APL's Teen Space

Final Days!!!!!!

Hannah Chibi

The end of the Month is only a day away!!!!

Deadline for entry’s in the following is APRIL 30!!!!! Get those:

  • Art submissions in!!!!

  • TAB applications in!!!!

As April (Poetry Month) comes to a close I have been thinking about books in verse a lot. Some people love them! Others can’t stand them. Me, I’m on the fence. There are some that make a really good story like The Language Inside by Holly Thompson and others that I just can’t get myself to read the whole way through (even inf they are only 150 pages).  Where do you stand on the idea of books written in verse? Love them? Hate them? OK with some?

Art Contest Entries

It’s almost time for us to reveal our new TEEN PAGE!!!!!!

But first… we need to choose a new background.

Take a look at what the teens of Aurora turned in for our BLOG/Facebook Art Contest

Vote for your favorite in our poll to the right

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by May 17th!

Click on the pictures to make them larger!

On June 1st the New Blog should be relieved with the winner as the background!

Don’t forget to pick your favorite on the Facebook page as well.



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 Picture 1 comes from West High School




ERB 2013 Patel



Picture 2 comes from Fisher Middle School

Teen Talent Show

talent show auditions 2013

Do you have a Talent?

Audition to compete in our Annual Teen Talent Show!


Audition Times:

Wednesday, June 12, to 8 p.m. at Eola Road Branch

Thursday, June 13, 1 to 4 p.m. at West Branch

Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m. to noon & 1 to 3 p.m. at the Main Library

Click here for the permission form: Talent Show parent permission form  2013


  • Singers, dancers, bands & other performers welcome
  • Must be between ages 12 and 18 on Aug. 10, 2013
  • Performance limited to 3  1/2 minutes
  • Signed parental permission form required for all performers in an act
  • Finalists will be notified by phone or email
  • FREE to enter! FREE admission! Invite your friends!

Saturday at the TAB Olympics!


Angie (in Capitol Couture), Hannah (dressed as Katniss) & Amy Roth (standing in for Pat) lead the Teen Advisory Boards from all the locations in the TAB Olympics!

West Branch was loosing until the very last game when they came from behind and won the coveted trophy!

Day 4 costumes

Well the butterfly that got loose out at west branch is Pat & Thing 1 escaped being put back in the box and is running free at Main (Hannah)

Sorry, but I’m posting this a day early, because I will not be able to post on Friday.

I hope to see you all at Eola on Saturday to cheer for your Teen Advisory Board and meet them all!

Wednesday Costumes

Pat and I show off our costumes on Wednesday.

I’m dressed as a random guy because Cesar (one of my T.A.B. members) said I should be a guy at least one day if the teens won. Everyone was calling me Man-ah all day. So many double takes directed in my direction. Some people even thought my beard was real.

I still can’t believe that you all read 920 books when we asked you to read 200!

You all Rock!