Leesburg Teen Blog
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As 2010 comes to a close, we here at the Leesburg Public Library want to wish you all a safe and happy New Year!
We have had a very busy year here in the youth department. We said goodbye to both Jacob (our teen librarian) and Jessica (our supervisor). The staff and patrons miss them both. This has given us the opportunity to welcome new blood to the department. Sandy and Penny are now our Library Assistants, Claudia got promoted to Teen Librarian, and our new supervisor, Alicisa, just joined us this week.
We’ve got lots of great events planned for the teens in 2011. More books, CDs, and DVDs! More programs! And we’ve even started planning Summer Reading already.
As always, we would love to hear your suggestions on ways to improve the library!


Back to School! I hope all you students are enjoying being back in school (as I’m sure your parents are enjoying their quiet homes).
Just to remind everyone, even though Summer Reading is over, we’ve still got lots of great programs. Look what’s coming up!

Scheduled Teen Events for September (Wednesdays @4pm, ages 12-18)
9/1 Craft Day- Make a dreamcatcher keychain and a silly shell creature
9/8 Gaming- Play Board Games and Wii
9/15 GLEEK out!- Sing along with your favorite Season 1 GLEE episodes
9/22 Craft Day- Henna Tattoos
9/29 Anime Club- Come watch Basilisk and discuss Anime

Scheduled Tween Events for September (Tuesdays @4pm, ages 8-12)
9/7 Tween Gaming- Wii!
9/14 Movie Day
9/21 Tween Gaming- Wii
9/28 Craft Day

We will also be holding Crafty Kids (ages 4-12) on alternating Thursdays (9/9 and 9/23) at 4pm

Kids Storytime Tuesdays @10:30am

Toddler Time Thursdays @10:30am

PAWS Dogs Thursday 9/2 @ 3:30pm

any questions, contact the children’s department


Hey kids, do you love the Wimpy Kids series? Well guess what? The new one comes out on November 9.  Check out the link below to find out about it (and the Wimpy Kid 2 movie)


Well, we’re about halfway through with Summer Reading and things are going great. We’ve had over 650 kids & teens sugn up for summer reading. Events have been at maximum capicity. We’ve given away hundreds of dollars in prizes.

And we’re not done yet!

Still to come is Wizard Week, the Central Florida Zoo, Stormtroopers, and lots more! We’re also still collecting for Teens for Troops, so keep donating!

For those of you interested in the James Patterson books, you can read the new Daniel X, Demons & Druids, online!

click here for Demons & Druids


I know during the summer the last thing you want to think about is School…

But spaces are filling fast at Milestones Charter School.  If you want something different from the traditional public school experience for you children, Milestones is a tuition-free option offering a smaller campus and individualized education.

Learn more at www.MilestonesCommunitySchool.org


Summer Reading is in full swing! We have lots of prizes to give out.  Raffles will be held everyweek. You can get raffle tickets by:

– coming to the library & events

– checking out books

-keeping a reading log & writing books reviews

– donating to teens for troops

Check out these pics of some of the winners we’ve had so far!

Raffle Winner

Twilight Trivia Winner

We’ve got lots more great prizes to give out. Come in and sign up for Summer Reading!


We have now completed the first 10 days of Summer Reading. We’ve had some amazing events so far. Coming up we have the Reptile Show (Sat. @2), Tween’s Camp Half Blood (Tues. @ 4:30), and Teen’s New Moon (Wed @ 4:30).

Check out these pics from the events we’ve had so far!

You can see more at http://www.facebook.com/leesburgpubliclibrary


Summer Reading has officially begun!

Did you know know you can win awesome prizes at the library?

We’re raffling off prizes every week throughout the summer!

Prizes include Gift Cards (itunes, Books a Million, Movie Theaters, Target, etc) and book series (House of Night, Blueford High, Harry Potter, and much more!).

You can get raffle tickets in lots of ways!
– by coming to the library
– by coming to our events & programs
– by checking out books
– by reviewing books
– by donating items for Teens for Troops
– by volunteering

You can earn so many tickets! Each ticket is a chance to win!

Go to the children’s desk to sign up for summer reading and start getting your tickets. Everyday you come to the library you get a ticket!


Summer Reading Registration has begun!

If you haven’t registered yet, come by the children’s desk to do so. We have some amazing things planned for the summer:

Anime Party

Vampire Movie

T-Shirt Reconstruction

Cake Decorating Class

Play Wii with a Stormtrooper

Harry Potter Week

And so much more!

We’ve got awesome prizes too! Books! DVDs! Gift Cards!

We’ll be collecting for Teens for Troops all summer as well. Each time you donate, you earn a raffle ticket to win one of our great prizes.

Summer reading begins June 14th.



For those of you who don’t get the Daily Commercial, there were 2 articles about the library in the paper today. First, there was an article about our upcoming Summer Reading program.  Second, there was an article about our Teens for Troops program.

Clink on the links to go to the articles.

And don’t forget to register for Summer reading starting June 1!