Teen Summer Challenge Wrap Up

Hello Challengers!

Thank you for participating in this year’s Teen Summer Challenge. We were happy to see returning challengers and many new ones as well. We hope you enjoyed the badges and videos we created for you this year. It was a lot of fun to see what y’all created for us!

Today is the last day to spend your tickets on rewards. Due to the long weekend and large quantities of claims, it may take us a while to process all of your rewards. But do not fret- we will process them! The prizes will be drawn by the end of this week and winners will be notified by September 12th.

Next year we are planning to try something a little different, so be prepared for an exciting new chapter in the Teen Summer Challenge adventure.

Join us again then- WE CHALLENGE YOU.

Best,

Teen Librarians

Amanda & Elise

Stop Motion Video Challenge

Hello Challengers!

This week’s challenge is to make a stop motion animation! What is stop motion, you say? Stop motion animation is when you animate an object by moving it very subtly between photographs and play it back like a flip book. We use LEGOs in our video (although you can use anything). Watch our challenge video below to see what we mean.

Don’t know where to begin? Here is a great tutorial to get you started.

As always, click the badge image below to complete the challenge:

Our favorite entry will win an Advanced Reader’s Copy of A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck out in September 2017. Get your hands on this book before it’s even published! Winner notified August 14th.

This is our last video challenge! Thanks for trying something new with us this summer. We hoped you enjoyed watching our videos and making your own. We sure loved watching them!

Featured Event:

Back to Hogwarts Bash @ South Hill Library

September 1, 6:30pm-9pm

A celebration of 20 years of Harry Potter where you can get sorted, attend classes, and eat at the start of term feast. Registration required.

Best,

Amanda & Elise

Bottle Flipping Challenge

Watch the video, complete the challenge, and earn mega points and a chance to win an exclusive book give-away. This week, we challenge you to show off your bottle flipping skills.

Click on the badge image below to complete this week’s video challenge.

Our favorite entry will win an Advanced Reader’s Copy of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez, out in October 2017. Get your hands on this book before it’s even published! Winner notified July 31st.

You have until Sunday July 30th to complete this challenge.

Check out the other badges released this week, including our Star Wars badge.

Featured Events:

Printmaking / Teen Council
University Place, Monday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Learn the basics of monoprinting. Create beautiful prints while you help shape services and events for teens at the library. Participation can count as volunteer hours.

Project Zine Revolution
Lakewood, Tuesday 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

July is International Zine Month! Zines (pronounced “zeens”) are self-published alternative press counterculture magazines. Come to the library to explore the art of zine-making and publish your own.

Write253: Voicing a Better Tomorrow
Sumner, Friday 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Join local poets and performers for writing workshops on the theme of Voicing a Better Tomorrow. Learn how you can use the power of the written and spoken word to create the change you want to see in the world. We will look at poems from across the globe and write together in a safe, supportive environment. Open to writers of all skill levels and interests.

Summer Lunch Program
Parkland Spanaway, Monday-Friday 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Free lunch at the Parkland/Spanaway Library Monday through Friday.

 

Now get to work on that video.

WE CHALLENGE YOU!

The Teen Librarians

Reading in Strange Places Challenge

Watch the video, complete the challenge, and earn mega points and a chance to win an exclusive book give-away. This week, we challenge you to read in strange places.

Click on the badge image below to complete this week’s video challenge.

Our favorite entry will win an Advanced Reader’s Copy of Gray Wolf Island by Tracey Neithercott, out in October 2017. Get your hands on this book before it’s even published! Winner notified July 24th.

You have until Sunday July 23rd to complete this challenge.

Check out the other badges released this week, including our Cartoon Network badge.

Featured Events:

 

Write253: Voicing a Better Tomorrow
Steilacoom 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Join local poets and performers for writing workshops on the theme of Voicing a Better Tomorrow. Learn how you can use the power of the written and spoken word to create the change you want to see in the world. We will look at poems from across the globe and write together in a safe, supportive environment. Open to writers of all skill levels and interests.

Teen Art Meetup
Summit 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Meet up with other creative types and share what you’re working on. Explore various media. Bring your sketchbook.

Third Wednesday of the month 4 – 6 p.m.

Registration encouraged.

 

Now get to work on that video.

WE CHALLENGE YOU!

