The Indianapolis Colts are joining The Indianapolis Public Library to promote using your library card during the “COLTSRONG, LIBRARYSTRONG” campaign through December 31.
- The contest is to promote and encourage young people, 6 to 17 years-old, to use their library cards at the various branches and Central Library of the Indianapolis Public Library (the “Library”).
- The contest begins 12:00 am on November 26, 2012, and ends 11:59 pm on December 31, 2012.
- Library card holders are automatically entered into the contest when they use their library card for any library service. Only one library card usage per day, per person will count for entry into the contest. No purchase is necessary to win the contest.
- The more days during the contest period the library card holders use their library card, the more automatic chances are entered into the contest and the greater the odds of winning.
- After the contest period ends, one winner will randomly be drawn by computer and notified on January 2, 2013.
- The date and time of the Colts players visit is to be determined by the Indianapolis Colts and the Library.
- The event is limited to the winning child, the winning child’s family and 20 of the child’s friends each accompanied by an adult – not to exceed 50 people.
- The event is limited to 50 people.
- The contest winner must be a Library card holder, 6 and 17 years-old, and a legal resident of the fifty United States.
- The contest is open to the general public, not Library employees.
- The contest is run by the Indianapolis Public Library, P.O. Box 211, Indianapolis, Indiana 46206-0211.
- Contest prize has no retail value.
Super Bowl star Troy Polamalu wants you to know: “The library card is the smartest card in my wallet. Sign up for yours today.”
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month.
If you live in Marion County and you don’t have a card, click here for an application to print and fill out, grab mom or dad and the identification that you need (click here for info about that), and then head to your library to sign up!
Click here for additional info about getting and using a card.
From now through Saturday, September 15th, you can choose your three favorites from a list of 24 books published last year.
This is the Teen Top Ten vote, sponsored by YALSA (the Young Adult Library Services Association).
The winners, the top ten, will be announced during Teen Read Week, October 14-20.
The 24 candidates are listed below. You can click here or on the Top Ten illustration to bring up a ballot for voting.
Austen, Catherine All Good Children
Bick, Ilsa Ashes
Cabot, Meg Abandon
Cross, Julie Tempest
Dessen, Sarah What Happened to Goodbye
DeStefano, Lauren Wither
Forman, Gayle Where She Went
Gaughen, A.C. Scarlet
Goodman, Alison Eona: The Last Dragoneye
Green, John The Fault in Our Stars
Gulledge, Laura Lee Page by Paige
Lu, Marie Legend
McEntire, Myra Hourglass
Meyer, Marissa Cinder
Myracle, Lauren Shine
Ness, Patrick A Monster Calls
Oppel, Kenneth This Dark Endeavor
Revis, Beth Across the Universe
Riggs, Ransom Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Roth, Veronica Divergent
Sepetys, Ruta Between Shades of Gray
Stiefvater, Maggie The Scorpio Races
Zarr, Sara How to Save a Life
Zevin, Gabrielle All These Things I’ve Done
Do you have an opinion about the books you read? Do you want to talk with other teens about what you’ve read? Irvington Library hosts a Teen Book Discussion Group the 3rd Monday of the month at 4:30 pm. Our August 20 meeting, features the mystery The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon. After a dog is murdered a teen decides to find out what happened.
For September 17, we are reading Looking for Alaska by John Green. Leaving his safe, boring, and familiar life for the unknown of a boarding school, Pudge discovers a richer, but less safe life. Teens who want to join the discussion can pick up their own (yes, to keep) copy of the book of the month at the Information Desk at Irvington Library.
From now through September 30th, you can enter a contest over at The Library as Incubator website. They’re planning to collect a huge online gallery of the entries and announce the winners on their website during Teen Read Week, October 14th-20th, 2012. Read on for more info on submitting your library-incubated artwork and the prizes the winner could take home!
Here are the basics: read any book and create a piece of art inspired by the story. Your artwork can be any type– photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, manga– they want to see it all! Submit a digital photograph of your work to email@example.com by 11:59 PM CST September 30th, 2012. Be sure to include the following information with your entry to ensure that it is eligible:
• Make sure your entry has the subject heading TRW Art Contest
• Include your full name, your library (school or public), and the title and author of the book that inspired your art.
• Include the statement “I affirm that this is an original piece of artwork.”
During Teen Read Week, the Library as Incubator Project will host a digital art gallery of all entries to the It Came From a Book! TRW Art Contest, and we will also collect votes on the best library-incubated artwork. The winner will be announced on their site the following week!
• $50 Amazon giftcard
• Original art from The Real Fauxtographer
• Library as Incubator Project t-shirts
• Signed books from hot YA authors
Stay tuned… we have big plans at the library this year for Teens!
AND THE TEEN FILM PROGRAMS for this summer are winding down. We’ve been announcing the next week’s schedule, all summer, but after this week there are only three more showings.
Click on any of the titles in the boxes below to see where that movie is playing this week or next, and if you had your heart set on watching Footloose, Madea’s Big Happy Family, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, War Horse, OR Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, click on the title for this week’s showings.
Wed., August 1, 6:00 pm
Fri., August 3, 2:00 pm
Sat., August 18, 1:00 pm