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It’s a Video Game-a-Palooza!

March 26th, 2014 by melissa


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It’s a video game-a-palooza! We’ll have both the xbox and the Wii up and running with all of your favorite games to choose from. Dress as your favorite video game character and play in a mini Super Smash Brothers tournament. Snacks and drinks will be provided. The fun will be happening on Saturday, April 19 at 2 pm. Contact Teen Librarian Melissa Mote at (512) 930-8130 x8710 or with any questions. Come geek out!

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Spring Break Trashion Show

February 19th, 2014 by melissa

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Turn trash into fashion for a Spring Break boredom buster! Exercise your creative powers to recycle a variety of materials we usually throw away into wearable art. Think soda tab chainmail, newspaper dresses, duct tape vests…the possibilities are endless. After making your creation, either individually or with a team, hit the runway and model your work for our panel of judges, Project Runway style. Some trash will be provided, but feel free to bring your own clean, usable recycled items such as chip bags, candy wrappers, soda cans, egg cartons, plastic bottles, and more. The event will take place on Friday, March 14 at 2 pm. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Contact Teen Librarian Melissa Mote at (512) 930-8130 x.8710 or with any questions.

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Read it Forward 2014

February 3rd, 2014 by melissa

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Get in the game…. Read! It’s time for the sixth annual Read it Forward adventure to begin. Once again, the Georgetown ISD middle schools partner with the Georgetown Public Library to offer this exciting and creative reading experience.  Read it Forward is open to kids in 6-8 grades.


Over 300 copies of Pop  by Gordon Korman have been scattered around Benold Middle School, Forbes Middle School, Tippit Middle School, the Georgetown Public Library, and even the public library’s WOWmobile. The first students to find the books start the reading chain.  It’s simple: find  the book… read the book… share the book.


Each book comes with instructions telling you exactly what you need to do after you find a book. GPL is providing a website that will track each participant as well as reader comments. Click the Read it Forward graphic above or look for a link on any of the participating campus library web pages.


Read the book already? Great! That counts. If you have already read the book, do still visit the website and make sure you are counted as having participated in the program.


A great big thank you to the Sun City Georgetown Kiwanis Club for by purchasing all the books for this year. Thank You. Read it Forward would not have been possible without your generous support.


The Georgetown Public Library will host a wrap up party on Saturday, March 29, from 2:30-4 pm.  So, read the book, pass it on, get the invitation from your school librarian, and then party. We’ll celebrate the end of Read it Forward with pizza, activities, game day snacks, and a grand prize drawing. This year the winner of the Grand Prize drawing will win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7-inch tablet.  Yeah, you read that right.


How to Read it Forward

Find a copy of Pop? Great. Here’s what to do.

1) Read the book.

2) Complete the Read it Forward online survey

3) See your librarian to be added to the party invites

4) READ-IT-FORWARD, pass the book on to a friend.

5) Attend the party in March for fun & prizes!


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