Archive for April 2013

CarolineKennedy_NLW13_SkyscraperYA@AL (Young Adults @ Augusta Library) is pleased to offer the following activities in honor of National Library Week 2013.  Unless otherwise noted, all activities will take place in the YA Area on the 2nd floor of Headquarters and are for youth ages 11 to 17 years old.  Parents and guardians in attendance must be “chaperoned” by a YA.


Monday, April 15-Silent Library Afterschool Marathon-2:00 pm – 5:00 pm-Continuous viewing of the game show Silent Library.

Tuesday, April 16-Anime Day-3:00 pm – 5:00 pm-Snacks and viewing of the movie Bleach: Memories of Nobody.

Wednesday, April 17-Database Demonstrations-3:00 pm- 5:00 pm-Continuous demonstrations of the new, free databases accessible from the ECGRL website.

Thursday, April 18-Teen Literature Day-2:00 pm – 5:00 pm-Come out and add the name of your favorite book to our YA Book Chain. One lucky “linker” will win a YA Literature Prize Pack.

Friday, April 19-Open Mic Night Poetry Slam-6:30 pm – 8:30 pm-Come ready to participate with Lady Vee DaPoet in presenting your own original poems and spoken word skits.  Entry Forms will be available as this is the last opportunity to submit poems to the ECGRL YA National Poetry Month Contest 2013.



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


Much has been made lately of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s book and organization, Lean In.  Are their recommendations right for every woman in the working world?  How should young adult females take this information and apply it to their own situations and future aspirations?  Why are women being told to lean in and not stand up?  In the conversation, many may have missed a very important point made on the organization’s website.

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Multimedia mogul Tyra Banks attributes her leaning abilities and “Top Model” persona to one person, “the world’s most helpful librarian.”

Stop by your local library and ask a librarian to help you chart you future.  It worked for Tyra – Leaning, Standing and Catwalking!


In addition to being the founder and owner of the multimedia company, Bankable Productions, a former Supermodel and the orginator of the television franchise, America’s Next Top Model, Ms. Banks is the author of the YA novel, Modelland.

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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 by 5:30pm on Friday, April 19, 2013. Multiple entries per writer are permitted but must include all entry information. Address mailed entries to:

YA Librarian
Headquarters Library
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

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:

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