Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Writing Contest: Do It! Win It!

Click for info about a Teen Writing Contest
Visit Writing about the Future for more info.

  • $100 grand prize
  • publication, plaques, readings, that kind of thing
  • Deadline August 1
  • Grades 9 - 12

Huh?  "By 2050...sea levels could rise as much as 19 inches... What will Florida be like?" Will there BE a Florida?  

Will we be living in a Panem kind of world?  Or will we more like Paolo Bacigalupi's Ship BreakerWill we have too much water or not enough? Or just not in the right places? This could be a really interesting essay because Michael Grant in Gone, Marissa Meyer in Cinder, James Dashner in The Maze Runner, heck, Aldous Huxley in Brave New World, all have some very unpleasant but interesting speculation to share with us about what terrors we might be facing.  

I've got an inspirational thought! How about writing about something GOOD happening in the future?

Naaaaah.

Good luck, hope you win.




Thursday, May 21, 2015

Volunteer Opportunity

Interested in tutoring a student in reading and writing for volunteer hours?  Call Kitt at the West Branch Library at 727 341-7185. Must be 16 or older. 






Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Teen Reads 2015-2016




The Teen Reads 2015-2016 are up! Check them out at Teen Reads 2015-2016. We have some of them in our collection (loved Lockhart's We Were Liars), some are on order, and some you'll need to order from the county catalog, PPLC catalog.  All will be available in e-book.