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Welcome to TeenTober!

In association with Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), RPL is pleased to announce “TeenTober” where we celebrate everything libraries; (digital literacy, reading, technology, writing, etc.) throughout the month of October.

Visit the Brighouse branch and vote for your favourite book in our month long Battle of the Books (titles were chosen by our Teen Ambassadors) to help determine a winner.

Lastly, share your favourite book or what you are currently reading on the Blog. We will be handing out weekly book prizes starting on October 6th.

The winners are…

So exciting!!! We finally get to announce who the winners are for the Teen Summer Reading Club 2019. And the winners are:

The Alternate Reality Scavenger Hunt:
The teen who accumulated the most points playing in our BookCity Alternate Reality is: Lucian C.

The Most Book Reviews Written on the RPL Teen Hub Blog:
This teen wrote 29 reviews in 2 months (8 of which were written on Aug. 31st): Inshal K.

The Design for the 2020 Teen Summer Reading Club Contest:
We had several beautiful designs submitted this year (and it was really hard to choose). Next year’s theme (which was chosen by our Teen Ambassadors) is The Roaring 1920’s. The winner is: Trinity L.

We have to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone that participate this year in all of our teen programs. You really made this year’s Teen SRC 2019 a success! We had 22 teens competing in this year’s Book City Alternate Reality, 56 teens participating on the Teen Hub blog, 109 Book Reviews written, 21 teens escaped our Rebel Revolt Escape Room, and some truly beautiful submissions for the Design Contest. It was such a great summer and we have our wonderful teens to thank! So THANK YOU again!

CONGRATULATIONS! The final week of winners are:

Best Review of the Week: May –  Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Weekly Prize Draw: James – Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths

Wow!!! What a great summer for books, reviews and teens!! Thank you everyone that has participated on this blog! We truly loved reading all of your entries.

Now, the race for the Most Book Reviews Written this summer IS NOT OVER!!!!!! You can still keep writing reviews until August 31st at 11:59pm and keep the race going! The race is seriously SOOOOO close!! Someon is going to win the big prize! Keep writing everyone!!.

Don’t forget we have great prizes for participating in our blog:
– Best Review of the Week: 1 book of your choice, Swim pass, eSpot pass, Oval pass and pizza!
– Weekly Prize Draw: 1 book of your choice, Swim pass, eSpot pass, Oval pass and pizza! 
– Prize for the Most Book Reviews Written: Science World Passes

CONGRATULATIONS! This weeks winners are:

Best Review of the Week: Winnie –  Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Weekly Prize Draw: Shiraz Memon – The Extraterrestrial Encyclopedia by David Darling, Dirk Schulze-Makuch

We’re only a 1 week away from the end of summer, so keep up the reading and reviewing!

And, if you’ve been watching the race for the Most Book Reviews Written this summer, you know it’s a REALLY TIGHT RACE!! See if you can figure out which 2 teens are completing! But you never know; someone could still sneak in and win the big prize! Keep trying to get as many reviews written as you can before August 31st.

Don’t forget we have great prizes for participating in our blog:
– Best Review of the Week: 1 book of your choice, Swim pass, eSpot pass, Oval pass and pizza!
– Weekly Prize Draw: 1 book of your choice, Swim pass, eSpot pass, Oval pass and pizza! 
– Prize for the Most Book Reviews Written: Science World Passes

Final Battle is this week!!

The final week of the Teen SRC 2019 Battle of the Books is here! Can you believe that 14 of our favourite books were eliminated?!! The final two books at Brighouse are

The Hunger Games
The Fault in Our Stars

What do you think? Did you think it would be these two in the final battle?? I don’t think we did. Which book is getting your vote? You can come to Brighouse to make your choice, or you can vote on our poll on our blog.

Our Steveston branch already completed their epic battle and My Hero Academia beat The Fault in our Stars. Amazing!!

CONGRATULATIONS! This weeks winners are:

Best Review of the Week: Angelina C. –  Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Weekly Prize Draw: Lucian C – The Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan

The reviews this summer have been awesome! We’re only a few weeks away from the end of summer, so keep up the reading and reviewing!

And, the race for the Most Book Reviews Written this summer is SO CLOSE!! There are 2 people who are almost neck and neck in this race! But you never know; someone could still sneak in and win the big prize! Keep trying to get as many reviews written as you can before August 31st.

Don’t forget we have great prizes for participating in our blog:
– Best Review of the Week: 1 book of your choice, Swim pass, eSpot pass, Oval pass and pizza!
– Weekly Prize Draw: 1 book of your choice, Swim pass, eSpot pass, Oval pass and pizza! 
– Prize for the Most Book Reviews Written: Science World Passes