights. But what do they fight? Anything that increases world suck. And they […]

The Junkyard Wonders

  Polacco, Patricia. The Junkyard Wonders. Philomel Books, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group. 2010. ISBN: 3780399250781 In The Junkyard Wonders, Patricia Polacco recounts her experiences of being put in a class for special needs as a child and meeting Mrs. Peterson, the class’ teacher. In an incredibly touching tribute to both her former […]

Fun Reads for the Holidays

Stop up at the CRC before you head home for the holidays and check out our FUN READS display for a great selection of popular ya fiction.  Browse, check out, read, repeat!

Looking For Your Vampire Fix? Try Blue Bloods

“One minute you could be getting a smoke in the alley on the Lower East Side with your friends, having drinks and dancing on tables in a popular nightclub.  And the next minute, you could be dead.” I know, I know. There’s a bit of Vampire Overload in the media these days. Between the sparkling […]

Here’s to Our Heroes! Reading Saves the Day!

Save your day with books from BGSU’s 5th annual Scholastic book fair! New this year will be a selection of young adult books for your reading, but we’ll still have plenty of  books for kids. Think gifts and classroom collections. On November 29 and 30, visit the book sale in room 113 of the Education building. On […]

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Kathy Yoder recommends Will Grayson, Will Grayson. “This 2010 title is a clever interweaving of two stories by two different authors, John Green (Looking for Alaska) and David Levithan (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist).  Each story has as it’s protagonist a character named Will Grayson, and the authors agreed to have their Will Grayson’s meet […]

Going Bovine: A Pop-Culture, Mind Bender

“I’m just saying it’s not all sand castles and ninjas.” One of my favorite titles featured on the On Our Shelves display in the CRC is Libba Bray’s Going Bovine. Yes, that is the title. Sounds a bit crazy, right? Well, let me show you the cover: Yes, that’s a gnome (complete with aviators) being […]

Popular Fiction: Not Just in Public Libraries

Looking for a great read for break? Or just need a fun book to read between paper-writing and test-cramming? The CRC is pulling out some of the staff’s favorite titles and putting together a display on the second floor for everyone to come, browse and read. Selections range from the ever-popular Twilight series to award […]

An Oldie but a Goodie: The Book of Three

“Eilonwy put her hands on her hips. Her eyes flashed. ‘I don’t like being called ‘a girl’ and ‘this girl’ as if I didn’t have a name at all. It’s like having your head put in a sack. If you’ve made your decision, I’ve made my own. I don’t see how you’re going to stop […]

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