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The Texas State Library & Archives Commission is very happy to announce the second annual Texas Teens Read! summer reading program: Time Twistin' TTR.09
Written by Deban Becker, Natasha Benway, Monique Franklin, and Kit Ward-Crixell
Edited by Christine McNew, Youth Services Consltant, TSLAC
Color Artwork and Clip Art by Emily Fiegenschuh
Texas Teens Read! is sponsored by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission in collaboration with local libraries. This program fulfills a need that has been long recognized: To support Texas libraries in encouraging teens to visit the library, read, and attend enjoyable programs during the summer months.
The report, Long Overdue: A Fresh Look at Public and Leadership Attitudes About Libraries in the 21st Century, identified providing a safe and engaging space for teens as a vital community need that libraries can address while simultaneously positioning themselves as funding priorities for elected officials. Texas Teens Read! is designed to help Texas libraries meet that challenge.
Goals and Purpose
- To encourage teens to read during their summer vacations
- To foster lifelong readers and library users
- To establish the library as a safe and engaging space for teens
- To provide programming that will help teens become caring, responsible, and successful adults.
Target Age Group:Teens from 12 - 18 years or grades 7-12
ThemeThe 2009 Texas Teens Read! theme is Time Twistin’ TTR.09. Program activities include a fantasy festival, role-playing games, altered books, art and writing contests, zine-making, manga, and more.
Your InputPlease contribute your opinions, ideas, programs, crafts and overall experiences using this material with your teens and your community at large. Learn more about Wetpaint wikis so that you can contribute today!
Published by The Library Development Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) Austin, Texas 2009
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|JeanetteLarson||Little Elm Public Library wins national Dragon Codex Song Contest||0||Sep 9 2009, 3:52 PM EDT by JeanetteLarson|
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Librarian Heather Perry of Little Elm Public Library in Little Elm, Texas and Rachel G., age 11 and Brittany S., age 10 have won the Mirrorstone Dragon Codex Song Contest. Their winning entry of the Green Dragon Codex lyric has now been recorded as part of the Dragon Codex Song. Listen to it at: http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/4dnd/greendragon
The Dragon Codex Song features Mirrorstone's New York Times bestseller, A Practical Guide to Dragons plus dragon stories from the Green Dragon Codex book and other titles from Mirrorstone~s Dragon Codex series.
Each Dragon Codex novel takes one type of dragon and weaves a spellbinding story around it, alternating between good (metallic) and evil (chromatic) dragons. Fantasy fans, ages 8-12, will love these suspenseful, action-packed tales of dragons and the young mortals who dare to confront them. Silver Dragon Codex is the newest book in the series. If kids at your library would like to try writing their own dragon verse for fun, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a lyric-writing tip sheet.
Congratulations to Little Elm's Library Director, Tina Hager, Heather Perry, Rachel and Brittany for a great effort!
|JeanetteLarson||Wizards of the Coast Book Giveaway||0||Jul 15 2009, 1:19 PM EDT by JeanetteLarson|
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We hope you're as excited as we are about the summer songwriting contest sponsored by Wizards of the Coast/Mirrorstone. There was great response to the idea at ALA.
Librarians who are thinking about participating in the Wizards of the Coast/Mirrorstone Dragon Codex Song http://media.gleemax.com/podcasts/BalladDragonCodex.mp3 writing contest and who want to have a chance to win a copy of the Green Dragon Codex book while they're working on their entry, can send us their name, library name, address and email. We'll be selecting five winners on Monday, 7/20 at 5pm ET and will send each winning library a copy of Green Dragon Codex.
The songwriting contest is for kids ages 8-14 participating through their libraries. The rules and official entry form are at http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/4dnd/greendragon.
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|JeanetteLarson||Song Writing Contest||0||Jun 26 2009, 11:54 AM EDT by JeanetteLarson|
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Wizards of the Coast LLC is sponsoring a lyrics writing contest for libraries and kids and teens ages 8-14 to explore the world of dragons. Entrants will write lyrics set to the story of the Green Dragon.
• the chorus and the lyrics about the first four dragons plus music for where the winning lyrics will go
• information on the Dragon Song format
• tips on how to write great lyrics (it’s a lot like writing poetry!)
• a fact sheet about Green Dragon with information from A Practical Guide to Dragons and from the new book in the Dragon Codex series, Green Dragon Codex.
The contest is open to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada. No purchase necessary to enter. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. The contest will be open until 12:00 a.m. (midnight) (PST) on August 9, 2009. The winner will be announced on or about September 1, 2009. To enter, email Raab Associates at email@example.com the text of your lyrics along with your Library Participation Form and the Entry Form for each participating child/teen, which you’ll find at http://ww2.wizards.com/books/Wizards/Products/?doc=240537200. By participating in the contest, participating library and each entrant agrees to be bound by the Official Rules. Once the contest is done, Wizards will record the final stanza and credit the winning library and the first name (or team name) of the entrant when we announce the winner. The song will be posted at www.mirrorstonebooks.com.
The winning library will receive two copies each of:
A Practical Guide to Dragons
Red Dragon Codex
Bronze Dragon Codex
Black Dragon Codex
Brass Dragon Codex
Green Dragon Codex (newly published this summer!)
Plus 2 Practical Guide calendars and an assortment of bookmarks.
Plus each member of the winning team will receive one copy of A Practical Guide to Dragons and the Green Dragon Codex!
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