Wednesday, November 13, 2013

What should I read next?

Hear from some of the members of Food for Thought as they recommend their favorite books this winter!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Catching Fire Movie!

Catching Fire (Hunger Games series #2) premiers on November 22, 2013. Check out this amazing theatrical trailer to know if you're interested in going to see it!


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Check Out New Books at the Library This Month!

November 2013

(click on the title to see a full description, well written reviews, and recommendations from Goodreads, a community of authors and book lovers!)

Divergent Series #3

Emerald by Kerstin Gier
(This book did not have a page on Goodreads because it was originally printed in Germany. We're sorry for the inconvenience!)
Ruby Red Trilogy #3

Legend Trilogy #3

Vampire Academy #3

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The First Official Divergent Movie Trailer is Here!

Scheduled to come out on the 21st of March 2014, we now have the first official trailer for the Green-Mountain Book Award winner!

The First Official Look at The Book Thief Movie!

Here it is (...finally)! We have our first look at the upcoming The Book Thief movie based on the book of the same title by Markus Zusak. 
The movie is scheduled to be released  on November 15th of this year!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Summer Reading Program

Looking for something to do this summer, how about reading? If you read enough you may even win a gift certificate. What do I mean? Well the Dorthory Alling Memorial Library has a summer reading program. All you have to do is tell one of the librarians that you wish to take part and start reading a book, listening to an audio book (great for those long car trips!) or read a comic book or magazine. For every half hour you read you will get a sticker and you will get to enter your name in a raffle. Every five stickers you get to pick a free book. The raffle is separated by age groups and you can win some pretty cool prizes. Like a gift card to Starbucks or a movie pass. The more you read the more your name is entered and the more of a chance you have of winning. So when you have nothing to do this summer, instead of watching TV and going brain dead, pick up a book, and maybe win some awesome things.  You can read more about the program here:

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Connect with the Classics

Mondays, 6:30 PM
Gr. 7 - Adult
Pr-register / Books Available

June 24th: The Old Man & The Sea by Ernest Hemingway

July 15th: The Great Gatspy by Scott F. Fitzgerald

July 29th: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

The Hobbit Teen Club

Fight boredom this summer! Join us for movies, snacks, book discussion, riddles, video-making, and more! 

Wednesdays, 3-4 PM

Grades 6 & up. 

Beneath the Surface: Teen Summer Reading Program 2013

Take the Summer Reading Challenge!

Enter to win prizes every time you read books, magazines, or listen to audio books! See the Dorothy Alling Memorial Website for details, or ask a librarian the next time you stop by!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Come to our Summer Reading Group Wednesdays at 3:00 PM! This year we are focusing on The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Here is a preview of what you might expect:

Thursday, May 9, 2013


This week Williston Central School is putting on the play Annie. It is about an orphan girl who was left at the doorstep of an orphanage. Her parents left a note and half a silver locket around her neck saying that they would come back for her. Well 11 years later poor Annie is still stuck in the orphanage, and she is tired of waiting. She figures that if her parents aren't coming for her she will just have to find them. Well after many failed attempts a women comes to the orphanage saying she is a private secretary to Oliver Warbucks, a famous billionaire. Over time Annie and Warbucks bond and Warbucks helps Annie find her parents. But a jealous Hannigan, the evil orphanage instructor, and her brother, Rooster, along with his partner in crime Lily get a nasty idea that may stop Annie from knowing the truth about her real parents. Annie is based off the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie. Many famous musicals are based off of books including Oliver, Chicago, Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz, Wicked, Once on this Island, Les Misérables, and many more. So next time you go see a show check out its backstory, was it based on a book as well? If so then check your local library to see if they have a copy, it's almost like reading a book before you see the movie.