It’s time for the annual Teen Poetry Contest!
This contest is open to students in grades 6-12. You can enter one (1) original poem of up to 25 lines. Poems will be entered in one of two categories: grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. Prizes will be given in each category for first ($25 Barnes & Noble gift certificate), second ($15 Barnes & Noble gift certificate) and third ($10 Barnes & Noble gift certificate). Deadline for entries is April 20. All contestants are invited to read their poems at the Poetry Café on May 4 at 10:00 a.m. This contest is free and entry forms are available at the Moline Public Library or here.
Join us for small group facilitated discussions aimed at empowering youth and parents to address bullying in their school, neighborhood or community. This café-style interactive session will engage in frank discussions with other parents and students. It will feature an online cyber-bullying survey and educational resources for middle school students and parents. Feel free to attend one session or all three. All attendees may enter a drawing for a free Kindle Fire®.
For more information, visit http://www.wqpt.org/stopbullying/#programs-discussions.
Want to win prizes, get invited to a party, and earn bragging rights for the Moline Public Library? Enter the 2013 Teen Reading Challenge and “Read to Survive / Survive to Read!” Stop by the Library to pick up your Challenge Log or print out a copy from here. The Challenge runs from January 6 through January 26. All you have to do is keep track of how many minutes you read (and yes, that includes homework), record your time on the Log, and return it to the Library by January 31st. Read 250 minutes get a prize and an invitation to the Challenge Final Party on February 1st at the Bettendorf Public Library. Read 500, 750, or 1000 minutes and get entered into drawings for even more prizes. Let’s go Team Moline!