Teens

All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24 and remain closed on Thursday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Teen Zine

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!

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Vote for the 2009 Teens' Top Ten

Vote for up to 3 of your favorite books from last year! Voting is open from August 24 - September 18, 2009 to readers from ages 12 to 18. Vote now!

Check out the 2009 book nominees listed below. These books were nominated by members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country, including our very own Trails Teens at the Trails West Branch!

Express Yourself! Teen Summer Reading Program

June 8, Express Yourself SR Kickoff Party: Roof top concert Featuring the Whomping Willows! With KC Teen Bands, Roving Way, Sour Apple Surgery and Prowl the Sky!

Express Yourself & Make Your Own Crafts:
Every Weds. 2-3 pm
Materials & snacks provided

June 10 Express Yourself Journals and Beaded Bookmarks
June 17 Tie Dye
June 24 CD Clocks

July 1 Mini Cork Boards
July 8 Canvass book bags
July 15 Hardware Jewelry and Gems
July 22 Terrariums
July 29 Express Yourself Craft Wrap-Up!

Free Movie Fridays! 2-4 pm
June 12 Feature Movie: Freedom Writer's Diary
June 19
June 26

Central Teens

Express Yourself @ Your Library Teen Summer Reading Program

Express Yourself & Make Your Own:
Every Weds. 2-3 pm
Materials & snacks provided

June 3, Express Yourself Journals
June 10 Beaded Bookmarks
June 17 Tie Dye
June 24 CD Clocks

July 1 Mini Cork Boards
July 8 Canvass book bags
July 15 Hardware Jewelry and Gems
July 22 Terrariums
July 29 Express Yourself Craft Wrap-Up!

Pretties by Scott Westerfeld

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Tally has finally become a Pretty and loving it but when she meets someone who makes her feel different she set out on a quest to find the truth of the Pretties but what she finds makes her want to be a little Special!

Chaves- Grade 10 Central High School

Peeps by Scott Westerfeld

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The story is a guys is infected with a virus that if he kiss anybody the will turn into savage beast, but the virus gave him power so he can hunt, stop and saving lifes or so he thought.

Chaves- Grade 10 Central High School