- Using conductive thread, sew the positive wire. Make sure you are sewing the LEDs on the inside of the figurine. In the diagram below, it's shown as "+" signs.
- Once your wire is below the battery access slit, attach the battery holder by sewing through the copper positive terminal.
- Next, sew the short negative wire, shown as "-" signs and highlighted in the diagram. Begin at the copper negative terminal on the battery holder. The end of the wire should be on the front side of the figurine (opposite the battery holder).
- Now, sew one part of the metal snap using the conductive thread. This will serve as the switch for the jawa's eyes.
- You will now sew the other negative wire, also shown as "-" signs and highlighted. Begin by sewing the other part of the metal snap switch to the flap on the front of the figurine.
- Insert the battery into the holder and test the LEDs to make sure that your circuit is complete and not shorting out.
- If the eyes light up, sew most of the jawa body closed around the outer edges of the figurine. Leave a small opening so that you can stuff the figurine with polyfill.
- Stuff the jawa and sew the small opening closed.
- Put the robe on your jawa. Tape the black construction paper around it's body to hold the robe closed and serve as his equipment belt.
Years at AHML: 2
Favorite thing I do at work: Registering new customers for a library card, I get to meet new people & get to know them a little better!
Best place to read my book: On my couch!
Why I like reading YA: I like reading young adult because it sucks me in right away, unlike some adult fiction that may take 100 pages to get the plot and characters set.
THE RAVEN BOYS by Maggie Stiefvater
If Blue kisses her true love, he’ll die. Bummer, right?
Blue comes from a family of psychics and for as long as she can remember that’s what she’s been told. She crosses paths with a boy named Gansey and his three friends, all from the local private school, known as Raven boys. She knows they’re trouble but can’t help but be intrigued by them.
What follows in the first book of Maggie Stiefvater’s newest series is further than anything you’d expect from a “love” story. Instead, it’s a story full of magic, mystery and adventure as Blue joins Gansey and his friends on a quest to try and uncover the resting place of an ancient Welsh king; if awoken, he’ll grant the person that finds him one wish.
This fast-paced book is full of twists and turns, and I promise, you will not see them coming. It’s a perfect choice for someone who likes a bit of a supernatural element thrown in, but done in a way that’s entirely believable. By the end of this book you’ll be so completely captivated with these characters and the story that you’ll wish it was September so you can find out what happens next!
--Submitted by ITBA Member: Susan B.
Years at AHML: 10
Favorite thing you do at work: Checking in books! I love getting to see what’s new and popular.
Best place to read your book: Curled up in bed.
Why you like reading YA: I like reading about characters my age – it makes them easier to relate to.
- Check out a book of poetry or novel in verse from the library. Here's a list of recommended titles.
- Read some poems for teens suggested by the Academy of American Poets.
- Create your own poetry using ReadWriteThink's Word Mover.
- Here are 30 more ideas from the Academy of American Poets.