Posts Tagged: News for Teens
Voting is open for the annual Teens Top Ten books! Visit our website to see the list of nominations. Teens can vote online and also at the library. Visit the Ref or AV desks to vote and get free candy!
Voting will take place now through September 17. The winners will announced during Teen Read Week (October 17-24). All 26 nominations were chosen by teen reading groups across the country.
For more information about the Teens Top Ten, visit the official website.
Our summer reading club is almost over. There’s just one week left to turn in your reading logs. Friday, August 27 will be the last day. Register and turn in your completed logs by 5:00pm that day to be eligible for prizes!
Our grand prize this year is an iPod Touch. We’re also giving away two Sansa Clip+ mp3 players. All of these devices are compatible with our downloadable audiobooks.
Are you ready for our Hunger Games Challenge on August 11? Why not train yourself for the trivia portion of the contest by visiting the official Hunger Games Facebook page? You can also sign up to win free books there!
Anxiously awaiting the release of Mockingjay on August 24? View the trailer here, and the countdown clock here.
Your original header art could decorate this blog! Art may be done in a variety of media – including digital – and must fit the dimensions 225 pixels by 700 pixels. First place will win a $50 gift card.
To enter you must be between ages 12 and 18 as of October 23, 2010 and live in Illinois. Up to 6 entries may be submitted on paper, flash drive, CD or as email attachments. Please note we cannot return entries. Winners will be contacted by phone or email. Please include name, address, age and contact info with your entries. Submitting entries for the contest constitutes permission to publish your name and art should your entry win.
Submit your art by 5:00pm Saturday October 23. Submissions will be accepted at the A/V and Reference desks, by email firstname.lastname@example.org and regular mail (Niles Public Library District, 6960 W. Oakton St., Niles, IL 60714)
Questions? Ask a Librarian! If the chat box says that no one is available, then email email@example.com or call 847-663-6434.
Join us Saturday for Project Playbill, an original play written for all ages & performed by local teens! A magical coloring book is stolen from the museum, causing all colors to disappear. Detective Scarlett Redd & her assistant Pinky Periwinkle are on the case. Can you spot the culprit before they do?
When: 11:00 am Saturday, July 31
Where: Large Meeting Room, 6960 Oakton St.
Yesterday, the library and Chipotle hosted a screening of the documentary film What’s On Your Plate?. In the film, two friends investigate where the food they eat comes from. The answers aren’t always appetizing. There are still places where you can find good, fresh food, such as local farmers markets.
Local Area Farmers’ Markets:
Downtown Evanston Farmers’ Market
Saturdays May 8 – November 6
Glenview Farmers’ Market
Saturdays June 26 – October 9
Park Ridge Farmers Market
Saturdays mid-May through October
Ridgeville Farmers Market
Wednesdays June 3-September 30
Skokie Farmers Market
Sundays end of June to the end of October
7:30 am-12:45 pm
For more information about food & health, check out the resources below
Chew On This and Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
Don’t Eat This Book by Morgan Spurlock
What the World Eats by Peter Menzel
Naturally Grown www.naturallygrown.org
Fast Food Facts www.fastfoodfacts.info
Food & Water Watch www.foodandwaterwatch.org
Let’s Move www.letsmove.gov
Sustainable Table http://www.sustainabletable.org
Planning to watch Niles’ 4th of July parade this Sunday? Keep an eye out for the Niles Public Library.
Be on the look out for our book van, decorated book carts, and maybe even a librarian or two on rollerblades . Want to march or bike in the parade with us? Give us a call at 847-663-1234 and get a free t-shirt!
The parade kicks off at 9:00am at Notre Dame College Prep, and proceeds south along Harlem to Grennan Heights Park.
Each summer, talented local teens put on a play at the library. There’s a role for everyone whether it’s writing, acting, directing, creating sets and costumes, or running the lights and sound. We work hard, but also have fun!
2010 Playbill Schedule
June 28 – July 31
Rehearsals take place 1:00-3:00pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Our first meeting will be Monday, June 28. Our public performance and cast and crew party will take place on Saturday, July 31.