Tweens Blog

News, events, and happenings... for Tweens!

Are We There Yet?

Summer Reading Games are just around the corner. On your way home from the last day of school on June 15th, don't forget to stop at your favorite KPL branch library to sign up for Summer Reading Games. When you get your gameboard/calendar, take a look for great events coming up in those last two weeks of June. Some of the events are special prize draw events which means you could be a winner - but you've got to come to the program to win.

Here are some events to kick off Summer Reading Games at KPL!

You don't have to play Summer Reading Games to attend these programs, but why wouldn't you with all the great prizes you can earn. Sign up for Summer Reading Games beginning June 15!

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Are We There Yet?
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http://www.kpl.gov/tweens/summer-reading.aspx
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Anti Bullying Art Workshop

Coming up on Tuesday, May 24th, at 6:30 pm is a special interactive drawing workshop about how to stand up for others. Illustrator Kim Shaw bases a unique art program on her book, The Juice Box Bully, written by Bob Sornson and Maria Dismondy. Kim's program features a book reading, time for questions and answers, and an interactive drawing workshp, all designed to empower kids to stand up for others. This program is best for children ages 5 - 11 years old, caregivers and teachers.

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Anti Bullying Art Workshop
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http://www.kpl.gov/kids/events/juice-box-bully.aspx
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Fun Things To Do

The Ugly Truth is that Wimpy Kid is back with a new book. Guess what. The library is throwing a party about it. Believe it. Plus there are lots of other fun things to do at your library. From Bingo to Gaming to Movies to just being somewhere that is, for all practical purposes an infinite space, may you find what you need at the library.

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Make Waves with Your Own Reviews

Tween Summer Reading Gamers are closing in on their first raffle opportunity! The first raffle period for Tweens and Teens ends July 10. Check in at your library to get your raffle chances in the running for raffle period one. You can earn raffle chances by reading anything with pages or by attending library events. You get more chances when you review books or other materials from within the library catalog. Just let us know when you write a review and we'll add a raffle chance for each review you submit online. You'll get yet another for each one of those reviews you record with your own voice for the KPL Tween website. The next two raffle periods end August 7th and August 28th.

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Make Waves with Your Own Reviews
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http://www.kpl.gov/tweens/reviews/
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“Foxy, I Love You”

Welcome back to summer! It's time to cool off with a movie and popcorn. Catch our first Movie Monday with Fantastic Mr. Fox. The classic Roald Dahl book is eighty one pages of goodness. The Wes Anderson film based on the book expands the premise while retaining the feel of the story. Sign up for Summer Reading Games.

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Foxy, I Love You
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Story Tubes

Storytubes is a fun way to share your favorite books with other readers. Grab a cell phone camera or whatever you can get your hands on to make a short youtube video about your favorite book. Use the online form to enter by February 28 and compete for prizes. Be sure to check out the rules. Get started today making your own video about your favorite book and then enter at the StoryTubes website.

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http://www.kpl.gov/kids/storytubes.aspx
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