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Congratulations and Input are in Order!

Posted by nchcplteens on July 30, 2010

Allison Renner and Jasmine Perks won our grand prizes in the Teen Summer Reading Contest this year, winning the silver iPod Nano and the FLIP digital video camcorder respectively.  Congratulations!!

So, what’s next here at the library?  Well, before we go traipsing into the future, let’s ponder for a moment.  Anything we could do differently in our summer reading contest for next year?  Please leave your respectful and much-appreciated comments here in the blog, or you can email me here

We’re showing some fun films at our Teen Flix events in August, including _The Last Song_ and _Percy Jackson and the Olympians_.  Check out calendar link or check back here for dates and times.  Also, get ready for the Hunger Games Party to celebrate the release of the third book in the trilogy—Mockingjay.  I must admit, I’m chomping at the bit for this one.  Are you ready?

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It’s Summer Reading Time!

Posted by nchcplteens on June 4, 2010

Tomorrow–that’s Saturday, June 5th–marks the start of our summer reading contest:  Make Waves @ Your Library! Enter for a chance to win an iPod Nano, a FLIP digital video camcorder, or weekly Wal-Mart gift cards.  Sign up at the AV desk.  Click on our Summer Reading page at the top of this blog to find out more details.

Our first teen event is Monday, June 7th.  Decorate the library sidewalks and enjoy a cold treat with our “Root Beer Floats and Sidewalk Chalk” program.  We’ll meet outside first, then come inside to have root beer or coke floats.  Don’t miss out!

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And the Winners Are…

Posted by nchcplteens on July 28, 2009

flip_digital_video_recorder…Cassidy Clouse and Hannah Espiritu!  These girls both won a Flip digital video camcorder—the top prizes in our summer reading contest.  Congratulations to our participants and prize winners here.  We gave away hundreds of dollars in gift cards to Wal-Mart and Books-a-Million and Game Stop.

Looking forward to more summer reading next year.  Any thoughts as to what we’d do differently?  What prizes would you like to see awarded?  Leave your comments here and let us know.

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Posted by nchcplteens on July 10, 2009

photo contest 006The overall winner of the summer reading photo contest is Elizabeth Brummett!  Her picture won Overall Best in Show and beat out the adult competion.  Elizabeth also placed 2nd for other entries.  Next, a big hurrah for Jessica Weisheit, who received 3rd place in the teen division for her picture from Yosemite National Park.    Everyone’s pictures looked fabulous and I appreciate all of your creative energy out there.  I hope to see more pictures in the future.  Check out all the winners’ photos in our display by the library elevator.

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Summer Reading Winners – Week 4 & 5

Posted by nchcplteens on July 8, 2009

Summer reading is nearing the end, but you still have time to sign up and read a few books if you get in this week.  Last week’s and this week’s winners of $10 gift cards are:

Lauren Smith (won twice!)

Sarah Jessee (won twice!)

Cody Pierce

Carrie Johnson

Connor Pratt (won twice!)

Allena Campbell

Brady Renner

Some of you seem to be re-reading the Harry Potter books in preparation for the movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince coming out next week!  If you want to catch up on the movies, join us for Potterpalooza this Friday from 12-5:30 pm, and Monday, 11 am-9 pm.  The first session this Friday, we’ll show the first 2 movies, then finish off the last 3 on Monday.  See you there!

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Summer Reading Winners – Week 3

Posted by nchcplteens on June 22, 2009

Congratulations to the next 5 winners for this week’s drawing.  Each one won a $10 Wal-Mart gift card:

  • Nick Wilkey
  • Katie Kinser
  • Kelsey Shean
  • Taylor Morgan
  • Lauren Shirey

Here’s some books being read during summer reading:


