Tag Archives: summer reading

Win $150! 2015 Teen Video Challenge

Teen-video-challenge-bannerThe Washington State Library and the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) have launched the 2015 Teen Video Challenge, a national video competition for teens to get involved with reading and their public library’s summer reading program.

Teens are invited to create a 30 to 90 second video with their unique interpretation of the 2015 teen slogan “Unmask” in combination with reading and libraries. The idea is to involve teens in summer reading, before and during the summer months, by being part of the process. This is an opportunity for teens to showcase their creativity and have their ideas heard before a national audience. The winning video will be named one of the CSLP 2015 Teen Videos to promote summer reading nationwide.

$150 will be awarded to the creators of the winning state video and their associated public library will receive prizes worth at least $50 from CSLP and Demco/Upstart. Winners will be announced by CSLP in April 2015.

For full details about the CSLP 2015 Teen Video Challenge and to find out how to enter Washington’s competition, please visit http://1.usa.gov/1u6Qr14

Want to see the 2012 winner, representing Tacoma Public Library?  Teeler won $150 – why not you?

 

It’s so easy to post to our tumblr!

Did you know? You don’t even need your own tumblr.  If you have something rad to say, show off, or sound off about, just go here and share it with us.  Your fave books, movies, homemade GIFs, handmade creations, book trailers or book spine poetry, photography, and inspirations!

We’ll get it up, presto magesto!  😀

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Good Morning Jane Addams! Or is that Hazel Wolf? :)

Hazel Wolf K-8Greetings to the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students at Jane Addams!  I hope you brought your completed application for a Seattle Public Library card!

The summer program starts June 23.  Come to the library to pick up your free book and participate in a summer of great activities!

Did you know we have a tumblr?  Check it out!  We’d love to have you tumbl for us!  😀

Check out our Teens webpage for current programs and activities.

Want to write for this blog? Send us an e-mail and we’ll let you know how!

  • Take advantage of the great book lists that Seattle Librarians compile just for you.
  • Get a personalized reading list of titles you’ll love: Your Next Five.
  • Zinio provides magazine reading at your fingertips.
  • Don’t forget that our e-books and e-audiobooks collections are growing all the time.
  • Download three free songs every week through Freegal. They’re yours to keep, too!
  • Hoopla is a new streaming service that the library offers. See what music, video, and audiobooks they have today.
  • Ask a Librarian is available 24/7 for all those burning questions that keep you up at night.
  • Arrange a group tour of Central Library…or just take the cell phone tour; it’s your “call.”
  • Visit a Seattle Museum for free!
  • Use Homework Help in-person at 11 Seattle libraries (throughout the school year) or check-out the online Homework Help. Both are great ways to advance your studies.

Lots to see and do and learn and enjoy and experience and discuss.

Get involved @ Your Library!

Nancy, Librarian & Avid Reader, Lake City

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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School Shoutout: Washington Middle School

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Hey Washington Middle School!  Thanks for stopping by the library table at lunch time on Friday to talk with Lesley and Shannon about Summer of Learning, your favorite books, and things you never knew about the Douglass-Truth branch.

See you at Need to Know every Sunday through Thursday this summer, starting on June 23, 4-5 pm. We’ll be giving away free books, answering questions, doing activities, and hanging out in the teen area at Douglass-Truth library.

It’s going to be a great summer!

Lesley @ WMS

 

Pinehurst K-8 : What are you reading?

Pinehurst K-8I’m so excited to see the 7th and 8th grade students in Jo’s classes here at Pinehurst.  Tell me all about all the great books that you are reading!

The summer program starts June 23.  Come to the library to pick up your free book and participate in a summer of great activities!

Check out our Teens webpage for current programs and activities.

Want to write for this blog? Send us an e-mail and we’ll let you know how!

  • Take advantage of the great book lists that Seattle Librarians compile just for you.
  • Get a personalized reading list of titles you’ll love: Your Next Five.
  • Zinio provides magazine reading at your fingertips.
  • Don’t forget that our e-books and e-audiobooks collections are growing all the time.
  • Download three free songs every week through Freegal. They’re yours to keep, too!
  • Hoopla is a new streaming service that the library offers. See what music, video, and audiobooks they have today.
  • Ask a Librarian is available 24/7 for all those burning questions that keep you up at night.
  • Arrange a group tour of Central Library…or just take the cell phone tour; it’s your “call.”
  • Visit a Seattle Museum for free!
  • Use Homework Help in-person at 11 Seattle libraries (throughout the school year) or check-out the online Homework Help. Both are great ways to advance your studies.

Lots to see and do and learn and enjoy and experience and discuss.

Get involved @ Your Library!

~ Nancy, Lake City Branch

School Shout Out: Hamilton Middle School!

Hamilton MS 2Thanks for being such a great audience today.

Do you want to read one of the books I talked to your class about?

Click here to see the entire list of YA books with adult allure/adult books with YA allure.

To review the Prezi presentation Click here!

The summer program starts June 23. Come to the library to pick up your free book and participate in a summer of great activities!

Check out our Teens webpage for current programs and activities.

These are the events happening at University

  • Artivism 101 – Thursday, July 10th,1 2 – 5:45
  • Media Montage – Saturday, July 19th, 2 – 5
  • Hack a Banana – Saturday, August 2nd, 1 – 3
  • Positive Youth Documentary Screening, Panel Discussion, and Health Fair
    Sunday, August 3rd, 1 – 4

Want to write for this blog? Send us an e-mail and we’ll let you know how!

  • Take advantage of the great book lists that Seattle Librarians compile just for you.
  • Get a personalized reading list of titles you’ll love: Your Next Five.
  • Zinio provides magazine reading at your fingertips.
  • Don’t forget that our e-books and e-audiobookscollections are growing all the time.
  • Download three free songs every week through Freegal. They’re yours to keep, too!
  • Hoopla is a new streaming service that the library offers. See what music, video, and audiobooks they have today.
  • Ask a Librarian is available 24/7 for all those burning questions that keep you up at night.
  • Arrange a group tour of Central Library…or just take the cell phone tour; it’s your “call.”
  • Visit a Seattle Museum for free!
  • Use Homework Help in-person at 11 Seattle libraries (throughout the school year) or check-out the online Homework Help. Both are great ways to advance your studies.

Lots to see and do and learn and enjoy and experience and discuss.

Get involved @ Your Library!

–-Kristy from University