Niles Public Library Teen Scene Blog


Head on over to the Buzz Blog
February 4, 2014, 10:23 am
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You may have noticed that this blog has been very quiet lately.

That’s because the blogging activities of the Niles Public Library District have all moved over to our shiny, new official blog: The Buzz. Head on over to blog.nileslibrary.org to get all contest details, program info, news, etc. that you used to get here. Plus, a lot more great stuff like book and movie reviews.

See you there!



Congrats to our Teen Read Week Art Contest Finalists!

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Congrats to the winner and finalists in this year’s Teen Art Contest! We received over 40 entries this year that included a fantastic mix of drawing, painting, photography and digital art. I’d like to shout out a big THANK YOU to everyone who participated. Click on the names below to view their artwork on our Flickr page.

1st Place: Bria D.

2nd Place: Megan L.

3rd Place: Adam B.

4th Place: Isabelle de la Cruz

5th Place: Megan B.

Finalist: Jake G.

Finalist: Eric D.

Finalist: Ashley M.

Finalist: Lila S.

Also, stay tuned for an announcement regarding our soon-to-open Teen Underground, where theartwork will go on display in physical form.



Shoot the Moon!
October 10, 2013, 2:54 pm
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International Observe the Moon Night takes place Saturday, October 12. Look up and take notice of earth’s nearest celestial neighbor. There’s a lot to see with binoculars, a telescope or even just your naked eye.

For even more fun and potential prizes, snap a picture of it and post to Instagram with the hashtag #npldteens for week two of our month-long scavenger hunt. We’ll scroll through everyone’s moon shots and select the best one to re-post in our feed. The winner will also earn a small prize!

Moonrise happens in the Chicago-area right around 2:30 pm, so keep an eye out for it during the day! It sets at 7:45, so be sure to get out to see it in the early evening.

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Celebrate Teen Reading With Art
September 27, 2013, 3:43 pm
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Teen Read Week Art Contest

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.



Thanks for another successful Summer Internship Program!
September 6, 2013, 10:52 am
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Our Summer Reading Kickoff Weekend was especially busy!

Thanks to a generous grant from Dollar General Literacy Foundation, The Niles Public Library District was able to hire two summer interns to assist with our summer reading program for youth. Over 1750 children from preschool through 7th grade participated in the program this summer. Our two interns, Jenny Hau and Christina Alexandru worked behind the scenes and directly with patrons for a total of 121 hours. This was a first job experience for both of them. Librarian Debbie Graham said, “ I do believe these two wonderful young women really benefited from the experience.”

“I’ve always yearned to become a pediatrician. This internship allowed me to get hands-on experience and interaction with children,” said Intern Jenny Hau. “I had an incredibly amazing time working in the internship and I will carry on my skills I acquired with me throughout my whole life. Thank you for giving this opportunity to be in this wonderful internship program.”

“This internship has been my 1st actual paid job, I wouldn’t have asked for a better 1st job,” said Intern Christina Alexandru. “This experience has helped me to become a little more professional and communicative. I am very thankful for this opportunity!”

We wish both Christina and jenny the best of luck in the future!

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Wrapped Wire
July 29, 2013, 12:41 pm
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ImageAlso coming up quickly is the Wrapped Wire! Don’t forget to register. You do not want to be left out on

this unique program working with wire. This program is for girls and guys…so don’t be shy…just come on out!  ***Click the picture and discover where it leads!

When: August 1, 2013



Totally Tangled
July 29, 2013, 12:33 pm
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Do you want to get totally creative and artistic?Image

Then DO NOT miss out on Totally Tangled, a program that involves creating tangle designs to draw  beautiful, unique and just really cool drawings!

Come not only to enjoy expressing those hidden creative abilities, but also to be taught by the creative Christine Thornton.  *** Click the picture and discover where it leads!

When: July 30, 2013




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