Even though things are a little different right now at RPL, we are happy to announce that we are doing our Annual Teen Poetry Contest again this year! We are always excited to celebrate Poetry Month and can’t wait to read all of your submissions. Here are some of the details about the contest:
Feeling creative? Want a way to express your feelings about what’s going on in your life? Write a poem and submit your entry to us between April 1 – 30. Please email your poem to email@example.com along with your name, age and grade.
Group 1: 12-15 years old
Group 2: 16-18 years old
Any format of poem is acceptable.
Length: No longer than one single-spaced typed page
Must be an original work
Groups 1 & 2:
1st Place – $35 gift certificate to Richmond Centre
2nd Place – $15 gift certificate to Richmond Centre
Judging Criteria: Creativity, clarity, originality, and the literary merit or message of the poem
* RPL reserves the right to disqualify any offensive and/or inappropriate submission
Congratulations to Rosie for your review on The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald. As a winner, you will win a book of your choice. This is the fourth and final prize and it marks the end of TeenTober. Thanks everyone for participating.
Congratulations to Biscuits for your review on Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler. As a winner, you will win a book of your choice. We will be giving away three more prizes this month, so get those reviews in.
All of your reviews are SOOOOO good! It was really hard to choose this week. Keep up the reading and reviewing!
And, the race for the Most Book Reviews Written this summer is heating up!!There are 3 or 4 people who are trying to win the prize this summer. It’s a pretty tight race, so try 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
And don’t forget to participate in our Alternate Reality Scavenger Hunt! Help save our beloved book characters by joining RPL’s BookCity: Superheros! Visit any branch of the Richmond Public Library to get our postcard with all the information, or scan this QR Code to join:
Don’t forget to cast your vote in our Battle of the Books! At Brighouse this week, the battle is between The Hungers Games and My Hero Academia. We’ve already lost of my personal favourites, so make your voice heard and vote for your’s before they get eliminated.
Also, every branch is doing they’re own Teen Battle of the Books, so you can head to your closest branch to vote.
Join us for an all-day event where you will work with a team to build your own video game. You will receive training from specialists, then join your team to create a game that will be showcased later in the day.
Are you an artist? Want to have your artwork showcased at the Richmond Public Library? Don’t forget to enter our contest!!! Entries must be submitted by Saturday, August 31, 2019.
Here are the details: Design the imagery for Teen Summer Reading Club 2020, using next year’s theme: The Roaring 1920’s! Design must be an original work and your own original superhero. Art only, no words on design. Design can be done in any medium (drawing, painting, collage, pho-tography, computer graphic, etc.). Designs dimensions must be letter-sized paper (height 27.94cm x width 21.59cm). Entries must be submitted by Saturday August 31, 2019 at any RPL library OR emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
*RPL reserves the right to disqualify any offensive and/or inappropriate submission.