Two teens must learn the “art of killing” in the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology.
A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.
Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.
Scythe is the first novel of a thrilling new series by National Book Award–winning author Neal Shusterman in which Citra and Rowan learn that a perfect world comes only with a heavy price.
Teen Poetry Contest Visalia Branch Library For poets age 14 through 17
CONTEST RULES: ¨Poem must be an original work (any topic). ¨Maximum length of poem: one page. ¨One entry per poet. ¨Poem may be hand written (legibly!) or typed. ¨Write your name, your age, and phone number on your poem submittal. ¨Let us know if the library can display the poem with your name and age. ¨Two prizes awarded: ¨Prize #1 for a poem written in a traditional form (such as sonnet, villanelle, haiku, etc.) ¨Prize #2 will be awarded to a non-traditional poem. ¨All remaining poems will be placed in a random drawing for a third prize. Submit your poems in April at the Children’s reference desk. Last day for entry is Friday, April 28, 2017 at 5:45pm. Prize winners contacted on Friday, May 5. 2017.
SUMMER INTERNS WANTED Get valuable job experience at the library! The Tulare County Friends of the Library are offering a Scholarship to three teen summer interns who will assist with our Summer Reading Program! Teens ages 14-19 are welcome to apply. Interns must be available Tuesday, June 13th though Saturday, July 22 Interns receive a Friends of the Library scholarship of $300 Applications are available at the Children’s and Adult Reference desks and on the Teen Bulletin Board. Return your application to the Children’s Reference desk by May 6th, 2017. The top candidates will be interviewed beginning May 19th.
Without our teen volunteers, we could not offer such a successful Summer Reading Program each year.
Our Teen Summer Reading Interns will take on the responsibility of training, coaching, and scheduling our wonderful volunteers during our busiest time of the year.
Please email any questions about the internship to Carrie Wilson, the Youth Services Librarian at carrie.wilson@tularecounty…
Teen Library Volunteers unite! Teen Advisory Group (TAG) starts back up on September 9th
at at 3pm. Saturday, October 7th at 3pm Friday, November 17th at 4pm Saturday, December 2nd at 3pm. We meet once a month to plan future programs, including Summer Reading Program, our first annual Fallfest, a (possible) Yule Ball, and more! Discuss current teen lit, movies, music, and anything else on your mind. Snacks served! In between meetings, teen volunteers can work on a variety of different projects. You can: ShelvePrepare crafts & craft samples for PreschoolersAssemble outreach kits Create displays and/or artwork for the teen area or kid's areaBe a Homework Room monitorWrite book reviews or articles for this blogHelp out at kid's events like our craft events, the FallFest, Stuffed Animal Sleepover, Dr. Seuss's Birthday Bash, and Star Wars DayHelp with our Virtual Reality Lab--this includes installing updates, new games, reviewing games and experiences, and assisting with patro…