Posted by Sam (YA Librarian) on April 4, 2014
I love reading all your suggestions! Keep ‘em coming!
Suggestion: A graphic novel bibliography for when you’re in a hurry and need some good titles.
Response: Love this idea! I’ve created a bibliography for the graphic novels (the first of many, I hope) that you can find in the YA Department and here.
Suggestion: More copies of Divergent. And more Veronica Roth books. (Two separate suggestions).
Response: I’m not familiar with this – JUST KIDDING! I have two copies of Divergent in the regular collection, 1 copy in the Lucky Day collection, and 1 copy on 2 of the circulating Kindles (you can check the Kindles out at the Reference Desk), plus audiobooks and ebooks. Take a look at what we have here.
Suggestion: A computer area, bean bags and papasan chairs, and drawing supplies.
Response: The YA Department has 2 laptops that can be used by teens who have a current library card with access to unfiltered internet. Stop by the Reference Desk to use one in the Library. I would love to put more seating in the YA Department – bean bags might be doable, but unfortunately, I just don’t have the space for a papasan chair. Drawing supplies – great suggestion! I actually have a whole bunch of drawing supplies that you can use – just come visit me at the Reference Desk whenever you want to borrow them.
Suggestion: The Walking Dead movie night (where you watch all the series of the Walking Dead).
Response: Eek! *hides* I’ll talk to the Adult Librarians about this.
Suggestions: More Alice in the Country of Hearts.
Response: Great! I’ll order more.
Suggestion: Can we have GTA Vice City for the PS3?
Response: As far as I can tell, this particular title is only available as a download. If you’re interested in other GTA titles, you’ll find them in the Adult Video Game collection.
Suggestion: Many suggestions for an anime club.
Response: I’m starting one this summer, so keep your eyes peeled for info in the YA Department, in the newsletter, and online.
Suggestion: I need some more choices in Young Adult books….
Response: I’m always happy to talk about books, so if you’re not finding what you’re looking for (and even if you are), please feel free to visit me. In the meantime, I have a list of titles that are appropriate for grades 7 and up, which you can find in the YA Department and here.
Suggestion: Sword Art Online manga
Response: I’m always looking for new manga to add to the collection, so… done!
Suggestion: Angel Beats or Blue Exorcist
Response: Blue Exorcist is a toughie. I’ve had it before, but unfortunately, it just didn’t work with my collection. Angel Beats, on the other hand, I have in the YA DVD collection.
Suggestion: Water slide.
Response: How I wish! Can you imagine how awesome this would be?
Suggestion: I think we should have a Mortal Instruments party! Everyone loves the books, we can have the first movie on and get rune tattoos.
Response: I’m over the moon to have a program suggestion! I’ll be doing this over the summer, so look for info in the YA Department, the newsletter, and online.
Thank you a million times over for helping me with the YA Department.
Til next time.