Monday, September 16, 2013

Fairhope Library Teens, Teen Read Week Sweepstakes -
Win a signed copy of Cassandra Clare’s
Clockwork Angel
                       The winner will be announced at our Read-a-thon Reading Sit-in,
                          Thursday, October 17th 4-6pm at the Fairhope Public Library.  
                     The winner or a designated liaison must be present to accept the prize,
                   the drawing will take place at 5pm in the Youth Activity Room.  
                  The prize is one hardback copy of Clockwork Angel signed by Cassandra Clare.

Official Rules
1. ELIGIBILITY: Fairhope library Teens Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to residents of Baldwin County Alabama from age 12-18 with access to the Internet at all times during the Sweepstakes and subsequent prize-award period unless otherwise specified by Fairhope library Teens. All employees of Fairhope library . (“Sponsor”), all associated agencies and each of their sales representatives, distributors, or agents (all of the foregoing, together with Sponsor, collectively referred to as “Sweepstakes Entities”), and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses) and those living in the same household of each (whether related or not), are ineligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Entry in the Sweepstakes constitutes your full and unconditional acceptance of these Official Rules. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
2. SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Sweepstakes entry period begins at Sept. 6, 2013, 5 p.m. (UTC) and ends at Oct. 17, 2013, 9 p.m. (UTC) (the "Sweepstakes Period"). Winners will be selected from entries properly submitted and timely received during the Sweepstakes Period.
3. SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS: During the Sweepstakes Period, you may submit an entry form online. Limit One (1) Online Entry per person, per e-mail address, and per household during the Sweepstakes Period via Online Entry, regardless of whether a person has more than one address or more than one person uses the same address.
4. PUBLICITY: As a condition of entry into the Sweepstakes, except where prohibited by law, each entrant and each winner by accepting a prize grants to Sponsor and its affiliates, legal representatives, assigns and licensees, all right, title and interest in to publicize, broadcast, display and/or otherwise use the Sweepstakes entrant’s name, city, state, and biographical material (collectively, “Licensed Rights”) in any media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity for advertising and publicity purposes, without additional review, compensation, permission or approval of the winner. Where necessary, the Prize winner will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability and Publicity Release within twenty four (24) hours of attempted notification or the winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner selected. Prize winner must be available for promotional display and presentation between Oct. 17, 2013, 4 p.m. (central) to Oct. 17, 2013, 6 p.m. (central) or will forfeit prize to next winning entrant.
5. SELECTION OF SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS/ODDS:  The winner will be announced at our Read-a-thon Reading Sit-in, Thursday October 17th at 4pm-6pm.  The winner or a designated liaison (friend, parent, guardian) must be present to accept the prize, the drawing will take place at 5pm.
 The potential Prize winners will be selected in a random drawing to be held after Oct. 17, 2013, 4p.m. (central). Winners will be selected from entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.  The drawing will be conducted by Sponsor, the judge of the Sweepstakes, whose decisions on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes shall be final and binding. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, award the applicable prize to an alternate winner selected at random. Any return of prize notification or prize email as undeliverable will result in forfeiture of any prize and an alternate winner may, at Sponsor's discretion, be randomly selected.
6. PRIZES: Win a SIGNED copy of Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Angel. Prize will be delivered after Oct. 17, 2013,5 p.m. (central). The Prize will be delivered to the winning entrant or at the sole option and discretion of the contest sponsor to a recipient designated by the contest winner. Prizes are not transferable and are not redeemable for cash. All taxes and other charges are responsibility of the winner. No substitutions allowed. All expenses not specifically mentioned herein are not included as part of any Prize package, and are solely the winner’s responsibility.
7. GENERAL RULES: By entering or participating in the Sweepstakes, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules, and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information or technical failures of any kind, (2) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; or (3) any other computer, network, technical, human or other error, problem or malfunction that may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, or the selection or notification of winners. Further, if, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for reasons outside the control of the Sponsor which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes (or portion thereof), Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes (or portion thereof). Sponsor also reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify the Entry of any individual found to be (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or any website operated by the Sweepstakes Entities; (b) using any robotic, macro, automatic, programmed or like entry methods, which will void all such entries; (c) violating these Official Rules or the terms of service, conditions of use, and/or general rules of any Sponsor property or service; or (d) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for claims, injuries, losses or damages of any kind resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the awarding, delivery, acceptance, use, misuse, possession, loss or misdirection of the prize; participation in this Sweepstakes or in any activity or travel related thereto or from any interaction with, or downloading of, computer Sweepstakes information.
8. PARTICIPANT OBLIGATIONS: By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. By accepting the prize, the winner agrees to release and hold Fairhope library Teens and affiliates harmless from and against any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, actions and liabilities of any kind in connection with the Sweepstakes or receipt or redemption of the prize. The winner assumes all liability for any injury, death, or damage caused, or allegedly caused, by participating in the Sweepstakes or use or redemption of the prize.
9. PERSONAL INFORMATION: The personal information collected through the Sweepstakes is subject to PunchTab’s Privacy Policy, located at By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to the use of your personal information as described in the above Privacy Policy.
10. SPONSOR: Fairhope library Teens