  • Yogurt – Sarina Jacobsen (this one makes me hungry)
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
  • Little Audrey – Ruth White
  • The Missing Girl – Norma Fox Mazer
  • The Warriors – Joseph Bruchac
  • The Tale of Desperaux – Kate DiCamillo
  • Beating Heart – A.M. Jenkins
  • Smashed
  • Kasumi
  • Moon and Sun #2: The Silver Door – Holly Lisle
  • Hunger – Michael Grant
  • The Mysteries of Pittsburgh – Michael Chabon
  • Uptopia’s Avenger
  • Slam – Nick Hornby
  • The Once and Future King – T.H. White
  • How to Raise Your Parents – Sarah O’Leary
  • Daemonium
  • Framed – Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • Looking for Alaska – John Green
  • Traumarama!
  • To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  • Land of the Blindfolded
  • Sucks to Be Me – Kimberly Pauley

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Summer Reading Winners – Week 2

Posted by nchcplteens on June 15, 2009

We’re moving right along in our summer reading contest, and we’ve got lots of $10 Wal-Mart gift cards to give away still!  This week’s winners in the drawing are:

  • Hope Johnson
  • Angela Ankeny
  • Allison Renner
  • L. Grace Espiritu
  • Shane Jefferis

Congratulations to the winners and all your reading.  Speaking of, here are some books that are being read by teens this summer:

  • The Bad Beginning – Lemony Snicket
  • The Obnoxious Jerks – Stephen Manes
  • Beside a Burning Sea – John Shors
  • Lucky – Rachel Vail
  • The Frog Princess – E.D. Baker
  • The City of Ember – Jeanne DuPrau
  • The Tales of Beedle the Bard – J.K. Rowling
  • Bloodline – Katy Moran
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling
  • Blue Bloods series – Melissa de la Cruz (Blue Bloods, Masquerade, Revalation)
  • The Wallflower – Hayakawa
  • The Magic series – Justine Larbalestier (Magic or Madness, Magic’s Lessons, Magic’s Child)

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Guitar Hero Winners / Upcoming Events

Posted by nchcplteens on June 12, 2009

guitar_heroCongratulations to our Game-Stop-card-winning Guitar Hero Champions:  Holly Conway-1st place, Josie Lacy-2nd place, and Jacob Hines-3rd place.  Everybody did a fabulous job!   Start practicing for our next one this coming September.

Upcoming Teenscape Events:

  • Dance Dance Revolution:  today (6/12), 2:00-5:00 pm
  • Say Cheese, Please–Teen Photography Class:  Tuesday (6/16) from 12:00-2:00 pm
  • Teens Create! – Coasters and Trivets:  Wednesday (6/17) from 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Karaoke Revolution:  American Idol:  Friday (6/19) from 2:00-5:00 pm

Express Yourself @ Your Library!  Summer Reading continues, so sign up now if you haven’t already.  Also check out our Graffiti walls and add your own expression of poetry, art and quotes.

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Upcoming Teen Events as Summer Reading Continues

Posted by nchcplteens on June 5, 2009

Sneed Spot 7The Teens Create! series continues with “Atypical Drama” this Wednesday,  June 10  from 1:00-3:00 pm—Express Yourself @the Library this summer with crafts and performance art.


Our first-ever Guitar Hero tournament is Thursday, June 11th from 6-8 pm.  We’ll start out on the medium level, and work are way up to expert.  A $25 Game Stop gift certificate will be awarded to the winner, and runners’ up get $10 cards.

Dance Dance Revolution is on Friday, June 12th from 2:00-5:00 pm, so put your ever-lovin’ dance shoes on!

And if you haven’t signed up for Summer Reading yet, what are you waiting for?  Get chances to win weekly gift cards and grand prize Flip Digital Video recorders by signing up now!

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Summer Reading is Here!

Posted by nchcplteens on June 2, 2009

flip_digital_video_recorderRead at your library this summer and get a chance to win one of the Flip digital videorecorders!  It’s already underway and ends on July 18th.  Go to the Summer Reading page at the top of this website for details and other events.  Sign up at the AV/Teen desk, turn in your book review cards weekly, and win Wal-Mart gift cards and more!  See you at the library.

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