Speed Friending!

On Valentine’s Day we had the Speed Friending program at the library! It was a huge success! 10 teens attended and spent an hour getting to know their peers by asking and answering questions. If they knew each other already they got to know each other better! An hour flew by!

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Footsteps by the window!

If you look out the window in the teen section you will see footsteps near the window. This is a bit odd since there isn’t a door anywhere close! Just maybe someone is peeking in to see inside the library and book displays! 🙂 And then there is that yellow grocery bag. Please don’t leave garbage around!foot steps

New book displays!

If you have been to the YA section of the library recently you might have seen new book displays!

The books that were chosen for the “Fall in love with a book this Valentine’s day” are popular YA books about love and relationships and all that Valentine’s Day celebrates. Many highly rated good reads in there!

Valentinesbooks display

We celebrate Black History Month. The YA selections honour the contributions of black authors, their history and their experiences! Many great books are displayed.

BlackHistoryMonth Display

The YA Steampunk book display may seem intimidating at first since the books are so long, big and heavy! If you haven’t read any Steampunk books yet I suggest trying to see if you like them.

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science-fiction. It is usually set in an anachronistic Victorian or quasi-Victorian alternate history setting. It can also be described by the slogan “What the past would look like if the future had happened sooner.” Steampunk includes fiction with science-fiction, fantasy and horror themes. These books are often set in an alternate history which sounds pretty cool to me! I admit, I have never read a Steampunk book but putting this display together has made me read the genre.

Steampunkbooks display

A fourth display is about mental health.  It features YA books and DVDs that have characters that deal with various mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia among others. Reading about mental health not only breaks stereotype but also gives readers knowledge about mental health, which is beneficial when it comes to understanding other people as well as understanding oneself.

MentalHealth display

mental health help sign

I hope that you check these books out before the other displays replace them. It would make me happy! Tell me what you think of these selections in the comments!

Summer Reading Club and Contests

Looking for something to keep you busy this Summer? Want to win some cool prizes?

Join us for our Read Across Canada Contest

June 24th-September 2nd—Ages 15+ 

Where will you read? Try our teen and adult summer contest to read across Canada. We have a list of provinces and territories and all you have to do is read; either a book set in a particular province/territory or where the author is from. Pick up ballots at front desk at the North Battleford Library and start your reading adventure. Random draw to be made September 2nd.

Need some help with reading suggestions?  try one from our list below:

Alberta

A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout

British Columbia

Highly Inappropriate Tales for Young People by Douglas Coupland

 

Manitoba

Children of My Heart by Gabrielle Roy

 

 

 

 

New Brunswick

The Town That Drowned by Riel Nason

Newfoundland & Labrador

Galore by Michael Crummey

 

North West Territories

Porcupines and china dolls by Robert Arthur Alexie

Nova Scotia

Light Lifting by Alexander MacLeod

Nunavut

Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay

 

Ontario

Dear Life by Alice Munro

 

 

 

PEI

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Quebec

A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny

Saskatchewan

So Dark the Night: a Zinnea & Nightstalk Mystery by Cliff Burns

 

 

 

 

 

Yukon

The Arctic grail : the quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909 by Pierre Berton

 

 

 

 

Are you bored?

If you’re a teenager in grades 7 – 12, or a parent, teacher, or other adult who works with teens, North Battleford Library has you covered!  We have many programs that may be of interest to teens and adults. Here’s a rundown of what is coming up:

Saturday march 25, 2017: Green Screen Fun      2-3:30 pm

Come and play with our new green screen and see yourself in ways you never imagined! This month’s theme is “Goofy”. National Goof Off Day is observed annually on March 22.   Do something fun and leave the work until tomorrow.  Everybody needs to take a break from time to time. Let us take some fun and funky photos and email them to you. Please DO NOT wear green. Photo Release Waivers must be signed. All ages.

Wednesday March, 29 2017: Teen Advisory Board Meeting      4-5 pm

With the Teen Advisory Board, you can come up with fun programs for you and your friends and get involved with your community. Earn community service hours and meet other teens. Snacks will be provided.Ages 12-18. 4:00 – 5:00 pm.

Saturday April 8, 2017: Line, Design & Loosening Up!      1-4 pm

Spring 2017  – North Battleford Library Workshops with Holly Hildebrand

This workshop is focused on using the principles and elements of design in a playful way to create very individual and dynamic artwork.  Often we begin our work with preconceived ideas of how we want it to turn out and forget to play and interact intuitively with the materials to see where the process leads us.  This workshop is about opening up to that adventure.

If you are ready to put aside your drawing fears and perfectionism and have some fun, this is for you!These FREE Workshops run from 1:00 to 4:00, all supplies included. Everyone welcome but must pre-register at the NB Library or call 306-445-3206. Teens and adults.

Saturday April 22, 2017: Larger Than Life      1-4 pm

Spring 2017  – North Battleford Library Workshops with Holly Hildebrand

These large format mixed media portraits will go beyond the literal to encompass all your passions.  Working large can be as easy as working small and will free us up to move quickly and spontaneously.  Find new ways to s-t-r-e-t-c-h your creativity! These FREE Workshops run from 1:00 to 4:00, all supplies included. Everyone welcome but must pre-register at the NB Library or call 306-445-3206. Teens and adults.

Wednesday April, 26 2017: Teen Advisory Board Meeting       4-5 pm

With the Teen Advisory Board, you can come up with fun programs for you and your friends and get involved with your community. Earn community service hours and meet other teens. Snacks will be provided. Ages 12-18. 4:00 – 5:00 pm.

Teen Advisory Board

Are you bored? Are you looking to gain some community service hours? Do you want to make new friends? I got the right program for you!

The North Battleford Library is looking to start a Teen Advisory Board. The first meeting will be held January 25 @ 4 PM. We hope you can make it out and share your opinions about what you want from your local library.

 

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Teen Book Bingo is Back!

It’s that time of year again. Teen Book Bingo is back! Check out the details below to get started on winning some awesome surprise prizes.

Starts: November 1, 2016

Ends: December 23, 2016

Teens are invited to take part in Teen Book Bingo contest. Read books from the different categories on the bingo card, then tell us about your favorite book you read. For each card completed and received, you will receive a ballot to fill out for a chance to win a grand prize.

It’s simple to participate:

  • Pick up your free Bingo card at the library
  • Read five books chosen from 5 different categories that completes a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line.
  • Bring your completed bingo card into the library and enter the draw.
  • Complete as many Bingo cards as you like to enter the raw multiple times
  • Share the fun with your friends!

Once you have completed five squares in a row (horizontal vertical, diagonal), bring your bingo card in to the Library to enter for the draw.  Pick up another bingo card at the front desk, and turn your reading bingo card into prizes!

You can join any time during the contest dates and complete as many Bingo cards as you like to increase your odds of winning.

Looking for ideas of what to read?  Check out our recommended books for teens as well as themed booklists on Pinterest and out teen blog.

For teens ages 12