This summer has been host to a number of teen events from creating Charmander during Pixel Pals, playing for Starburst during Fandom Jeopardy or creating paper gems in Development Lab. Maybe your favorite was playing Chocolate Unicorn during Minute to Win It, becoming a Wii All Star during Level Up, watching a double feature as part of Highlight Reel or catching up on summer school work during Summer Study Hall. Share your top 2 favorite events with us by voting below!
What was YOUR favorite teen Summer Reading program?
The Olympic Games aren’t far away, beginning with the opening ceremonies August 5th. Read for the Win and our theme of sports and competition perfectly lines up to lead into one of the largest sports competitions in the world. The great thing about the Olympics is that it has a little bit of everything instead of being focused on just one type of event; Everyone has certain events that they’re not that interested in and others that they wouldn’t miss, so you can pick and choose what you’d like to watch.
What events are you most looking forward to? Do you prefer more head-to-head martial sports, such as fencing, taekwondo, wrestling, or boxing? Do you prefer watching the amazing agility of the gymnasts? Maybe you love tennis, or basketball, or football, and want to see some of the top players compete.
Choose, what are your favorites? It’s a tough call with so many options, so you can choose up to 3 entries.
This summer, your teen librarians are giving you the chance to play some of your favorite board games in a whole new way: bigger and better and sillier looking than ever!
Fill out the poll below and tell us your top choice for a board game to play life-size. If your dream board game doesn’t appear on that list, drop your pick off at a suggestion box in the teen area of your local library branch. Direct requests to your teen librarian are also encouraged.
Stay tuned for more details on when and where you’ll have the chance to play games scaled up this summer!
Besides the resources that are available within the library, there are even more that you can get access to anytime, anywhere through our website. All you need is a library card and an internet connection, and the digital library is yours! Everyone is bound to have a personal favorite. What is your favorite part of the digital library?
Perfect for getting peer-reviewed articles you need for research papers and school projects; it even comes with citation information!
Live one-on-one homework help, by grade and subject!? HelpNow is an easy favorite to have, you can get help from any time from 10AM to 1PM
Another easy favorite, especially if you’re looking on how exactly to get a first job or something new! JobNow has resume templates and even direct resume help, where you can upload and get feedback on your resume!
Freegal isn’t like a lot of things you get from the library. For many library items, you have them for a certain amount of time. Freegal is different, it’s free music, downloading in mp3 format, that you keep! Pick and choose songs, easy as that.
NoveList is easy to love for any reader. If you’re looking for something to read that’s similar to a personal favorite, simply put in the name and you can search for titles, series, or authors that are similar.
Having trouble with all of this May testing? Realizing that all of the testing books at your library are already checked out? Why worry when you can simply find digital books and take practice tests online with the Testing & Education Reference Center
Whether it’s for a class or simply an urge to learn a new language, Pronunciator makes it easy. Take vocabulary practice, grammar, or even speech practice on your own time, and pick up where you left off.
Why have a subscription when you can have Flipster? Flipster provides free magazine subscriptions for library users, easy to navigate, and up to the current issue.
Overdrive lets you download e-books, audio-books, and even stream video from the library straight to your computer. No late fees or worrying about due dates, Overdrive lets you enjoy books or audiobooks even when traveling.
Which resource is your favorite? Do you have a new favorite? Select below!
Coming up on April 15th we have another of our fantastic Fandom Friday events at the Valencia Barnes & Noble from 7-8pm. This month’s meeting will be Doctor Who themed, expect more on that in another blog post later this month!
However, there are a lot of beloved fandoms, and we’ve been getting requests for which fandoms we should feature next for Fandom Fridays. If your choice isn’t an option on this poll, feel free to come into the library! We have a suggestion box where you can enter another suggestion not listed below.