It's very likely that at some point in your life you have played with LEGO toys. It's time to dig out those blocks and build this summer in the 1st Annual Kalamazoo Public Library Lego Building Contest. This contest is not just for kids though, read through the rules and you will see there are teen (11-14, and 15-18) and even adult categories (18+). Now is your chance to build for the fun of it, you may walk away with a Target gift card at the end of the public viewing and voting!
Did you know that this is National Ice Cream Month? What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Mine is Lemon Chiffon and Superman…yes I did say Superman. Maybe I just like having a blue tongue. Since it has been so hot and it seems that it will be staying around a little longer, why not cool off and celebrate a national celebration at the same time. I think I will get myself a Superman graphic novel and have a cone of Superman ice cream! Stay cool!
National Ice Cream Month
Need even more great audiobooks to listen to this summer? Check out SYNC audiobook downloads for literally hours of listening! Every week between June 14 and August 22, SYNC is giving away two free audiobooks. They're issued in pairs, with a bestselling teen book matched up with a classic title. There's a new pair of books featured every week, but they're only available for seven days so don't wait! The complete schedule of free titles is posted at our SYNC info page, and you can download your free audiobooks at SYNC. Happy listening!
Don’t just sit around this summer and get a tan…
...but get a tan...
...play the KPL summer reading game...
...and get prizes!
Now how is that for a fun-filled summer?
Stop down and sign up today and let the games begin!
It's commencement time for Kalamazoo Public Schools class of 2012, and here in the Teen Department we want to congratulate you on a job well done! Don't forget, just because you've graduated doesn't mean there's nothing to do for the rest of the summer... We've got all sorts of great programs and activities for teens all summer long, so be sure to check out our calendar of events. You can also play the Summer Reading Game and earn great prizes just for reading! Games start on June 13th so you've got a few days to relax, but you can sign up anytime!
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How many of you realize that there are a lot of movies that started out as books? For example the new Avengers movie is based on the comic book series with the same name. Remember the Twilight movies…books! Remember the Harry Potter movies….books!
So why not stop down in teens and check out a good book and go over to the AV area and check out the movie also. You can even have a movie/book party with popcorn and discuss which you liked best. Did the movie follow the book? Did they leave any parts out? You may even want to think about how you would make a movie from your favorite book.
Movies at KPL
Now that May is here and spring is in the air; your mind starts to ponder on times of fun and chillin. Instead of reading a great book, why not listen to one.
We have a great selection in our teen area for your choosing. Put the book audio CD in, sit on the porch, have a nice cool drink of lemonade, a side of chips and listen to a great teen book!
Now that’s chillin!
April is “National Poetry Month” as first designated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. The goal is to celebrate poetry and its place in American culture.
Are you a poet? Why not take some time this month and read some poetry or better yet write some. If you create something you feel is great then share it with your friends. If you feel it is really great then print it and frame it and put it on display.
Check out our display and get some inspiration.
National Poetry Month
Have you heard the saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover?” As I was checking in some new books today I was very intrigued by the covers. When it comes to books in Teens the covers really jump out at you. How many of you have actually run to pick up a book to read that had a blank cover on it? That’s what I thought; no one!
Feel free to come to the Teen area and “judge a book by its cover!”
The first movie in The Hunger Games trilogy is in theaters on March 23! We’ll be discussing the book and enjoying some pizza at the Oshtemo branch library on Saturday, March 17 at 1pm. Stop by the Oshtemo library now to sign up for the discussion and pick up your copy of the book!
The Hunger Games