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In case you missed all the previous buzz about it, the first ever online, teens only, Shorewood Library summer photo contest starts TODAY!
Are you a photographer wannabe? Obsessed with editing images? Attached at the thumb to the camera button on your smart phone? Then hear this: enter the “Beneath the Surface” photo contest for a chance to have your beautiful, unique photography displayed at Shorewood Library for the whole community to see.
How does it work, exactly? It’s online, like I said, which means that all the photos that are submitted must be digital and will be published immediately to a Tumblr set up just for the photo contest. You can keep track of what you and your friends, and your neighbors, and/or complete strangers are submitting to the contest, comment on your faves (do NOT diss ones you don’t like – no negative comments will be allowed) and get inspired to take your own pictures.
Because the photo contest is online, this means you can also easily submit your photo, along with caption, right to the Tumblr where the photo contest lives online: shorlibteens.tumblr.com. If that’s not how you want to submit, email your photo to email@example.com. Multiple entries are very much welcome, but please submit one photo at a time!
Check out the Winter & Spring events page to see the newly scheduled awesomeness taking place! The Hobbit party last week was a success and lots of fun, and there is more fun to come. 2013 is nearly upon us, so take your winter break to relax, do some crafts at the Craft-A-Palooza on the 29th, and gear up for what’s happening at the library between January and April.
MCTBA voting: What the heck is a MCTBA? MCTBA stands for Milwaukee County Teen Book Award and means the ONLY local teen book award around! YOU, Milwaukee County teens get to choose the number one book of the year. Vote at Shorewood Library, or online at mctba.wordpress.com, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, between January 1 and March 1, 2013!
Bucks Reading Challenge: Challenge yourself to meet the reading goal and win a ticket to a Bucks game! For students in grades 3-10. Register and read between January 2 and February 27.
March Madness Read-A-Thon: Get into the madness of March with a crazy day of mass reading! All ages are welcome to this four hour power read with story telling, silent reading, group reading, talking about books, and all kinds of reading-related hilarity.
Book club is coming in January 2013.
Shorewood’s teen book club is for those in grades 7-12 who want to read a book and then talk about it with other knowledgeable and book-loving folks. Everyone will check out the book (or buy it, or borrow it, or download it) and then read (or listen!) to it before we all meet, armed with opinions and voices, and hash it out. Characters will be argued for and against, questions will be raised and answered and then lead to more questions which might not be answered, plot points will be gone over and over and over until we’re all satisfied we know what happened and why. All this in the name of reading and having a great time doing it.
Book club is real. It’s happening. And it’s going to be a lot of fun. We’ll meet once a month from January until April 2013, so get excited!
But here’s the kicker: YOU get to decide what we’ll read. Well, sort of. Since there are about a billion* books to choose from, I’ve narrowed down the field a little bit. I’ve thought up three grand themes, with a sample list of titles, that I want your opinion on.
Submit your answer today!
*I didn’t actually count, so “a billion” is just a rough estimate.
Hi Shorewood Public Library teens! I’m Emily, the new teen librarian. I’m excited to get started as your librarian. Soon, the Teen Advisory Board will be back underway and we’ll get to planning some fun teen programs for the coming months. I hope to see many of you clamoring to get your hands on some great reads as I stock the teen section of the library with brand-spanking-new, hot-off-the-presses books (like Libba Bray’s newest, The Diviners! I promise you’ll find it on the shelves ASAP). As always, if you’re interested in joining TAB or being a teen volunteer, use the links on the right hand side of the teen page to find out more about those ventures. If you have a question about either of those opportunities, or a question or suggestion of any kind email me or find me at the library. Ask for Emily at the customer service (check-out) or information desk if you’d like to meet me!
Questions, comments or concerns? Email me at email@example.com.
Summer is winding down, but you still have a few weeks to turn in your reading folder info to get all the awesome coupons and to get your entries in for the grand prize drawing (gift cards, books, candy, movies, and more!). The grand prize drawing will be at the end of August.
You may have noticed the blog has been quiet recently, that’s because I’m been extremely busy getting things ready for the new librarian who will start this fall. I’m leaving Shorewood in August, but look for new book reviews, event info and more coming in a few months.
Summer is here!! You can sign up for Teen Summer Reading right now and events start the week of June 11. Summer events include Tie Dye, Movie Book Group, Hunger Games Book Group and Summer Game Days. Check out the Events page for more info.
Here’s a printable flyer with info about all the teen summer events.
Join us March 22 from 7-9 p.m. for our Hunger Games Movie Release Party! Test your knowledge with Hunger Games trivia, show your love for the book by designing a t-shirt, come dressed as your favorite character for the costume contest, and prepare for the games with a Capital makeover. All this plus food and prizes! The library closes at 8 p.m., so make sure you’re here by 7 p.m. This event is recommended for students in 6th-12th grade.
For more info check out the Events page.