Not only are our plants growing extremely well, but the fish are thriving, and now they have names! Thanks to our patrons making amazing suggestions, four names have been chosen:
Orange fish: Blood Orange
Light Orange Tail fish: Creampuff
Orange, Black, and Yellow fish: Neapolitan Napoleon
Silver and Black fish: Elvis Fishley
Thanks again to everyone who helped bring this project together, and contributed name suggestions. The Aquaponics display will continue to grow until Fall, when our Fishy Friends will become permanent installments in the Teen Scene. See you there!
A TON of new programs are starting up at the Atchison Library this fall for the teens. Some, like Anime Club for Girls and Gaming Club for Boys, will meet in August, and some start in September like the Teen's Themed Book Club. Homework Help will be back after school starting on August 20th, and movies or board games will be available every early release Wednesday. Make sure you visit our programs & resources page at www.atchisonlibrary.org/programs--resources.html for more details on what we do and when it happens. See you at the Library this fall!
The teens at Atchison Library have exclusive opportunities to win more prizes this year! The Teen Prize Auction will reward those who turned in weekly reading slips by turning their hours into "money" that they can use to bid on awesome prizes. The beginning of the auction will be silent, where you can place bids on bigger prizes like gift sets from Vintage Gypsy and gift cards for anything from Amazon to Fortnite. Then the competition heats up when the bids start flying on gift cards to local restaurants, art supplies, games, and more! Make sure you make it at 3:00 PM on Saturday the 28th to start bidding! Bidding paddles, popcorn, and drinks provided!
The fish are in! Thank you to the teens who helped with this project, and everyone else who chipped in. We now have four fishy friends in the Teen Scene, and a snail for good measure. Make sure you check in, and contribute some names to the name pool!
This month, the big Teen event will be a Life Hacks Test. We will make our own smartphone speakers out of recycled materials, and a little side project too. Keep an eye on our events for more details. See you there!
August is the only month without a big holiday, but we still want to celebrate in the Teen Scene. That's why this month you can Create a Holiday for August! Make up any holiday, with any traditions, and tell us about it in the forms by the Teen Scene board. One holiday will be chosen to actually be celebrated in August! Want to celebrate ham sandwiches? Tell us why!
Ever wondered how aquaponics combines hydroponics and aquaculture to grow fish and plants at the same time? Ever wish the library had pet mascots that you could help name? Come to this year's Teen Engineering Event to assemble and start our own aquaponics system which will be on display in the Teen Scene. We will learn about different aspects of water movement and sustainable farming. Those who come to the event will get a vote on what breed of fish to add, and name them! Teens going into 6th grade in the fall or above are welcome at this event, and it is FREE!
Car crashes are the NUMBER ONE cause of death among teens, and a few race car drivers and police officers are trying to prevent that from happening! The amazing B.R.A.K.E.S. program is coming to the Kansas City area in October. It combines lessons and fun, allowing teens 15-20 who have a permit or license to get hands-on practice on a track with a trainer. Each teen gets to practice five different collision prevention techniques. The sign-up fee can be refunded after the lesson if paid by check, and some insurance companies may give you a discount if you turn in your lesson certificate. Check out their website at putonthebrakes.org/home or stop by the library's Teen Scene to pick up a brochure. Safe driving!
The first teen-specific event this summer is Movie Day, which is free and you don't have to sign up. Make sure you register for the Summer Reading Program to win cool prizes though! Sign up sheets are at the circulation desk or at our Kick-Off Party Saturday, June 2nd. You can begin turning in weekly reading slips June 4th. See you at the programs!
The people have spoken, and the Teen Scene has been named! Make sure you come in and check the calendar for Teen activities, choose a book from the display, or post your favorite book to give our summer readers suggestions! A prize winner will be chosen at random from the completed favorite book slips at the end of the month.