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Teen Summer Art Show 2015

May 23rd, 2015 by melissa

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Calling all artists! Enter your work into the Teen Summer Reading Art Show at the Georgetown Public Library and help transform the library’s walls  into a teen art gallery all summer long. Best in Show will receive a $50 Michael’s gift card (for purchasing more art supplies, duh). Don’t forget to check out the Teen Summer Reading Program for tons more fun activities to do during the summer.



Traditional Media          Digital Art
Photography                   3D Art

• Traditional media is drawings and paintings.
• Computer generated art is digital art created from scratch or pictures that have been digitally altered.
• Photography must be original work with no computer enhancements other than basic alterations such as cropping, red eye removal, etc. If the photograph is enhanced or altered beyond this it should be entered in the digital art category.
• 3D art includes things such as sculpture and fabric art.
See below for rules and entry form. Each piece of art must have an entry form.

Artwork will be on display from June 16 to July 27, 2014. The deadline for submission is July 2, 2015. For a prime display spot and more exposure, submit work early!


Best in Show: $50 gift card to Michael’s

The winner will be announced July 15, 2015.



1. Artwork must be no larger than 11″ x 17″ and must be matted. Sculpture or other three dimensional media must be no larger than 3′ x 3′ x 3′.

2. Participants must be between the ages of 12-18.

3. Up to 3 entries per person may be entered. Artwork must be suitable for all audiences.

4. Georgetown Public Library is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged artwork.

5. All decisions are final.


Pick up an entry form at any desk @ GPL or see below. Fill out the entry form and turn it in along with your artwork to the Children’s Desk on the first floor by July 2, 2015.


Please note that traditional media, photographs, and digital art should be matted for display in the hallway on second floor of the library. The work does not need to be professionally matted, but please protect your artwork with something like a mat or poster board. Artwork will have tape, wires or other things necessary for hanging applied to it.


Artwork may be picked up beginning July 24, 2015.


For more information contact Melissa Mote at 512-930-8130 x 8710 or email


Deadline for submission: July 2, 2015


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Click the icon to print submission forms, or fill one out at the Children’s Desk when you drop off your work.

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Teen Summer Reading 2015

May 14th, 2015 by melissa

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Escape the ordinary this summer at the Georgetown Public Library! The Teen Summer Reading Program kicks off on Friday, June 5, with a Nerf battle, build your own nacho bar, ice cream, and other fun stuff. On Wednesdays and Fridays during June and July, teens are invited to the library for games, crafts, movies, hanging out, delicious snacks, and general randomness. Programs will include trivia, a video game tournament, improv comedy, cartooning, robots, cosplay, zoo animals, and more. All events start at 3:00 pm. All activities are free and open to teens 12-18 years old.


Here’s How it Works:

-Register online to keep track of your reading and prizes. You must do this to earn chances to win one of two grand prizes: a $100 Amazon gift card. Check back in the coming weeks for a link to the registration website. Registration will open on June 1, 2015.
-Teens that read for a total of 20 hours between June 5 and July 27 will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win.
-Reading material includes books, magazines, newspapers, graphic novels, manga, audio books, and e-books.
-Attending a teen program also counts for 1 hour of reading.
-Every two additional hours of reading adds another entry into the drawing.
-If you write a review of any of the books you’ve read and submit it to the book review box in the Teen Space, or post it online through the summer reading tracker, your name will be entered into the drawing again. You may review as many books as you like.
-Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and tumblr for an additional entry.

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The grand prize Amazon gift card winners will be announced on July 31, 2015 at the Teen SRP Finale.



Group Reading Challenge

If 1200 hours of reading are logged online between June 5 and July 27, Teen Librarian Ms. Melissa will do something wild and crazy. TBA.



Friday, June 5 – KICKOFF: Nerf Battle

Wednesday, June 10 – Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy

Friday, June 12 – Drum Circle with Mark Shelton

Wednesday, June 17 – Pop Culture Trivia

Friday, June 19 – Safari Greg

Wednesday, June 24 – Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament

Friday, June 26 – Play Storming Improv Workshop

Wednesday, July 1 – Movie Quote-Along

Friday, July 3 – LIBRARY CLOSED

Wednesday, July 8 – Chopped Battle

Friday, July 10 – Cartooning Workshop with The Astonishing Mr. Pitts

Wednesday, July 15 – Hack a Banana: Fun with Makey Makey and Little Bits

Friday, July 17 – Superhero Training

Wednesday, July 22 – Cosplay Workshop

Friday, July 24 – Yoga and Smoothies

Wednesday, July 29 – Art Party

Friday, July 31 – FINALE: Humans vs. Zombies 6-8 pm


Check the Teen Space blog or see the events calendar for more information on individual programs.


For more information contact Melissa Mote at or 512.930.8130 x8710.

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament April 10!

March 25th, 2015 by melissa



Compete with your friends in the annual Super Smash Bros. Brawl tournament on Friday, April 10 from 5-7 pm! We’ll battle to the end to find the ultimate champion. Winner will receive a goofy prize pack. There will be pizza, soda, and snacks for all.   This event is free and open to teens ages 12-18. Snacks and drinks provided. Please contact Teen Librarian Melissa Mote at (512) 930-8130 x8710 or with any questions.

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