Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wait! Where are the Updates!!??

Hey everyone! Just wanted to let you know that we're going to be posting all of the updates through our mail list which you can register for here:

Just be sure to click the box for 'Library Young Adult News'

You will get a weekly newsletter with all that's happening with SPLAT and with the Young Adult Department. The format is simpler, and you won't have to worry about checking the blog now and then.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Donate a Gift to SYFS

SPLAT will be collecting non-violent gifts at the library to donate to Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services. If you are able, bring a gift to the library clearly marked 'SPLAT' so they will get to the right place (these gifts don't go in the Toys for Tots bins). If we get 50 donated gifts before December 10th, a special $50 GameStop giftcard will be added to the gift swap at the upcoming Holiday Party (Dec. 23rd a the library - register now!). Show your support of those in need this holiday season!

Dan Barbour
Young Adult Librarian

Friday, November 12, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The SPLAT Election!

The election is coming!

I am pleased to announce that we have three very qualified and exceptional candidates who submitted their forms on time in the race for SPLAT president. As previously announced at the last SPLAT meeting, there will be the first and only debate this FRIDAY at 4PM. Come out and show your support for the candidates, and if you’re undecided, learn from them first hand what they have planned in the important role. I am very pleased and relieved at the caliber of the candidates running. I can say honestly that I would be pleased to see any one of the three win. They are all dedicated and able to do the job, and I am certain whoever wins will make a huge positive impact on the Young Adult Department at the SPL.

Here are the candidates and the schedule for the election events.


P________, Anjali – Grade 10 – She describes herself as “organized” and “hardworking.”

R______, Afsha – Grade 9 – She describes herself as “responsible” and “reliable.”

S____, Aditi – Grade 8 – She describes herself as “leader” and “confident.”



Friday, October 22nd at 4PM SPLAT Debate and ALL GROUPS Meeting

This event will be open to families as well as SPLAT members. The three SPLAT presidential candidates will discuss why they should earn your votes in November. We will also have a brief all groups meeting where we will announce a new volunteer program for SPLAT members. If there was ever a meeting NOT to miss, this would be it!! Again, bring your friends!

Tuesday, November 2ndVOTING (Drop in anytime from 2:30PM-6PM)

Anyone in grades 5-12 with a valid Shrewsbury Public Library card will be able to vote for the FIRST EVER SPLAT PRESIDENT! The candidates will be on the ballot along with other state and local races. Ballots will be anonymous, but voters may only cast their ballot one time. And then make sure you come to…

Tuesday, November 2nd from 6PM-8PM THE ELECTION RESULTS PARTY!

Gather around to eat snacks and eagerly await the election results. We will have local election results playing on a television and make the announcement of who the SPLAT president is as soon as the votes are tallied. This event is open to all SPLAT members and their families. The winning candidate will also deliver a short acceptance speech.

All right! That’s quite the update – I really hope it gets to everyone this time!!

Any questions? E-mail me at (Don’t reply to this e-mail, it doesn’t work!)


Dan Barbour

Young Adult Librarian

Shrewsbury Public Library

Friday, August 27, 2010


Sorry it's been so long for a post. A busy summer is going to be my excuse! I do keep up with the e-mail list though, which you should sign up for to get all the latest "breaking YA news"! Here are the upcoming meetings:

Monday, July 26, 2010

There is a Bird in the Library!

Took a photo of a bird that is in the library! Oddly enough, it was in the people-watching section.

(Click to enlarge)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010