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Do you love writing poetry? Enter an original poem in our contest and possibly win a fabulous prize!

Contest Details
  • Contest is from April 1-18, 2015
  • Open to participants in grades 6-12
  • Submit one original poem that is no longer than 32 lines
  • A committee of local judges will determine the winners. First, second, and third place winners will be announced at the Open Mic Night on Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Scheben Branch. Prizes will be awarded and each winner will be invited to read their poem.
  • See entry form for more details.


Upcoming Teen Events

Anime and Manga Club (M/H)
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Main Library – Join other otakus for movies, snacks, and kawaii crafts.
Teen Café (M/H)
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Florence Branch – Gaming! Internet! Snacks & more! Drop in after school!
Read With a Teen Training
Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Scheben Branch – Mandatory attendance for those who wish to partner with our readers for Read With a Teen this summer.
Teen Night (M/H)
Friday, May 29, 2015 at Florence Branch – Want to hang out after the library closes? Now is your chance. Pizza, games, and more!
MAC: Middle School Advisory Committee (M)
Tuesday, June 02, 2015 at Main Library – Voice your opinion! Recommend books, help us plan programs, and see your ideas come to life. Pizza provided. Registration encouraged.
TAG (H)
Tuesday, June 02, 2015 at Main Library – Help us plan programs, recommend books and materials, and earn volunteer hours. Pizza provided! Registration encouraged.
Teen Café (M/H)
Wednesday, June 03, 2015 at Florence Branch – Gaming! Internet! Snacks & more! Drop in after school!
Middle School Writers Group (M)
Thursday, June 04, 2015 at Main Library – Join us on the first Thursday of every month to share your work. No experience required!
Read with a Teen
Thursday, June 04, 2015 at Scheben Branch – Build your child’s reading skills with the help of a teen role model.
Kristen Simmons and Katie McGarry Author Visit (M/H)
Monday, June 08, 2015 at Main Library – Authors Kristen Simmons, of the Article 5 series, and Katie McGarry, of Pushing the Limits, will discuss their books, the writing process, and answer questions from the audience. Authors will be signing books after the program – bring your own copy or purchase on site from Joseph Beth.
DIY: One Night, One Project – Tie Dye T-Shirts (M/H)
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 at Lents Branch – Bring a light colored t-shirt and create your own tie-dye. Registration encouraged.
Teen Café (M/H)
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Florence Branch – Gaming! Internet! Snacks & more! Drop in after school!
Yu-gi-oh (grades 4-10)
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Scheben Branch – The duel is on! Play Yu-gi-oh with other local players. Bring your own deck. No trading, English cards only. Registration encouraged.
Read with a Teen
Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Scheben Branch – Build your child’s reading skills with the help of a teen role model.
Teen Lock-In (M)
Friday, June 12, 2015 at Florence Branch – Stay up all night and party at the library! The Lock-in will run until 8 a.m. Saturday. Registration and permission slip required.
ROYAL (Reviewers of Young Adult Literature) (M/H)
Monday, June 15, 2015 at Main Library – Read new books before they hit the shelves. Publishers and writers will receive your reviews. Registration encouraged.
Teen Writer Tuesday (H)
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Main Library – Whether you’re writing fanfic or your first novel, join us and share your work. No experience required!
Teen Café (M/H)
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Florence Branch – Gaming! Internet! Snacks & more! Drop in after school!
Read with a Teen
Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Scheben Branch – Build your child’s reading skills with the help of a teen role model.
Teen Lock-In (H)
Friday, June 19, 2015 at Florence Branch – Stay up all night and party at the library! The Lock-in will run until 8 a.m. Saturday. Registration and permission slip required.
Pokemon (grades K-12)
Monday, June 22, 2015 at Main Library – Gotta catch ‘em all! Bring your own deck or DS; no trading, English cards only. Registration encouraged.