Sunday, April 30, 2017
Summer Reading Program Volunteer Training
Teens can volunteer at the Westminster Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Teens must use people-skills and organizational abilities to register kids, hand out prizes, and perform other duties. Teens must commit to working scheduled shifts, and can earn between 10-30 volunteer hours. Ages: 12-17
*Registration begins May 1, 2017.
*Click to register for training sessions here.
You can check out the calendar of volunteer shifts that you will be signing up for at the training session here:
College Hill Library Irving Street Library
Posted by WPL Teen Underground at 2:14 PM
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Sunday, April 23, 2017
The Long Walk
By Stephen King writing as Richard Bachman
In The Long Walk by Stephen King, 100 boys walk as far as they can until there is only one standing. If the boys go under the speed limit, they get a few warnings, and then they get shot. The contestants walk as far as they can, making friends along the way, and overcoming a lot of challenges. Garraty, the main character meets and watches a lot of friends go in the walk.
This book is violent and gruesome, but if you can handle that, this is a good book. The main character meets a lot of friends, and in the physically and mentally scarring experience for the winner, they can have The Prize. Will Garraty win, or will someone else beat him out? Read to find out!
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Our next Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting is Tuesday, April 25 from 4:30-6:00 pm!
Join TAB and get volunteer credit for promoting library services to teens at the Westminster Public Libraries:
- Advise, plan, and participate in teen programs.
- Post reviews and teen news on the Teen Underground blog/website.
- Promote teen reading and news by creating bulletin boards and displays in the Teen Underground areas.
- Recommend materials for the young adult collection.
Last Tuesday of each month
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Hone your gaming skills at the Irving Street Arcade, where each season you'll play a new game and a tournament champion will be crowned. All Games Rated E-T.
The NBA playoffs are here! Play as your favorite team and try and advance to the finals in NBA 2K17.
Saturday April 22
Irving Street Library
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Check out this video of the announcements featuring the stars of the upcoming film, Everything, Everything! (coming May 19)
Teens - read these titles over the summer and vote for your favorites in August-October! All titles will be available from your Westminster Public Library by mid-May.
Posted by WPL Teen Underground at 7:31 AM
Monday, April 17, 2017
Saturday, April 15, 2017
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Returning April 27 2017, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at www.audiobooksync.com.
Posted by WPL Teen Underground at 4:25 PM
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Out of 323 challenges recorded by the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom, the “Top Ten Most Challenged Books in 2016” are:
1. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki
2. Drama by Raina Telgemeier
3. George by Alex Gino Despite
4. I Am Jazz by Jazz Jennings and Jessica Herthel
5. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
6. Looking for Alaska by John Green
7. Big Hard Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction
8. Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread by Chuck Palahniuk
9. Little Bill Books series by Bill Cosby
10. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Posted by WPL Teen Underground at 5:54 AM
Monday, April 3, 2017
Courage To Soar by Simone Biles is an autobiography about the events in her life so far. The story leads up to the 2016 Summer Olympic Rio Games. This book gives you an insight to Simone Biles' life and you get to learn everything she has been through. For me personally, this book was very motivational and as you read about the very many struggles Simone went through as a child, it inspires you to get moving. If you want a good book, that is hard to put down, is very relatable, and super motivational, I recommend this book.
Drop in and try your hand at adventuring this Saturday, April 8!
Take on the role of a heroic character of fantasy in a world of monsters, magic and destiny! We have a variety of characters to choose from...look forward to seeing you!