Wednesday, August 26, 2009

End of Summer Updates

Greetings from Oshawa Public Libraries. I hope your summer has been fantastic! I just wanted to update you on a few things: Youtube Contest, Twilight Book club, and Teen Advisory Board Meetings.

Do you want to win a $150.00 Gift Card to Future Shop? Then enter our YouTube Contest! There have not been any entries yet, so you have a great chance of winning! Here are the rules:

Get a Clue YouTube™ Contest
Oshawa Public Libraries are offering teens an opportunity to join a Teen YouTube™ Video Contest that begins on July 2 and will run until September 2. The theme of the video contest is “Mystery at the Library”. To participate, teens must follow the contest rules*:
You must be 13-19 years old to enter. You must obtain Parent or Legal Guardian permission before entering and written Parent or Legal Guardian consent is required before entries are considered.
Email your YouTube Video to:

Each Contest Entry must have the following:• Video will be between 1-5 minutes long. • Video will include a mystery.• Somewhere in video you will include “Oshawa Public Libraries”• Video must be intended for family audience viewing and contain content that, in the opinion of the Oshawa Public Libraries, is suitable for all persons aged 13 years and older.
Teens are encouraged to contact Oshawa Public Libraries if they have questions about the contest. A Grand Prize Winner will be selected who will win a $150.00 Gift Card to Future Shop.

The contest will be judged by Oshawa Public Libraries Librarians. The winner will be announced in the first week of September.

Other Stuff to Know
To be considered, your video may not contain content that is inappropriate.
People who are included in your video must have agreed to be filmed.
You must have filled out our application and signed a release form
You may not violate any library policies during the creation of your video.
Winners will be selected based on how well they follow the rules and on how informative and entertaining their submission is. Decisions of the judges are final.

*Please contact: Tiffany Balducci, 905-579-6111 ext. 5238, for detailed rules and regulations.

Do you love Twilight?

Twilight Book Club
Tuesday, September 8 at 3:30 PM
Tuesday, October 6 at 3:30 PM
McLaughlin Children’s Studio

Love the Twilight Series? Hate the Twilight Series? Come to the library to talk about it! We will be continuing our discussion on Breaking Dawn. For teens 12-18. Registration at any branch. Email to register or call the library.

Teen Advisory Board
There is a new Teen Advisory Board forming at the Jess Hann Branch:

Jess Hann Teen Advisory Board
Wednesday, September 9 at 3:30 pm
Jess Hann Branch

Need service hours? Have ideas to share about improving the library? Come to our first Teen Advisory Board meeting at Jess Hann! Drop-in, no registration required.

Teen Advisory Board for the other 3 Branches:

First meeting of the School Year
Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 6:00 - 7:00
McLaughlin Children's Dept. (either the Story-time Room or Studio)

We will be discussing the Haunted House.

You can go to both TAB meetings if you'd like double the service hours! :)

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