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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

postheadericon Summer Reading Program - Week 7

The Summer Reading Program is coming to a close; we have currently have 685 kids signed up - 49 teens! Congrats to Hannah Walker, the winner of the weekly prize drawing for week 6! She got to take home a bag of goodies last week. Keep checking in with us every week to be entered in to win the weekly prize drawings. If you've checked in with us every week in July, you'll be entered in to win the Grand Prize Drawing for July! We hope you're having a great summer!

Get in the game... READ!
Saturday, June 25, 2016

postheadericon Week 4 - Summer Reading Program

Hey guys,
Week 4 of the Summer Reading Program starts on Monday! We now have 665 kids signed up - 48 teens. In case you missed the announcement, we're going to have TWO grand prize drawings this summer: one for June and one for July. So you get 2 chances to win BIG if you've been checking in with us every week! Keep it up, we're almost half way through!

Get in the game... READ!
Monday, June 20, 2016

postheadericon Summer Reading Program - Week 3

Hey, teens!
We're now on week 3 of the Summer Reading Program and we currently have 648 kids signed up - 46 of which are teens. We love hearing what you guys are reading every week! Keep it up! Check in this week and get a coupon for a free slush from Sonic or a cool bookmark and also get entered in the weekly prize drawing.

Get in the game, READ.
Monday, May 23, 2016

postheadericon Gearing up for Summer Reading Program 2016!

Things are getting pretty busy here at the Youth Services desk at the Bartlesville Public Library. Kids and teens have been signing up for the Summer Reading Program for 2 weeks now and we have a total of 205 signed up so far! We've been super busy trying to get the events ready so we can help you guys have a fantastic summer! If you haven't signed up yet, come by the Youth Services desk and get a free tie string bag, full of cool stuff that will help you get your summer reading off to a great start.

Get in the game... READ!
Saturday, May 14, 2016

postheadericon Get in the Game

It's that time of year again: time to sign up for the Summer Reading Program! Sign up at the Youth Services desk in the library and starting June 6th,  check in with us once a week to let us know what you've read. You can do this online, over the phone, in an email, or in person here at the library. Checking in with us to makes you eligible for a weekly prize drawing AND share with us all 8 weeks in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize of a $100 Hastings gift card!

Monday, April 25, 2016

postheadericon Happy Mother's Day!

Hey there, teens!
Mother's Day is coming up fast and you don't want to miss it! If you don't have an idea for the #1 girl in your life, try making these personalized sharpie mugs. Find the full instructions here: and send us pictures of this craft or whatever you made for Mother's Day and you might see it featured on here or on the BPL facebook page!

MUST PIN! Easy dotted Sharpie Mugs. Full tutorial by Designer trapped in a Lawyer's Body. #sharpiemugs
Saturday, April 09, 2016

postheadericon Poetry

Hey teens,
April is National Poetry Month and we'd love to see some of your favorite poems! Come to the Youth Services desk in the library and show us your favorite poem OR bring us a work of your own (either your own poem or a picture inspired by your favorite poem) and you might see it on the walls of the Young Adult section in the library. You can also submit your creations here in the comments and you might see them featured on the Library Facebook page. We can't wait to hear from you!
Friday, April 01, 2016

postheadericon 7th Annual LEGO Creation Contest


The time is here for the Bartlesville Public Library’s annual LEGO Creation Contest!  Participants may sign up now at the library’s Youth Services desk, where they will get the complete list of rules and criteria for the competition.  There are three age categories ranging from kindergarten through adults, with awards being given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for each category, along with an overall Grand Prize winner.  Everyone who enters will receive free books as gifts from the library.  Those who place will be presented with a ribbon and a very cool LEGO product, purchased with funds from the Bartlesville Friends of the Library.  After signing up, participants are to build their projects at home and bring them to the library on Saturday, April 30th between 9 and 11 am.  After the closed judging takes place, they may return for an awards ceremony at 2pm.  “It’s best for folks to register before they begin their projects,” says Laura Pryce, Youth Services Librarian. “They need to know the rules, size restrictions, turn-in process and other factors to avoid being disqualified.  A major change we made this year is that no ‘kits’ may be entered into the contest.  Those are great fun, but the purpose of our competition is to see what participants can create from their own imagination and skills.  It is required that they recreate a picture or photo with LEGOs.”  Pryce continues, “I’ve seen such amazing creations in the seven years that we’ve hosted this event and I can’t wait to see what they come up with this year!”  Call 918-338-4170 for more information.


Monday, March 21, 2016

postheadericon Happy Easter!

Hey, teens! Ready to make your Easter eggs really awesome? Try making these! Just paint or dye your eggs yellow and use craft paint or sharpies to make your eggs into your favorite emojis! See the full instructions here:
Leave a picture of how yours turned out in the comments below!

DIY Emoji Easter Eggs

Photo and original idea by Studio DIY.
Monday, March 14, 2016

postheadericon St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day is this Thursday, March 17! It's a holiday that's full of fascinating history.  If you want to learn more about St. Patrick or his holiday, you can check out our online databases (with your parents' permission!) by clicking here, and clicking on "Encyclopedia Britannica School Edition." From there, you can search for "Saint Patrick," or "St. Patrick's Day." You can also check out some of our favorite books about St. Patrick's Day:

·         The Story of St. Patrick: More than Shamrocks and Leprechauns By: Cheryl                Odden. Call number: J 270.1 ODD 2006
·         Shamrocks, Harps, and Shillelaghs By: Edna Barth. Call number: J 394.26 BAR            1977
·         St. Patrick’s Day By: Gail Gibbons. Call number: J 394.262 GIB 1994
·         Billy Beg and His Bull: An Irish Tale By: Ellin Greene. Call number: J 398.2 GRE              1994
·         Celtic Fairy Tales: Retold with an Introduction By: Neil Philip. Call number: J                398.2 PHI 1999
·         Brave Margaret: An Irish Adventure By: Robert D. San Souci. Call number: J              398.2 SAN 1999
·         Fairy Tales of Ireland By: W. B. Yeats. Call number: J 398.21 YEA 1990
·         Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland By: Tomie De Paola. Call number: J B PATRICK            1992
·         Saint Patrick, the Irish Saint By: Ruth Roquitte. Call number: J B PATRICK-SAINT            1981
·         Saint Patrick By: Ann Tompert. Call number: J B PATRICK-SAINT 1998