Teens, ages 13-18, are invited to enter the Texas 2014 Teen Video Challenge. Create a 30-90 second video promoting the Summer Reading Program at the WFPL, and your interpretation of the teen summer slogan, "Spark a Reaction." If you win, you will receive $275 for yourself, and $125 for the WFPL. For rules & deadlines, visit the state library's Texas 2014 Teen Video Challenge information page.
Teenreads, a site dedicated to book lovers, has come up with the Ultimate Reading List that will give you some great ideas about what to read next. Titles include young adult & adult titles that have been recommended by readers & staffers. Lists have been recently updated to include recent titles including fiction, nonfiction, manga & graphic novels.
Looking for award-winning books & recommended reading? The Young Adult Library Services Association has launched a free Teen Book Finder App that includes titles from the last 3 years. The Teen Book Finder App is available for iPhone, iPad, or iPod, and is free for download from the Apple App Store.
We've added several new databases through the Texas State Library's Texshare Database program. Here's one you won't want to miss! The Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.