Niles Public Library Teen Scene Blog


Teens, Vote for Top Ten Books!
August 24, 2009, 11:24 am
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Check out the 25 nominated titles here, then vote for your 3 favorites.  Who will the ultimate winner be?  Will it be Hunger Games? Could it be Breaking Dawn?

About the Teens’ Top Ten

Teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country.  Readers ages 12 to 18 can vote online, anytime between Aug. 24 and Sept. 18; the winners will be announced in a webcast featuring WWE Superstars and Divas during Teen Read Week.

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Virtual Battle of the Bands
August 17, 2009, 10:20 am
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vbobWatch music videos of local teen bands Blame the Dog and Sitting on the Ceiling and vote for your favorite!  The winning band will perform live at the library this fall.

When: Thursday, Aug. 20 4:30-6:00pm

Where: Large Meeting Room @ 6960 Oakton St.

Update: Congrats to our winner Blame the Dog!  Stay tuned for more details about the upcoming concert.



Last Chance for Summer Reading!
August 14, 2009, 10:35 am
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Summer Reading  ends August 29!  That’s the last day that you will be able to exchange your reading logs for prizes.  That means you’ve got two weeks left!

To complete your log, read three books and record the author and title.  Have you got required reading for school?  Those books will count!  Or, you can pick something (anything!) just for fun.

Then there’s the wild card slot.  For the 4th spot on your log, you can read anything – a poem, a magazine, a short story, even this blog entry!  You could even watch a movie or listen to an album.

Turn in your log for a chance to win great prizes like free Brunswick Zone bowling for you & your friends and an iPod.



Second Annual Teen Read Week Art Contest
August 4, 2009, 8:35 pm
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Celebrate reading with art!

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Submit your original art and we may display it in the library and on the Teen Scene blog!  First place will also win a $50 gift card.  Art may be done in a variety of mediums, and must fit the dimensions 700 pixels by 225 pixels.  Submit your art at the 2nd floor reference desk, by email to dblock@nileslibrary.org; or mail to Donna Block c/o Niles Public Library District, 6960 W. Oakton St., Niles, IL 60714.

Finalists will be displayed in the library and at the top of the Teen Scene blog.   The submission deadline is  Saturday, October 24.  To enter you must be between the ages 12 and 18 as of Oct. 24, 2009.  Limit three entries per artist.  Email entries may be submitted as one message.

What kind of artwork can you submit? Drawing, painting, photography, collage – anything that will look good on a website!

Please note we cannot return entries. Winners will be contacted by telephone.  Submitting entries for the contest constitutes permission to publish your name and art should your entry win.

Questions? Ask a Librarian!  If the chat box says that no one is available, then email dblock@nileslibrary.org or call 847-663-6434




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