Summer Reading!

17 05 2010

I know everyone has eagerly been anticipating the annual Summer Reading Program. Well, your wait is finally over! The theme this year is Make Waves at Your Library (yeah, we’re goin’ beachy), and here’s how it works:

Track the time you spend reading

Count the time you attend library programs

Write book reviews

Every time you reach 4 hours -or- write a book review, you’ll be entered into a drawing for prizes!

Simple, right? Wanna know what the prizes are? We have things like gift cards, an iPod Touch, water bottles, an Xbox 360, backpacks, Nintendo DSi and other stuff. So the more you read, attend or write book reviews, the more times you get entered into the drawings and the better your chances of winning!

Everything is being logged online this year. Sign up by clicking here.

Find out what’s happening at the library by clicking here.

Sign up now!


Inkpop – for aspiring authors…

3 02 2010

Do you have dreams of being a writer someday? Have you been looking for feedback on your work? Well, look no further!

Major publisher HarperCollins has just launched an online community called Inkpop that brings together teen lit hopefuls with readers and publishing professionals. The social networking site aims to “spotlight aspiring authors and the readers who provide the positive springboard for feedback.” Not only that, but there is an editorial board who will read those pieces that get the most votes and decide who will ultimately land a publishing contract. Very awesome.

Audition news!

13 01 2010

Happy New Year and welcome back!

Here’s some info for all you singers, performers and spotlight-lovers: Fox’s hit show Glee will be back for Season 2 and is holding open auditions for three new roles. Awesome. Be sure to keep an eye on their official web site for more details.

In the meantime, you can find Glee soundtracks and a DVD in our catalog (bet you didn’t expect that, huh?)

Looking for something fun to do this summer?

11 06 2009

hennaCheck out the free events happening at all the libraries in Prince George’s County this summer as part of the Summer Reading Program…

You’ll find:

  • Gaming
  • Mehndi and Body Art
  • Manga and Comic Drawing
  • Jewelry Making
  • and more!!

CupcakeDecoratingSo don’t forget — if you’re registered for the Teen Summer Reading Program, every time you attend a library event, you get entered into a drawing for a prize! It doesn’t get any easier than that.

Mars Chocolate Relief Act

18 05 2009

candyIf anything can make people feel better, it’s chocolate, right?

Well, have I got good news for you! Mars, the maker of such classics as Snickers, Twix, M&Ms and 3 Musketeers, is sponsoring “Free Chocolate Fridays” from now until September. That means for anyone aged 13 and older, they will be giving away free downloadable coupons for full-size packages of candy to 250,000 entrants. Those are some pretty good odds 🙂

Check out the site here.

Peggle Art Contest

3 04 2009


Okay, the yucky spring weather has me down 😦 I have been neglecting my blogging duties, but here’s something that you guys might be interested in…

PopCap Games is hosting a Peggle Art Contest. Send in your idea for a new Peggle character and his/her Magic Power and you have the chance to win some pretty cool stuff! For example: a trip for 2 to Seattle, $500 shopping spree at Best Buy, and an iPhone or Xbox. Not too shabby!

You can enter through email or regular mail and the contest has two age categories – 18 and over, and 17 and below (with parental consent). It started March 3 and you have until June 3, 2009.

So get goin’ all you artsy types!

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” fans?

21 01 2009

wimpykidThere will be an online casting call for the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie! Twentieth Century Fox is looking for a bright, precocious and appealing young actor, age 10-13, for the lead role of Greg Heffley.

So, if anyone has a younger brother, this may be their time to shine! Keep in mind, the filmmakers will be auditioning males, age 10-13 ONLY. The character of Greg Heffley is slight, physically unprepossessing, and not overly cute or precocious. He has a quirky, memorable face, is bright and articulate, and possesses a vivid fantasy life — but he is cursed by the fact that he’s in middle school. Auditioning actors must be able to handle dialog and have a flair for ironic comedy. (Think: a younger version of Michael Cera.)

For more information and to enter the casting call, go to

Good luck!