The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), as well as CCPL will celebrate Teen Read Week™ Oct. 16 – 22. As part of this event, we’re challenging you to create a visual version of your favorite book’s title. Learn more.
All photo entries must be an original work made between August 1, 2011 and Oct. 31, 2011.
There is no fee for submitting the entry.
Teens may enter as many times as they like. An entry form must be submitted to YALSA, by 11:45pm, pacific time, on October 31, 2011 via this entry form.
Photos must be uploaded to Flickr by 11:45pm, pacific time, on October 31, 2011 and tagged with TRWcontest11.
If you have questions about the contest, please contact Letitia Smith at 1 (800) 545-2433 x4390 or email@example.com.
Below are five paintings which are on display at two local museums, the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Taft Museum of Art.
Identify all of the paintings and fill out this entry form with the titles of the five paintings using the hints we’ve given you.
Three randomly chosen winners will each win a Kodak Mini Video Camera!
The contest ends on October 23.
Winners will be notified on October 27.
|Hint: This American artist is showcasing a boy making the sound a train makes. Jiminy Cricket also does this on occasion.
||Hint: This portrait is of the 27th President of the USA who was from Ohio.
|Hint: The woman in the portrait lives in the place where gondolas are still in use. The artist’s middle name is the type of performance artist that is showcased on American Idol and is also the name of a famous brand of sewing machine.
||Hint: The artist is Dutch and also has only one ear.
|Hint: The portrait is of the author of Treasure Island.
Hero – an object of extreme admiration and devotion
Describe your own personal hero, real or literary, and you’ll be entered in a drawing for a gift bag. Just leave a comment telling who your hero is and why you admire that person or character and you’ll be entered into the drawing. Easy!
Here’s the list of Teens’ Top Twenty Nominees. Read the books and then vote for your favorites next month (I’ll post the link once the polls are open).
Drought by Pam Bachorz
I Am J by Chris Beam
You Killed Wesley Payne by Sean Beaudoin
Zombies vs. Unicorns edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier
The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card
The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Love, Inc. by Yvonne Collins
Matched by Ally Condie
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer.
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
Lies by Michael Grant
Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
Red Moon Rising by Peter Moore
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal
Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel by James Patterson
Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld
by Kiersten White
Stop by the Williamsburg Branch during June and guess how many stars are in the jar. Person with the closest guess wins the jar!
Stop by the Goshen Branch during the month of June and guess the titles of five pieces of classic American literature. A drawing will be held with all of the correct entries; the winner will receive some library goodies. So stop by and play!
Due to the overwhelming response to our writing contest, we’re giving our judges some extra time. We want to be sure they have time to carefully read and consider all of the submissions. So we’ll be announcing the winner for both the adult and teen contests on June 11.
Thanks for your patience!
Zombie yourself and you have the chance to win signed copies of Carrie Ryan’s books. You’ve got until May 6 so get busy shambling! Full details.
Teens, celebrate the Bethel Art and Music Festival at the Bethel Branch by showing off your design skills. Stop by the library after school during April and May to create a multicultural costume. Your creation will be showcased during the branch’s Open House on May 7.
Your costume creation will be on display at the branch during the summer reading program, One World, Many Stories June 4 – August 6.
Stop by the branch or call (513) 734-2619 for more details.
Show off your writing skills by participating in our short story contest. We give you the first line -”I woke up in the year 3011…” and you give us a story.
Stories must be 1,000 words or less.
Stories may be submitted in a branch or here in the comments by April 30.
First prize writer will win a Kobo eReader and first place blue ribbon. Two runners up will receive bags of CCPL goodies with a journal.
Your stories become the property of the Clermont County Public Library and will not be returned after the judging.
Need some help or inspiration?
* Books about authorship
* Creative writing
* Short story writing