Collaboration in its purest form means working with others to complete a task or shared goal. In much the same way that S.H.I.E.L.D. operative Nick Fury recruited the Mighty Avengers, we want you! The goal is simple; create a journal page in one of our 3 traveling journals floating around the system. Currently, they are housed at the Buckner Branch, Raytown Branch, and Woodneath Library Center.
So, let's play a game. I'm going to read your mind. Yes, for real. Okay, are you ready? When I say board game, what do you instantly think of? Got it? Yep, your brain said Monopoly. Or Clue. Maybe checkers. Candyland? Be honest, most of you thought Monopoly, didn't you? I knew it!
How many of you are starting to consider taking the ACT for college? As a junior or senior in high school, many teens start wondering when they should take the ACT or SAT test. MCPL is offering a free ACT Practice Test at the Smithville Branch at 9:30 a.m. and the Raytown Branch at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 7. This test will allow students to become more familiar with the math, science reasoning, english, and reading portions of the test.
Have you ever wanted to impact those around you? Maybe, you’re interested in service hours for school but you're unsure how to go about it? Have you considered your local library as a place to do all of this? I just might have an opportunity worth checking out!
Did you know the Library was ninja? This summer, while you were reading up a storm and logging your books for the teen Summer Reading Program, your name was being entered for a chance to win 1 of 6 Kindle Fire HD eReaders. Make no mistake about it, reading this summer has paid off for 6 lucky teens. Let me be the first to congratulate:
In the past few years, MCPL has seen a lot of changes. With all these changes, some of you may be wondering if the Library is still a good place to study. Absolutely! On most days, you should not have too much trouble finding a quiet place to study during the coming school year.
Here are a few other reasons why the Library is a good place to go for studying needs:
One of the coolest things about being a YA lit fanatic is how amazingly easy it is to communicate with and see all your favorite authors. I mean, really, how many adult authors would respond personally to your comment on their blog, friend you on Facebook after you posted about their book, mention your name in a video on their YouTube channel, and tell embarrassing stories about their own teen years while you are standing right next to them? Not many, that's for sure. But YA authors love being connected to their readers as much as possible.
The days are getting shorter, school supplies are starting to show up at all the discount stores, and your parents are getting that edgy look in their eyes...you know what that means: it's almost time for school to start! Ok, all together, let's do one big *groan*.
We've gotten that out of the way, so let's focus on the positives: you get to see all your friends that have been MIA all summer, it's time to start looking for cute fall/winter fashions, and don't forget the return of your fav TV shows!
On July 11th and 18th; at 6:30 p.m., the Raytown Branch will be hosting Make Your Own Hunger Games. We will be making our own Hunger Games board game out of recycled materials. The event will last 90 minutes.