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!


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.

Summer Reading 2009

2 06 2009

Sneed Spot 8Summer Reading 2009 is here! I know you are all excited – please try and contain yourselves…

In the past, when you signed up for Summer Reading, you got a reading log (had to read 4 books) and when you turned it in received a small prize — usually a pencil, bookmark or something like that. Well, you all told us that didn’t really get you excited to participate and this year we listened to you.

Here are your options for participating this summer:

  1. Read 2 books
  2. Read 1 book and write a review
  3. Attend a library program

Easy enought, right? Every time you do one of these things, you get entered into a drawing for a prize. And the prizes are… $25 Visa gift cards and 2 Nintendo Wiis. Quite an improvement over pencils and bookmarks.

So, get to registering, people. Here’s the link. Happy Summer Reading!

Prom Dress giveaway!

14 04 2009

prom-corsageAs it gets closer to that time of year (you know — PROM), you may begin to stress about the cost of it all: flowers, limo, dress, shoes, hair, nails, tickets… where does it end???  That stuff is not cheap. Well ladies, have I got a deal for you.

St. Anthony’s Bridal is hosting a Ciao Bella Prom Dress Giveaway. That’s right, I said giveaway!

This Sunday, April 19th at the Silver Spring Hilton, girls in 12th grade can receive a free, gently used prom dress as well as jewelry and shoes! You can’t beat that! Registration is required and this is only open to girls from Prince George’s, Montgomery and Fairfax Counties, along with the District of Columbia.

Don’t miss out on a way to save some major money and look beautiful at your prom 😉

Congratulations to Teen Summer Reading Winners!

16 09 2008

I know… Summer Reading already seems like a distant memory. School has started and you have homework, gossip, sports, relationships and fashion to think about (and not necessarily in that order).

But, take a moment to recognize the winners in our Teen Summer Reading Program Prize Drawing. Each winner received a $25.00 Visa Gift Card. Congratulations!

Chandra C. and Kelvin M. — Accokeek Library

Mariana V. — Beltsville Library

Amara D. and Kiara R. — Bowie Library

Helen L. — Hyattsville Library

Paige M. — Oxon Hill Library

Irvin M. and Jabari J. — Spauldings Library

Naomi H. — Upper Marlboro Library

Spoken Word Workshops with Lyrikal Storm

10 06 2008

Find your voice and share your creativity! Learn to perform your lyrics, poetry or stories with the help of Lyrikal Storm. This is your chance, people — trust me, you don’t want to miss this!

A series of FREE workshops is being offered at the Hillcrest Heights Library in July. The finale will be presented open mic-style as part of Cafe Groove.

For more details and to register, call the Library at 301-630-4900 or stop in. Ages 15-18.

The group originated at Parkdale High School. Check them out here…

Devouring books… what!?

10 04 2008

I guess a book made out of cake might give new meaning to “my dog ate my library book.” But in this case, it could actually be true! On Saturday, April 5, Bowie Library hosted an “Edible Books Bake-Off.” Pretty cool, huh? Contestants had to create a cake representing a book. There  were three categories: Teen, Adult and Family and the cakes were judged by professionals. Prizes were awarded in each of the categories – and, there were over 150 people who came to see the confectionary creations!

So, start preparing now for next year, all you Betty Crocker-wannabes. I know there is some serious talent out there. And when you’re on “Top Chef,” you can say you got your start at the library…