Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Design a Bookmark Contest Winner

Our 2009 Teen Read Week Design a Bookmark Contest Winner is Edith Allan from the Westside branch. Edith received a $75 Visa gift card for winning. Her bookmark is being professionally printed and will be available soon at all SCPL locations, so keep an eye out for her winning design! Congratulations, Edith!

Introducing Lisa


Lisa is our new Teen Services Assistant.
Stop by the teen room and welcome her to the library!

Hometown: Fort Mitchell, Kentucky (near Cincinnati, OH)
Then What: I have also lived in Santa Fe, NM, and Dallas, TX. I've worked as an editor, a high school English teacher, and a trainer for American Airlines.
Family: Daughter Georgia, 16; Significant other, Brian
Hobbies: Hiking, Kayaking, Reading, Photography and Travel
Favorite Quote: "There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love." -Christopher Morley
Favorite Teen Books: The Hunger Games & Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins; A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin; Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer
Favorite Non-Teen Books: Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt; Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Recently Read: The Kite Runner by Khaled Housseini; The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney; The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Teen Halloween Party 2009

The Teen Halloween Party 2009 was a blast! We entertained around 70 teens with a movie, games, contests, crafts, and delicious snacks. Many teens came in costume and everyone had a great time. Hopefully we will have another Halloween success next year!

An assortment of ghoulishly delightful Halloween themed drinks.

White chocolate bones and spooky sandwiches
were two of our most popular dishes.

We had fake tattoos for teens who wanted to
make their costumes a little more gory and a
hair spray station with funky (washable) colors.

Teens could create their own personalized Halloween bags.

Several teens enjoying a game of Dance Dance Revolution.

The party in full swing.

Our donut bobbing contest was fun (and hilarious)!