Come join in on the fun!
It’s been nice and warm out recently, and there’s nothing quite as nice as soaking up some sunshine while reading a new book.
A book that *gasp* isn’t assigned reading.
Sometimes finding something good to read is tricky, though. But never fear, your librarians are here!
Here are the top 23 YA books for the year, nominated by teens who know a thing or two about good books:
Not only can you check many of these titles out from our stacks (or download the ebooks from home using your library card!), but starting August 15th you’ll be able to vote on your favorite titles and get the book a coveted American Library Association endorsement!
Anyway, on to the leaderboard!
|Game Name||Reading points||Activity Points||TOTAL|
It’s looking like a few people are going to get to clean out our prize store… better start getting in your reading logs, everyone!
1- You start craving brains for breakfast… and lunch…
2- You’ve broken both your legs, so you just crawl everywhere instead.
3- You give your blog posts almost exactly the same title twice in one month.
4- You no longer feel heat or cold, just hunger.
Guess which one of these zombie symptoms I’ve come down with recently.
Oh well. Onto the scoreboard!
|Game Name||Reading points||Activity Points||TOTAL|
We’ve still got a lot of people out there who haven’t turned in any of their scorecards… perhaps they were infected at our zombie event last week. I know some of you earned points coming to the event, so be sure you make a note of it on your Summer Reading Game scorecards when you turn them in to get the points you deserve!
By the way, our Zombie Survival Scavenger hunt was AWESOME! We had over 200 people show up to participate and everyone had a screaming good time. Who knows, maybe we’ll even be able to make it an annual event…
Our Teen Advisory Group will be putting together a video documenting the event, so stay tuned for more updates and photos from that event!
2. A creature showing braaaaains..
3. A bloody eyeball
4. Snakey McSnakerson
5. Zombie Hand rising from the earth
6. A… blob guy.
7. I think we decided to call this a scrambled Yin-Yang…
8. A bloody gravesite
9. A very sad, bloody clown
10. A severed finger
11. Bloody Big-top
12. A Blue Moon
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE HERE:
Richard Matheson died on Sunday. And the news broke yesterday right as we were busy decorating creepy cupcakes and watching his famous movie, I Am Legend.
Here’s a great article about his life, death, and the work he created: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/06/24/195317782/author-richard-matheson-i-am-legend-writer-dies-at-87
Well, Mister Matheson, we thank you for giving our brains such rich, imaginative fodder for all these years.
Anyway, moving on, here are the leaderboards for this week!
|Name||Game Name||Reading points||Activity Points||TOTAL|
|Justice Wise||Doug Style||100||520||620|
|Kendall Van Zanten||KendallVZ||725||120||845|
|Danielle Van Zanten||*DNZ*||605||20||625|
|Samantha Helgeson||Sunny Sea||0||200||200|
|Arianna Brooks||Sunny Side||0||0||0|
|Alexa Kissas||Madame Red||300||0||300|
If you’re missing points from this leaderboard don’t panic, just talk to me! You can email (SarahL@ci.burlington.wa.us), post on our Facebook page, or even just comment on this blog post.
The next post will be photos from our Creepiest Cupcake decorating competition and, I have to say, some of them are pretty amazing. Just wait and see!
It’s June 18th and the Summer Reading Game is officially going strong!
Well, at least it sort of is. I have a lot of people signed up with usernames and such, but so far only one person has brought their weekly log in to redeem their points and I’ve only received one email for any of the activities. But it’s Tuesday and the last day of school today, so hopefully more people will come by and get themselves some points!
The leaderboard so far is as follows:
So yeah, let’s see those reading logs, people, and get this competition going!
(Also, it’s worth noting here, you can totally turn reading logs in and do activities for past weeks and still earn the points.)
Welcome to Summer!
Well, almost. Chances are it doesn’t really *feel* like Summer to you until school ends next week. But still… it’s SO CLOSE!
In the meantime, try not to freak out waiting for classes to end. Even though this is all I’m sure you’ll want to do:
But, here at the Burlington Library, today marks the start of our Summer Reading Game where the teens of Burlington will get to earn points by reading (of course), completing various online tech activities, and coming to the awesome slew of events that we’ve got scheduled for this Summer including a Zombie Survival Scavenger Hunt and a Hunger-Games-Style water fight in Maiben park.
No seriously, you’re going to earn Game Points by coming to a park and slaughtering your friends with water balloons. And for going through a maze full of zombies. And those points can result in prizes like ice cream or pizza or even in one of our grand prizes: a Google Nexus Tablet or a Sony Bloggie videocamera.
Do I really need to twist your arm to get you to join us here?
Our Teen Blog, that is.
And the Summer Reading Game! This year everyone will have a chance at our two Grand Prizes: We’re giving away a Google Nexus tablet and a Sony Bloggie videocamera, and every 100 points you earn in the Summer Reading Game gets you an entry to the Grand Prize drawing for these sweet tech items.
We’ll have other prizes to earn along the way as well, but the Summer Reading Game store won’t actually open until July 1st, so you’ll have time to earn some points before you start cashing them in.
This blog will be your informational hub for week-by-week point totals for our Summer Reading Game – everyone that signs up for the Game will pick a Game ID and we will host a leaderboard here so that all players can see how they’re doing each week.
We’ll also post topical tidbits about your weekly Tech activities here and maybe even provide hints to help you earn points faster.
So welcome! And let the Summer Reading Game BEGIN!
Please check out our new “Contests” page to see details and get an entry form.
We have a new contest going on at the Burlington Public Library. It’s called Decorate Your Space. The idea is to come up with a design for the corkboard in the teen space. The winner will actually get to decorate the board, and will win a $30 Gap Gift Card.
For this fall, the contest theme is… It was a dark and stormy night.
There are links to the contest rules and the entry form below.
Please call (360-755-0760) or email me if you have any questions… firstname.lastname@example.org