"Searching for Teen Leaders" is a Project Love-Purple America program that allows individuals to recognize outstanding teen leaders for their extraordinary contributions to their schools, families, and/or communities. The program highlights the accomplishments of teens in grades 7-12. Please help spread the word and recognize Stow and Munroe Falls teens for their great work! Click here to nominate a teen (before May 31) and to learn more about the program.
In case you haven't yet heard, the final book in Christopher Paolini's Inheritance series is coming out on Nov. 8, 2011, and it will be called Inheritance. (Did you guess that already? Good thing it's not called Eragon Four, that would be boring!) We'll be having an Inheritance book release party on Nov. 7--stay tuned for details!
Congratulations to: Erin Maier, Alexis Xongmixay, and Freesia Yoon, our anime art winners! They received Hobby Lobby giftcards as their prize, courtesy of the Friends of the Library, and we will use Erin's art for promoting Anime Club. We got many wonderful entries; please stop by this week to see them on display in the teen area of the library. You can also view them here on our Flickrstream.
Love to draw anime and manga? Show off your stuff in our Anime Art Contest! Students in grades 7 through 12 can enter original artwork relating to anime, manga, video games, original characters or fan art.Win $50, $30, or $20 giftcards to Hobby Lobby for free art supplies! The winning artist will also have their design used to promote the library’s Anime Club. All the artwork will be displayed in the library during Spring Break Week, March 19-27. Entries are due by MARCH 8TH, 2011. Click attachments link for complete rules and entry form. One entry per person.
Congratulations to Kip M. and Katie W., our MaddenNFL 11 PS3 Tournament winners! Kip came in first, winning the final game against Katie in a tournament of 9 seasoned Madden players. They won $50 and $30 GameStop giftcards, courtesy of GameStop and the Friends of the Library. Thank you to Jay from GameStop for providing the PS3 equipment and expertise.
Do you like to draw? Do you have a dream of something big you'd like to do? Enter this contest to redesign the Google.com logo, and you could win a $15,000 scholarship and technology money for your school, among other prizes. All of the details are here. Get doodling and good luck!
Ship Breaker has won the Michael L. Printz Award for 2011. That means a committee of librarians voted it the best young adult book of the year. I've read it, and I liked it--it's an action-packed adventure set in a future where kids eke out a living by stripping wire from abandoned oil tankers-- but what do YOU think? These 4 books won Printz Honor awards:
Check them out and see for yourself! What was your favorite book of 2010?
Congratulations to Dylan Kohut, Carter Kline, Austin & Grant Morris, and Mikey Dianetti, who won our two games of Lifesize Monopoly! Everyone had a ton of fun, and the new Speed Die made things even more interesting. See more photos here. Thanks to everyone who played this year! Check out Under The Boardwalk for info on the new Monopoly documentary film, too.
High school juniors and seniors (including homeschoolers) can enter this Student Scholarship Essay Contest sponsored by Penguin Publishing, and try for one of 5 $1,000 scholarships for college! Plus the winner receives a Signet Classic Library set for their school or public library. Entries due by April 14, 2011. Details at the website. Get writing and good luck!
Nominate your favorite book of 2010 at teenreads.com for the Children's Book Council Teen Choice Book of the Year. The book has to have been published new in 2010, so if it was a paperback, be sure to check the original publication date on Amazon.com or our library catalog.