Teen Quick & Simple Summer Reading Program 2015
Teens (7th-12th) can earn prizes--like books, food/activity coupons, $10 off fines--and enter for end-of-summer grand prizes, just by telling us what you're reading. Report up to two titles (magazines, manga, novels, etc.) to get entry slips.
As an alternative, teens can also participate in the same points log that is available to all ages. Email email@example.com for more info, or stop at the youth desk!
LOL (Lit Over Lunch) @ MHS. Meet with other readers in the MHS Library over the A, B, and C lunch hours about once per month throughout the school year to discuss books, have occasional speakers, etc. PRE-REGISTER with Mrs. Fritzell, Mrs. Inhelder or
Joa @ MPL. A free lunch (thanks to Friends of the Library) is provided.
Iowa's only High School Battle of the Books
hosted each spring at Marshalltown High School
For Teen Writers and Artists
Figment - an online community to share writing
Merlyn's Pen - magazine showcase of teen writers
Letters about Literature Contest - annual contest for students
for Teen Writers - Tailored to science fiction/fantasy writers
Critique Circle - an international online critique group
section for teen writers
Pongo - a site to encourage writing by teens
- Scholastic's website for teen writers and artists
Contests/Scholarship Opportunities for Teen Writers & Artists
Poetry Resources for Teens
Post & read book reviews: here or here by and for teens
Trading Card Leagues
The Marshalltown Public Library hosts two trading card leagues for all ages:
Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh. The leagues have designated times when people can play
these trading card games and earn points toward free cards. Year round, the leagues will meet on Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Games like D & D, Magic, etc. may be played as well.
The library has a summer volunteer program for teens, 7th-12th grades. Applications start to be available in April for the upcoming summer. Call, stop by, or email Joa at firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
Recommended Sites -
Reach Out - Information & help for all kinds of issues teens are dealing with
MHS Media Center
Iowa College Aid Commission - (info about college, financial aid)
Find out about Accredited Online Colleges in Iowa
Build vocabulary - and help fight world hunger
Citing sources in reports
Do Something - a site for youth interested in getting involved/making a difference
Information and reviews for teens on all kinds of graphic novels and manga:
Uncover the truth about urban legends, internet scams at www.snopes.com
Find your favorite bands, singers, and other recommended music
Find info about all kinds of movies, t.v. shows, and actors
Historical photos to use in reports/presentations from Library of Congress
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