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Celebrate reading with art! Your original 2D art could decorate the Library’s new teen space and website. Art may be done in any media, such as paint, pencil, ink, photography and digital. Finalists will be displayed in the library and online.First place will win a $50 gift card.

Deadline for submissions is Thurs., Oct. 31 @ 9pm

Grades 7-12 are eligible

Entries may be submitted in person, on a flash drive or CD, or as email attachments. For digital art, please send us your highest resolution. Submitting entries for the contest constitutes permission to display your name and art should your entry win.

Submit your art in person at the adult service desks, snail mail to Donna Block c/o Niles Public Library District, 6960 W. Oakton St., Niles, IL 60714; or by email to teen@nileslibrary.org.

Submit this information with your art:
Name
Address:
School
Grade
Phone
Email

Questions? Contact librarian Donna Block at 847-663-6434.

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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:

Summer Reading

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.

Gemini Junior High

Loyola Academy
Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Seniors

Maine East High School
Freshmen
Sophomores
Juniors
Seniors

Maine South High School
Choice
Required

Niles North High School

Niles West High School
Freshmen
Sophomores
Juniors
Seniors

Notre Dame College Prep

Resurrection High School

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Join us on Sunday for a fun introduction to parkour, or the art of overcoming obstacles.  Hungry zombies are used as motivation to get you started on the road to functional fitness.  The guys at www.zombiefit.org have this to say:

“What if you woke up tomorrow to find your city overridden with zombies, would you survive?  The keys to surviving Z-day are simple: Be able to lift and throw heavy things, run fast and for long distances, and be able to navigate obstacles and urban environments in an efficient manner.”

Watch the ZombieFit team demonstrate workout fundamentals, and then try them out yourself!  Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes so that you’re ready to jump in.

When: Sunday, Oct. 3 at 2:30pm
Where: Niles Public Library
6960 W. Oakton St. Niles, IL

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Our Summer Reading Club begins Monday, June 7.  Register at the Fiction (lower level) or Reference  (2nd level) desks.

It’s really simple: just for tell us what you read over the summer by filling out a reading log.  You can read whatever you want. Get prizes when you sign up and turn in a log.

Everyone who completes at least one reading log will also be entered in a drawing in August for prizes including an Apple iPod Touch.

Come to our study hall between 5:00-9:00 on Monday to register and get free food!

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The votes have been counted for our 3rd annual Teen Choice Awards!  Thank you to everyone who voted!  We received 101 total ballots.  Here are the top vote-getters in each category.

Favorite Song:

1. “Baby” by Justin Bieber
2. “Imma Be” by Black Eyed Peas
3. “Bedrock” by Lil Wayne
3. “Break Your Heart” by Taio Cruz

Favorite Music Video:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kffacxfA7G4]
1. “Baby” by Justin Bieber
2. “Telephone” by Lady Gaga
2. “You Belong With Me” by Taylor Swift
4. “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga
5. “Fifteen” by Taylor Swift

Favorite TV Show:

1. Family Guy
2. iCarly
2. SpongeBob SquarePants
2. The Simpsons

Favorite Movie:

1. Alice in Wonderland
2. New Moon
3. Avatar
3. 2012
5. Twilight

Favorite Video Game:

1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
2. Mario Kart
3. Kingdom Hearts
3. Mario Party
3. NBA 2K10

Favorite Music Artist:

1. Lady Gaga
2. Taylor Swift
2. Justin Bieber
4. Black Eyed Peas
4. Lil Wayne

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roadtrip

Guess what? This summer, you could win an 8GB iPod Touch and signed audiobooks from Listening Library.

Here’s How: First, pick a character (or characters!) from your favorite fantasy book series. Then imagine: If you could go on a road trip with them, where would you go? What would you do along the way? How would you travel? Finally, Create a video and post it on YouTube! 

There’s lots of “fine print” (i.e. rules) associated with this competition, and to get all the details go here: Listening Library Fantasy RoadTrip Contest.

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DON’T JUDGE A GIRL BY HER COVER Contest

To Enter:Write an essay on the topic, “What it means to be a real Gallagher Girl.”Please email your essay to: AllyCarterContest@gmail.com on or before April 30, 2009.

Your essay can be no longer than 250 words. Essays may be shorter than 250 words, but essays over this length will not be considered.

Essays will be judged both on what you say and how you say it, so be sure and spell-check, proofread and turn in an essay that would make a Gallagher Girl proud!

A parent, guardian, or teacher may assist, but you must write the essay yourself.

Entries must be included in the body of the email — no attachments, please. Emails that contain attachments will be deleted immediately and will not be considered.

The subject line of your email should read: GG3 ARC contest.

You may only submit ONE entry, so make it a good one.

Along with your essay, include the following information:

 

  • Your Name

  • Your age (if under 18)

  • A complete mailing address where any prizes you might receive should be mailed (this could be home, school, your parent’s work address, etc.—please note to whose attention the package should be addressed)

  • Your preferred t-shirt size

  • Your email address

Unfortunately, due to the cost and difficulty of shipping overseas, the contest will be limited to people in the U.S. and Canada.If you’ve read and understood these rules and feel up to a challenge, then start writing!The first place winner will receive a signed Advance Reading Copy (ARC) of DON’T JUDGE A GIRL BY HER COVER and a Gallagher Girls t-shirt. The winning entry will be posted on AllyCarter.com!

Second place will receive a “playaway” version of the CROSS MY HEART AND HOPE TO SPY

audiobook from Brilliance Audio for your school library and a Gallagher Girls t-shirt for you! (A “playaway” is like a mini ipod that has an audiobook automatically loaded on it.)
Winners will be notified via email on or before May 8, 2009.

Winners will be announced on AllyCarter.com on May 9, 2009—exactly one month before DON’T JUDGE A GIRL BY HER COVER will be in stores everywhere.

Thanks, and good luck!

Ally

 

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Nominate your favorite movie  on the theme Outside In: Rebellion vs. Conformity for a YALSA Top Ten award!

The nomination form has been created with librarians in mind, but you don’t need to be a librarian to submit a movie.  Just fill in as many of the fields as you can, and include your contact information.

For information about producers, distributers, etc. check out IMDB.com or contact a librarian!

 

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Dec. 2 6:00-7:30pm
Watch and discuss online videos.  Seen the Twilight movie and have something to say about it?  Now’s your chance!  Create videos for the library’s youtube site.  Shoot our Ben Franklin exhibit, or review Twilight.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dompotjTeIA]

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