Posts Tagged ‘Teens’

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.

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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.

Gale Courses

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.

 

 

For those of you who haven’t heard we are now offering Hoopla Digital. This is a great service that allows you to borrow free digital moves, music, eBooks and more instantly! No more wait lists, holds or late fees!

All you have to do is download the app or go to hoopladigital.com and log in with your library card.

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Each library card allows for 5 downloads per month and has a great selection of graphic novels and comics that you can take with you anywhere. Everything from The Walking Dead and Saga to Adventure Time and Doctor Who, it has something for everyone.

So why not check it out, it’s completely free with your library card!

Still have questions? Please feel free to stop by the reference desk or call (613)968-6731 Ext #2235.

 

 

For those of you that have been enjoying your summer vacation don’t worry, you still have time to enter our Fan Art Contest! We have extended our due date! All entry’s are now due on Saturday August 29th, 2015. So if you are a teen between 12 – 18 and would like to enter you still have time!

A huge thank you for all the entry’s that have already been dropped off! We have been getting some great pieces of art from Doctor Who to Frozen!

Just a reminder:

Art work can be framed or unframed and has to be one 2D medium item of fan art per person.

Prizes for Juror’s Choice and Honorable Mention! Prizes donated by Barratt’s Office Pro.

All entries to be displayed in the corridor of the John M. Parrott Art Gallery from September 8- 18th.

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:

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So come out to the library and get started!

Like reading on your eReader, tablet, or iPad? You should check out eReading Room Overdrive for Teens!

With hundreds of new titles you can download any available book you wish straight to your device. This is a great way to grab a book if you’re short on time and can’t come down to the library. Don’t worry about late fees, when your eBook is due it automatically expires.

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Just visit eBooks and eResources and click on the Overdrive link. Once there simply enter the Belleville Public Library and then your Library card number. You can search by reading levels, collections, or even subjects. Need help getting started? Come in or give us a call at (613)-968-6731 ext #2235.