SCPL Teen Blog

May 26, 2009

Summer at the Library!

Filed under: summer reading — Tags: , — SCPL Teens @ 3:32 pm

Anime Clubs, Comic Book Making, Belly Dancing Classes, Hip Hop Dance Lessons, Crafts, and so much more! View or download the June Teen Newsletter here. Or visit our Event Keeper on the Library Website (Select Teen Program from the drop down menu.)

Book Club Bingo. Play Book Club Bingo this summer! Make your bingos by reading anything you want, coming to library programs, and visiting websites. Once you make two Bingos you get a medal AND a tremendous sense of satisfaction.

Get Graphic! A Collaborative Comic Book Project. Get a pre-formatted comic book sheet at any branch and be part of something really cool— a comic book made by YOU, the teens of St. Charles Parish. Art supplies will be on hand to use at the library or you may take sheets home to work on. This fall we’ll publish the comic book and give it away for free!

September 25, 2008

October 12-18 is Teen Read Week!

Filed under: books, teen read week — Tags: , — SCPL Teens @ 1:33 pm

October 12-18 is Teen Read Week!

Teen Read Week is all about reading for fun.
One way to participate is to vote for the Teens’ Top Ten— The list of 26 books chosen by the YA Galley Groups, a nationwide committee of teens like yourselves.

2008 teens’ top 10 nominations

Before I Die by Jenny Downham.

Betrayed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast.

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.

Daemon Hall by Andrew Nance and Colin Polhemus, illus.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney.

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer.

Extras by Scott Westerfeld.

Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks.

Genesis Alpha by Rune Michaels

Glass by Ellen Hopkins.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling.

Ironside: A Modern Faery’s Tale by Holly Black.

Jango by William Nicholson.

Jinx by Meg Cabot.

The Luxe by Anna Godberson.

Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson.

Penelope by Marilyn Kaye

Saving Zoë by Alyson Noël.

Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George.

The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray

Tamar by Mal Peet.

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson.

Unwind by Neal Shusterman.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr.

Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier.

Click here to download list of nominated titles.

August 6, 2008

Twilight Fan Fiction

Filed under: fanfiction — Tags: , , , , — SCPL Teens @ 1:38 pm

Yes, there is more to life than Stephenie Meyers’ Twilight series. Yes, we know this. But until we move on, please enjoy obsessing with us.

We want your Twilight (or other vampire/werewolf) FanFiction and FanArt!! Send it to us and we’ll publish it here in the blog and in the teen newsletter.

FanArt or FanFiction is artwork or writing you create yourself using the characters in a book. So you can come up with any imagined situation for whatever characters you choose… and then illustrate it or write a story about it!

For inspiration look here:
The Twilight Lexicon
Twilight Archives
My Own Twilight

Or just google “fanficiton” and you’ll find lots of sites.

Read details in the August Teen Newsletter.

Ways to submit your FanArt or FanFiction:

  • Bring a paper copy into any of the branches.
  • Email a digital copy to us.
  • Send it as a message to our MySpace.
  • Mail a copy to:
    Teen Coordinator
    St. Charles Parish Library
    P.O. Box 949
    Luling, LA 70070

Happy Creativity!!!

June 21, 2008

Recycled Fashion Workshop

Filed under: crafts, diy, events, summer reading — Tags: , — SCPL Teens @ 4:45 pm

Recycling maven extraordinaire, Kerry Fitts, led us in a recycled fashion workshop this past Friday at East Regional Library. Just google her and you’ll find out a billion cool things about her art and thrifting talents. The teens who participated were a blast to work with. We had so much fun cutting up thrift store t-shirts and creating entirely new pieces of clothing with them. It was great to have a couple guys join us! The two cousins created intricate appliqué designs of skulls and flames which were a challenge to sew and turned out so cool. One of the girls created a pretty yellow and white wrap shirt made of a kind of slinky feeling fabric. Another took a pale blue-green t-shirt with an unattractive logo on it, turned it inside out, and with some clever cuts and sewing on a ruffled strip of aqua trim with silver embroidery, created something completely gorgeous. Then there was the “chicken time” outfit– a cute dress created from a purple t-shirt, some grey knit fabric, and a chicken head cut from another shirt. Perfect for doing the “chicken time” dance. Thanks my dear, for making that song stick in my head to this day.

February 24, 2008

Dating, Drugs and Depression

Filed under: health, teen tech week, websites — Tags: , , — SCPL Teens @ 11:07 am

Where do you go to find answers and advice about your body, health, emotions and other issues? Well, we have a suggestion. Right now there is a free trial of a health and wellness database for teens called, appropriately, Teen Health & Wellness: real life – real answers. Nice huh?
Is this something we should add to the library’s free resources? Let us know by leaving a comment (use your first name only!)
This free-ness is part of the Teen Tech Week celebration and lasts until the end of March. The user name and password to sign in to Teen Health & Wellness are both
(pssst… stay tuned for more info about Teen Tech Week! There are prizes involved and that’s all we’re saying.)

October 19, 2007

Bookmaking gone Crazy

Filed under: crafts, events — Tags: , , , — SCPL Teens @ 10:46 pm

We had a blast this afternoon making handmade books. We used about 5 or 6 pieces of printer paper for the inside pages and scrapbook paper in cool patterns for the covers. First we stacked our paper together, then folded it in the middle. We had a three hole punch that we used for the holes. We slid our books to the side in the hole puncher and just used two holes.
Then we stretched a rubber band between the holes and secured it with a stick.
Easy as pie. We had cinnamon sticks and regular dowels. The cinnamon sticks were awesome, and I wish we had gotten more of them. But the dowels were pretty too.
These girls are now experts at making books!~

September 18, 2007


Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — SCPL Teens @ 8:29 pm

Places to chat and share your opinion
Spank: Youth Culture Defined by Youth
Teen Central
Teen Spot

Places to send your reviews
TeenInk: reviews written by teens
TeensPoint for writing and reading reviews

Places to get published
Copyrighting services, writing tips, message boards, and more.
TeenInk: reviews written by teens
Teen Ink publishes a monthly magazine, books and a web site of teen writings.
Teen Lit
Writer’s Workshop, Book Reviews and more.

September 15, 2007

Body and Mind

Filed under: health, websites — Tags: , — SCPL Teens @ 3:39 pm

Here is a list of websites with good information about your physical BODY and your mental MIND.

Don’t Believe the Type
Learn more about online dangers, including sexual solicitation.

Go Ask Alice
A health question and answer Internet service produced by Alice!, Columbia University’s Health Promotion Program.

Information and advice about health, relationships, and growing up. In English and en español.
Planned Parenthood’s award-winning sexual health Web site for teens.

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