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What Happened Next? Creative Writing Contest Winner: Fatima Ahmed

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This summer the library held a creative writing contest, "What Happened Next?" open to elementary, middle, and high school students. To enter, participants considered the prompt: Dig deeper into your favorite book/movie/video game character and write a story, poem, or essay that answers the question: What happens to ___ character after the book/movie/game ends? Each winner receives a $50 gift card to the store or restaurant of their choice, and gets their writing published on the library's website.

What Happened Next? Creative Writing Contest Winner: Tucker Broderick

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This summer the library held a creative writing contest, "What Happened Next?" open to elementary, middle, and high school students. To enter, participants considered the prompt: Dig deeper into your favorite book/movie/video game character and write a story, poem, or essay that answers the question: What happens to ___ character after the book/movie/game ends? Each winner receives a $50 gift card to the store or restaurant of their choice, and gets their writing published on the library's website.

What Happened Next? Creative Writing Contest Winner: Sofia Lindgren

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This summer the library held a creative writing contest, "What Happened Next?" open to elementary, middle, and high school students. To enter, participants considered the prompt: Dig deeper into your favorite book/movie/video game character and write a story, poem, or essay that answers the question: What happens to ___ character after the book/movie/game ends? Each winner receives a $50 gift card to the store or restaurant of their choice, and gets their writing published on the library's website.

Teen Book List: Summer Reads

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Summer was here again. Summer, summer, summer. I loved and hated summers. Summers had a logic all their
own and they always brought something out in me. Summer was supposed to be about freedom and youth and
no school and possibilities and adventure and exploration. Summer was a book of hope. That's why I loved and
hated summers. Because they made me want to believe.

New Teen Graphic Novels

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New graphic novels featuring Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, the Joker, Superman, and more are just some of the recent additions to the teen graphic novel collection. Plus, we have two new books from Gene Luen Yang! I highly recommend Dragon Hoops--it's one of my favorites of the year.

Make It: Recycled Paper Mosaic

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Today we had a Zoom meet up for teens where I shared tips for making a recycled paper mosaic. This is a project that utilizes supplies you have around the house and transforms what might be thought of as clutter into artwork. If you missed today's program, I am sharing the recycled paper mosaic steps, tips, and photos right here. I call this a mosaic project, but I have tended to turn my projects into mosaic and collage mash-ups.

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New Teen Fiction

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Have you gone through your stack of library books at home and are looking for more to read? Here are some new books that were recently added to the teen collection. These books fall into a range of genres-- contemporary, science fiction, mystery, fantasy, historical fiction, romance, and a collection of short stories. You can sign up to have your holds delivered to you, or, starting Monday, you can pick up your holds that are ready for pickup curbside at the Dundee Library.

Download Songs for your Summer Playlist on Freegal

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Summer has arrived! I put together a Summer Playlist of songs available to download for free from Freegal. You are able to download 5 songs a week per library card, so I recommend adding songs to your Wish List so you don't forget any! For many of the songs, the link below goes to the album, so you'll have to scroll through the track listing to find the song for your summer playlist.

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