Friday, December 14, 2012

Teen Winter Reading Program 2012 Rules

Teen Winter Reading Program 2012 Rules
Program runs December 21, 2012 to January 11, 2013 
Winner Announced January 12, 2012

To win the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight:
  • Whoever reads the most pages* during the winter program wins the Nook. 
  • Teens (ages 13-18) will have to either :
    • Check in with the young adult librarian in order to have the completed book recorded. Pages will be tallied weekly. 
    • Graphic Novels/Manga will be adjusted by 1/3 
  • Submit a list of books read through the web.

*All books have to either be from the Young Adult or Adult area of the library. Exceptions are the Harry Potter Series and any of the Rick Riordan series.

Thursday, November 29, 2012


What is a Teen Advisory Group?
The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is a voluntary group that gives teens an opportunity to participate and influence teen services at the Visalia Branch of the Tulare County Library.
Who can join?
Anyone in grades 6-12 (at least 13 years old) is welcome to join the TAG.
When will TAG meet?
Once a month beginning in April! Here are some upcoming meetings and times:
December 1, 2012 - 1:30-2:45 pm
January 12, 2013 - 1:30-2:45 pm
February 9, 2013  - 1:30-2:45 pm
March 9, 2013 - 1:30-2:45 pm
April 6, 2013 - 1:30-2:45 pm
May 4, 2013  - 1:30-2:45 pm
June 1, 2013  - 1:30-2:45 pm 
 July 13, 2013 - 1:30-2:45 pm
What will happen at the meeting?
TAG will meet to discuss books, movies, television shows, music, websites, and anything pop culture related. The TAG will have a hand in planning programs for the Teen Summer Reading Program and year round programming.
What are the requirements to join?
in grades 6-12
able to attend monthly meetings
willing to review books, movies, and music for TCL Teens Reviews
willing to participate in TAG discussions
willing to respect the tastes, opinions and privacy of others.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Read Down Your Fines

During Teen Read Week (October 14-20) the library will be offering a program that will allow you to read down your fines. All you have to do is visit the teen website ( and click on the “Reviews” button and fill out the form. For every TWO PARAGRAPH review about a BOOK submitted, $2.00 will be taken off your fines. Normally you can review anything, but for this program it has to be about a BOOK since it is Teen READ Week.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

2012 Teen Summer Reading Program

Teen Summer Reading Program Guidelines

There are two ways a teen (13-18) can win one of two iPads
  1. Just by reading. Whoever reads the most number of pages for the summer will win an iPad. Teens will have to check in with the young adult librarian (Faythe) to have the completed book and format (paperback or hardcover) recorded.
    1. We will verify the pages numbers and record it. 
    2. Graphic Novel/Manga page numbers will be adjusted by 1/3
  2. Earning entries by participating in summer reading program activities as outlined below:
    1. 1 entry – signing up
    2. 1 entry – weekly check-in/progress report 
    3. 1 entry – every YA/Adult book read (Harry Potter series accepted)
    4. 1 entry – every THREE Manga/Graphic novel read
    5. 1 entry – every THREE paragraph review (Example 1, Example 2)
    6. 1 entry – every program attended
    7. 2 entries – every book trailer made (Example 1, Example 2)
    8. 2 entries – every redesigned book cover that incorporates the theme of the book (Example 1, Example 2)
  • Teens will be able to check in with Faythe during Digital Media Lab times, at the TAG meetings, before the movie, or after the book group. Please see calendar for times. 
  • In order to win an iPad through option 2, a teen will need to have at least THREE entries.
  • Page number winner will be calculated first.
  • Drawing for the second iPad will take place after.
    • In the off chance a teen wins both, a second name will be drawn until we have a different winner.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Teen Tech Week 2012

During Teen Tech Week (March 4-10, 2012) we will be holding a Spine Label Poetry Contest. What is Spine Label Poetry? All you do is grab some books (either at the library or books from home) and make a poem. Check out the picture on the left!

To enter, just email me the picture to: and we'll post them. Check back March 13 to to find out where you can vote for your favorite. The winner will receive an 8GB iPod Touch (courtesy of The Friends of the Tulare County Library!).

Questions? Post 'em below.