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.
School's out, and you are running out of things to do... Paint your toes for the 50th time? Annoy your little brother? Get a part-time job? Find a way to convince your parents to let you runaway to Spain? Here are a few things that are fun to do (and might not get you in trouble) AND cost nothing.
They say that the person who does not learn from history is doomed to repeat it. I don’t know about you, but there sure is a lot of history I’d rather not repeat. The Spanish Inquisition? The Trail of Tears? The Jerry Springer Show? No, thank you!
But what if history repeated itself… with a twist? Here are five books that give a unique view of history. I doubt your history teacher would let you cite one of them in a report, but they still would be pretty fun to read!
Now, as many of you already know, you get "Library Bucks" by reading and writing reviews of books. While writing the reviews may not hold a lot of appeal for many of you, it does not have to be a difficult task. We are not looking for a college level book report or an in-depth analysis. Here are some tips to help you crank out some good reviews:
I was so pleased to see our teens at Blue Ridge come out for Teen Movie Night last Friday! The kids got together, watched the movie, Beat Street, and tagged a mini subway car to kick off the Teen Summer Reading Program.
Let me be the first to say that these kids killed it! Our subway car was completely covered with throwies and tags, and I couldn’t be happier with hanging it in our teen area for all to see.
The sun is finally out, and you are counting down the days until school is out! What will you do all summer? The Library has a few ideas. We just kicked off our awesome Teen Summer Reading Program - where you can earn great prizes, pay off library fines, and be entered to win a grand prize drawing of a Kindle Fire! We also have great programs scheduled throughout the summer at all our branches.
While the weather doesn’t show it, the calendar says that it is now May, and that means summer reading is on the way. You can go Beneath the Surface with this year’s Teen Summer Reading Program. Registration started May 1, so don’t wait to sign up! The official TSRP dates are from May 20 to July 31. You can begin logging your reviews May 21.