Basketball and Reading for Teens

Yes, basketball and reading can, and do, go together! Not only are there many teen books about basketball and basketball players, there are also some organizations that encourage both sports and literature together. Wade's World Foundation: "Every Child Deserves a Shot" Chicago Bulls player Dwyane Wade worked to create this foundation to encourage literacy and […]

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February Teen Makernight

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Love crafting and creating? Are you between the ages of 13 and 17? Come join your teen librarians for some sweet crafts! Every third Friday we will meet you in the Makerspace at the Castlewood Library for different themed craft nights. Get to you know the teen librarians, and make some fantastic crafts to take home […]

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Graphic Novel Club

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Love graphic novels, manga and anime? Join your teen librarians at the Smoky Hill Library to discuss and enjoy your fandoms together! Our next meeting will be Wednesday, March 15 from 6-7 pm at the Smoky Hill Library. Love a particular graphic novel or manga? Come tell us about it! We want to nerd it up […]

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For Teens! Adulting 101

Are you a teen looking for tips about being an adult, but you also love games and snacks? This program is for you! Every month Teen Librarians Kelsey, Bridget and Catherine get together to enjoy some adulting with local teens. For the month of February we will look at social media and cybersmarts — namely tips […]

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Let Your Creative Juices Flow!

January is the month to really encourage creativity among adults, teens and children! Express yourself! Randall Munson is the man behind this incredible, creative month! Munson, a famous motivational speaker wanted to set aside a time of the year to encourage one another to push our boundaries and focus on what we want to create. […]

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World Braille Day

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January 4th is World Braille Day—we celebrate the achievements of Louis Braille, the man who invented the Braille writing/reading system! Louis Braille was not born blind.  As a child, he was playing in his father's workroom, where he grabbed an awl to make holes in some leather.  However, the awl slipped, poking Louis in the […]

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We Need Diverse Books Spotlight: Kody Keplinger

Meet the powerhouse author behind the popular book to movie, The DUFF! Kody Keplinger is known for her incredible and descriptive realistic fiction.  Most of us have seen or heard of the movie, The DUFF about the "nerdy" girl who doesn't care what other people think of her, struggle through high school, stays true to […]

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Girls Who Code

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Computer Science no longer belongs only to the boys! Girls Who Code is a National non-profit organization determined to close the gender gap in technology. This organization provides summer clubs and immersion camps to empower girls of all ages to hone their computer skills in order to raise the number of women in the field […]

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Author of the Month: Tom Angleberger

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Have you read Origami Yoda? Or perhaps Inspector Flytrap? Join ALD in celebrating the author of these incredible books, Tom Angleberger! Tom Angleberger is the powerhouse behind Origami Yoda, and is a popular author among elementary and middle school students.  Tom was diagnosed with Aspergers, but he does not let that stop him!   Tom is married to famous […]

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Celebrate Picture Books!

What was your favorite picture book growing up? Hands down, mine was The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle.  Not only were Carle's illustrations original and brightly colored, but he added noises to his beautiful story of the cricket who just wanted to make music like his friends! The Very Quiet Cricket November is National Picture Book […]

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