Hey teens! It's getting to be that time of year again, and we are about to start our Summer Reading Contest! This year's theme is 'You are Here.' It all has to do with travel and/or finding your way or finding yourself. If you are interested in participating, you can come into the library and pick up a bingo card, or download one from the teen site on the 'teen summer reading' page. See the bingo card for rules! This also means that Laura and I might be visiting some of you in your classrooms over the next several weeks, so be sure to say hi! This year the teen department is raffling off some seriously cool prizes! Each time you complete a bingo you get a raffle ticket! Prizes include Rock Band game for XBox plus equipment and a $25 gift card to Hastings, Mountain Home, and the movie theater! The contest begins June 1st so pick up your bingo card soon and get cracking!
Here's a contest for all the budding photographers out there! The Laramie Area Visitor's Center is looking for photographs of Western Heritage, Landscapes, Winter Activities, Summer Activities, Buildings/Museums, and Wildlife. There are cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each of six catagories!
Entries are due by April 29th, 2011.
For the entry form and all the other details, visit the center's website at http://www.visitlaramie.org/photoContest.html
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The Great Scavenger Hunt Contest™ is a brand-new, super easy, totally FREE reading program for teen and youth librarians. This year-round program is open to librarians in the U.S. and Canada, in public libraries and school libraries alike. It offers fun, fast, cool programming that’ll keep your kids and teens coming back to the library for more.
Over 200 YA and middle grades authors have created a 10-question trivia challenge for one or more of their books. Trivia challenges include fun questions like “What was the color of Moe’s hideous car?” or “What is Gemma’s favorite comfort food?” (Check out the book lists in the left hand nav bar to see all of the participating titles.) Every trivia challenge also has a special note from the author to give it a personal touch. And administering the program couldn’t be easier!
To participate, readers (called hunters) simply read a participating book, complete the author trivia challenge, and turn it in to you. If they get 8 out of 10 answers correct, you get to enter them in the monthly contest. Easy, right?
Every month, I’ll choose one lucky hunter as the winner. Winning hunters will receive a $50 gift card to the bookstore of their choice to use for whatever their heart desires. Even better, when they win, YOU win too… a library prize tote filled with more terrific Great Scavenger Hunt Contest™ books for your library collection.
Fun, fast, simple plus free prizes. It doesn’t get any better than that, does it?
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Attention teens! You can help win up to $3,000 for your library. Here’s how: Make a video!
From each age category (13-15 and 16-18):
For more information, contact whyIneedmylibrary@ala.org.
Hey Teens, I have another contest to tell you about.
A Decade of Defining Diversity Through Dialogue January 17- 21
"What Diversity Means To Me" Essay and Poster Contest
Deadline: January 7
For more information contact Cary Berry at firstname.lastname@example.org
C-SPAN is sponsouring a Student Documentary competition for grades 6-12. They will be awarding $50,000 in prize money. The topic is, Washington DC, Through My Lens. The deadline for submissions is January 20th, 2011. See the link below for more details!
Laura & Bailey
Laura Prestia and Bailey Murray are the Young Adult Specialists here at the Albany County Public Library.
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