Burlington County Library Teens

Welcome to the Burlington County Library System's blog for teens (or Young Adults in libraryspeak)! We blog about the Teen Advisory Board, teen programs at the library, new books, and lots of other stuff, and we really want to hear your ideas. So please read and comment, or email the YA librarian.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Harper Teen Fan Lit Program: Your Words, Everybody's Story!

All you aspiring writers out there should take advantage of this one! From October 17 to December 15, HarperTeen is running a collaborative online story program. You and other teen writers can create an original story one chapter at a time. Guest judges Meg Cabot, Rachel Vail, Jodi Lynn Anderson, and Laura Ruby will read, rank, and vote on entries along with teen players. The short story will be published by HarperTeen as an e-book, and Fox Television Studios will produce an original animated or live-action 3-5 minute video webisode based on one teen's submitted chapter.

You can submit chapters, vote for your favorites, or just browse and get writing tips from bestselling authors. You decide on your level of involvement. But everyone has the chance to win cool prizes—all you have to do is register at Harper Teen FanLit! Check it out!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Take the Smartgirl Reading Survey!

Smartgirl.org and the Young Adult Library Services Association want to know what you think about reading and books, so they're offering an online survey for young men and women 12-18 years old in connection with Teen Read Week 2006 (October 16-22). Check it out!