Niles Public Library Teen Scene Blog


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

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Banned Books Week
September 28, 2009, 3:57 pm
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BBW09Celebrate your freedom to read this week!  Visit the official Banned Books Week website and the ALA website to learn more about banned & challenged books.

Check out the map to see where books have been challegned and banned during the past couple of years. Do you know of a book challenge that hasn’t been included on the map?  Tell us about it!

Also, be sure to read the poem “Manifesto” by Ellen Hopkins. You may have read her work before, she’s written several popular books including Crank & Glass, both of which were recently challenged at a school library in Norman, OK.



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



Book Week Teen Choice Awards
April 9, 2009, 5:37 pm
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Vote for your favorite book, author, and illustrator.

Teen Choice



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



Banned Books Week
September 29, 2008, 9:57 am
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Catcher in the Rye, Forever … these are just a few of the books that have been banned in this country over the years.  This week, learn more about why books are banned.  Celebrate free speech by reading a banned book!

Visit Banned Books Week on MySpace and Facebook.




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