Monday, June 29, 2009

Teen DIY Report!

This summer, we’ve had a lot of great Teen DIY events! First, there was Paint Like Pollock, where teens braved high temperatures to create their own splatter-paint art. Here they are in the middle of creating their paintings...

Check out some of the great finished products!

Knitwits is starting its first group project—a cell phone or iPod cover! This month, we had 9 new members who are learning the basics of knitting before they start working on the project. The next Knitwits meeting is Tuesday, July 14th at 3pm in the Teen Room. If you’re interested in joining, be sure to sign up by emailing, calling, or stopping by the Teen Room—space is limited to 9 new members per session.


We’ve got one more DIY event coming up this summer, where we’ll make masks for the Teen Summer Reading Finale—a  masquerade ball! All materials will be provided; you just need to sign up by calling us at 864-285-9031, emailing us at, or stopping by the teen room desk. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Photobook: Spartanburg 2009

Yesterday was the kickoff event for Photobook: Spartanburg 2009. We handed out 36 of our 50 cameras, so there are still some available! To request a camera, either come to the teen room at Headquarters or click here and fill out the camera request form. Cameras are first come, first served. We’re looking forward to seeing your photos this year!
Want more information about Photobook? Here it is!
·    Photobook is a project where 50 Spartanburg County teens are given a camera each and asked to photograph Spartanburg as they see it. This is the third year of the project and we are changing things up a bit with an optional photo scavenger hunt! To participate and learn more, attend the Photobook kick off event on June 8th @ 3pm in the Hoechst Celanese Room at the Headquarters Library. If any cameras are left after the kick off event, they will be at the Teen Services Desk in the teen room or you can request them by clicking on the Photobook logo on First come, first served!
·    Photobook is open to teens ages 12-18 or entering grades 7-12 and runs June 8th-June 30th. Cameras can be turned in to any Spartanburg County Public Library location. All returned cameras will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Visa giftcard!
·    Film from the cameras will be developed and at least one photo from each camera will be selected to display at the Headquarters Library in the AT&T Exhibition Gallery in September. The photographers will be given a set of prints from the film in their camera. All photos taken become the property of the Spartanburg County Public Libraries
·    Three photos will be selected as the best based on originality, creativity and composition. The winning photographers will receive $25 Visa giftcards!
·    Call 864-285-9031 or email with questions!

Teen Summer Reading Sign Up Party!

Teen Summer Reading is here! Our kickoff was last Thursday, and we had a lot of fun. About 50 teens signed up, and there were snacks, games and prizes all afternoon. If you couldn’t make it, don’t worry! You can still sign up for Teen Summer Reading at any SCPL branch throughout the summer. Click on the Teen Summer Reading logo to the right to find out more information.


The cake before...

and after.

Playing MarioKart on the Wii

and playing musical chairs. Who knew it could be so much fun?!

Last week, we also got a new sign for the Headquarters teen room! It’s on the outside wall in HUGE purple letters, so everyone knows where the teen room is. Be sure to check it out next time you’re here!