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Win a Kindle Fire!

Rachael Williams - Posted on

Do you "geek" ebooks and tablet computers?

If so, participate in the the Troy Library's Geek the Library Scavenger Hunt and you may have the chance to win a Kindle Fire.

Pick up an entry form at the Library or download it by clicking on the attachment below. Answer at least eight of the 10 questions correctly and you will be entered into a drawing for a Kindle Fire, provided by the Suburban Library Cooperative. All forms must be completed and returned to the Troy Library by April 15. Limit one entry per person with a current library card in good standing. (You can separately enter a drawing for one of several other prizes, including a $50 Barnes & Noble Gift Card, by filling out an entry form at a Library public service desk.)

This scavenger hunt is part of National Library Geek Week, April 8-14, to promote library awareness. For more information, see Get Geeked at the Troy Library.

Teen Logo Contest Winners

Olivia Olson - Posted on

Youjin Nam DesignWe are excited to announce the winners of the Troy Public Library Teen Logo Contest:

Congratulations to First Place Winner Youjin Nam (left) and Runner Up Nick Ronzi (below) for their amazing designs! Keep a lookout for these logos on the Teen Facebook page, in the Teen room of the library, and on all official Troy Library TeenNick Ronzi Design publications.

Many thanks and congratulations go to all participants for their across-the-board fantastic submissions. We cannot wait to see what you come up with next year!

Teen Tech Week: Scavenger Hunt

Olivia Olson - Posted on

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If you are the type of teen who knows your way around a search engine, then the Teen Tech Week Scavenger Hunt at the Troy Public Library is for you.

Download the questionnaire and rules here, or pick them up from the Teen or Adult desks at the Library. Completed forms will be accepted at these desks or via email at O.Olson@troymi.gov. Submit your entries by the deadline of March 10, be entered into a drawing for Amazon, Best Buy, and iTunes gift certificates. Teens in grades 8-12 are welcome to enter.

Happy searching!

Teen Tech Week: Logo Contest

Olivia Olson - Posted on

Graphic DesignTroy teens: Are you interested in graphic design? Well, this is your chance to showcase your creative skills.

The Troy Library's Teen Department is looking for an Official 2012 TPL Teen Logo design. Designs can be whatever your imagination dictates. There are just a few simple rules:

1. Make sure “TPL Teens” is displayed clearly somewhere on the logo.

2. The logo should represent what you believe the library is all about. Make a clearly original design.Geek Out logo

3. Include your name, age, phone number, and email address with your submission.

Young people in grades 8-12 are welcome to enter. Submit your design to O.Olson@troymi.gov (preferably in .jpeg or .gif format) no later than Friday, March 9. Designs will be judged on creativity, clarity, and relevance.

The winning submission will become the Official 2012 TPL Teen Logo, and will appear on the Library website and Facebook page, fliers, and more. Winners will be revealed after Teen Tech Week (March 4-10, 2012).

Best of luck!

Troybery 2012

Rebecca Krystyniak - Posted on

This Dark EndeavorTroybery 2012 is underway! All middle school students in the Troy School District can participate in this popular reading program. Students should register at their school and read a minimum of three selected titles. Readers then have the opportunity to vote for the winner in April. 

Once again, the Troy Public Library is happy to be a partner in Troybery 2012. The Library has all the titles selected for the program. In order to make the books available to as many students as possible, individuals may check out only two Troybery titles at a time. Books are checked out for seven days and cannot be renewed.

If you have any questions or would like assistance placing holds for these Troybery 2012 books, please contact a Youth Services librarian at ysref@troymi.gov or 248.524.3541.

2011 Letters About Literature Competition

Julie McGee - Posted on

2011 Letters About Literature posterThe Center for the Book in the Library of Congress in partnership with Target, is again sponsoring the Letters About Literature competition for young people. In this competition, a young person writes a letter to an author as though she or he were having a conversation with the author. The letter should be about a piece of fiction or poetry that affected the young person in some way. It should be a correspondence, not just a compliment on the work.

The contest is open to students enrolled in grades 4-12 during the 2011-2012 school year. There are three competition levels: Level 1 (Grades 4-6); Level 2 (Grades 7-8); and Level 3 (Grades 9-12). The statewide winners each receive a $50 Target gift card and additional prizes, and are able to compete at the national level where they might win a $500 Target gift card and a $10,000 grant for their home library.

Letters must be submitted by Friday, January 6, 2012, using the required entry coupon, available online and in the Youth area of the Troy Public Library.

Winning entries from last year can be viewed here.

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