Saturday, June 21, 2008


As our first Edible Fear Factor is now over, I am amazed at Teens ability to literally eat anything. Considering I was having trouble just dishing out the goodies our two winners surely deserve a round of applause. WAY TO GO MIKE W. & BRODY J.!

Both teens ate everything served and quickly...Clamato Juice, Prunes, Chocolate Sauce covered Pickles, Cheetos in Lemon Juice, Ketchup on Cherry Jello, Meal Worms, Chocolate Covered Bugs and more. By far the worst for me were the sardines.

Mike and Brody each won a gift certificate to Culvers, 5 extra hours on the computer, a Lester Public Library 512K Flash Drive and a Summer Reading Program T-shirt. Was it worth it? The 60 people in the audience certainly thought so as the groans and gags attested.

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Wii Tournament Update

So far this summer...

On Friday, June 13 we held our first Super Smash Brothers Brawl Tournament. Competition was tough with 21 contestants battling it out for the winning spot. Everybody got to play at least 2x before elimination, we played 4 at a time with 3 lives per person. The last battle between Martin C. and Alex L. was heated but Alex L.came out on top. Do you have what it takes to beat Alex?

The next tournament for Super Smash Brothers Brawl will be on Friday, August 15 at 1:00 PM. PLEASE NOTE! We will be using the Wii controllers and nunchucks for the next tournament. As the library only has 2 controllers I will need someone to bring 2 extra.

Guitar Hero was equally impressive with 17 participants varying in strengths from Medium to Expert. The experts clearly knew what they were doing and the competition between them was even tougher. Mike W. came out on top but only by a nose.

Our next Guitar Hero competition will be on Tuesday, August 26 at 5:30 PM. At this point, if you would like to advance to the next level of competition in Manitowoc in the fall you will need to be able to play at expert level.

We will still allow all levels to compete in the tournament at the local level and I should note that Olivia L. was our champion for Hard Level and Brody J. was our champion at the Medium Level.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Let's Eat Bugs!

There are still permission slips available for:

Edible Fear Factor
1:00 PM

How’s your stomach? Do you think you could eat Sardines? Jell-O & ketchup? Could you drink a glass of clam juice? How about a chocolate covered cricket or a sour cream and onion meal worm? Come compete with other teens in 6th-12th grade in the library’s Edible Fear Factor—I Dare You! Prizes for the teens who can eat anything.

If you can't handle the menu come and watch!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Super Smash Brothers Brawl This Friday!

This Friday is our first tournament for Wii Super Smash Brothers Brawl. The tournament is open to all teens in 6th-12th grade. We'll start at 1:10ish.

This tournament is a part of our 2008 Battle of the Boxes: Wii Championship on the Coast.

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See you on Friday!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Don't Forget!

Just a reminder that the Summer Reading Program begins on Monday! Here is your chance to win prizes reading the books you love to read! Earn extra computer time at the library, free pizza, bowling, ice cream, McDonald's coupons, and more!

Also, if you have any library fines, you can read them off this summer. Ask at the Youth Desk for details.

Be sure and stop in first thing Monday morning and start reading!