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Teen Summer Reading Club Prize Winners

Summer Reading Club is over! The program ended on July 26th and grand prize winners were drawn on July 28th. All told, we had 427 teens sign up. You all read a total of 2005 books and 137727 minutes. Great work!

All teens who met the goal of reading either 5 books or 10 hours got to choose a free book and got a packet of coupons from local businesses. Thanks to everyone who participated, and we hope to see you at the library all year long!

Now, here’s a list of our grand prize winners.

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Teen Program: More Love Letters

I got a love letter this week! I found it at the library. It was written by a stranger, especially for me! Or for whoever happened to find it.


How delightful! I loved reading this and went to check out, the website written at the bottom of my letter. It’s basically a movement for, you guessed it, More Love Letters. I read their Starter Kit and had the idea to have my teen advisory board write some letters that we could stick into teen books for readers to find. I brought down paper, markers, pencils, stickers, and copies of More Love Letters’ guidelines for letters (no personal information, be positive, but don’t be gushy, do include the address, etc) and told them about the project.

My teens LOVED the idea and we had a great time writing letters and hiding them in books! Quotes: “We should do this every month, until every book in the library has a letter in it!” and “Renata, you have to tell other libraries about this idea!”

It’s a program idea that requires little in the way of planning or supplies, and one that could have a great impact on your community. It certainly brightened my day to find this letter, and my TAB and I certainly hope that the people who find our letters will feel likewise!

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2013 Summer Reading Club Grand Prize Winners

All good things must come to an end, and yesterday was the last day of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library 2013 Summer Reading Club.

The good news is: today we drew the grand prize winners!

The bad news is: I can’t keep this adorable Finn & Jake set on my desk anymore, I have to give it away to a winner!

Adventure Time prize

All told, we had 463 teens registered, who read a total of 5552 books and 130496 minutes. (And yet we only have 3 copies of Divergent!) Pretty impressive, everyone!

Without further ado, here’s our list of winners. Congratulations to them, and thanks to everyone who participated! (And remember, kids: the true prize is all the free books you can get from the library every day! Though a Kindle Fire is admittedly pretty nice too.)

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September Teen Scene Events

Monday, September 3: Library closed 😦Happy Labor Day!


friendship bracelets

Wednesday, September 5, 5pm-6pm: Teen Crafts.

Come make friendship bracelets and other jewelry with beads, embroidery floss, duct tape, and other fun stuff.



Monday, September 10, 5pm-6pm: TSI (Teen Scene Initiative)

Come hang out with other teens, help plan future library events, and get free books to review for the library blog.



Monday, September 17, 5pm-6:30pm: Teen Writers Workshop

Come share your poems, stories, songs, fanfiction, or whatever it is you’re writing with your fellow writers.


starry night

Monday, September 24, 5pm-6:30pm: Teen Open Art Studio

Come create with your fellow artists! Bring your own sketchpad or use the library’s materials.



Wednesday, September 26, 6pm-7pm, Anime Club

Come hang out with fellow anime fans! We’ll make candy sushi and pick out a few episodes to watch.


No sign up required, but call 949-3523 or email with questions.

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New Albany-Floyd County Public Library

180 W. Spring St.

New Albany, IN 47150

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August New Teen Books!

Here’s what’s new in Teen Scene this month! Click the title for more information. Did you know you can read reviews of most books directly from our online catalog? You can also read a plot summary and put the book on hold. Of course, you can also stop by and look at the books for yourself!

A Certain October by Angela JohnsonBatman: Dark Knight Returns by Frank MillerNevermore by James PattersonThe Boy Recession by Flynn MeaneyLenobia's Vow by P.C. CastDaybreak by Brian Ralph

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Attention, Manga Fans!

Where's the manga?!

Don’t be alarmed if you get to the Teen Scene and see all this empty space where the manga used to be!


We still have all the manga! We just moved it to the bigger shelves available next to the paperback series fiction!

While we were moving everything around, I made a list of all the manga we have. And don’t worry, we’re working on ordering replacements for the missing ones. Don’t be shy–let us know if there are any new ones you think we should buy for the library!

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Summer Reading Club Prize Winners!

Congrats to all our winners! Thanks to everyone who came out for our End of Summer party! But if you missed it, here’s a list of winners. If you won, come on down to the library to claim your prize!


And even if you didn’t win won of these prizes… we think all of our summer reading club members are winners 🙂

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