CONGRATULATIONS to Hall County Library System!  Their patron, Morgan McAndrew, had the winning video for Georgia in the 2014 CSLP Teen Video Challenge (Teen Summer Reading Program).  Click the links below to view the winning video, contest rules and “spark” your own ideas for 2015’s challenge.  We know East Central Georgia Regional Library System teens are creative.  It’s up to YA@AL who wins next year!

http://youtu.be/FaI0dmo8Gcs

http://www.cslpreads.org/rules.html

2014 TVG-GA Spark A Reaction Entry

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Teen Read Week 2013 is off to a great start at the Augusta Public Library.  On Tuesday, our new intern Tavian mounted and excellent PowerPoint presentation featuring the activities out Teen Advisory Group accomplished so far this year.  Wednesday saw one of our funner activities, the Silent Library Silent Library Competition.  Unfortunately, we no winner as everyone was guilty of laughing, but all who played enjoyed themselves.  Upcoming activities to round out the week are as follows:

 

Thursday, October 17 at 6:00 pm

Paying For College: Georgia Student Finance Commission Presentation

Join Carol Ann Lott of the Georgia Student Finance Commission as she talks about financing a college education especially for middle and high schools students and their parents. Pre-registration required at 706-434-2036.

 

Friday, October 18 at 3:00 pm

Appleby Idol

Come out to the Appleby Branch and share your singing skills with our patrons.  You could be declared the Idol of Walton Way.  For more information, call 706-736-6244.

 

Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 3:00 pm

TAG Rolling Video Gaming Truck Video Game Competition

Teams of four will play will compete for prizes.  Bring your own team or come out to be placed on one. Sponsored by YA@AL TAG.  Pre-registration required at 706-434-2036.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/15/living/young-adult-fiction-evolution/index.html?hpt=hp_c3

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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.” :-)

 

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