Aryssa Damron was the winner of our writing contest during Teen Read Week 2013: “Seek the Unknown @ your Library.” The challenge was to rewrite the ending of your favorite book or movie, using a science fiction or fantasy twist. Aryssa, a senior at Paul G. Blazer High School, rewrote the ending to “The Great Gatsby,” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. She received a book of her choice as her prize. Congratulations! “Forgotten” The shot rang out and Jay’s blood ran … Continue reading
As we get ready to observe Teen Tech Week (March 10-16), it seems like a good time to showcase all the outstanding technology that BCPL offers the 13-18-year-old set. The theme of Teen Tech Week 2013 is “Check In @ your library.” It’s a time where libraries nationwide throw open their physical and virtual doors to teens to showcase all the neat stuff we have for them. Teens’ use of technology has increased dramatically in recent years. So much so, … Continue reading
In the library world, there was some uplifting news last week – a national study that shows how books, libraries and technology play a prominent role in the lives of young people in this country. The study, conducted by the respected Pew Research Center, looked at the reading and library habits of nearly 3,000 people ages 16-29 during a 12-month period. More than 80 percent of people in Generation Y and Generation Z said they had read a book in … Continue reading
Hey Teens! Check out our new Nook Color exclusively loaded with the latest in titles just for you! If it is currently checked out, just as any staff member to place you on hold. Due to the demand and popularity of the Nook, we will be adding more to the collection very soon! Mark your calendars!! Hunger Games Party: Tuesday, April 10th @ 6PM at Main Branch and Thursday, April 19th @ 6PM at Kyova.