October 18, 2007

Vote For Teen Read Week Stuff

To kick off Teen Read Week (which is this week!) our library hosted a reading marathon on Saturday, and every single participant read over seven hours. Congratulations to Delaney D. for winning the event, not only by reading the longest, but by hopping, reading aloud, and waving one arm in the air all at the same time!

The theme of this year's Teen Read Week is LOL @ Your Library. To celebrate we made Gocks--that's goth sock puppets to you--on Tuesday night. There were some WILD creations. I'll post pictures soon.

There are several opportunities to get your voice heard during Teen Read Week. Click on the links below and vote!

Teens' Top Ten
Every year during TRW, you can vote for your favorite new books to create a national top ten list. Visit this link to vote for the 2007 list and to see past lists.

Future Teen Read Weeks
You can vote for next year's TRW theme on this site. The choices are Books with Bite, Find Magic, or Your Quest Begins. You can also add your own idea!

TRW Reading Survey
Take this survey about your reading habits to help librarians provide better teen services.

If you're looking for something funny to read, take a look at some of the things we have in the library.

Stop by the library and tell me a joke so I can LOL too! ;-) I'll see you there.

October 3, 2007

Want to go to New York?

I read today about a cool contest hosted by The Olive Garden. It's called "Pasta Tales," and the winner receives a trip to The Big Apple and a $2500 savings bond. There are also winners in each grade category and they will receive a $500 savings bond and dinner with their family at a local Olive Garden. Not too shabby.

Here's what you have to do:

“In today’s fast-paced society, time spent with family is precious,” said Steve Coe, spokesperson for Olive Garden. “This year’s essay question allows young writers to reflect upon their family’s activities and describe the qualities that make them memorable.”

From Oct. 1 through Nov. 30, Olive Garden will accept essays of 50 to 250 words from students in the U.S. and Canada.

For all the info, visit the Olive Garden web site.

What have you got to lose? Get writing, good luck, and I'll see you at the library.