Teen Read Week
What happens at the library after dark? Come out, and celebrate Teen Read Week at CRRL's After Party to find out! Eat pizza, listen and dance to music, play video games, and hang out with your friends. The fun takes place at England Run Branch on Saturday, October 8, and at Salem Church Branch on Friday, October 14 from 6:30-8:30.
What happens in the library after dark? The After Party is your chance to find out! Salem Church Branch and England Run Branch libraries invite area teens to walk our red carpet and celebrate Teen Read Week! Come hang with your friends, listen to music, make art, and watch movies while enjoying free food, goodie bags, and giveaways.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Scariest Book Contest for Teen Read Week - there were some great titles nominated.
The chosen nominations were: It, by Stephen King; Unwind, by Neal Shusterman; Death Note series, by Tsugumi Ohba; The Devouring, by Simon Holt; and Lord Loss, by Darren Shan.
The winning title is It, by Stephen King! Prize winners will be notified by email...so be on the lookout. All the information regarding the prizes will be in the email.
You can find information about upcoming teen programs on the website, and don't forget about our teen Facebook page!
This year's Teen Read Week theme is "It Came From the Library" and we're celebrating with a "Scariest Book Contest" and Horror Movie Fright Nights!
What do you dare to...read? Scariest Book Contest
Oscar winners beware – we have some stiff competition here in Virginia! The results are finally in from our second Teen Video Contest, where teens created video trailers for their favorite books in celebration of Teen Read Week. From Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief and Angie Sage’s Magyk, to Cracker by Cynthia Kadohata, historical fiction and fantasy ruled the day. Our local teens made show-stopping trailers that are guaranteed to put them on track to the Academy Awards. Each video was creative and exciting, demonstrating that teen books are alive and well at the CRRL. Great job to all the filmmakers and actors!
It's time to pick the winner of the Teen Read Week Video Contest!
Local teens have submitted some great original video book trailers.
It happens all the time. You’re sitting in the movie theater with your friends, waiting for the show to start. The screen goes green with a preview message, then suddenly blasts alive with a trailer for an upcoming movie. It’s all over in less than a minute, but you know by that time that either a)you have to see it and are already mentally marking your calendar for the release date, or b) it looks like another lame romantic comedy/action-thriller/horror flick you’ve seen a hundred times before and you’re not wasting your money on that.
But what if you had the chance to tell the story? Oftentimes, a good trailer can make even a lame movie seem pretty appealing. People across the country, especially teens, are being given the chance to do just that, but for books through book trailer contests. And, because so many books are being turned into movies these days, it’s easy to find creative fodder for the aspiring teen film directors out there.