Posted in Prizes, Summer Reading Program

How to Enter to Win Prizes for Reading This Summer!

Register for our Summer Reading Program and enter to win a whole mess of prizes! There are two categories of prizes you can enter to win:

  1. Bi-weekly raffles, or
  2. Grand prizes.

Bi-weekly raffles are easy, with lots of prizes available, and only reading is required: one book read = one raffle ticket. Deposit your ticket in whichever prize bucket you like, and that’s it. You can enter as often as you like.

There are three bi-weekly raffles this summer, and the cycles are:

  • Cycle 1: Sunday, June 25 – Saturday, July 8
  • Cycle 2: Sunday, July 9 – Saturday, July 22
  • Cycle 3: Sunday, July 23 – Sunday, August 6

Grand Prizes are a little more involved. All grand prizes are categorized as missions, require a completion of certain tasks, which may include reading for a certain number of hours, reading from a specific book list, and/or helping out in your community. Once you’ve completed the tasks for a specific mission, you’re automatically entered into the grand prize drawing.

Below is a list of prizes you can enter to win. All prizes will be displayed in our foyer display case in the library beginning July 3.

Grand Prizes (click on link to view the prize):

Bi-weekly Prizes

Cycle 1: Sunday, June 25 – Saturday, July 8 (click on link to view the prize):

  1. Batman thermos/food container
  2. Regrettable Super Villains book
  3. Captain America shield replica
  4. Destiny 3-patch set
  5. LEGO Brickumentary DVD
  6. Gone in 60 Seconds “Eleanor” figurine
  7. Spider-Man figurine (no image available)
  8. Rocket & Groot figurine
  9. Friday the 13th pennant
  10. Jurassic World plaque
  11. Avatar: The Last Airbender pin
  12. Elder Scrolls pin
  13. Star Wars coloring book with coloring pencils
  14. Mario t-shirt
  15. Power Rangers t-shirt
  16. Fsociety (V for Vendetta) t-shirt
  17. Texas Chainsaw Massacre plushie doll
  18. Whooz adapter labels: Domesticated
  19. Blue portable charger
  20. Pink bird phone stand
  21. Green MP4 player
  22. Gel pens with coloring book (no image available)

Cycle 2: Sunday, July 9 – Saturday, July 22 (subject to change):

  1. Batman keychain
  2. Superman #1 comic book (reprint)
  3. Aguilar (Assassin’s Creed) figurine
  4. Battlestar Galactica Cyclon Raider figurine
  5. Doctor Strange figurine
  6. Firefly (TV show) patch
  7. Game of Thrones (featuring Melisandre) journal
  8. Back to the Future Flux Capacitor light-up keychain
  9. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mini mug
  10. Halloween (movie) pin
  11. Power Rangers pin
  12. Star Wars: Figure Fantasy book
  13. Obliviator (Fantastic Beasts) t-shirt
  14. Negan Sluggers (Walking Dead) t-shirt
  15. The Goonies t-shirt
  16. Unicorn cupcake bath salts
  17. Whooz adapter labels: Freak
  18. Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band vinyl record
  19. Black portable charger
  20. Blue dinosaur phone stand
  21. Pink MP4 player
  22. LEGO “Chain Reactions” craft kit

Cycle 3: Sunday, July 23 – Sunday, August 6:

  1. Batman color-changing mug
  2. Escape from New York comic book
  3. Arrow (TV show) hood ornament
  4. Jessica Jones figurine
  5. Wolverine (Logan) figurine
  6. LEGO Dimensions 3-in-1 Cyborg fun pack
  7. Nightmare on Elm Street Freddy chopsticks
  8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pin
  9. “Visual compendium of Guitars” poster
  10. Star Wars R2-D2 purse
  11. Primal Rage (Overwatch) t-shirt
  12. Stark Industries (Iron Man) t-shirt
  13. Stranger Things (Netflix show) t-shirt
  14. Tetris magnetic strips
  15. X-Files pencils with sharpener
  16. Whooz adapter labels: Heroes
  17. Whooz adapter labels: Originals
  18. Black dinosaur phone stand
  19. Purple dinosaur phone stand
  20. Blue MP4 player
  21. Assassin’s Creed pin
Posted in Manga, New, Uncategorized

Last of the Manga!

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Click on the book cover above or on the title below to access the records in our catalog.

  • The Devil is a Part-Timer! vol. 9.
  • Fruits Basket, vols. 10 & 11 (click on “Next 10” below vol. 10 to access the rest of the series)
  • Kamisama Kiss, vols. 21-24 (click on “Next 10” below vol. 20 to access the rest of the series)
  • Pandora Hearts, vols. 17-21 (click on “Next 10” below vol. 20 to access the rest of the series)
  • Rin-Ne, vols. 22, 23 (click on “Next 10” below vol. 20 to access the rest of the series)
  • So Cute It Hurts! vols. 11-13
  • Tokyo Ghoul, vol. 13
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!, vols. 19-27 (click on “Next 10” below vols. 19-21 to access the rest of the series)

 

 

 

Posted in Prizes, Summer Reading Program, Teen Events, Teen Programming, Teen Services

Summer Reading is Here!!

