Nancy Carver, Head of the Information Department at Headquarters, had a great time this summer travelling all over the ECGRL getting our young adults up and at’em at exciting karaoke events. Everybody from Lady Gaga (“Bad Romance”) to Journey (“Don’t Stop Believing”) spilled lyrics across the screen for our youth, helping them “own the night,” the mic and the spotlight at their respective libraries. Headquarters, Friedman and Warren County locations had patrons literally singing with (and like) “Glee” during hours of light-hearted fun.
Make sure you check your This Month at the Library brochure to see if karaoke is coming to a branch near you. And check out biographies on your favorite music stars in the process. If you’re the next Carrie Underwood or Jennifer Hudson, we’d love to tell the world that your career all started at your local library. (And we’d have the video for your E! True Hollywood Story to prove it. lol)
Katie, Vianca and Ms. Nancy didn’t stop believin’ at Warren County’s karaoke event.
Nearly two dozen people showed up to the YA Room on Friday, July 6 to participate in our beach-themed Scavenger Hunt. This monthly event, featuring a snack supper and other treats, is our two-hour version of a “lock in” as the library is closed to all other patrons during this activity. Young adults (or Hunters) then vie for prizes by finding hidden objects in the library following the clues listed on their guide sheets. July’s winners were the team of Abdullah and Khairi who, despite being two of the youngest Hunters on that evening’s quest, found enough clues to complete their bingo sheet more than a few minutes prior to their compatriots.
Come out and join us on Friday, August 31st for the next month’s installment of Scavenger Hunt. You can’t win if you don’t play.
Eight “Just Dance” finalists have been announced.
The finalists are: Michelle Dorbu and Whitney (?) from Columbia County Library in Evans.
The finalists from Burke County Library in Waynesboro are Erin Owens and Arnetta Gordon.
Harlen Branch Library in Harlem, GA is sending brothers, Ryan and Daegan Lente.
Euchee Creek Library in Grovetown is being represented by Dianesha Benson and Stephanie Mancilla.
With only five more Library Branch competition locations and dates, it is time to go to the closest branch and compete! If you are chosen, you will have a chance to win $100.00 in the final tournament. The libraries holding contests in July are:
Diamond Lakes Branch Library, Hephibah, GA on Thursday, July 12 at 3 pm.
HQ Library in downtown Augusta on Friday, July 13 at 5:30.
Appleby Branch Library in Augusta on Monday, July 16 from 5-7.
Warren County Library in Warrenton, GA on Tuesday, July 17 at 6 pm.
Friedman Branch Library in Augusta on on Wednesday, July 18, at 3 pm.
Good luck..all you have to do is “Just Dance.”
For all of you who who have been waiting for the HQ “Just Dance” tournament, the wait is almost over. Compete for a position at the “Just Dance” Grand Finale” on July 19 at 6 pm. Teens who did not win their branches are encouraged to come to the downtown Augusta Library on July 13th. There may still be a spot for you! All you have to do is “Just Dance.”
Snack supper served.
Please turn in your reading records and pick up your coupons and a book of your choosing. The last day to turn in your records is July 20, 2012. Many of you are reading things for summer school. Add any time spent reading! Magazines, comics, newspapers, manga, and non-fiction books count. Get reading before time runs out.
On Wednesday, July 11 we will offer a beading session at HQ on the second floor at 2 pm. We will make dream catchers, mobiles, mosaics, insects, and bracelets. Participants may decorate T-shirt collar edging (bring your own T-shirt), plaques, frames, and birdhouses. As usual, snacks will be provided. What else do you have to do???
Our after hours scavenger hunt will take you to places in the library you didn’t know existed. The hunt starts at 5:30 on July 6. Please be here early (on the 2nd floor) because the library closes at 5:30. You may gain entrance through the back double gray doors until 5:45. It’s pizza night! Come prepared to eat and have fun.
So far we have 8 contestants a for the Grand Finale Just Dance Competition.
There are more 6 more libraries participating.
The Grand Finale Tournament will be held on July 19 at 6:30 at the HQ Library in downtown Augusta. The grand prize for the winner is $100.00. Hope to see you there!!!
Stop buy and design an artistic masterpiece using soda can tabs. Make jewelry, belts, or wall hangings. Decorate an item from the library’s “stuff bag” or bring something from home to decorate. We’ll have fun and snacks.
Most the the branches in ECGRLS are hosting a preliminary “Just Dance” contest for all young people 11-17. Harlem Branch Library in Columbia recently had their competition. The top two winners will come to HQ Library in Augusta for a Dance-Off on July 19th at 6 pm. The winners from Harlem Branch Library are brothers, Ryan and Daegan Lente. They will compete at HQ for the top prize of $100.00. I’ll keep you posted on the news from other branches.
Here is the schedule for more preliminary rounds:
Columbia County Main Library, Thursday June 21 at 6:30.
Burke County Library, Friday June 22 at 10:30 am
Euchee Creek Branch in Grovetown: Monday June 25 at 5:30
Diamond Lakes Branch: Thursday, July 12 from 3-5
HQ Librarary in Augusta: Friday July, 13 from 5:30-7:30
Appleby Library: Monday July 16 from 5-6:45.
Friedman Branch: July 18 from 3-5
JUST DANCE GRAND FINALE is on Thursday, July 19 at 6 pm at the HQ library.
To compete: Select two songs and dance to each song. The two scores will be added together for a total score. There are three prizes: 1st place:$100.00; 2nd place: $50.00 and 3rd place $25.00.