The Teen Librarians

Build a Better World Starter Kit

Hello Challengers,

Another item you may be interested in on the Rewards page is the Build a Better World Starter Kit.

Here is a peak inside this very cool prize pack.

This kit includes:

  • 1 hardcover copy of You Got This!: Unleash Your Awesomeness, Find Your Path, and Change Your World by Maya Penn
  • 1 paperback copy of How to Change a Law: The 7-Step Guide by John Thibault
  • 1 paperback copy of Kindness Boomerang: How to Save the World (and Yourself) Through 365 Daily Acts by Orly Wahba
  • 1 paperback copy of The Mindfulness Coloring Book: Anti-Stress Art Therapy for Busy People by Emma Farrarons
  • 1 set of color pencils
  • 1 pencil sharpener
  • 1 pack of Bloom Belief Inspirational Quote Cards

Also included, but not pictured:

  • 1 Build a Better World (summer reading logo) book bag
  • 1 Hardcover copy of Girl Rising:Changing the World One Girl at a Time by Tanya Lee Stone.

We hope you put your name in the ring for this prize and that it inspires you to take action toward building a better world.

 

Best,

Teen Librarian Amanda

YA Book Box

Hello Challengers!

If you’ve checked out the Rewards page, you may be curious about what exactly is in our YA Book Box. This prize pack was curated specially by us for you.

Here is a peak inside.

It includes:

  • 1 signed hardcover copy of Heartless by Marissa Meyer
  • 1 paperback copy of Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  • 1 paperback copy of Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  • 3 zipper bookmarks
  • 3 book related buttons
  • 1 “Read Banned Books” patch

Also, not photographed:

  • 1 Rainbow Rowell book bag
  • 1 “Read Banned Books” sticker
  • Many more book themed buttons

So use those points and good luck!

Best,

Teen Librarian Amanda

Kindness Zines Challenge

Watch the video, complete the challenge, and earn mega points and a chance to win an exclusive book give-away. This week, we’re making kindness zines!

Click on the badge image below to complete this week’s video challenge.

Our favorite entry will win an Advanced Reader’s Copy of Freed by Flame and Storm by Becky Allen, out December 2017. Get your hands on this book before it’s even published! Winner announced July 17th.

You have until Sunday July 16th to complete this challenge.

Check out the other badges released this week, including our Emoji-Tastic badge.

Featured Events:

Teen Summer Challenge Hang Out: Zines!

Wednesday July 12 1:00pm, Buckley Youth Activity Center

Thursday July 13 3:00pm, Haven in Orting

Friday July 14 5:30pm, Oasis in Tacoma

 

Now get to work on that video.

WE CHALLENGE YOU!

The Teen Librarians

Elise & Amanda

Book Cover Scavenger Hunt Challenge

This week we challenge you to a book cover scavenger hunt! Watch the video below as Amanda and Elise show off some of the books they found and explain the challenge.

Click on the badge image below to complete this week’s video challenge.

Our favorite entry will win an Advanced Reader’s Copy of The City of Sand by Tianxia Bachang, out November 2017. Get your hands on this book before it’s even published! Winner announced July 10th.

And check out the other badges released this week, including our Stranger Things badge.

Featured Events:

Lego Mindstorms
Parkland Spanaway July 6th 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Robots! Learn the basics of building and programming.

* This event requires registration.

 

Lego Mindstorms
Graham July 7th 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Robots! Learn the basics of building and programming.

* This event requires registration.

 

Now get to work on that video.

WE CHALLENGE YOU!

The Teen Librarians

Elise & Amanda

Week 3: Winner Annouced

Hello Challengers!

We loved reading your Bring Your Own Book prompt submissions. You are all so creative. <3 In this post, we will tell you last week’s winner and give you a roundup of some of our favorite submissions.

Winner Announced

Returning as this week’s champ is…. @mrigt2 !!! Check out her winning video below.

CONGRATS! We will contact you about how to get your free Advanced Reader’s Copy of Chasing Augustus by Kimberly Newton Fusco.

We have a few people submitting to the video challenges with no videos- so remember they are reviewed! You must submit them as YouTube video links and to follow the instructions in the badge activity. If anyone has any questions about how our video challenges work or would like assistance in creating videos- send us a message at @teen-librarian-elise or @teen-librarian-amanda and we will get you rolling.

Roundup

Here are some of our favorite Bring Your Own Book submissions. They were all really great!

