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Geek Out Contest


It's the time again! Represent your fandom (book, show, sport, person, anything!) in a creative and fun manner. We encourage all creative contributions from written formats like stories or poetry to visual formats like art, cosplay, cakes to digital formats like website design, videos, or whatever you come up with! Need ideas? Visit aldteens.tumblr.com for some awesome examples.

Entries accepted between October 1-31

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Contest Guidelines FAQ (PDF Document)
Official Contest Entry Form (PDF Document)


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Latino Art Contest for Teens


Entry Submission: September 1-30, 2014
Theme: “What Hispanic Heritage and Culture Means to Me!”

The competition is open to all Colorado residents, ages 11-18.

The Latino Art Contest for Teens entry form must be fully completed, securely attached to each piece of artwork and submitted in person to any Arapahoe Library District branch or bookmobile stop.

Artwork must be ready for display, matted and reinforced on the back with cardboard or mounted on either black or white board and be no larger than 30” x 36”.

Winners will be notified within two weeks of the contest end. Make sure you bring some form of identification to verify your age to your nearest Arapahoe Library District branch or bookmobile stop if you are selected as a winner.

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Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Application


The Teen Advisory Board is the voice of teens. Share your ideas for programs, help make book trailers, provide content for the website, work on community projects and meet other teens while earning volunteer hours and having FUN.

Arapahoe Library District TAB Application


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New and popular


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Some are on order, some are newly arrived, and some are just really hot - these books are flying off our shelves!



Personalized Reading Lists for Teens


teen personalized reading lists

Want some suggestions of books to read?

It's easy! Tell us what you like on this form and we'll send you back some recommendations.



Teen Research Databases


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Use your library card to access any of our databases. We've got online info for your research paper or project or for finding the next great book to read. Let us know if you need help!


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Minecraft Creepers



The Smoky Hill Library has a 3D printer on display. And if you're a Minecraft fan, it's been printing some very familiar green guys...



Banned Books Week


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Banned Books week is the last week of September each year. Below are Young Adult books that have made it into the top 10 most challenged in 2012. In honor of our First Amendment, if you've read any of these, comment below with why you think people think it should be banned and whether you agree or disagree.

For more information about banned books, visit the American Library Association or the Banned Books FaceBook page.



Fall in Love with these books


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In the mood for a great romance? Check out this list--we're sure to have one that meets your style.


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"Steampunk is an eclectic world of cogs and rivets. It is airships, goggles and steam. It is romance. It is traveling on clouds and diving beneath rugged waves. It is adventure. -Aether Emporium"

Find some Steampunk books.


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