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Lopez Library is one of America's Star Libraries for the 3rd year in a row!
Lopez Library is a star library for the 3rd year in a row.
Mon, Sat 10-5
Tues, Thu, Fri 10-6
Wed 10-9
(360) 468-2265


New @ the Library
Early Release * Tuesday Activites
Tweens, Teens & Homeschoolers welcome

First Tuesdays: Lego Club - 2:00 - 3:30 pm

We’ve got Legos! Build around a different theme each month. Have your picture taken with your creation! Organic snacks too.

Second Tuesdays: Make-a-thon - 2:00 - 3:30 pm

December: Draw with local artist Linda Vorobik
January: Paint with local artist Sylvia Smith
February: Collage with local artist Sylvia Smith
March: Pastels with local artist Carolyn Baldwin

Third Tuesdays: Movie Matinee - 2:00 - 3:30 (depending on how long the movie runs).

Vote for what you want to watch. All newly released movies. Organic popcorn, too!

*Take the school bus from school to the library, just be sure and send a note to Ali Smith about the bus change. Events don’t start until the school bus arrives!

Twi-hards Rejoice!

OK Twi-hards! Here is a good fansite where you can find the "New Moon" movie poster! Also links to all the latest Twilight news.

Thank you "Twilight" fans for a fun Teen Movie Night. Ellen Fisher was the lucky winner of the deluxe two-disc special edition DVD. Congratulations Ellen!Movie viewers at Teen Movie Night at your library

Booklist Recommendations..

Nation by Terry PatchettThe Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsGraceling by Kristin Cashore


Teen Reads

What to read next???

  1. First, look at the new books and other items that have been cataloged in the last 60 days here:
    New Arrivals for Young Adults.

  2. Next, look it up in your library catalog. The item can be reserved if it is currently checked out. It's easy to look up book, movie or audio recording. Try it here:

Search the Library Catalog

Find a book, audio book, movie, or other item. Enter title or keyword and press enter. Reserve it online - have your library card number ready.


YALSA announces 2012 Teens' Top Ten nominations

CHICAGO - April 12, 2012 - Nominations for the Young Adult Library Services Association's (YALSA) annual Teens' Top Ten are now available at

YALSA encourages teens to read the 24 nominees before the national Teens' Top Ten vote, which will take place in August and September at The winners will be announced during Teen Read Week, Oct. 14-20.

The nominations are:

  • Austen, Catherine. All Good Children. Orca Book Publishing. 2011.
  • Bick, Ilsa. Ashes. Egmont USA. 2011.
  • Cabot, Meg. Abandon. Point. 2012
  • Cross, Julie. Tempest. St. Martin's Griffin. 2012.
  • Dessen, Sarah. What Happened to Goodbye. Penguin Group/Viking Juvenile. 2011.
  • DeStefano, Lauren. Wither. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 2011.
  • Forman, Gayle. Where She Went. Penguin Group/Dutton Juvenile. 2011.
  • Gaughen, A.C. Scarlet. Walker Children's. 2012.
  • Goodman, Alison. Eona: The Last Dragoneye. Penguin Group/Viking Juvenile. 2011.
  • Green, John. The Fault in Our Stars. Penguin Group/Dutton Juvenile. 2012.
  • Gullede, Laura Lee. Page by Paige. Abrams/Amulet Books. 2011. Illus.
  • Lu, Marie. Legend. Penguin Group/Putnam Juvenile. 2011.
  • McEntire, Myra. Hourglass. Egmont USA. 2011.
  • Meyer, Marissa. Cinder. Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends. 2012.
  • Myracle, Lauren. Shine. Abrams/Amulet Books. 2011.
  • Ness, Patrick. A Monster Calls, Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd. Illus. by Jim Kay. Candlewick. 2011.
  • Oppel, Kenneth. This Dark Endeavor:  The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein. Simon & Shuster Books for Young Readers. 2011.
  • Revis, Beth. Across the Universe. Penguin Group/Razorbill. 2011.
  • Riggs, Ransom. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Quirk Books. 2011.
  • Roth, Veronica. Divergent. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books. 2011.
  • Sepetys, Ruta. Between Shades of Gray. Penguin Group/Philomel Books. 2011.
  • Stiefvater, Maggie. The Scorpio Races. Scholastic/Scholastic Press. 2011.
  • Zarr, Sara. How to Save a Life. Little, Brown Books For Young Readers. 2011.
  • Zevin, Gabrielle. All These Things I’ve Done. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 2011.

The Teens' Top Ten is a teen choice list, in which teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Nominators are teen book groups in 16 school and public libraries around the country. Applications are currently being accepted for the next round of Teens' Top Ten groups. Applications are available online at  New groups will begin their work in January 2013.

The Teen's Top Ten for 2011

October 17, 2011 - Nine thousand teens voted in this year's Teens' Top Ten! Watch the results and see an acceptance from our winning author:

  1. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (Simon & Schuster)
  2. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)
  3. Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick (Simon & Schuster)
  4. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore (HarperCollins)
  5. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (Harlequin)
  6. Matched by Ally Condie (Penguin)
  7. Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel by James Patterson (Little, Brown & Company)
  8. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White (HarperCollins)
  9. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (HarperCollins)
  10. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer (Penguin)

The Teens' Top Ten for 2011 were:

  1. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  2. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
  3. Heist Society by Ally Carter
  4. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  5. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
  6. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  7. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
  8. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  9. Fire by Kristin Cashore
  10. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson


There are now two teens-only computers near the Young Adult section, in addition to the other eight online computers. The library also has three laptops that can be checked out for use in the library only. Maximum use is 30 minutes per day during the summer (May thru September) and 60 minutes per day in the winter (October thru April). The offline computers are available for long-term projects.

All computers are loaded with Microsoft Office programs (MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Publisher), Encarta, Roxio, Gimp, and have CD/DVD burn capabilities.

Computer Internet Usage Policy


Improv @ the Library

Introduction to Improvisational Theater
Techniques for Young Actors

SATURDAY, MAY 10 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Improv @ the libraryCome learn about improvisational theater for an hour of hands on practice and theatre games. No previouse experience necessary, bring your imagination and willingness to think about the pharse: "yes, and . . ." We will be learning some warm-up improv exercises and working with creating a short improvisational play. Led by Rosie Sumner and Aliza Finley. FREE! Call 46/8-2265 to sign up.

Stop-Motion Animation!

Saturday, May 17th - 1:00 pm

Learn stop motion animation @ the libraryLopez Island Library in collaboration with Lopez Island Family Resource Center. Learn how to create fun and short stop motion animation videos on the computer! Ages 8 & up. Naomi and Ingrid guide you through creating your own stop animation video.

NEW! Funny! Librarian Videos

The Dewey Decimal Rap

Sesame Street: Cookie Monster

Librarian Rap Star

Homework Helpers


  • US History This pathfinder will be useful in finding information on the US Civil War.

Mr. Tetu's Current World Problems and Solutions

Other Homework Helpers

Banned Books Week

September 24 - October 1, 2012

Banned Books Week 2012 is the thirtieth annual celebration of the freedom to read. Celebrate your freedom to read.

Check last few years:

Books Challenged for Banned in 2010-2011

Books Challenged for Banned in 2009-2010

College Bound Reading

Access for Young Adults

Check out these important links:

Our Courts - 21st Century Civics logoFormer Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor started this web site, or middle school students and civics teachers. It contains games, lesson plans, projects and resource links.

Online Courses and E-Learning offers online degrees and non-degree courses as well as some free online courses. offers thousands of courses in hundreds of topics all available online, allowing you to explore your area of interest at your own pace.