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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. 24
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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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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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

With over 300 votes cast, the winner of the PPLD 2014 Book Madness is
The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green! Thank you for participating!

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Let us know how we are doing!

Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world's leading questionnaire tool.

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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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