Posts Tagged ‘BPl Teens’

Hey you! Yes you, female bookworm, here are a few picks from “Books Every Teen Girl should read/have read” from  Goodreads. I’m sure you will find one appealing. If not, look at the full list. There is 200 more to choose from.

  

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From the library to you, people of 12 to 18 years! A way of having more fun. A way of being less bored. Challenges to take. And the best part: rewards along the way. We offer the Teens Summer Reading Challenge to you!

            **Round of applause**              

It’s actually reallllly simple. Visit the library between June 17 and August 17 to sign up. From the following day, tell us about what you are reading to get a ballot for our prize basket.

You’ll get a flyer with special challenges. Complete them and tell us about it. When you complete 5 challenges, you get to play Plinko for a chance to win instant prizes. Plinko can be played once a week only.

Here are some novels to check out with cool, powerful and strong Female Leads:

AllanatheFirstAdventurebyTomaraPierce. ClockworkAngelbyCassandraClareInsurgentbyVeronicaRothWheretheMountainMeetstheMoonbyGraceLinPalaceofStonebyShannonHale MatchedbyAllyCondie JaneEyrebyCharlotteBronteHild by Nicola GriffithTomorrowWhentheWarBeganbyJohnMarsden   TrickstersQueenbyTamoraPierceGoldenCompassbyPhilipPullman AGreatandTerribleBeautybyLibbaBray

Are you looking for your first summer job? Having trouble building your résumé?

Being a young adult entering the work force can be tough, knowing what to put on your résumé, the cycle of needing experience to get a job and a job to get experience, may all be part of the struggle. The Belleville Public Library and Gale courses are here to help you, show them that YOU have what it takes. You’ve used your library card to check out useful books or movies before, why not use your library card to check out a new skill. Gale courses offer learning, anytime and anywhere. These free college level courses are completely online and can be taken almost entirely at your own pace. Expert instructors develop and lead every course; you also have the opportunity to interact with the instructors as well as fellow students in the discussion area. This is an excellent feature, where you can choose your level of participation while also receiving the individual attention that you may desire.  After passing the courses you will receive a certificate or letter of completion proving that you have completed the course.

Understanding common computer applications such as Microsoft programs like Word or Excel will open a wide variety of doors for you. These are basic skills employers are searching for, to fill a wide variety of positions. Gale courses also offer more job specific programs like Adobe Photoshop or Quickbooks . There are over 250 full length courses to choose from in fields ranging from business and accounting to design, arts, music and writing to health care and education.

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Show your future employer that you have the initiative that it takes to work for them by learning programs you will need to succeed in their workplace. Or use these courses to build yourself a strong and eye catching résumé that employers won’t be able to ignore. Commit to lifelong learning, self-improvement and developing your career skills with Gale Courses and the Belleville Public Library. Click the picture above to get started. If you need any help check out our eContent Help page or give us a call at 613-968-6731 ext. 2235.

 

 

Come out to the Belleville Library this summer for our Summer Reading Challenge and our Cover Art Contest to win awesome prizes!

Summer Reading Challenge:

Are you up to the Challenge? Between June 25th – August 18th, come to the library to pick up a sheet of weekly reading challenges.  For each challenge you complete, fill out a ballot for a change to win an awesome gift package!

Earn extra ballots for each book you read this summer.   Come to the reader’s Advisory desk to pick up and submit your ballots.

 

 

Teen Cover Art Contest:

Do you think you can design Catcherbetter cover art for your favourite book? Show us! Teens ages 12-18 can design a new cover for any book they choose.  Entries will be displayed side-by-side with the published   cover art.

Submission Dates: Aug. 15th – 27th.

Entries will be displayed in the corridor of the John M. Parrott Art Gallery September 5-17.

Prizes for Juror’s Choice!

 

 

Join us this month at the Belleville Public Library for poetry month! Blackout poetry is on a new trend and is a fantastic way to express yourself and be creative.  At the Reader’s Advisory desk we have pages of discarded books that you will be able to black out lines and words in order to create a poem.

Check out some of these awesome examples below:

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Once completed we will display it in our teen area to give others an idea of how it works. Then once you get the hang of it, you can try it at home with old newspapers and get even more creative.

Check out our teen display:

teen display

So come out to the library and get started!