What's New @ the Library?
Teen Summer Reading Program 2013
June 3 - August 2, 2013
Teens grades 6-12 are invited to sign up starting June 3. It's pretty simple: read books, bring them to the library, earn points to win prizes, get library fines forgiven and go to the pizza party.
To earn points between June 1 and July 31:
- 1 point for volunteering at the library or reading aloud to someone
- 1 point for manga graphic novels
- 2 points for reading a book under 201 pages
- 3 points for reading a book 201 pages to 300
- 4 points for reading a book 301 pages or more
Each time you earn a point, stop by the library and let the librarian know what you’ve read or what task you’ve completed. The librarian will tally your points and enter you in the weekly drawing. Fill out a drawing card for each point you’ve earned that week. Three names will be drawn every Friday afternoon for eight weeks. You can only win the weekly drawing twice, but the last week all the entries from the whole summer will be placed in a drawing for our grand prize and 1st prize. When you’ve earned 20 points, you get a free book and your library overdue fines forgiven forever. - plus you'll be invited to the pizza party at the beginning of August!
Wed. June 5 - 3pm - Now You See It, Now You Don't Magic Class
Magician Rick Eugene will teach you to amaze friends and family with simple tricks and illusions. Registration and a $2 materials fee are required. Visit the upstairs circulation desk to register.
Fri. June 28 - 3pm - Summer Wars movie
See it free on the big screen. A summer visit to celebrate Grandma's 90th birthday goes awry when someone unleashes a rogue AI on the social network that's running the world. Click here to visit the movie page for more information.
Mad Hatter Tea
Monday, July 15, 4pm -Wear a wild hat; costumes are welcome!
You are cordially
invited to the library
To celebrate a Mad Hatter Tea.
On July Fifteenth at the hour of four
All teens are welcome through the library door.
You'll find games and fun and tea and cake.
Wear your wildest hat--and don't be late!
Teens grades 6-12: The library wants to show your stuff! We're hosting an art gallery and inviting all teens to submit their artwork. We're looking for art on the theme of "Wonderland." It can also be related to decks of playing cards or Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. We'll accept submissions in June, display the art in the library in July, and return your artwork in August. Pick up submission guidelines and forms at the library desk or download them below:
Click here to download the Submission Guidelines.
Click here to download and print a Submission Form - One per item you enter in the gallery.
Trading Card Edition
Come to the library auditorium on the 3rd Thurs. of the month from 4-5:30pm to play your favorite trading card games like Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokemon & more. We'll provide the snacks, but you need to bring your own deck. Contact Joy Stortvedt at 712-246-2315 for more information.
We All Belong @ Our Library
on Hiatus for Summer - check the events page for special events
Kids & teens ages 5 and up can come to the library auditorium for Lego building fun during Lego Club. First, we'll have snacks and look at pictures of cool Lego creations based on our theme, then you'll get a chance to build your own design out of Legos from the library's extensive collection. Contact Joy Stortvedt at 712-246-2315 for more information.
Teens grades 6-12 who like Japanese anime, manga, and pop culture can come to the library auditorium from 4:30-5:30pm on the following Mondays (typically the 3rd Monday of the month) to hang out with others who have similar tastes. We will show anime episodes covered by our movie license on the big screen, and snacks will be provided. Parental notice: some anime may be rated TV14. Contact Joy Stortvedt at 712-246-2315 for more information.
Monday, January 21
Monday, February 11
Monday, March 18
Monday, April 15
Monday, May 20
Booktalk Lists: Third
Click on the title to read the booktalk.
7th Grade: Mr. McGinnis
8th Grade: Mrs. Fichter
9th Grade: Mrs. Toye
TUMBLEBOOKCLOUD - Audiobooks, e-books, videos, graphic novels and more, all geared toward teens! Find classics, Orca Soundings, and other great titles. Just click the image above to get started.
LearningExpress Library Test Preparation + Job & Career Skills
LearningExpress Library Test Preparation + Job & Career Skills - The Shenandoah Public Library is excited to be able to offer our patrons this amazing online resource. LearningExpress Library contains practice tests and courses to help you pass many exams, including the GED, ACT, ASVAB, Nursing Entrance exam, CDL test, Civil Service exams and many others. Spanish speakers can use GED resources, US Citizenship resources, and test prep for the TOEFL test. There are also courses on conducting a job search, writing resumes, interviewing and other career building skills, like computer skills. There are even electronic copies of popular test preparation books that you can read online.
To sign up: Click on the image above to sign up for your free account today. For your first time, click on the new user button. Enter your library barcode number as the username, and then choose your own password. Then find the test or course you need, add it to "my center" where it will be available each time you sign on, and then click to get started. Next time you log in, use the returning member login. If you have any questions, contact Joy Stortvedt at the library: 712-246-2315 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the Teen Links Page to find cool websites.
Want to find out about great reads? Check out Carrie's Booktalks!