SAY “HEY” TO A LIBRARIAN AND YOU MIGHT WIN A BRAND-NEW BOOK! (We finally remembered to start with the most important part. It’s the last post in this series, but better late than never, right?) If saying “hey” to a librarian was a 1980s New Wave music video, it would be Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ “Come On, Eileen.” Why? Because he’s trying to get her to say “hey.”
It might seem like the summer is flying by, but there’s still time to earn a few more badges for your Summer Reading Program page. You may have noticed that the great thing about these badges is that you don’t just get the satisfaction of accomplishment—you also find out something about The Seattle Public Library you’ll be glad to know. For instance, did you know you can download three songs each week…for free…and keep them forever?
Tell us what you like to read and we’ll suggest five books, chosen just for you! If this was a 1980s New Wave music video, it would be…well, it would be five 1980s New Wave music videos because that’s how this works.
If attending a program at The Seattle Public Library was a 1980s New Wave music video, it would be Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf.” Why? Because attending a Library program is a great way to discover something new and to meet new people, just like Simon Le Bon does while he’s crashing around in that jungle. Also, if you really are hungry like the wolf, you’ll find plenty of snacks at Library programs.
If commenting on posts on this blog was a 1980s New Wave music video, it would be ‘Til Tuesday’s “Voices Carry.” Why? Because it’s your chance to make your voice heard, instead of sitting quietly like all those dressed-up people in the audience. You can show off your individuality, although not necessarily by having a little rat tail braid.
So you’ve signed up for The Seattle Public Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program (by starting here), earned some badges by adding books you’ve read and details about those books, and now you’re wondering how to earn another badge. You watch Bananarama and Fun Boy Three’s “Really Saying Something,” a classic 1980s New Wave music video, and it hits you: “I’ll make my own list of books or movies or music!” Why? Because creating a list of your own is really saying something. And also Fun Boy Three is sort of a list. (How many Fun Boy? Three.)
Now that you’ve signed up for The Seattle Public Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program (you have signed up for it, haven’t you? if not, start here) and added books to My Shelf, why not use Add Details to let people know what you think of those books? If doing that were a 1980s New Wave music video, it would be Talk Talk’s “It’s My Life.” Why? Because of all those shots of flamingos and other wildlife with a little black squiggly line added on top.