Posts Tagged: News for Teens
Summer is almost upon us, and that can only mean one thing — vacation? Yes, okay, it means two things — getting a job? Oh, okay. Three th– catching up on sleep … forgot about that one. Okay, so summer means a lot of things, but the thing I was thinking of is:
You’ve probably gotten a list or letter from your school already, telling you what to read. But maybe you’ve lost it, or maybe you just don’t know where to find the books. We’ve got your back with our:
Summer Reading Listravaganza
Click on your school name to find your summer reading titles in our catalog. Don’t see your school? All the copies checked out? No sweat, just contact us and we’ll help you locate a copy of the title (or titles) you need.
Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Maine East High School
Niles West High School
37 teens braved the construction to vote in our annual Teen Choice Awards. Their ballots have been counted, and here are the winners in each category.
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Best Video Game:
Call of Duty
Best Movie (tie):
Best TV Show:
Pretty Little Liars
Best Music Video:
Gangnam Style by Psy
Best Musical Artist:
Best Song, Movie, TV Show and Music Video were selected by a straight count of the popular vote. In the case of Video Games, votes for specific editions of a particular game (ie. 1 for Just Dance 3, 1 for Just Dance 4) were combined (2 for Just Dance) . The Musical Artist category was chosen by combining the votes for best song and best music video.
Win prizes! Submit up to 6 of your best poems to our annual contest to celebrate National Poetry Month.
To enter you must reside in Northern Illinois and be between 10 and 18 years old as of the deadline: April 21, 2013.
Please include your name, age, address, phone number, name of your school and library card number.
Winning poems will be printed in a booklet and displayed prominently in the library.
Download the official flyer with complete rules here.
Questions? Email Teen Librarian Donna Block at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our March-long Scavenger Hunt has begun! Five codes, just like the one pictured here, have been posted around the library. Pick up a scorecard from the Reference or AV desk, and use the codes to answer the five questions it asks you. Don’t have a phone or other device that can scan the codes? Follow the bit.ly link (in bright orange text) instead.
Turn in your completed scorecard for a small prize and an entry in our prize drawing. Fresh codes will be posted each Friday, so you can play four times.
While you’re at the library, be sure to vote in our annual Teen Choice Awards, as well. Get all the details and a ballot from one of the desks.
Get ready for a month-long scavenger hunt throughout the library! Pick up a scorecard at one of the public service desks and then look for codes like this one placed around the building. Follow the links and record what you see to earn library swag and a chance at other prizes.
While you’re here, be sure to vote in our annual Teen Choice Awards for your favorite movies, video games and more. The fun begins March 1.
The Niles Public Library’s very own Anime & Manga Club have compiled a list of their favorite manga and anime series from the past year. The list includes new volumes and episodes produced in 2012, as well as older titles that were just discovered this past year.
How many on the list have you read or watched? Which ones are new to you?
Check out some of the titles they picked, many of which can be found online.
The next meeting of the Anime & Manga Club is scheduled for Saturday, February 16 at 2:00opm.
Best New Anime 2012:
Hetalia (season 5)
Best New Manga 2012
Legend of Zelda series
Best Older Anime watched in 2012: