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Archive for September, 2009

The sequels to three outstanding teen books are due out this fall.  If you haven’t read the first book, read it now so that you’ll be ready to dive into the second book and savor every minute of the latest adventures of Katniss and Peeta, Todd and Viola, and Katsa and Prince Po.  Guaranteed great reading!

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Sequel to Graceling

Sequel to Graceling

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Teen Volunteers

Teen Volunteers

Wow!  Summer is already over!  Seymour teens took part in an amazing variety of programs for the summer of 2009.  There were 113 teen volunteers who were book buddies to younger kids, who kept our bookshelves in order and who helped with many children’s programs.  Their energy and enthusiasm clearly demonstrate the fantastic positive spirit of Seymour teens.

Happy Volunteers

Happy Volunteers

  Because the teen volunteers add so much to our summer programs, we always thank them with a sleepover (with no sleep!) in August.  They played flashlight tag and became vampire hunters for our big scavenger hunt.  After a whole night of fun, everyone was sent home to their parents, tired and grumpy.  Sorry, parents!

We had two teen book discussion groups this summer and a teen writing group.  Magic and Dungeons and Dragons groups began and the D&D people are still going strong!  Teens learned about kamishibai theatre, chose stories and created the story boards for a performance.  Teens tie dyed t-shirts and made love bead necklaces, learned how to create a video and experienced an inspiring evening learning about poetry from Dr. Anne Panning from SUNY Brockport. 

At the Sleepover

At the Sleepover

The summer reading game drew 67 teens who read up a storm over the six week time frame.  The winner of the Laser Quest party pass for 8 read a grand total of 6,629 minutes! 

One of the best events of the whole summer was the teens vs. adults game, “Are You Smarter Than a Teenager?”  As any teen would tell you, no way any adult is smarter than teens!  The teens won the game, of course, but everyone had a good time guessing at the answers to the many tough questions.

Reader's Theatre

Reader's Theatre

Reader's Theatre

Reader's Theatre

Kamishibai Theatre

Kamishibai Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teen Talk Middle School Book Group

Teen Talk Middle School Book Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teen Talk High School Book Group

Teen Talk High School Book Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awesome Volunteers

Awesome Volunteers

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