Participate in National Poetry Month this April!
Find daily prompts here , at www.facebook.com/kclibraryteens or on Twitter @kclibraryteens .
See example poems and submit your work at www.kclibrary.org/teens/writing .
Share your feelings. Share your words. Share here. Share now.
Want to get published!? The Kansas City Teen Zine is back! We want to publish the most talented teenagers in Kansas City for Unheard Voices #2! We are looking for submission of essays, book/movie reviews, fiction, photography, art, poetry, comics, drawings, short stories, and more to be published. All work MUST be original. All works will be reviewed by other teens in Kansas City for publication.
Submit your work!
March 12, 2015
The Queen of the Tearling (2014) by Erika Johansen
The Queen of the Tearling is another addition to the extensive catalogue of fantasy novels. The book followed Kelsea Glynn, as she was taken from her home at eighteen by a cadre of soldiers and forced into the role of queen of the kingdom.
March 10, 2015
Join people from all over the state to Save MO Libraries!
The Governor is withholding $6 million dollars in funding from libraries all across the state and has almost completely eliminated state funding to libraries next year.
Two busloads of teenage library advocates will be leaving from Kansas City and heading to Jefferson City to explain to their legislators why libraries are so important in their communities...
March 6, 2015
Like any media, the Internet can be used in wonderful or horrible ways. It can connect people across the globe. It can be a source of extremely helpful information. It can record memories and historic events. However, with the increased anonymity we experience online, it also provides a forum for people to say mean and hurtful things.
February 5, 2015
Libraries are for Making... Join us March 2-9, 2015! It was stop motion animation that brought to life Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas on the big-screen and put Comedy Central’s long-running Robot Chicken into motion. As part of Teen Tech Week, the Library is offering a week’s worth of opportunities to learn—or polish—the technique, with a series of two-hour stop motion animation workshops at seven of our branches.
February 2, 2015
How to know if an audiobook is having an impact on you:
1. You start talking with an accent that mirrors the characters.
2. You start thinking in an accent that mirrors the characters.
3. You feel sad to know that the book will end.
4. Even though you know the book will end, you keep listening at odd times just to learn what will happen next.
4. You recommend the book to all of your friends who are real people.
5. After the story, not having the characters in your life feels like losing friends.
6. You write fan fiction as you imagine what else might happen.