Monday, May 24, 2010

teencentric is finally here!

teencentric: Saturday, May 29th at 12:45pm in the Barrett Room
On Saturday, May 29, 2010, the Spartanburg County Public Libraries will hold their first-ever teen reading festival, teencentric. Tamora Pierce, popular author of fantasy books such as the Beka Cooper series, will be at the festival to speak, meet fans, and sign books. There will also be a performance by local teen band Sing Sing 76. Ms. Pierce’s books will be available for purchase, and free carnival-style snacks will be provided. The event will be held at the Headquarters location in the Barrett Room. While all are welcome to attend the event, priority seating will be reserved especially for teens. Be sure to come early to get good seats!  

teencentric is also this year’s Teen Summer Reading kickoff event, so don’t forget to sign up to win great prizes for reading and attending teen events!

12:45pm Doors Open - Free carnival-style snacks and drinks all day. Priority seating is reserved for teens, so arrive early for a good seat! There will also be a free photo booth for you to take pictures with your friends!

1pm Sing Sing 76 Concert - Enjoy a performance by local indie pop band Sing Sing 76. To learn more about Sing Sing 76, visit them at or

 2pm Tamora Pierce Speaks - Listen to the popular author of several teen fantasy series including Beka Cooper, the Circle of Magic, and the Daughter of the Lioness. Check out Tamora Pierce’s website at

3pm Autographing Session - Buy your favorite Tamora Pierce book and have her sign it!

Check out more information about teencentric and show all your friends that you’re attending on teencentric’s Facebook event page!

Monday, May 17, 2010

More Teen Area Makeovers!

As promised, here are the pictures of Pacolet's remodeled teen area!



Thursday, May 13, 2010

Teen Area Makeovers!

The Inman, Pacolet and Westside branches have all recently remodeled their teen areas. Featured below are Inman and Westside. Pacolet photos coming soon!

Check out the new Inman branch teen area!

Check out the new Westside branch teen area!

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Tara's Book Review: Lockdown by Alexander Gordon Smith

Are you looking for a good horror book? Have you been waiting for a gory new series to start reading? Try Lockdown, the first book in the Escape from Furnace series by Alexander Gordon Smith. Alex Sawyer was framed for the murder of his best friend and sent to the Furnace Penitentiary, which was created after a crime wave that drove the government to create a very unorthodox—and very dangerous—prison for young offenders. Furnace is deep underground, and contains horrors Alex has never imagined—huge bloodthirsty dogs without skin, gigantic guards who always seem to have an eye on you, and shrunken creatures in gas masks who steal boys from their cells in the middle of the night. And even if you can avoid all those terrors, you still have to deal with the prison gangs and survive the daily hard labor. Alex makes friends with a few of his cellmates, and together they decide that escape (or to die trying) is far preferable to life spent at Furnace, so they begin to devise a plan—however, it’s no easy feat to escape from Furnace, and Alex and his friends will need more than just luck to get out… This book is an excellent beginning for the Escape from Furnace series, and will leave you wanting more. If you enjoy it, keep an eye out for the second book, Solitary, to be released in October.