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Montgomery County Public Library's Teensite: For Teens and By Teens and Librarians Who Love Teens
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Summer Reading

 

Great Teen Events @ MCPL!

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July 23:  Teen Movie ("World War Z") @ Twinbrook Library, 2 p.m.

July 29:  How to Write a College Application Essay @ Kensington Park Library, 6 p.m.

July 31:  Paul Merklein: Drawing Super Heroes @ Aspen Hill Library, 11 a.m.

July 31:  Teen Movie Night ("The Lightning Thief") @ Gaithersburg Library, 6:30 p.m.

 

#ShelfieSummer

To celebrate reading this summer MCPL invites you to share with us your favorite "shelfies."  A shelfie is simply a picture of a bookshelf. Your picture maybe included on the MCPL Twitter and Teen Facebook pages.

  • On Twitter, tweet your shelfie picture to @MCPL_Libraries and mention #shelfiesummer.
  • On Teen Facebook, send us your shelfie picture in a message to us. 


We can't wait to see your shelfies and happy #ShelfieSummer!

Shelfie Patrick O'Brian books

 

Teens' Top Ten

The Teens' Top Ten Nominees for best teen book have been announced!  Voting will start on August 15.  Have fun reading these great books!

 

The Many Reasons Why the Library Is Great for Teens

Videos created by Shannon Farney, Office of Cable and Broadband Services, in collaboration with MCPL's Teen Advisory Group.


 

Teensite Connections

 

Science Fiction Question of the Week

The answer to last week's poll:  H.A.L. is the name of the computer in the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey."

NEW POLL -  What book starts with the line - "It was a pleasure to burn"?

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Teen Blogging Contest

Enter the YALSA Teen Blogging Contest for Teen Read Week™The Hub will feature selected posts by teen bloggers during the week of October 12-18 in celebration of Teen Read Week.  Teens aged 12-18 are eligible to participate and the application deadline is August 1.

Learn more details about the contest and complete the application.

 

Free YA Audiobooks

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SYNC offers two free YA audiobooks for download each week from May 15 - August 13, 2014.

 

TAG Poetry Contest Winners

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Congrats to our Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Poetry Contest Winners!

Tied for First Place: 
Emily B., "All of That"                     
Joanna M., "Gardening Lessons"

Second Place Finalist:
Leo K., "The Rising Low" and "Said and Unsaid"

Third Place Finalist: 
Alexis B., "Strange Fruit"

 

Teensite Poll

The top vote-getter of the "What other languages do you read books in" poll was Spanish.

New poll:  In which entirely fictional land would you like to vacation?  (Source: YALSA The Hub)







 

Teen Writing Clubs

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Love to write?  Want to meet other teens that share your passion?  Come to our Teen Writing Clubs!


Read about Melanie Batchelor, a member of the Teen Writing Club at the Marilyn J. Praisner branch, who got her novel published.

 

Zinio E-Magazines

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Zinio is a free collection of 100 full color, interactive digital magazines. You can read current issues and back issues without holds, checkout periods, or a limit on the number you can download. All you need is your library card to get started!

 

Download 5 Free Songs a Week!

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Download 5 MP3 songs each week.  They're free and legal to download.

Choose from over 3,000,000 recordings on Sony and independent record labels.

Freegal works with any computer, any portable music player, and iTunes.  The music is yours to keep.

Download limits are reset early Monday mornings at 12:01 a.m. 

Freegal also has apps for Apple and Android portable devices

FAQ about Freegal

 

Recommendations from Teens

BooksCheck out the book and movie recommendations from teens and let us know what you have enjoyed.

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