Friday, April 25, 2008

Teen Contest - Win $50 by Filming a VIDEO!

TeenTech TV 2008

Teens, if you are passionate about a favorite book (and isn't life about enthusiasm?), the New Carlisle Public Library would like to film you talking about that book, for up to five minutes.

We'll post the videos to YouTube, and then link the library's webpage to those videos. You could either do a straight, serious talk about the book, or something creative, involving props, costumes, co-actors...the sky's the limit.

Perhaps you'll end up with a "book trailer," a short promotional film about a book similar to the movie trailers you see during coming attractions at the theatre.

In fact, we'd like to turn this into a contest, beginning now, and running until July 25th, 2008.

The best "Book Talk" performed by a teen (5th - 12th grade) will win a $50 cash prize generously donated by Marshall and Rhonda Gorby of New Carlisle.


* This contest is for teens in 5th-12th grade

* Book talks should be family-friendly, suitable for general audiences in language and theme

* Films should be no longer than five minutes in length, and must be filmed by the librarian

* Video book talks may be presented by one teen or by a "team" of teens working together. If the winning video is submitted by a team, the $50 cash prize will be split equally among all team members.

* All entries must be filmed at the New Carlisle Public Library by July 25, 2008.

* To respect your privacy, please do not mention information that would identify you (your name, your teacher, your school, your address or city) during the video booktalk itself. We will record that information on an official entry form.

* Have your parent or guardian stop by the library and sign a permission form allowing you to participate in this contest

* To set up your time to film, please contact Maggie Bollar at the New Carlisle Public Library, 845-3601, ext. 207.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Thank You So Much!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I loved the birthday cake and the cards and the post-its and the teddy bear and the gum and the windchimes and the sweet-smelling spray - best birthday I've ever had!

But please do not buy me present is when you READ...heh!

-a grateful, though aged, librarian