It Came from the Library short story contest

CHPL TEENS & Teen Read Week 2012 Present:


...a horror-themed short fiction contest


Like to write? Want to be published? Submit a gruesome tale for a chance to be published in Bridges, our literary 'zine and win other prizes!
1. Entries must be between 500-1,000 words.
2. Include your name, age, phone number and email address with your submission.
3. Submit your entry at the Youth Services Desk at the Cherry Hill Public Library -or-
    e-mail JHarmon@chplnj.org (please use subject line: "TRW 2012")
4. Contest deadline is October 17, 2012.
One high school winner and one middle school winner will be revealed on
October 20, 2012
at our It Came From the Library Party
(open to all students grades 6-12.)



Teen Activity Board: Now Accepting Applications!

Are you interested in becoming more involved in your community? Meeting new people? Earning volunteer hours?

Apply to be a member of the CHPL Teen Activity Board (TAB for short), where you'll help plan and promote teen and children's events at the library! We have two separate Boards, one for middle school and one for high school. Here's how to apply:

1) Download an application by clicking here, or pick one up next time you're at the library.

2) Carefully read the "Duties and Guidelines" portion of the application. Being a TAB member is a year-long commitment -- make sure you have enough time in your schedule for meetings and other library events!  

3) After you've filled out both sides of the application, bring it to the Youth Services Desk at the Library on or before Friday, October 12th.

Questions? Concerns? Email Ms. Jaclyn or Ms. Michelle, or call the Youth Services desk at 856.903.1229.

Staff Pick: The Year of the Beasts

From goodreads:
Every summer the trucks roll in, bringing the carnival and its infinite possibilities to town. This year Tessa and her younger sister Lulu are un-chaperoned and want to be first in line to experience the rides, the food... and the boys. Except this summer, jealousy will invade their relationship for the first time, setting in motion a course of events that can only end in tragedy, putting everyone's love and friendship to the test.

Pick it: For its unique format (the chapters alternate between traditional prose and graphic novel) and for its fresh take on the "summer romance" novel.

Skip it: If you are looking for a typical summer romance novel! This one goes to dark, sad, and twisty places, so if you're in the mood for a Nick Sparks read-alike, this is not the book for you.

Pair with: Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson, another book about betrayal and tragedy, set in a different season.

Reviewed by: Melissa