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Book Contests for Summer

In addition to our very own Summer Reading Club, a few other places are offering prizes just for reading. Here is a list and what you need to do. Click on the link to get access to the various tools needed to complete the contests.

Barnes & Noble
1. Read any 8 books and record them in the Reading Journal
2. Bring the completed Reading Journal to your local B&N store
3. Choose a FREE BOOK from our selection on the Reading Journal list at the store

Pottery Barn Kids
1. Select a book from one of their the book lists
2. Read all summer long and track your child's progress
3. Reward your reading championwith a certificate
4. Visit a local store to receive a free book




Scholastic Summer Challenge
1. Sign up at the website
2. Track how many minutes you read
3. Get chances to win prizes


Book It Program
1. If you were in grades K-6 this school year, go to the website and print out the entry form
2.  Read five books from June 15 to August 15
3. Winner gets a Diary of a Wimpy Kid prize package






Long Island Youth Forum

The Long Island Region of YOUTH POWER! invites youth, ages of 13-28, for an evening of networking, fun activities, and open discussions on cross-system issues and topics such as: Juvenile Justice, Mental Health, Chemical Dependency, Foster Care, Disability, Education and ...more. Plan to join us for the FREE Event. Dinner included. This invitation may be shared with those you know would be interested in attending. 
 The Fourth Annual Long Island Youth Forum
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Hagedorn Family Resource Center
120 Greenwich Street
Hempstead, NY 11550

THEME: THE GREAT DEBATE / YP! HAS TALENT
Show off your talent with a performance of your own
(Note: not required for attendance)

To *RSVP contact:
Desiree Moore at: Dmoore@youthpowerny.org, Or via fax to 631-264-0762.
Questions? Contact Desiree at 631- 245-5289
Please RSVP on or before July 6, 2012

Things I Found on the Web

I recently found three things of interest that I thought I would share with you.  Check them out.

Storify
Storify lets you curate social networks to build social stories, bringing together media scattered across the Web into a coherent narrative. We are building the story layer above social networks, to amplify the voices that matter and create a new media format that is interactive, dynamic and social.

Flipboard
This app, available for the iPad and Android, Flipboard creates a personalized magazine out of everything being shared with you. Flip through your Facebook newsfeed, tweets from your Twitter timeline, photos from Instagram friends, sounds from SoundCloud and much more.

Dropbox
Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Never email yourself a file again!


Teen Book Finder
Find the best books and media for teens, as selected by library staff and educators across the United States! The Teen Book Finder, generously fund…

MTV Movie Award Winners

In case you missed the show, here are the winners for for the 2012 MTV Movie Awards:



MOVIE OF THE YEAR WINNER The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
MTV TRAILBLAZER AWARD WINNER Emma Stone
BEST ON-SCREEN TRANSFORMATION WINNER Elizabeth Banks The Hunger Games
BEST HERO WINNER Harry Potter Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
BEST CAST WINNER Daniel Radcliffe , Emma Watson , Rupert Grint , and Tom Felton Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
BEST FIGHT WINNER Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson vs. Alexander Ludwig The Hunger Games
MTV GENERATION AWARD WINNER Johnny Depp 
BEST KISS WINNER Kristen Stewart , Robert Pattinson The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE WINNER Jennifer Lawrence The Hunger Games
BEST MUSIC WINNER LMFAO "Party Rock Anthem" (21 Jump Street)
BEST MALE PERFORMANCE WINNER Josh Hutcherson The Hunger Games
BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE WINNER Shailene Woodley The Descendants
BEST ON-SCREEN DIRTBAG WINNER Jenn…