PLS Teens eNewsletter - May 2012 - Comics & Summer

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  Dear Visitor,  

Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 5

Come into your hometown library and check out a book from the Teen Collection on Saturday, May 5 and receive a free comic, while supplies last.

Comics are provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Toy and Action Figure Museum, Wizards Games, and Bibliotech Books and Comics. The comic book stores will also be giving away comics.


Get ready for the PLS Teen Summer Reading Program. May and early June will include kickoff events at each hometown library to start the Summer.

The Teen Summer Reading theme, "Own The Night," will be seen throughout events at the libraries. You can look forward to art projects, laser games, dancing, glow-in-the-dark things, and paranormal fun all possibly taking place in the dark.


Hometown Libraries

Southwest Oklahoma City

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From Books to Movies
Enjoy these movies based on books coming to theaters in May

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The Avengers
In theaters May. 4 not rated

Starring Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth

Based on The Avengers Comics by Marvel


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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
In theaters May. 4 rated PG-13

Starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith

Based on The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach

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"Own The Night" Events
Start the Summer Reading Program with these hometown library events

June 7 @ 2 p.m. - Jump start the Summer Reading Program with laser games. "Own the Night" (and the library) with these hightech laser games. Register online or by calling 485-2275. Both the PLS waiver & Mobile Laser Forces waiver must be signed by a parent/gaurdian.

June 1 @ 10 a.m. - Come and join us at Wes Watkins Reservior for our Summer Reading Program Lake Bash. Learn knot tying, fish identification, casting & fishing. Food and fishing poles are provided. Register online or by call 964-2960.

May 31 @ 10 a.m. - Be part of a parade from City Hall to The Moore Public Library to kick off our Summer Reading Program! Enjoy crafts, story telling, snacks, and games.

June 4 @ 2 p.m. - Come learn how you can "Own the Night" with Summer events at the library. sign up and receive a FREE string bag.

June 1 @ 10 a.m. - Attend the Kick-Off to be one of the first to sign up for the Summer Reading Program! Entertaining games and fun crafts based on the teen theme " Own the Night" will start your summer with a blast.

June 1 @ 2 p.m. - Drop in to sign-up for the Summer Reading Program and get a FREE string backpack and get a chance to win amazing prizes. There will be games, free snacks, and fun!

May 29 @ 10:30 a.m. - Kick-off the Summer Reading Program! Fun for the whole family.

May 30 @ 2 p.m. - "Own the Night" with a movie on the big screen with popcorn and concession candy. The movie will feature the caped crusader as he brings justice to Gotham's crime syndicate. This time he faces the Joker, whose eerie grin belies a dangerous agenda. The movie is rated PG-13.

May 31 @ 10 a.m. - Start the Summer off right. Celebrate the "Own the Night" theme with a glow-in-the-dark party filled with fun activities.

May 31 All Day - Come sign up for the Summer Reading Program and get everything you need to make the Summer a blast.

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Sequoyah Book Award

The winners of the 2012 Sequoyah Book Awards have been announced! Checkout these winning books from your hometown library today. Or, you can get started reading the 2013 Sequoyah Book Award Nominees: Intermediate Nominees | High School Nominees

2012 Intermediate Sequoyah Award:
book jacket for PositivelyPositively by Courtney Sheinmel

Thirteen-year-old Emmy, grieving over her mother who died of AIDS, resentful of having to live with her father and pregnant stepmother, and despairing about her future, finds hope at a summer camp for HIV-positive girls like herself. Includes facts about Elizabeth Glaser, one of the founders of the Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

2012 High School Sequoyah Award:
book jacket for Hate ListHate List by Jennifer Brown

Sixteen-year-old Valerie, whose boyfriend Nick committed a school shooting at the end of their junior year, struggles to cope with integrating herself back into high school life, unsure herself whether she was a hero or a villain.

Teens' Top 10

vote for your top ten booksHelp create a nationwide list of the best books of 2012 for teens. Read books from this nomination book list and choose your favorites. If you start reading now, you will be ready to vote for your favorites in August and September!

Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list and nominators are members of teen book groups in 16 school and public libraries around the country. Meet the 2010-2012 Top Ten Book Groups here.

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