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Colorado Blue Spruce Book Award Logo

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.

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Isabel Song, a member of TAB (Teens at Briargate), has a dream. One that is beautiful and ambitious in its scope. This dream has been highlighted by The Huffington Post and even Taylor Swift herself. Great article, Isabel, and we here at PPLD wish you every success in your endeavor.

Read 'Why I Dedicate My Life to Childhood Cancer'

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Beneath the Surface

The Teen Summer Reading Program has come to an end...and we need your feedback! Please take our survey!
Click here to take the survey or go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/PPLDSRP2013.

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Booktalking Colorado is Back!

Colorado's premier booktalking website is back with a new and improved look and function.
Booktalking Colorado was conceived by PPLD's Teen Services Team to assist other library districts with preparing and presenting booktalks to teens. Booktalking Colorado contains full length booktalks on current and classic titles with a focus on middle school students.

Check it out!

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Congratulations to the Teen Art Contest winners! The theme this year was Fantastical Faire. All of the artwork will be displayed at either Penrose or East Library.


Siren’s Eye by Alyssa
Best of Show

Pixie Dust by Claire
1st Place - Middle School

Panther’s Brightness by Carli
2nd Place - Middle School

Flight of the Carousel by Allison
1st Place - High School

Internal Self-Portrait by Catherine
2nd Place - High School

Beyond City Limits by Cierra
Coordinator’s Choice - High School

Skyscraper by Anna
Coordinator’s Choice - Middle School

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Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award

"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." (from Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award)

The winner this year is Lost Hero by Rick Riordan! Get it here!

2nd Place...Boy in the Striped Pajamas
3rd Place....Matched

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Be prepared for anything. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention created a fun way to look at and get ready for any kind of survival disaster.

If you're ready for a zombie apocalypse, then you're ready for any emergency. emergency.cdc.gov

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Virtual Read Out logo from ALA

The American Library Association's (ALA) Virtual Read-Out is a great opportunity for people to share their favorite banned book. During Banned Books Week (Sept. 30 to Oct. 6) we had a few of our teens read for us! Check it out!

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Banned and Challenged Books

Looking for suggestions of what to read for banned books? Take a look at these books in our Catalog.

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Here is Arjun Gheewala’s film A Lame Story, an entry in PPLD’s 2011 Teen Filmmaker Festival. His movie artfully demonstrates the power of books.

Submissions were required to have the following elements:
Theme: Adventure
Word: Rosebud
Object: Cape with the color red somewhere in it
Place: Library

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