Ombré pinecones

Posted in Uncategorized on September 30, 2014 by missionlibraryteens

Today for teen time we made beautiful ombré pinecones to get into the fall spirit of autumn. We used regular pinecones and painted the lower, middle, and upper tips three different colors to make an ombré effect. Check out how amazing these pinecones we made!
-Kajal 15

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Teen Review: “Buzz Kill by Beth Fantaskey”

Posted in book review, teen volunteer with tags , , , , on September 27, 2014 by centraltllc1

After finding Coach Killdare dead, Millie sets out on a mission of finding the killer. She wants to be the one who gets credit for writing about the whole debacle for the school paper instead of her archenemy, Vivienne Fitch. After all, Millie was the one who found Coach, which was a very traumatic experience. But after Millie’s father, the mayor and assistant football coach, starts to look more and more guilty in the public’s eye, it becomes imperative that Millie finds the real killer. With the help of some Nancy Drew books and a very handsome recluse of a football player, Millie sets out in search of the truth. But on this mission, more secrets may come out than Millie wants, and not everyone turns out to be who she thought they were. This book was fun and kept me guessing until the end. It was also a nice tribute to Nancy Drew.

Aedan, Central TLLC, 17

 "Buzz Kill by Beth Fantaskey" book cover

cute owl s’mores at mission

Posted in Uncategorized on September 23, 2014 by missionlibraryteens

You can find this this delicious and spooky treats at mission library.
Angelina R

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Landa Teen Library Leadership Council statement on Banned Books

Posted in Uncategorized on September 21, 2014 by landalibraryteens

 

When all individuals have the freedom to learn, explore, and think, the world gains creativity and a fuller understanding of society.  When denied resources, growth and exploration are severely limited.  To become engaged citizens, individuals must be able to carry different perspectives and ides that are represented in literature.  Whether life lessons or happiness is gained, the reader experiences a surge of critical thinking and/or pleasure.

The Iliad is a highly impactful epic that grants insight into Ancient Greek culture and ideals. Banning this book denies readers the chance to access this insight and learn about a unique historical culture.” -Mathias

“The Alice series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor is wonderful for young girls who are entering that stage in their lives where they find themselves. This series allowed me to think about myself differently in that I was introduced to new opportunity– resources that I thought I’d never be able to access. The injustice of depriving other young girls from these books can be nothing but detrimental to their growth.” –Sofia-Rose

Banning books is a method to control thoughts and actions.  The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood is a novel that explores the control of men and women’s lifestyles, and it is through this that ideas become stifled.  Depression, fear, and loss are the feelings that arise, not only from the characters in The Handmaid’s Tale, but also from individuals today who are denied the freedom to explore and learn.  Novels like this carry a certain kind of insight and truth, revealing that the world of Gilead may become a reality for us.  The ever-expanding collection of books that I’ve read has allowed me to become a critical thinker, a more aware citizen, and a more knowledgeable being.  These aspects give me the power to create change and inspire others.”

-Madeline Carrola

Looking for Alaska has become one of my favorite books by author John Green because of its plot and representation of drugs, alcohol, smoking, etc.– worldly things that should not be ignored. Not be encouraged, but difficult to avoid, sheltering our children from these behaviors inhibits their understanding and decision making. Just like the protagonist, Miles Halter, who is searching for his “Great Perhaps”, we are always in a constant search for happiness and understanding of the world around us. The banning of books not only denies us the freedom of thought and expression, but it also cripples young children, adolescents, and adults’ mentalities.” -Gladis

Teen Review: “Savage Drift” by Emmy Laybourne

Posted in book review, teen volunteer, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on September 20, 2014 by centraltllc1

In the third and final book in the “Monument 14” series, the group has finally made it to safety and are slowly being reunited with family, all except for Josie, who is trapped in a Type O camp that is unimaginably brutal. The poor conditions and savage treatment of type O’s is horrendous, and Josie has completely given up on herself. At the same time, Astrid is beginning to worry about the government stealing her away during the night to test her and her baby because of their compound exposure. With pregnant women disappearing left and right, her fears are becoming more and more legitimate. When Niko sees a picture of Josie in the newspaper, Astrid insists on accompanying him. Niko, Astrid, Dean, and Jake set out to find Josie, and they have no idea the peril they face. The government is covering up the compound drifts. Can they rescue Josie and safely deliver Astrid’s baby? “Savage Drift” was a fantastic conclusion to this amazing trilogy. I was in no way disappointed by the ending. It was a full circle.

Aedan, Central TLLC, 17

"Savage Drift" by Emmy Laybourne book cover

Mexican art tile

Posted in Uncategorized on September 16, 2014 by missionlibraryteens

These are Mexican art tile that the youth made. They were hand made using part of a throw away cookie sheet and a design.

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Landa Teen Readers’ League prepping for Banned Books Week

Posted in Uncategorized on September 16, 2014 by landalibraryteens

Teen, Lola C., preparing for Banned Books Week

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