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Visit the Teen Zone over the next few days--we have the Teens Top Ten on display, as well as the first volumes of series you may want to try. And--don't miss all the NEW YA fiction and audiobooks.

Sign up for our two December teen programs:  Gingerbread House Decorating Contest on Friday, December 13, and Teen Games on Friday, December 27.  Both programs are from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and are for teens in Grades 7 through 12.




FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. (in the dark...) You and your team will hunt for Zombie Survival Kit supplies that have been scattered around the first and second floor...you'll need to avoid roaming, crazed zombies and be clever enough to figure out clues that will lead you to 10 survival items.    The first team to complete their kit will win! We will award prizes for the best costumes, zombie or not (you don't have to wear a costume if you don't want to).

Food will be served.  


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Celebrate Your Right to Read: READ A BANNED BOOK!

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Banned Books Week (September 22-28, 2013) celebrates our freedom to read.  Schools and libraries across the country are constantly being asked to remove books from their shelves based on the objections of a person or a group.  Everyone has the right to an opinion, but requesting that books be removed from the library restricts the access of others,  in violation of our First Amendment rights.  Some very popular books in the Teen Zone have been "challenged" across the country.  They include:  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie; Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher; Looking for Alaska by John Green; ttyl (series) by Lauren Myracle; The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins;  Harry Pottter by J.K. Rowling; To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.....and many more.

So....celebrate your right to read, come into the library and check out a "Banned Book!"  



Homework Help: Even if the library is closed, our databases are open!

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You're writing a paper, it's 11:00 p.m. and there's no help in sight.  Check out our online databases to look up full-text poems, biographies, current topics, newspapers, opposing viewpoints, health information, and much, much more.  All you need is access to the internet and your library card.  Under "Teens," click on "Homework" which will take you to the link for the databases.  Enter your library card # for an individual database and you're in!  THESE ARE NOT WEBSITES, YOU CAN USE THEM FOR YOUR REPORTS.  


What's a QR Code (and why is it in the Teen Zone)??

A QR code is just another name for an updated type of barcode—but it’s faster and has greater storage capacity than traditional barcodes.

You see them all over magazines, especially with ads that, when scanned, link to products’ websites.  Look for signs in the Teen Zone that offer e-book and e-audiobook download help.  Scan the accompanying QR code with your phone and you’ll be linked to our “how-to” YouTube videos.  

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The books that have been nominated for this year’s Teens’ Top Ten award are stickered with QR codes that link to YouTube book trailers. 

Summer’s not quite over yet—come on in and see what’s going on in the Teen Zone!



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