Niles Public Library Teen Scene Blog


Winter Reading Club
December 6, 2010, 2:40 pm
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Hey Niles teens, sign up for our winter reading club online!

Read any 8 books by January 31 and enter them in your online log to be eligible for prizes – including a shiny new Sony Reader.

Got questions?  Call us at 847-663-6613 for answers (or use the meebo chat widget on the left).



Teen Read Week Art Contest
October 1, 2009, 11:26 am
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Second Annual Teen Read Week Art Contest

Celebrate reading with art!  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.

Download an entry form!

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

To enter you must be between the ages 12 and 18 as of Oct. 24, 2009.  Limit three entries per artist.  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



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



Read on the Wild Side

Join Summer Reading and earn prizes!

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Read 4 books (or 3 books and 1 magazine, blog, poem, movie – basically whatever you want) to be entered in our monthly prize drawings for passes to Brunswick bowling, Brookfield Zoo and Navy Pier.

Plus, you’ be entered in our grand prize drawing for an Apple ipod.

Register by August 3 and complete at least one reading log by August 29.  Turn in mutliple logs for more chances to win a prize!

Get all the details here, at our website.



Be A Book Buddy!

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Like to Read?
Like Children?
Have Some Free Time This Summer?

You Can Be A Book Buddy!

Read to children and listen to them read aloud.  Come to the library just once a week for an hour.   Book buddies need to be entering Grade 8 or higher.  Earn Community Service hours!

Call Clara at (847) 663-6628 for more information.  The Niles Public Library District provides all materials and training.

Book Buddies are awesome!



Teens Chose the Winners!
October 20, 2008, 11:58 am
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YALSA’s 2008 Teens’ Top Ten

The vote is in.  More than 8,000 teens voted on this year’s winners.  Thanks go out to everyone who voted!  The 2008 Teens’ Top Ten books are:

  1. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

  3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

  4. Vampire Academy by Rachel Mead

  5. Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson

  6. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

  7. The Sweet Far Thing  by Libba Bray

  8. Extras by Scott Westerfeld

  9. Before I Die  by Jenny Downham

  10. Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson



Vote and Get Free Stuff!
October 11, 2008, 4:46 pm
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We’re giving away free stuff this week!  Stop by the reference desk and vote for the top ten teen books to get glow-in-the-dark vampire fangs.  Pick the next president and get a cool button.  Then, enter a raffle for a chance to win our vampire kite.

When: October 12-18
Where: Reference Desk




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