Get ready for a full slate of activities October 13th through 19th in recognition of Teen Read Week 2013 all throughout the library system. Check back for more details on Sunday, October 13th, the first day of the nationwide observance of the “holiday.”
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A big thanks to author Robin Mellom for coming out and reading with the general public and ladies from the Rosa T. Beard Debutante Society. Jahkim Gary helped Robin present an excerpt from her latest book, “The Classroom: Student Council Smackdown!”. Refreshments were yummy, the conversation was flowing and a fun time was had by all.
Be on the lookout for upcoming YA author appearances and Skypes. You don’t want to miss out on the next big Fandom phenom. We’ve had Robin and Jessica Khoury this year and both authors are getting big buzz about possible tv and movie options. Make sure you meet them here first before they become the next Stephanie Myers or Suzanne Collins and “catch fire.”
June YA Branch of the Month – Maxwell Branch Library
Tuesdays; 2:00 pm- All Month Long
Maxwell is our June YA Branch of the Month! Every Tuesday of the month there will be exciting and educational events for our YA patrons.
June 4: YA Open House
June 11: Skype with Robin Mellom:
author of “Ditched” and “The Classroom” series
June 25: Library Scavenger Hunt
SRP YA Juniorjunior Prom
Friday, June 7, 2013; 5:30 pm in “The Ballroom” (1st Floor)
Break out your best dress, suit and tie. Join us for punch and dancing at our official “prom” kicking off the YA Summer Reading Program. While the event is free, you must pre-register for a ticket. Call 706-821-2615 for more information.
Beneath The Surface of Groundbreaking Reads: Mother/Teen Tea
Thursday, June 13, 2013; 6:00 pm
Moms, come share a spot of tea with your teen as we register you both for SRP 2013 and discuss adult titles appropriate for teens and parents to read together.
Beneath The Surface of Groundbreaking Reads: Father/Teen Coffee
Saturday, June 15, 2013; 1:30 pm
Dads, come share a cup of joe with your teen as we register you both for SRP 2013 and discuss adult titles appropriate for teens and parents to read together.
Monthly After Hours Scavenger Hunt
Friday, June 21, 2013; 5:30 pm in the YA Room
Our Summer Reading Program is in full swing. Come for the hunt and prizes, and more information regarding titles you can read for SRP2013. All participants must in the building before we close at 5:30pm.
Super Surprise Skypes
Mondays; 3:00 pm- All Month Long in the YA Room; RSVP required to schedule Skype sessions
Will it be an author or an artist? A college rep or a sports star? If we get enough participants, come to see who is Skyping in to talk with the teens of Augusta. You won’t know unless you show.
Beneath The Surface Film Fest
Wednesdays; 3:00 pm- All Month Long in the YA Room
July 3: The Goonies
July 10: The Fellowship of the Ring
July 17: The Two Towers
July 24: The Return of the King
July 31: Holes
The Classic Café
Wednesdays; 6:00 pm and Sundays; 2:00 pm- All Month Long in the YA Room
Please join us for coffee, tea and an in-depth book discussion about many of the classics you will be asked to read in the future. We will discuss the following list of books and how they have been adapted to modern entertainment in movies, anime, comics and graphic novels. This book club will offer you inside information to get you ahead on any analysis you may be asked to do on literature in the future.
Wed. July 3 – Lord of the Flies
Sun. July 7 – The Hobbit
Wed. July 10 – Much Ado About Nothing
Sun. July 14- A Brave New World
Wed. July 17 Pride and Prejudice
Sun. July 21- Treasure Island
Wed. July 24- Alice in Wonderland
Sun. July 28 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Wed. July 31- Canterbury Tales: The Miller’s Tale
Crafty Creations Coffee Contest
Friday, July 19, 2013; 3:00 pm in the YA Room
Come join us as we make a crafty creation. Participants will pre-register online and vote for the craft they’d like to produce. The winning craft is what we’ll make as a group at the event.
Monthly After Hours Scavenger Hunt
Friday, July 26, 2013; 5:30 pm in the YA Room
It’s the last day of the Summer Reading Program 2013. Do you know where your Reading Log is? Come turn it in and stay for the hunt and prizes. All participants must in the building before we close at 5:30pm.
Unless otherwise listed, all activities are held at the Headquarters Library, are free and open to the age-appropriate public. Parents and guardians are also welcome to attend. Large groups such as church or youth organizations are encouraged to attend as part of their program schedule and should RSVP in advance. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Kristin Eberhart at
706-821-2615 or email@example.com.
SRP YA Juniorjunior Prom:
Teen Summer Reading 2013 Kickoff Party
Friday, June 7, 2013; 5:30 pm
Headquarters – “The Ballroom” (1st Floor)
Break out your best dress, suit and tie. Join us for refreshments and dancing at our official “prom” kicking off the YA Summer Reading Program. Come walk the Red Carpet (5:30 pm to 6:30 pm) like the celebrity you are and stick around for a special announcement. While the event is free, you must RSVP through one of the outlets below.
Join us on Friday, April 19th, as noted area personality Lady Vee DaPoet hosts a poetry slam for our young adults in honor of National Poetry Month. Come on out and try your latest piece on a captive audience. Thinking about entering ECGRL’s YA National Poetry Month 2013 contest? You can submit your entries at this event. Spoken Word or Written Word, get some objective feedback on your creative thoughts and ideas.
For more information, contact: 706-821-2108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ECGRL is accepting submissions of original poetry written by area youth for the YA National Poetry Month 2013 contest from April 1st through April 19th by email, mail, Survey Monkey and at the Headquarters Library Information Desk (2nd Floor). There are three (3) Age Divisions: 11-12, 13-15, 16-17 and two (2) Formats for judging: Spoken Word and Written Word. All Spoken Word participants are required to submit a written version of their piece. Entrants then have the option to perform live or submit a taped performance of their piece to staff prior to the event date. The three Spoken Word winners will perform at the Awards Program on Friday, April 26 at Headquarters at 5:30pm where certificates will be awarded to all entrants and winners will receive prizes.
1. Contest is for grades 6-12 (11 to 17 year olds) only.
2. Poems can be typed, written or artistically drawn with the student’s name, phone number, email address, grade, age, school and name of English teacher at the top of each page of the poem. Submissions lacking this information are subject to disqualification.
3. Submissions found not to be original material will be immediately disqualified.
4. Poems will be judged by staff on adherence to guidelines, originality and creativity.
5. Submissions can by entered on the back of this form, hand delivered or emailed to email@example.com by 5:30pm on Friday, April 19, 2013. Multiple entries per writer are permitted but must include all entry information. Address mailed entries to:
East Central Georgia Regional Library System
823 Telfair Street
Augusta, GA 30901
6. Instructors and Media Specialists wishing to submit multiple entries on behalf of their students should contact the YA Librarian by close of business on Friday, April 19, 2013 to discuss drop-off or pick up arrangements.
7. All entrants are eligible to receive Participation Letters to give to their English teachers by emailing a letter request including all of the entry information required above to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winners will be announced and receive certificates, medals and a special surprise at the Monthly After Hours Scavenger Hunt and Awards Program on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 5:30pm at the Headquarters Library.
The Survey Monkey Entry Form Link: