Tuesday, April 26, 2016

2017 RITBA Nominees are here!

2017 Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominees
*recommended for older readers
A Voice for Teen Literature
The Rhode Island Teen Book Award is a collaborative project of the School Librarians of Rhode Island (SLoRI) and the Rhode Island Library Assocation (RILA).
The goal of the Rhode Island Teen Book Award is to promote quality literature for teens by highlighting well-written books that will be of interest to those between the ages of 12 and 18 years of age. It is the hope of the committee that by allowing teens to select the winner from each year's list of nominees, teens will be encouraged to not only read more, but also discuss the books they are reading with their friends and family at school, the local library, and at home.

You Voted and Here are the Results!

The Winner of the 2016 Rhode Island Teen Book Award is...
Dogs of War by Sheila Keenan

Summary

Sheila Keenan's captivating stories, paired with Nathan Fox's stunning art, bring the heroic military actions of man's best friend to life! Some war heroes heard the wind whistling over a hidden trip wire. Some war heroes sniffed out a sniper 1,000 yards away. Some war heroes stood tall . . . on four legs! DOGS OF WAR is a graphic novel that tells the stories of the canine military heroes of World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War. This collection of three fictional stories was inspired by historic battles and real military practice. Each story tells the remarkable adventures of a soldier and his service dog and is rendered with fascinating and beautiful detail, bringing to life the faithful dogs who braved bombs, barrages, and battles to save the lives of countless soldiers. Based on the real-life roles of military dogs that served as Red Cross rescuers, messengers, scouts, search-and-rescue teams, sentries, and mascots, DOGS OF WAR captures both the adventure and the devastation brought on by war, as well as the celebrations of life and friendship between boys and their dogs.


Be there or be square! Minecraft Night!!!

Register now to join us on the LAST Thursday of the Month for Minecraft on the library's server!  That's May 26th!


Call 822-9102 space is limited.

Grades 1 - 12 welcome @ 5:30-6:30




Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Register for Hour of Code

The Coventry Public Library will be hosting its first ever Hour of Code! Not sure what Hour of Code is...watch the video and find out.