National Novel Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month!

National Novel Writing Month (abbreviated as NaNoWriMo) challenges writers–whether you’ve been writing for a while, or if you’re just starting–to complete a full writing project throughout the month. You can sign up on the official NaNoWriMo website, which will provide you with tons of resources and guide you every step of the way toward finishing a complete novel. You can download a full guide here.

However, it’s also totally fine to take a more laid-back approach and just use the opportunity to experiment with whatever creative writing pursuits you’re interested in. The spirit of NaNoWriMo is to get people to exercise their creativity. Check out some pep talks on writing from published authors, and maybe consider joining an online writing community like Wattpad, where you can post your work, and read other’s work as well.

If you’re looking for some practice, or just some inspiration and support from fellow writers, you should consider coming to our Teen Writers Group! We meet monthly and offer a relaxed atmosphere to experiment with writing and share ideas with your peers. And if you’re working on a NaNoWriMo project we’d absolutely love to hear about it!

Our next meeting is Saturday, November 16th at 12, come check it out!

October Festivities

Hey, just wanted to let you all know that there are some cool fall/Halloween-themed activities for teens coming up at the library that you should check out!

We’ve got a Murder Mystery Game, on Thursday, October 24th at 6pm, that will play out a little bit like a cross between an escape room and a game of Clue. You’ll need to solve puzzles, find clues, and figure out which member of the group is guilty of murder.

Teens are also welcome to join our Mini Pumpkin Painting Event on Tuesday, October 29th at 6pm. We’ll provide the pumpkins and paint, and you make a masterpiece. Simple as that.

If you’re looking for something spooky to read this October, check out some of our great spooky books for teens, or read some short scary stories online.

Teen Summer Reading is over!

Well that’s it…Teen Summer Reading 2019 is officially over. All the raffle entries have been counted and the results are in…

Congratulations to Cecilia L., the winner of the August raffle!

And also, congratulations to everyone on Team Sun, who made an incredible comeback in the last two weeks of August! The winners will be getting a special display in the library featuring books they read throughout the summer. I’ll post a picture of the display later this week.
These were the final scores:

Team Sun: 210
Team Moon: 122
Team Star: 101

Overall, I received a total of 436 entries this year, which is amazing! As some of you know, this was my first year running the teen summer reading program at this library, and I’m incredibly impressed with your participation. Thanks so much to everyone that participated and came out to programs this summer. And don’t forget that we still have great stuff going on at the library all year round. Check the September programs out below. I hope everyone had a great summer, and I’ll see you in the fall!