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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Come to the teen department for an afternoon of anime and snacks. The audience will pick what we watch. Cosplay is welcome! 
Location
Teen Department
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description

Teens can sign up for 15 minute slots to try out the Oculus Rift at the North Shelby Library Teen Department.  After you register for the program, you will be sent a link to a Sign-Up Genius poll to choose your time slot. These emails will be sent out about once a week.

Rules:

  1. One time slot per person.
  2. 6th-12th graders only. 
  3. Your time is your time -- showing up late to the appointment means a shorter amount of time on the Oculus.

Questions to Kate at nsyouth@shelbycounty-al.org or 205-439-5512.

Location
Teen Department
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description

Help the library and earn community service hours! The library will host several volunteer days this semester. Each time it is offered, 6th-12th graders can sign up for 1-2 hours of service. Limit 5 volunteers per day. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or nsyouth@shelbycounty-al.org to sign up for a time.

 

Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
The library is closed. The lights are off. How long can you stay hidden?  Bring your own flashlight (but we'll also have some). 
This program brought to you by the Teen Leadership Council and is for 6th-12th graders.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Come to the teen department for an afternoon of anime and snacks. The audience will pick what we watch. Cosplay is welcome! 
Location
Teen Department
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 03, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Join us for games: board, card, Minecraft, XBOX ONE, and Wii! Participants must have a parent permission slip on file to attend. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or nsyouth@shelbycounty-al.org for more information.
Location
Teen Department
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 06, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
The North Shelby Library is providing a place for participants of national Novel Writing Month to come and write! Please bring your laptop or your preferred writing instruments. Snacks will be provided. For more information on National Novel Writing Month and how to participate, please visit nanowrimo.org.
Location
Classroom - Alabama Green Industry side
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 09, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Share what you've been reading and get suggestions about what to read for next month. Make suggestions for the library collection and get first dibs on the new stuff. Snacks will be served. 
Location
Teen Department
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 10, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Join us for games: board, card, Minecraft, XBOX ONE, and Wii! Participants must have a parent permission slip on file to attend. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or nsyouth@shelbycounty-al.org for more information.
Location
Teen Department
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 13, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
The North Shelby Library is providing a place for participants of national Novel Writing Month to come and write! Please bring your laptop or your preferred writing instruments. Snacks will be provided. For more information on National Novel Writing Month and how to participate, please visit nanowrimo.org.
Location
Classroom - Alabama Green Industry side
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 17, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Join us for games: board, card, Minecraft, XBOX ONE, and Wii! Participants must have a parent permission slip on file to attend. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or nsyouth@shelbycounty-al.org for more information.
Location
Teen Department
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description

Help the library and earn community service hours! The library will host several volunteer days this semester. Each time it is offered, 6th-12th graders can sign up for 1-2 hours of service. Limit 5 volunteers per day. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or nsyouth@shelbycounty-al.org to sign up for a time.

 

Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 20, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
The North Shelby Library is providing a place for participants of national Novel Writing Month to come and write! Please bring your laptop or your preferred writing instruments. Snacks will be provided. For more information on National Novel Writing Month and how to participate, please visit nanowrimo.org.
Location
Classroom - Alabama Green Industry side
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description

Help the library and earn community service hours! The library will host several volunteer days this semester. Each time it is offered, 6th-12th graders can sign up for 1-2 hours of service. Limit 5 volunteers per day. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or nsyouth@shelbycounty-al.org to sign up for a time.

 

Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 27, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
The North Shelby Library is providing a place for participants of national Novel Writing Month to come and write! Please bring your laptop or your preferred writing instruments. Snacks will be provided. For more information on National Novel Writing Month and how to participate, please visit nanowrimo.org.
Location
Classroom - Alabama Green Industry side
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 01, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Join us for games: board, card, Minecraft, XBOX ONE, and Wii! Participants must have a parent permission slip on file to attend. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or nsyouth@shelbycounty-al.org for more information.
Location
Teen Department
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 02, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description

Help the library and earn community service hours! The library will host several volunteer days this semester. Each time it is offered, 6th-12th graders can sign up for 1-2 hours of service. Limit 5 volunteers per day. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or nsyouth@shelbycounty-al.org to sign up for a time.

 

Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 08, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Join us for games: board, card, Minecraft, XBOX ONE, and Wii! Participants must have a parent permission slip on file to attend. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or nsyouth@shelbycounty-al.org for more information.
Location
Teen Department
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Share what you've been reading and get suggestions about what to read for next month. Make suggestions for the library collection and get first dibs on the new stuff. Snacks will be served. 
Location
Teen Department
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 15, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Join us for games: board, card, Minecraft, XBOX ONE, and Wii! Participants must have a parent permission slip on file to attend. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or nsyouth@shelbycounty-al.org for more information.
Location
Teen Department
Library
North Shelby Library

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Important Messages
2017 Grand Prize: Nintendo SWITCH


New this summer!
6th-12th graders registered for the Teen Summer Reading program can earn up to five extra grand prize entries by completing community service hours. 1 hour = 1 entry.
Use the Community Service Sheet in the links to the left or bring in a letter from the organization.
Service must be completed between May 22 and July 13, 2017. Forms/letters accepted in the teen department until July 20 at 8 pm.

Week One Prize Winner: Asa J.

Week Two Prize Winner: Caitlyn W.

Week Three Prize Winner: Lindsay C.

Week Four Prize Winner: Tesca R.

Week Five Prize Winner: Zach A.

Week Six Prize Winner: Emma N.

Week Seven Prize Winner: Elizabeth C.



Other prizes donated by: Airwalk, Birmingham Barons, Flip Side Watersports, Oak Mountain Lanes, and Southern Theatres.

Reviews
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I really enjoyed this book! The plot centers on a girl called Ginny, who receives thirteen envelopes from her late aunt. She must then follow the instructions in each of them, taking her all over the world, and forcing her to meet all sorts of characters! It had everything: travel, humor, romance, emotion--and the sequel was good as well.
Title
13 Little Blue Envelopes
Author
Maureen Johnson
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The Martian was an amazing story about an astronauts struggle for survival.He is left on Mars alone after his crew members were forced to abandon the planet.The reason they left him behind was because everyone thought he was dead.I loved the book because it told how he survived all of the many problems that happened to him.I recommend this book for anyone who likes to read.
Title
The Martian
Author
Andy Weir
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This CD was very inspirational. I think a few more originals could have been best. I liked The Life Project more. This CD could have been better. Ultimately it was still a good listen.
Title
Grace
Author
Tasha Cobbs
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This book was light hearted, yet serious. The story is about a boy who goes on a road trip with his family to Alabama(to whip his brother into shape, with Grandma Sands)in the middle of the Civil Rights Era. When the 16th street bombing happens,What will happen?
Title
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
Author
Christopher Paul Curtis
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