Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 16th, 7 pm, at the Martin Regional Library.
October is right around the corner, and at the Tulsa City-County Libraries, that means it's Teen Read Month!
Teen Read Week is an initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It started in 1998, making 2014 the 17th celebration! In Oklahoma we love Teen Read Week soooo much we celebrate for the entire month of October. Why is it important to celebrate? For lots of reasons. Teens have so many options for entertainment, so it’s important to remind them to spend time reading for pleasure: it’s free, fun, and can be done anywhere. Research shows that teens who read for fun have better test scores and are more likely to succeed in the workforce. There are so many possibilities that exist within the doors of the library and within the covers of books!
CALLING ALL POETS, SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS, EMCEES & WRITERS!
Win a chance to represent the state of Oklahoma as the FIRST EVER OKLAHOMA YOUTH POET LAUREATE!
Win a book deal to publish your first book, perform & tour the state!
Open to ages 14-19, please see the attached registration form for more details, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Application can also be filled out online, right here.
Thank you to everyone that entered this year's Young People's Creative Writing Contest! We had 500 entries this year -- wow! Below is a full list of winners, and attached are scanned copies of the winning entries. Winners will be honored in an award ceremony on Friday, August 22, 7 pm, at the Hardesty Regional Library's Connor's Cove Theatre. All are welcome! Congratulations to all the winners!
1st Place: "The Battle" by Ruth Anne Dunn
2nd Place: "Still You Rise" by Amarianna Doakes