Thursday, March 22, 2012

Teen Tech Week @ CCPL!

Hey there, techie teens! Looking to upgrade your gear? Enter our contest and you could WIN $50 to Best Buy or

For this year’s Teen Tech Week, we’ve come up with a heap of challenges that will take you to the outer edges of the internet and back. As you complete the challenges, record your completion of each task on this online form.

For every four challenges you complete, you will be entered once to win our grand prize (a $50 gift certificate to or Best Buy—your choice). Complete ALL the challenges, and you’ll get three chances to win the grand prize!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

South Carolina Junior Book Awards

Awesome Books for Middle Schoolers!!

The 2012-2013 South Carolina Junior Book Award nominees are in! Check out the results. They include dangerous underwater worlds, kids forced to work in sweatshops, and a talking origami Yoda. Yes, there is a book (or two or three) for all tastes. Click on any title to reserve a copy!

Start off with:

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
By Tom Angleberger

When Dwight, the class weirdo, shows up with a talking origami Yoda, kids tease him. But Yoda seems to know things—and his advice is oddly wise. Is the Force really with him, or has Dwight fallen off the deep end?

Sequel: Darth Paper Strikes Back

Friday, March 2, 2012

S.C. Young Adult Book Award Nominees

Great Books for S.C. High Schoolers!!

The South Carolina YA Book Award Nominees are in for 2012-2013!

Our state's students, librarians, teachers, parents, and others chose these books as the very best for high schoolers. (Heads up: Teachers like to pick summer reading requirements from these get a head start!)

Click on any title to reserve a copy:

By Orson Scott Card

Rigg has a secret ability to see the paths of others' pasts. However, revelations after his father's death set him on a dangerous quest that brings new threats from those who would either control his destiny or kill him.