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Just can’t get enough: Pinehurst!

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Thank you Pinehurst 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders as always for your warm welcome!  And thank you Carolyn, David, Jo, and Ms. J!

It was an honor to see the 8th grade students perform American Me during my visit.

Here are some of the books I brought with me to Pinehurst last week:

  1. Michael Vey: Prisoner of Cell 25
  2. Etiquette and Espionage
  3. Seraphina
  4. The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door
  5. The Living

Please visit the Lake City Branch this summer and fall for free prize books, programs, snacks, and Homework Help!

Here are some of the awesome summer programs at the Lake City Branch happening soon:

  • Bristlebots for Teens, Wednesday, June 25th, 2-4 pm
  • Divergent 60-Second Challenge for Teens,  Wednesday, July 9th, 2-4 pm
  • Create Your Own Flappy Bird Video Game for Teens, Wednesday, July 23rd, 2-4 pm
  • Gaming for Teens,  Wednesday, August 13th, 2-4 pm

Here is the list of books that Pinehurst readers recommend:

  1. I am the Messenger
  2. Mila 2.0
  3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  4. One Piece
  5. The Hunger Games
  6. Lockdown
  7. Divergent
  8. Cinder
  9. Wonder
  10. Little Bee
  11. Of Mice and Men
  12. Ready Player One

Congratulations graduating 8th graders!  I hope to see many of you at Hale or Ingraham next year, and I will see everyone else at Licton Springs in the fall!

Nancy @ Lake City

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Reading Marathon Winners!

Well, everyone who participated in the library’s middle school Reading Marathon last month is a winner.  Tons of prizes, food, books, and plenty of time to read.  Sounds like a perfect day to me.  🙂

Today, though, we want to recognize the winning school (with braggin’ rights and a championship banner) and the grand-prize winning reader (with a Kindle Fire HD!).

Reading Marathon Champs (sm)The winning school is….Pinehurst K-8.  This little school of 60 students had 35 readers in attendance…that’s over 50% of their student body!  They read a total of 133.5 hours, which means most of them read for all six hours.  I could go on, but we’ve asked Nancy from Lake City to write us an awesome recap of the event.  We’ll post that soon.  For now, we just want to say, “Way to go, Pinehurst!!

Elizabeth - kindle winnerAnd the grand-prize winning reader is… Elizabeth from Montlake.  Elizabeth read (for all six hours…see a trend?) at Green Lake and had a great time at the Reading Marathon.  We hope to have more from Elizabeth soon, but for now, she wants to say how happy she is to win the prize & how much she thanks the library…and thanks to you, Elizabeth, for reading, representing your school, and coming to the library!

The Reading Marathon was a huge success… all over the city.  315 teens participated between the six locations and read a whopping 1815 hours!  We couldn’t be happier with the awesome turn-out.

Did you attend the Reading Marathon?  Any stories or thoughts about it?  Want to share what you read or are reading now?  We’d love to hear from you!

Way to go, Seattle-area middle schoolers.  That was a crazy good time.  Hope to see you next year!

Reading Marathon book reviews

Reading Marathon Flier Last week we had one of our biggest teen events of the year: the Reading Marathon.  Middle school students from all over Seattle participated in a day of reading, eating pizza, getting prizes, and more reading.  Some of our teens even took the time to review the books they were reading for Push To Talk. You can read some of these below.
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What's Going on @ Your Library!

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Seattle Writes: NaNoWriMo Write-In @ Central, Level 3  5-8 pm. Are you writing a novel during National Novel Writing Month? By 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 14, you should have about 23,338 words… Breeze through your word count at the Library’s Write-In!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Teen Space: Hunger Games Agility Challenge @ Southwest 2:30-4:30 pm. Do you have the skills to survive the Hunger Games like Katniss and Peeta? Test your reflexes, hand-eye coordination and balance with this series of minigames!  This month, in addition to the usual Teen Space fun we’ll team up, pick districts, and work together to answer Hunger Games Trivia questions and complete a series of challenges that will test your agility, balance and logic.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Reading Marathon @ Ballard, Douglass-Truth, Green Lake, Northgate, Rainier Beach, Southwest 11-5 pm.  All students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade from Seattle public, private, or home schools are invited to compete in this reading marathon.  Win prizes for each hour you read during the Reading Marathon at six locations of The Seattle Public Library.  Read anything you want (books, e-books, magazines, comics, etc.) silently to yourself. Try reading all six hours to win a grand prize! The school with the most total reading hours gets a banner and bragging rights. Bring pillows or beanbags to make yourself comfy. Snacks and pizza will be served.

Monday November 18

LEGO Mania! @ Northgate 3:30-5:30 pm. Join us after school every Monday to play with LEGOs! Listen to music and create something super-fantastic from your own imagination. For all ages.

Reading Marathon is back, bigger than ever!

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Saturday, January 28, 2012, 11am – 5pm

Read, eat and compete: the Reading Marathon for middle schoolers is on. Will your school be the reading champion of Seattle?

The middle school reading challenge, Reading Marathon, is back by popular demand! Middle schoolers eat pizza and snacks while reading at the Library. Students vie for the Grand Prize for their school by racking up and recording their reading minutes.

Again, there will be pizza, snacks, beverages for all as well as fabulous prizes.  Stay for a few minutes or all day.  Students can bring reading materials (books, magazines, manga, etc) with them or find something at the library.

You can check-in and read at any of the following libraries on Saturday!

Ballard
Beacon Hill
Douglass-Truth
Greenwood
Lake City
Southwest

Scores will be tabulated to see which public Seattle middle school reads the most.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome, but only participating schools will count your attendance and reading times.  Registration is not required.

Get more information from your school, one of the libraries above, or by calling Quick Information @ 206.386.4636.

Reading Marathon!

Classes from Hamilton International Middle School and Eckstein Middle School will battle to see who can read the most.  All students are invited to 3 different locations to read books, eat pizza and win door prizes.  Their minutes read will be attributed to their Language Arts class for the competition.  Teachers are also encouraged to come and read for their class. The winning Language Arts class will get a pizza party and fabulous prizes!

11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, January 24th

 Northeast Branch, 6801 35th Avenue NE, 206.684.7539

Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Avenue NE, 206.684.7518

Hamilton International Middle School, 4400 Interlake Avenue N, 206.252.5810