This fall you have a chance to vote for your favorite books in two contests, the Buckeye Teen Book Award, which is just for teens in Ohio, and the YALSA Teens Top Ten, which is for teens all across the United States. To vote for the Buckeye (and to nominate your favorite books for next year's Buckeye!) go to this website. Any teen in the state of Ohio can nominate for the Buckeyes.
Thank you to the 64 teens who attended our Anime Con!! Here's an album of photos of all the fun we had. Anime Club meets again on Sept. 10, see you there!
The teen department was pleased to host Buckeye Teen Book Award-nominated author Mindy McGinnis for National Library Week. Ms. McGinnis talked about creating her books Not a Drop to Drink, In a Handful of Dust, and A Madness So Discreet, as well as giving tips on how aspiring writers can get published, and some sneak previews of her next two books soon to be published.
Starting today we have added PLAYSTATION 4 and XBOX ONE games to our video game collection. You'll find them on PURPLE and WHITE cards. And, we have split the collection so that the cards for all games rated E or E10+ are now located in boxes in the Children's Department, upstairs. All cards for games rated T for Teen and M for Mature are still located in the Teen Area. All check out is still done at the downstairs checkout desk, as before.
Thanks to everyone who attended our big Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere party! And congratulations to our prizewinners in the games and trivia contest, as well as our random checkout raffle winners. May the Force Be With You always!
So, better late than never, we announce the winner of our Teen Summer Reading Grand Prize: Morgan Eisaman! Yaaaaaaay Morgan! Congratulations! Morgan won a $75 VISA giftcard from the Friends of the Library; she was our randomly chosen winner from all 1238 scratchoff tickets entered this summer. There were 253 teens who participated, and you guys read a total of 3714 books and graphic novels! Give yourselves a pat on the back! Have a great school year!
Teens entering grades 7-12 can enter the TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM "Unmask!" between June 8 and July 31. WIN PRIZES for reading books, magazines, graphic novels, or listening to audiobooks. Prizes include candy bars, free books, and giftcards for Books-A-Million, iTunes, GameStop and Chipotle! One lucky teen reader will win the GRAND PRIZE of a $75.00 VISA gift card!
If you're stuck at home this Spring Break and long to see warmer or more interesting places, why not check out some good teen books that are set in other states or on an island, or even another world? We've got a lot to choose from!
Congratulations to Maggie Harlin, Angelo Aristide, and Matt Reinhart, the winners of our "Like Us and Follow Us" Teen Read Week contest. They each won a giftcard to GameStop, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.