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Aldine Teens Recognized for Innovation

Teen VolunteersThe Harris County Public Library annual report for 2011-2012 has been released and we are proud to announce that the teens of the Aldine Branch Library were singled out for their efforts. The report highlights their 2nd Place finish in the American Library Association's "Why I Need My Library" Video Contest, as well as the branch's participation (spearheaded by the teens) in the Houston Art Car Parade.

Picture It!: Teen Read Week Events

From art to zines, you can celebrate Teen Read Week next week at the Atascocita Branch Library! On Monday, October 17th at 4:30pm get graphic with our Graphic Novel Book Club. Bring your favorite manga, superhero or graphic novels to the meeting so you can share them with the group.

Want to create your own publication and trade it with people all over the world? Learn about the wonderful world of zines at Zine Scene on Wednesday, October 19th at 4:30pm. Help contribute to our very first library zine.

Aldine Teens Make the News

All that hard work for the video contest by our area teens has really paid off. Even a local news station took notice. Good work guys!

Aldine Teens Show Library Love in National Video Contest

Teens After Hearing About Thier 2nd Place Finish!The teens at the Aldine Branch have been very busy making videos. They even submitted an entry into the American Library Association's Why I Need My Library video contest. Over 150 groups took on the challenge of creating an original 1-3 minute video demonstrating why libraries are needed more than ever. Out of all of the groups the teens from Aldine took second place! Second place in a contest this big is very impressive. Great job guys!

Aldine Teens Get the Movie Bug

Teens Gathering to Shoot a SceneAre these teens goofing around or are they working hard? Why can't it be both? The teens at the Aldine Branch Library are having a good time while working on a contest called, Why I Need My Library, sponsored by the American Library Association. The organization encourages teens to create original videos on why they think libraries are needed now more than ever.

Shooting has wrapped and the kids are now hard at work on post production. Be on the lookout for the final product in the coming weeks.

 

Teen Read Week 2010: Books With Beat

The countdown to Teen Read Week begins! From October 17th to October 23rd, libraries around the country celebrate teen reading by holding Teen Read Week activities.  This year's theme is "Books With Beat". Check out the HCPL events calendar to see what your library is doing this week.

In the meantime, check out the list below the cut for my favorite "Books With Beat".

 

 

 

Make Your Voice Heard!

What was your favorite book this past year? Catching Fire? Geektastic? City of Glass? You can vote on those books and many more in the YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) Teens' Top Ten 2010 Survey right here!

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