The Teen Buckeye Book Award is now seeking nominations for 2011. Ohio is the only state to have a statewide book award program nominated and voted on exclusively by students. Adults need not apply. You may nominate your favorite books until March 10. The top five nominations in each category are announced by the end of March, so teachers, librarians and students can become familiar with the nominated books and read them throughout the spring and summer. Voting will take place from September 1 – November 10, and the winners will be announced on December 1. You may only nominate books by American authors, originally published in the previous 2 years.
Ohio teens 9th through 12th graders go here to nominate a book:
Rachel Cohn, author of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (which if you haven’t already, READ it!), has been signed to write a new series about a girl and her clone who fall in love with the same boy. Read the entire interview.
Enter the YALSA Steampunk Apparatus Contest – you could win $50 Amazon gift card!
Come up with a device or instrument and give it a name and a description of what it looks like.
On March 7, Tweet your invention and description. Make sure to include the hashtag #yalsapunk and @figmentfiction
For example – @figmentfiction Blimflocket – a wristwatch w/a chain that goes up the arm & links to a person’s neck.#yalsapunk
Remember you’ve got 140 characters total so be creative but succinct.
A winning device will be chosen based on creativity, and the “inventor” will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.
What is steampunk?
What is Twitter?
Congratulations! You’ve been chosen to go on a Tech Trek!
Each day from March 7 – 11 a new clue will be posted here. The clue will point to something on our website like a database.
Figure out what that something is then make a comment with the answer and you’ll be entered into a daily drawing to win a flash drive.
At the end of the week, everyone who’s participated will be entered into a drawing for an EyeClops Mini Projector. W00t!
If you’re stumped, feel free to ask for help either here or at your library branch.
Check back March 7 for the first clue!
Stop by the Owensville Branch on Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 for a Wii party. Enjoy snacks with your friends while showing off your crazy Guitar Hero and DDR skills. Space is limited so call (513) 732-6084 or stop by the branch to reserve a spot.