From the Spartanburg Public Library -
December is here, and that means it’s time for Teen Winter Reading! From December through February, teens who read five or more books are eligible to win weekly prizes of headphones and teen books. At the end of February, one lucky teen will win the grand prize of a $100 Amazon gift card! To participate, teens just pick up a TWR card from any Spartanburg County Public Library, read five books and record the titles, and then return the card. Teens can submit as many cards as they’d like.
Remember that the Poetry Out Loud Contest takes place tomorrow starting at 3:30 in the media center. Come with your cool shades and be prepared to snap your approval as students recite poetry and compete to be the best. The winner will move on to an area contest at Hub City and then on to state and then national.
Inspired to read, recite, or write poetry? Check out our special display on the blue ledges near the front of the library.
As our Christmas gift to you, we lifted our usual six book limit. Starting December 9th, come on in and load up your arms with THIRTY books! You need to have a clean record, no fees and no overdue books, in order to take advantage of this special offer.
Thank you students for helping us narrow down more than sixty titles to twenty-five. The 7Reads committee met, looked over the twenty-five titles, and narrowed it down to seventeen. The titles are:
Fault in Our Stars by Green
The Book Thief by Zusak
Code Named Verity by Wein
Graceling by Cashore
City of Bones by Clare
Don’t Turn Around by Gagnon
Where’d You Go Bernadette by Semple
Titanic: Voices form the Disaster by Hopkinson
Cinder by Meyer
Hobbit by Tolkien
In Darkness by Lake
Eon by Goodman
Divergent by Roth
Pure by Baggott
Fahrenheit 451 by Bradbury
One Shot at Forever by Ballard
We Beat the Streets by Davis
The committee will be reading these books over the Christmas holiday and come back in January to narrow the list down to between ten and twelve titles. Students will get to VOTE to pick the final six (one title will come from the district office – making seven titles total) that will go on the 7Reads list.
Come one come all to the morning book chat on December 6th starting at 7:20ish. Bring your favorite book to share. Please no spoilers!