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Final GeoQuest for the school year

May 7th, 2014 · Comments Off · Contests & Prizes, Education, Educational Web Sites, GeoQuest

Ready to cruise? (Photo by Steve Rawley) How did our 2013-2014 go by so quickly? Mysteries of life… And now comes GeoQuest for May, our last quiz day of the year. It will be held Wednesday, May 28th. Thank you, Leslie and crew, for everything this year. You are aces. Level 1: Australia, Fiji, Kiribati [...]

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Geography Quest for January

January 15th, 2014 · Comments Off · Contests & Prizes, Educational Web Sites

(Photo by Steve Rawley) That picture is of the Pacific Ocean, by the way, not the Indian or the Atlantic Ocean, or the Arabian or Mediterranean Sea. (Those are your first four clues!) This month for Geography Quest, the students at my school are studying Northern Africa. Level 1: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, [...]

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The 2012 Letters About Literature reading and writing contest has begun!

October 25th, 2011 · Comments Off · Contests & Prizes

All entries must be postmarked January 6, 2012 Letters About Literature is a national reading and writing contest. Students write letters to an author explaining how that author’s book changed their way of thinking about the world or themselves. There are three competition levels: Level I for 4th-6th graders, Level II for 7th-8th graders, and [...]

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2012 Oregon Reader’s Choice Awards

August 13th, 2011 · Comments Off · Book Geek, Contests & Prizes

2011 ORCA WINNERS More than 7,500 votes were cast during the first-ever round of ORCA voting! The voting is now officially complete and the winners have been chosen. They are: JUNIOR DIVISION THE STONEKEEPER (AMULET BOOK 1) by Kazu Kibuishi INTERMEDIATE DIVISION ELEPHANT RUN by Roland Smith SENIOR DIVISION THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins [...]

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YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten Voting Now Open!

August 12th, 2011 · Comments Off · Book Geek, Contests & Prizes

Please go to Survey Monkey, teenagers, and vote for your favorite books of the past year. This is for the 2011 Teens’ Top Ten. Voting is open now through Sept. 15.

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Hey, teens — why do you need your library?

March 11th, 2011 · Comments Off · Book Geek, Contests & Prizes

The American Library Association is sponsoring a contest for teens to create videos about why they think libraries are needed now more than ever. The winners can win up to $3,000 for their library. Contest details are online. Entry deadline is: April 18, 2011. Additional questions or need more information? Please e-mail: ps — [...]

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Writing Contest for Oregon 11th and 12 grade students

February 11th, 2011 · Comments Off · Contests & Prizes

OREGON PHYSICIANS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ANNOUNCES 2011 GREENFIELD PEACE WRITING CONTEST Submissions accepted till February 15, 2011 Open to eleventh and twelfth grade students in Oregon Submissions can be an original piece of fiction, poem or essay (maximum 600 words) reflecting on the following question: *** “What do we need to change to create a [...]

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Winter 2010/2011: Reading, Film and Writing

December 1st, 2010 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Contests & Prizes

It will be a lively winter for artists, writers and book lovers in and around the Portland area. Have fun! Best, Ms. Nancy Teen Short Film Contest open to all Multnomah Co. 6-12th graders: Create a short film (no more than 6 minutes) about libraries and/or reading. Post the film to and submit an [...]

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Summer Reading Programs and Websites

July 12th, 2010 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Book Geek, Contests & Prizes, Educational Web Sites

Hello, all you readers, I know, I know. You’re probably too busy out running around, swimming, or sleeping in late to look at this library blog. But just in case you’re ready to take a break from brushing up on your math skills… Maybe you’d like to do a bit of reading? Or practice your [...]

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Writing Contest: Patriot’s Pen 2009/2010 — A National Patriotic Writing Competition

October 21st, 2009 · Comments Off · Contests & Prizes

One of my favorite mail carriers in the neighborhood, a retired military man, is involved with the local chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization. They hold an annual writing contest and he asked me to pass this information along to the students. The contest is open to 6th, 7th & 8th grade students. [...]

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