Friday, March 11, 2011

The Giver

I very much enjoyed the book The Giver.  It was a great book that had me hanging onto each word.  It made me think of how we take for granted our lives of music, color, and emotions. I liked this book and it opened up my eyes to everything around me.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Cardturner

In Louis Sachar’s novel The Cardturner a 17 year old boy is thrust into playing Bridge with his rich granduncle Lester, a card game he finds completely boring on his mother’s insistnce.  Within just a few hands Alton finds he is in love with the game. The wonderfully pieced together story not only inspired me to want to take up bridge but also taught me that you can do anything you set your mind to. I was reading into the early morning and in every spare minute I had in class (not to mention the ones that I took). You’ll find yourself in a whole new realm of reading once you put The Cardturner in your hands.

Vampire Academy: The Last Sacrafice

In Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series the latest book is The Last Sacrafice. The readers once again find themselves lost in the vampire world of Rose the dhampir.  In this exciting installment, Rose has been framed for killing the Queen of the Moroi so like typical Rose she comes up, with the help of her friends, a plan to escape and clear her name. This book will keep you guessing and turning the pages. Who killed the Queen? Does Lissa really have a secret sister? You’ll have to find out for yourself.

The Outsiders

"The Outsiders" Is a Fiction Novel. This is a great book for ANY teen due to it's adventurous story line. It's good for teens because it shows how friends stick together. The book also shows how different groups can get along even though they may be from different backgrounds. If you are in need of a short, touching book, then pick up "The Outsiders".

Alex Rider: Storm Breaker

The book that I read was Alex Rider: Storm Breaker.
I thin k that this book was okay. The reason I think this is because I have also read some of the other Alex rider books and they are pretty much the same. They all follow the basic format. First Alex gets in trouble at the beginning of the story. Then he gets contacted by the MI6 and gets briefed on the mission and gets his gadgets. After that he does his mission. Then the bad guy usually gets killed or arrested. This is why I thought it was okay.
Brennan Griffin

Monday, February 28, 2011

Twilight Fever

Twilight, a romantic and twisted novel, is one of the greatest books I've ever read.  I totally recommend it to anybody (even you guys).  Besides Twilight, it has several other books in the series.  It is a great and very big book for teenagers, and parents too! So, for anyone that likes romance, I recommend this book to you.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

the Hunger Games

I  couldn't put down the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.  It was dark and twisty, fun and entertaining.  If you like hunting, or think it's gross, this is the book for you.  THREE people recommended the trilogy to me in ONE DAY, and it was worth it.  This trilogy keeps you on the edge of your seat, better than ANY reality game show, even, dare I say, more of a nail biter than when Auburn beat Alabama last season.  Warning: The dishes WON'T get washed 'til you've finished this book, so plan to read it when your chores are done for the weekend and you can hide from the parents, siblings and boy/girlfriends, uninterrupted, for a day or two.

Get your read on and win a gift card!