Leesburg Teen Blog
Feed your brain


Hello everyone! We are super busy here at the library, planning our Summer Reading programs. Great things are coming. MangaMe! Candy Sushi! Movies! T-Shirt Reconstruction! Gummy Bear Surgery! Teens for Troops! Christmas in July Party! and so much more.

I know students are getting ready for the end of the school year. It’s not too late to bring up those grades. Need help? Try WyzAnt to find a tutor near you.

See you Wednesday for Teen Gaming.


This week we had our CD Hovercraft Races. Made out of a CD, a ballon, and a bottle top, the theory is that the air pressure from the balloon makes them fly across the floor. Truthfully, they were a bit disappointing. Everyone had a blast though once we filled the ballons up with water for a water balloon battle (outside the library, of course!)

To see the rest of the pics, check out our myspace page!

Next week, we’ll be busting out the PS2 for teen gaming.


The Cinco de Mayo Party was a success! We had nachos & tacos, a movie, and even made paper flowers (for our moms, of course!)

Check out more pics on our myspace page.

Next week…hovercraft races!


Have you checked out the new computers in the teen room? Come see our new set up. We’ve added four more computers!

teen room extra computers


We’re gearing up for summer here at the library, but that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about May! Teen events are Wednesdays at 4:30pm.

May 5: Cinco de Mayo Party with food, crafts, and a movie

May 12: Hovercraft Races! We’ll be making hovercrafts out of recycled materials. Whose will go the fastest? Check out the video below for an example.

May 19: Gaming Day

May 26: Anime Club featuring a NEW movie!

Registration for summer reading begins June 1st. We’ll have prizes and events throughout the summer. You can look foward to movies, parties, and special guests!

Don’t forget the library will be closed for Memorial Day.


Read the rest of this entry »


Shmoop can help!

Each Shmoop Advanced Placement Exam Prep Online Course includes:

  • Deep topic review (that won’t put you in a deep sleep)
  • Practice Drills
  • 2 Full-Length Practice Exams
  • Test-Taking Tips & Strategies
  • Step-by-step guide to tackling your Essay Questions
  • Earn Points. Climb the Leaderboard. Win Shmoop Gear.

Pick any of our 4 Online AP Exam Prep Courses:

Normally, $12.95 per student per course

But for you, dear friend (or friend-of-friend), enter this promo code during checkout to GET 15% OFF:



There are tons of events coming up!

First, on Wednesday, February 24th, the Library will be having Anime Club. Come watch and discuss your favorite anime movies!

It just gets better, though. March 7th-13th, the Library will be hosting Teen Tech Week!!!! Come and enjoy the technology of the Library.

We will be doing battling robots (Monday and Tuesday), Animoto movies (Wednesday) duct tape phone covers (Thursday), and on Sunday we will be watching and I quote: “THE GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TECH TIME, CAPITAL T CAPITAL R CAPITAL O CAPITAL N…TRON!!!!”

Teen Tech will be great. Come visit the library that week!

The Festival of Reading is also coming up. Lasting from March 17th-20th, the Festival will include writing workshops, guest authors, and a reception on Friday evening. Some featured authors are

  • Lucienne Diver (author of the “Vamped” series)
  • Elaine Viets
  • John Henry Fleming

Join us! These are going to be great programs!

Here is the link for Festival of Reading:




Yesterday was our teens’ “Anti-Valentine Valentine’s Day” party. It went very well. The teens danced and played musical chairs, and it was an all around good time.

There are other events coming up at the Leesburg Public Library. On the 17th of February, there will be teen gaming. Join us at the library for Wii and board games!

Another event coming up is Anime Club. Come watch your favorite anime! This event is held in the Jacobson room at 4:30.

There are many events going on this month around the city as well. Every Saturday there is a morning market, where you can buy everything from bakery items to coffee beans. It’s a great way to explore your community and support your local vendors.

Another great event is the Mardi Gras street parade, held on Main Street on February 20th. Enjoy costumes and festivities!

For more information on events happening in Leesburg, please visit:


And click on ‘City Events’



The Internet Public Library offers a weekly writing prompt and promises to post the most relevant responses! Check it out and give it a try.