He teens! I have been seeing a lot of you in here collecting your bingo prizes, and I must say, this years program has been more successful than ever! I have had 6 teens make it to level 5 and 4 of you blacked out the bingo card! That is much better than last year! Keep up the good work teens!
You have until August 31st to continue earning level prizes so keep it up! however this Thursday (July 28th) at 4pm we will be drawing for the grand prize! So if you are trying to earn raffle tickets, you only have a few days left! You do not need to be present to win, so if you do not come to YAK on Thursday and you win I will call you at 5pm to collect your prize!
I am very pleased with the posts that you teens have been leaving on the YAK forum, I hope some of you will continue to post after summer reading and keep the community alive!
I hope you are all having a good summer!
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!
(Click here for more information)
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! its 2011 and a new year means new opportunities for Laramie teens to make their voices heard. On January 27th we will be having a special teen planning event. The next several months worth of events could be up to you!
Don't like the craft days? Love the craft days and want more? LET US KNOW! We are here for you and to host events that teens want to see but we can do it without you! Come one come all to the teen planing event January 27th!
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
Hey everyone, as some of you might have noticed the homework help section of the site has been evolving almost daily. This is because it has been my goal for quite some time now to create better awareness of the databases we have to offer here at ACPL, and in doing so I realized that building a better homework page was the thing to do! So check it out! There are still some bugs to be worked out with the Databases but there are some very fine math tutorials and some great writing and citation help. So there you are teens, check it out! I would be grateful for feedback on the section. I would love to hear about anything you think I might have missed, or if you know of a better resource, please tell me, after all this page is all about helping you! See you Thursday!
Hey everyone! I thought it was about time we had a little update about what the YA department is up to. For those of you YAK and Chimera attendees, you may know about the DOH grant and that Laura and I had reapplied for it. Well good news, we got the grant! This means that we will be able to continue having YAK and Chimera every week, we will have more money for snacks and crafts and Laura and I have just as many hours to spend working on improving the teen section and teen programing!
In other good news, Laura and I were also able to place several orders. Laura ordered quite a stack of new fiction (including several copies of Mocking Jay, the new Hunger Games Novel) and I ordered a good chunk of new manga and some video games. The library will now have Wii games!
Also updated was the fall schedule of events and for those of you on the border of teen (age 18) there is a new anime club! Please feel free to join us Saturdays from 6-8pm if you are 18 or over. The age limit is only in place because this is an anime club for adults, and has nothing to do with the programing schedule.
Hope to see you soon!
"Make Waves" the Teen Summer Reading program is about to kick off. Starting next week, on your last day of school teens ages 11-18 are invited to pick up a bingo card (here at ACPL or download it from the web page) and begin the Teen Summer Reading Challenge! For each 5 squairs of the bingo card a teen completes, s/he gets a prize! Prizes will start being awarded June 4th so get going!
Don't forget we have lots of fun events also planed for the summer! Next Thursday (June 3rd) will be our Summer Reading Kick off party! we hope to see you there!
I (Bailey) have just finished the Sea Monster Jeopardy game and boy oh boy some of the questions are tough ones! You guys had better brush up on your sea monster trivia!
I'm so excited to start summer reading! Hope to see you all soon!
Yet another cool thing I found in the school Library Journal. Check this out!
-- School Library Journal, 12/2/2009
Have any of your young readers ever gushed about a book that transported them to a new world or introduced them to a character that they felt like they knew? The Letters About Literature (LAL) promotion from the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, in partnership with Target, asks readers in three grade categories (Level 1: grades 4-6; Level 2: 7-8; Level 3: 9-12) to select a fiction or nonfiction book, a short story, poem, essay or speech and write a letter to the author about how the title affected them. Six national winners will receive a $500 Target Gift Card, plus each will win a $10,000 LAL Reading Promotion Grantfor their community or school library. The deadline is December 12, so hurry up and check out the application information ASAP!
I hope some of you enter!
Laura & Bailey
Laura Prestia and Bailey Murray are the Young Adult Specialists here at the Albany County Public Library.
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