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In celebration of Teen Read Week, October 8-14, 2017, students in 6th-12th grades with a Helen Plum Library card or who attend a school served by Helen Plum Library, are invited to participate in our Teen Art Contest. Teen artists should create a bookmark’ using our entry form that reflects the theme: “Unleash Your Story” What is YOUR story. All submissions correctly entered will be able to have their artwork displayed at the Helen Plum Library during the month of October, beginning with Teen Read Week.
Throughout the month of August, readers are invited to take the “Reading Without Walls Challenge”. Gene Luen Yang, renowned graphic novelist and the Library of Congress’s 2016–2017 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, initiated this challenge to encourage people to read beyond their usual choices.
The challenge is simple. Choose one of the following three options: read a book whose main character “doesn’t look like you or live like you”; read a book “about a topic you don’t know much about”; or read a book “in a format that you don’t normally read for fun.”
We’re serving up a summer full of fun at the Library! Get ready to create, discover, and learn with our Summer Reading program: Build a Better World. Readers of all ages (even those too young to read by themselves) can participate.
From digital train tickets to fitness tracking devices, technology is a constant in our daily lives. While some may just be the trends of our times, digital literacy is more important today than ever. We have all of these electronics at our fingertips, but what about the ones geared toward education and experience beyond college?
According to local artist Dan Laib, if you can draw basic shapes like a square, circle and a triangle, you can draw just about anything!