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Colorado Blue Spruce Award Ballot

The Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award recognizes the most popular books among middle and high school students in the State of Colorado. Teens nominate their favorite titles and select the winner - adults do not vote. This survey is only for teens age 12 to 18.

Click on the logo to vote online!

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Teens Top Ten

Twenty-five books that teens nominated! What are your top ten?
Teens only voting here.

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High School

Middle School

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AfterMath: Free Math Tutoring

Is math homework getting you down? Are finals freaking you out? Do you need to brush up before the ACT, SAT, GRE, or GED? Our experienced math tutors can help you improve your grades and take the stress out of math. Tutoring for all ages and levels.

When: Thursdays, 3:30 - 6 p.m. (Starting September 4)
Where: East Library

When: Wednesdays, 3:30 - 6 p.m. (Starting September 3)
Where: Library 21c

When: Mondays, 4 - 6:30 p.m. (Starting August 25)
Where: Manitou Springs Library

When: Mondays, 3:30 - 7 p.m. (Starting September 15)
Where: Monument Library

No appointment necessary, just drop on in!

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Miner with a pick axe

Help is available! Career Compass features career guidance, classes and resume writing--even including LIVE help!
Already have the preparation complete? Awesome. Now you are ready for Student-Youth Job Search Websites. Here you will find a collection of 7 different websites that all feature TEEN jobs.

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The Teen Art Contest is for teens and by teens. Teens create the art. Teens determine the winners.

Every story, adventure and journey starts from square one. The theme for our 2014 Teen Art Show & Contest was: Art2. Art Squared allowed the artist to choose the content and the medium. Our only request? The artwork must be square.

All of the artwork will be displayed at either Penrose and East Library during the month of April.


Best of Show - High School

Best of Show - High School:
Kodi’s Midnight Trek - Becka Jackson

Best of Show - Middle School

Best of Show - Middle School:
Spiral – Meera Bhatia

First Place - High School

First Place - High School:
Adrift - Kendra Baucom

First Place - Middle School

First Place - Middle School:
Goal - Raven Henriquez

Second Place - High School

Second Place - High School:
I Eat Numbers - Moriah Gilbert

Second Place - Middle School

Second Place - Middle School:
Rose - Alysia Jiminez

Coordinator's Choice - High School

Coordinator's Choice - High School:
Silent Night - Eloro Lobosco

Coordinator's Choice - Middle School

Coordinator's Choice - Middle School:
Day of the Dead - Raelynn Gross

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East Teen Manga Club

Join teens excited about Manga and Anime for an afternoon of activities and snacks! We will have drawing supplies and other activities (you will help decide).

The Manga Club meets on the third Saturday of the month from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at East Library and is open to anyone ages 12 - 18. Adult volunteers are present at each meeting to help guide discussion and activities.

Club Dates:
Sept., 20
Oct., 18
Nov., 15
Dec., 20

We are looking for an Adult Volunteer (age 19+) to help out! Please fill out this form if you are interested.

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Let us know how we are doing!

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Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out

Celebrate your Freedom to Read during Banned Books Week! This year BBW is September 21 - 27! Public libraries support access to information and your freedom to read.

Since the inception of Banned Books Week in 1982, libraries and bookstores throughout the country have staged local read-outs—a continuous reading of banned/challenged books—as part of their activities. For the third year, PPLD is participating and we hope you will help us.

Virtual Read-Out
Wed., Sept. 21
3:30 to 5 p.m.
East Teen Center at the East Library
Readers of All Ages Welcome!

During the Virtual Read-Out, readers of all ages (including you!) will be recorded for up to 3 minutes talking about the book that you choose! A form is provided below to help you write your piece.

Below is a list of frequently banned or challenged books.

Take a look at these quick, great videos of local teens and adults talking about some of their favorite banned or challenged books.

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