Teens

Put to the Test

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 6:00 am

Teen_Feature_Test by Corinne W. One of your most valuable resources as you prepare for employment and college (or just try to survive high school) is the SCLD Digital Library. Testing and Education Reference Center, HelpNow, and JobNow gather all the up-to-date information you need for test and employment prep of all kinds, and lets you access it […]

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How Will You Spark a Reaction?

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

Teen_Feature_VideoContest Do you love to make videos? Do you aspire to be the next Steven Spielberg or Kathryn Bigelow? There’s a contest happening right now that’s perfect for you, and you could win a cash prize. It’s the 2014 Teen Video Challenge. Here’s how it works: Contestants create a video 30 to 90 seconds long that […]

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Read the Book, See the Movie

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

Teen_Feature_ReadBookWatchMovie by Corinne W. 2013 was full of Teen favorites hitting the theater as blockbuster films: Catching Fire, The Book Thief, City of Bones, Ender’s Game, Beautiful Creatures, The Spectacular Now – the list goes on. Some were smash hits, while others just didn’t translate the fictional world we love to the big screen. In order […]

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Great Books from Goodreads

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 6:00 am

Picking a Book by Kelsey H. As 2013 came to an end, readers around the country picked their favorite young adult fiction of the year. Over 100,000 votes were cast in the Goodreads Choice Awards 2013 for the top spots of the year. Among the best of the best in young adult fiction were: Eleanor & Park by […]

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Teen Volunteers

Posted on January 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

Teen_Feature_Volunteers UPDATE: The current volunteer quarter has closed but not all positions have been filled at the North Spokane library. If you are interested in volunteering at that location, please contact teenvolunteers@scld.org and specify that location in your email. Need to pump up your college resume? Or fill a requirement for graduation? Or perhaps you just […]

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Scholarship Search Tips

Posted on January 14, 2014 at 6:00 am

graduation cap  on a pile of money ( student debt ) by Julianne T. So you are on the downhill slide into your senior year of high school, and you have begun the application process to apply to colleges. Now the next step is to find some assistance with the cost of attending that four-year or two-year institution. Here are some tips to help you keep […]

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Where to Watch (Mostly) Free and Legal Anime

Posted on December 26, 2013 at 6:00 am

Teen_Feature_Anime by Cindy Ulrey Can’t get enough anime at our monthly teen anime clubs or in the library collection? Check out some of these great resources on the web where you can legally stream anime for free! The Anime Network Watch many episodes of popular titles like Clannad, Princess Tutu, and Maid-Sama! free on your computer […]

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Winter Is Coming

Posted on December 10, 2013 at 6:00 am

Teen_Feature_WinterisComing by Sonia G. It always takes some time for me to start enjoying winter. The other seasons? I’m right there- bring on the spring flowers, heat of summer and crisp fall air. Winter takes a little longer. Eventually I come around to the cold and snow because cold and snow mean it’s easier to make […]

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What’s Your Story

Posted on December 5, 2013 at 6:00 am

Teen_Feature_TWINE by Sheri Boggs Are you destined to build fantastical worlds, invent unforgettable people, and craft crackling dialogue? If so, T.W.I.N.E. (Teen Writers of the Inland Empire) is for you! The way it works is simple: we meet the first Thursday of every month at the Spokane Valley Library. We use writing prompts to get the […]

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Time for a Change

Posted on November 12, 2013 at 7:00 am

T_Feature_TimeTravelReads by Rachel E. It seems like lots of the new books in Teen fiction in the last year are dark, futuristic and dystopian. While I love Hunger Games, and you can’t go wrong with Divergent, sometimes I enjoy a little change of pace. Or should I say, time? Lately I’ve been enjoying time-travel books, and […]

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