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Teen Summer Reading Program

June 25 – August 5

Registration begins Monday, June 19!

Build a Better World this summer with the Rodgers Memorial Library Summer Reading Program (SRP)!

Click here to open the 2017 Teens SRP brochure and take a look at some of the choice summer events and prizes we’re offering for participating, then visit our ReadSquared Summer Reading site to register (click on the Teens [Grade 6-12] tab).

Some of the events this summer include (click on the event name to access the event in our calendar):

and more!

Prizes? We’ve got prizes! They include:

  • Kindle Fire HD 7, with 32 gig memory card
  • Day pass with parking to Six Flags New England
  • Gift certificate to Launch Nashua
  • Various MP4 players

and more!

Events and prizes will be posted here on our blog. Build a Better Word with the Rodgers Memorial Library this summer – and read!

Posted in Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery, New, Realistic Fiction

New Series and New Books for June :]

Click on the title or the image to access the record in our catalog.

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The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn series, vol. 1), by Renée Ahdieh. Summary: In this reimagining of The Arabian Nights, Shahrzad plans to avenge the death of her dearest friend by volunteering to marry the murderous boy-king of Khorasan, but discovers not all is as it seems within the palace.

Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist series, vol. 1), by Renée Ahdieh. Summary: The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place. She may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her twin brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands.

Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands series, vol. 1), by Alwyn Hamilton. Summary: She’s more gunpowder than girl—and the fate of the desert lies in her hands.
Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mystical beasts still roam the wild and barren wastes, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinni still practice their magic. But there’s nothing mystical or magical about Dustwalk, the dead-end town that Amani can’t wait to escape from.
Destined to wind up “wed or dead,” Amani’s counting on her sharpshooting skills to get her out of Dustwalk. When she meets Jin, a mysterious and devastatingly handsome foreigner, in a shooting contest, she figures he’s the perfect escape route. But in all her years spent dreaming of leaving home, she never imagined she’d gallop away on a mythical horse, fleeing the murderous Sultan’s army, with a fugitive who’s wanted for treason. And she’d never have predicted she’d fall in love with him…or that he’d help her unlock the powerful truth of who she really is.

The Names They Gave Us, by Emery Lord. Summary: When her perfectly planned summer of quality time with her parents, her serious boyfriend, and her Bible camp unravels and long-hidden family secrets emerge, Lucy must figure out what she is made of and what grace really means.
Lucy Hansson was ready for a perfect summer with her boyfriend, working at her childhood Bible camp on the lake and spending quality time with her parents. When her mom’s cancer reappears, her boyfriend “pauses” their relationship, and her summer job switches to a camp for troubled kids, Lucy falters in her faith. Then long-hidden family secrets emerge. Can Lucy set aside her problems and discover what grace really means?

Book of the Night: The Black Musketeers, by Oliver Pötzsch. Summary: In this thrilling adventure by bestselling author Oliver Pötzsch, thirteen-year-old Lukas has been trained as a swordsman by his father, a nobleman who was once a famed Musketeer. When the threat of war and accusations of witchcraft spread across the land, Lukas’s life is forever changed. He flees his home and vows to find his missing sister. Surviving as an outcast, Lukas encounters thieves and mercenaries, a strange astrologer, and a master swordsman. He also meets three other fencers–Giovanni, Paulus, and Jerome. Each brings a special talent to their team that leads them to the Black Musketeers, the best fighters in the army. But living with the black-armored Musketeers is nothing like they imagined. In his quest to find his sister, Lukas learns of a legendary book that holds powerful magic. As he fights to keep the Book of the Night out of the hands of his greatest enemy, Lukas discovers the secrets of his own family and what it really means to be a Musketeer.

 

 

Posted in Fantasy, Humor, Mythology, Rick Riordan

It’s Here! It’s Here!

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The Dark Prophecy,” Rick Riordan’s long-awaited second installment of The Trials of Apollo! Check it out today!

Summary: Zeus has punished his son Apollo–god of the sun, music, archery, poetry, and more–by casting him down to earth in the form of a gawky, acne-covered sixteen-year-old mortal named Lester. The only way Apollo can reclaim his rightful place on Mount Olympus is by restoring several Oracles that have gone dark. What is affecting the Oracles, and how can Apollo/Lester do anything about them without his powers?
After experiencing a series of dangerous–and frankly, humiliating–trials at Camp Half-Blood, Lester must now leave the relative safety of the demigod training ground and embark on a hair-raising journey across North America. Somewhere in the American Midwest, he and his companions must find the most dangerous Oracle from ancient times: a haunted cave that may hold answers for Apollo in his quest to become a god again–if it doesn’t kill him or drive him insane first. Standing in Apollo’s way is the second member of the evil Triumvirate, a Roman emperor whose love of bloodshed and spectacle makes even Nero look tame. To survive the encounter, Apollo will need the help of son of Hephaestus Leo Valdez, the now-mortal sorceress Calypso, the bronze dragon Festus, and other unexpected allies–some familiar, some new–from the world of demigods. Come along for what promises to be a harrowing, hilarious, and haiku-filled ride. . . .