 

@ajreader03

I picked the book Throne of Glass. My passage for the prompt is:

“No.” She lazily waved her hand in the air. “Never mind.”

 

@mrigt2

Book Title: The Immortal Throne by Bree Despain
Passage: “Ready or not, here I come!”
I thought this was perfect because it is sort of like zombies playing hide and seek. Instead of counting to 50, they just say brains 50 times and then the passage line haha!

 

@seraphim-2020

I picked Jackaby by William Ritter. My choice was ‘brains brains brains brains brains brains brains brains “A man is dead.”

 

@samthedictator

Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss – “You have brains […]”

 

@katheriners

“I’m hungry” Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Battle of The Labyrinth, spoken by Nico Di Angelo, page 292, 5th line from the top.

 

@ultafragrance

Book title: “fortunately, the milk…”
The words in this book that a zombie would say is probably, “…can I please eat it?” I’m so glad I found that phrase because it totally goes along with the prompt!

 

@cc0319

Something a hypnotist would repeat to induce a trance.
“But this thread of quiet nights and days was severed.” Page 68

 

@katheriners

Book: The Battle of the Labyrinth
1.”I’m Hungry”, page 292 5th line from the top
2.”I hope the dead like root beer”, page 162 last line
3.”Rooster ponies” Tyson said in amazement “Do they lay eggs?” ,
“Once a year” Geryon grinned in the rear view mirror “Very much in demand for omelets!” Page 141
4.”I promise I will not turn you into a guinea pig.” page 211
5.”Your time is long since come. Be released and rest.” page 335

 

@ajreader03

Words that a zombie would groan after saying ‘brains’ 50 times: “I couldn’t be happier,” she crooned as her jagged nails cut into her palms.

A phrase you could see on a t-shirt: “Princes are not supposed to be handsome!”

A menu item at a fancy restaurant: “‘Who ordered the Red Desert?'”

The secret password to a magical cave: “Freedom or death.”

Something a hypnotist would repeat to induce a trance: “Do not be afraid.”

 

@thebean

“As I said these words I busied myself among the pile of bones of which I have before spoken.” ( Pg.167)(The Cask of Amontillado)

 

We look forward to your submissions to this week’s Library Love Video Challenge!

WE CHALLENGE YOU!

Library Love Challenge

This week we challenge you to show your library some love. Watch the video below as Amanda and Elise show their gratitude for library staffer, Cat, at the Administrative Center & Library.

Click on the badge image below to complete this week’s video challenge.

Our favorite entry will win an Advanced Reader’s Copy of The List by Patricia Forde, out August 2017. Get your hands on this book before it’s even published! Winner announced July 3rd.

And check out the other badges released this week, including our Kindness Bombs badge.

Featured Events:

Write253: Voicing a Better Tomorrow @ University Place Library

On Tuesday June 27 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, learn how you can use the power of the written and spoken word to create the change you want to see in the world. We will look at poems from across the globe and write together in a safe, supportive environment. Open to writers of all skill levels and interests.

Bring a Better World Into Focus / Destaque Un Mundo Mejor @ The Moore, Tacoma Public Library

Starting Tuesday June 27 from 1-4pm, this is a free four-week intensive film camp for Pierce County youth ages 12-18 who show an interest in filmmaking and social issues. By the end of the program, you will have created a short film that addresses social issues important to you and your community. Equipment made available through Tacoma Library’s Digital Media Lab. Transportation assistance may be available.

Week 1 – Scriptwriting
Week 2 – No program due to holiday.
Week 3 – Production
Week 4 – Editing

Destaque Un Mundo Mejor
Un campamento gratis de cuatro semanas intensivas sobre el cine para los jóvenes de 12-18 años quienes demuestran interés en producer cine y temas sociales. Al fin del programa, habrán creado un cortometraje que aborda temas sociales importantes para ustedes y su comunidad. Equipo disponible a través del Tacoma Library Digital Media Lab. Asistencia para transporte puede estar disponible.

Semana 1 – Escritura de guión
Week 2 – no hay programa
Week 3 – Producción
Week 4 – Edición

This event is sponsored by Tacoma Public Library, Write253, Centro Latino
* This event requires registration.

Now get to work on that video.

WE CHALLENGE YOU!

The Teen Librarians

Elise & Amanda