Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Teen Read Week Contest

It may not be Teen Read Week yet, but you can get a head start by coming to the library and guessing what books have been jarred!  Each jar contains the contents of one book.  For each book you correctly identify, you will get a raffle ticket to win gift cards.

I know the idea of shredding a book sounds horrifying, but these books had reached the end of their lives (some were moldy and others just completely fell apart).  They were already removed from the collection, so we didn't destroy any healthy books in the making of this display.  I could never do that!

The books on the table are just some great Teen books that are worth checking out.  Feel free to take a bunch, they are free to borrow!  If you have never signed up for a library card then this is the time to do it.  Just bring your school ID and a document with your current address to the Circulation Desk across from the display.  Library cards are also free!  Anyone in the state can sign up for one!

Voting is now open for the 2013 Teens' Top Ten, a "Teens Choice" list where you vote for your favorite book of the last year.  Click here to place your vote, all votes must be in by the 19th.  The winner will be announced the week of October 21st.

You probably have no idea what Teen Read Week is, so I'll let you in on the not so secret. Teen Reads Week is all about encouraging teens to read all the amazing books out there (in any format) as well as getting them excited to use the library.  Us heavy library users know why the Robbins Library is so awesome, but non-users might need some convincing.  Libraries are not about shushing and quiet study, we are a lively place for people to gather.  We have much more to offer than just books.  We have DVDs, Video Games, Laptops, Mobile Printing, Databases, Magazines, and so much more!

Click here for more information on Teen Read Week.

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