Friday, December 17, 2010

You Are Here Teen Video Challenge
A video challenge for legal U.S. residents aged 13 to 18.

What you need to do: Create a public service announcement that promotes the fun of reading and the idea of using public libraries to learn about ourselves and the wonderful and diverse world.

What you can submit:  A video between 30 and 90 seconds long.

When you need to have it in: Videos and signed model release forms must be submitted to Kassia Worst at the East Islip Public Library by March 3, 2011.

What you will be judged on: Creativity, message clarity and relevance, motivation and inspiration and overall impact.

What you could win: Each State Teen Video Challenge Winner will receive $250.

View contest rules and print out entry forms and model release forms here.

Take a look at other contests on our Contest page to the right.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Cool New Website:

Figment is a community where you can share your own writing, connect with readers and discover new stories and authors all just for teens.  There are all kinds of genres: sonnets, mysteries, thrillers, sci-fi and cell phone novels. Sign up is free and easy. Take a look today!

Friday, December 3, 2010

There's still time!

It's not to late to sign up for our next Teen Advisory Board meeting!  Join us on Tuesday, December 7 at 7pm for a lively conversation about books, movies and music.  Share your ideas and suggestions for teen library programs.  Help create a dazzling, festive bulletin board for the Teen Bistro.  But that's not all...snacks will be served and every participating member will receive one hour of community service!  So grab a friend and come on down.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Check out these Contests

Take a look at these featured contests:

2011 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Would you go against the crowd to do what is right?

Which Amendment in the Bill of Rights is the most important to you?
A mixed media contest for all Suffolk County residents.

Young Naturalist Awards 2011
An inquiry-based research competition for students in grades 7-12.

Each contest is different, focusing on different subjects, but prizes range from iPods and cash awards to college savings plans and expense paid trips!  Take a look at details here.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

The YA Department would like to wish every one of you a Happy Thanksgiving.  As we reflect on the things for which we are thankful, we can't help but think of our wonderful patrons.  This community is so wonderful to serve and is comprised of such a great bunch of teens!

But don't let the good feelings stop here...In the spirit of the season, the Library will be collecting new winter clothing accessories (mittens, hats, scarves, etc.) through December to donate to families in need.  Need comes in all sizes, so items of any size, color and fabric are welcomed.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Make sure you're caught up with all the books before the last two
movies hit the big screen.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Come down to the library to check out one of these scary tales...

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Teen Read Week: Books with Beat

October 17-23, 2010
Teen Read Week is a national literacy initiative aimed at teens to encourage reading for the fun of it. Stop by the library this week to celebrate:
  • Fill out a raffle located at the Reference Desk every time you come into the library this week to win prize.
  • Enter our Books with a Beat Challenge-create a soundtrack to your favorite book.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Bayville Scream Park

Every year the doors of the Bay Family Mansion are unlocked and the ghosts and ghouls come out to play and transform Bayville Adventure Park into a spooky world of frights and surprises. Check out the Haunted Mansion, Temple of Terror, Zombie Pirates and the Evil Woods if you dare...

Friday, October 8, 2010

EIPL Video: Library Cop

The job of a library cop isn't always easy; especially when patrolling the Teen Bistro. But, at the end of the day, the job is not without its rewards.