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Annual Events for Teens


April - Poetry Contest & May - Poetry Coffeehouse
Scene from the May 2014 Teen Poetry Coffeehouse
Scene from the Teen Poetry Coffeehouse, May 2014
 

April is National Poetry Month! The Library Foundation sponsors an annual poetry contest for students in grades 6-12. Prizes are awarded for both middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12) divisions. Each year, we pick a new poetic form to follow! A PDF of the guidelines and an entry form will be posted to the events page on the first day of the contest. A panel of judges including librarians & teens select winners, who are honored at the Teen Poetry Coffeehouse in early May.

 2017 Dates & Times               
 Contest Begins Saturday, March 25                
 Deadline for Entries Saturday, April 15
 Poetry Coffeehouse Thursday, April 27
 Winners posted to the events page Friday, April 28


June-August - Teen Summer Reading

The Teen Summer Reading Program runs from June until mid-August during summer break. Teens going into grade 6 through just graduating from high school are encouraged to read for 15 hours to receive prizes. Reviews of books and graphic novels may also be submitted for additional prize drawings online or physically at either Beaverton City Library location. The Beaverton City Library also holds an annual Lawn Party on the main library's front lawn. 

 2017 Dates        
 Sign-Ups Begin  Thursday, June 1                      
 Prizes Begin  To Be Announced
 Field Day (Front Lawn)  To Be Announced
 Sign-Ups End  To Be Announced
 Prizes End  To Be Announced


October - Short Story Contest

Each October, the Library Foundation sponsors a short story contest for students in grades 6-12. Three prizes are awarded for both middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12) divisions. The length and theme of the stories vary from year-to-year. A PDF of the guidelines and an entry form will be posted to the events page on the first day of the contest. Submissions are accepted at both the main library's Teen Desk and the Murray-Scholls Branch during normal open hours during the contest. A panel of judges including librarians & teens select winners.

 2017 Dates & Times  
 Contest Begins  Tuesday, October 24                 
 Deadline for Entries  Tuesday, October 17
 Winners posted to the events page  Friday, November 3


November - Teen Art Show
 What to Do With a Good Book by Brianna Yu, 8th Grade, Conestoga Middle School

2016 Middle School People's Choice Award Winner:

What to Do With a Good Book 
Brianna Yu
8th Grade
Conestoga Middle School
Favela by Stacey Cheng, Grade 12, Westview High School
           
2016 High School People's Choice Award Winner:

Favela
Stacey Cheng
12th Grade
Westview High School 
 

The Teen Art Show gives teens in grades 6-12 an opportunity to display their original art for the public. Submissions are accepted at the Teen Desk at the main library in early November. The New Friends of the Beaverton City Library group sponsors People's Choice Awards in the form of $100 gift cards to Blick Art for one middle and one high school artist, as voted on by viewers of the exhibition. There is also a matching $100 Blick gift card for the arts program at the middle and high schools with the most artists submitting. The show kicks off with an opening gala featuring light refreshments, and remains open for public viewing during normal library hours!

 2017 Dates & Times                  
 Teacher
 Submissions
 To Be Announced
 Student & Parent
 Submissions
 To Be Announced
 Opening Gala  To Be Announced
 Show is Open  To Be Announced
 Pick Up Art  To Be Announced

December - Teen Winter Reading Program

Teens may drop in either library location and share one or two favorite quotes from each book they read during winter break for a chance to win gift cards. The maximum is two quotes per book.

 2017 Dates To Be Announced  


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