New in 2014 is our extended online scavenger hunt for teens and their families and friends! Learn more about it on the official page, where rules and the first 10 Challenges can be seen. Other challenges can be found here are they are posted. Contest ends August 15, 2014. Grand prize generously donated by the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.
Each year, since 2006, the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation has sponsored a teen art contest during Teen Read Month in October. These two-dimensional art pieces created in a variety of mediums showcase the wonderful, varied artistic talents of the teens of Snohomish and Island County. They are reproduced on posters and proudly displayed throughout the library system and in local schools. The winners can be seen here: Annual Teen Read Month Art Contest Winners
In 2015, this contest is changing to a new Teen Vlogger Contest. Five winners will be chosen to be official Sno-Isle Teen Vloggers, online celebrity with a regular slot on our blog! In addition to fame and volunteer credit, you will also get a $50 gift card from Best Buy to sweeten the prize. All finalists will receive an "Infamous for Information" T-shirt. Find out more here.
Each summer, with support from the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation, teens have the opportunity to win prizes by reviewing books they read over the summer. Small weekly prizes are drawn randomly all summer. Local libraries may have additional prizes. At the end of each summer the librarians vote on their favorite review of the summer, which receives a special prize. Here you can read the 2010 winner, the 2011 winner, and the 2012 winner of the Librarians' Choice Award. To learn more about this summer's contest click here.
Weekly Book Giveaway
One perk of being a librarian is that we often get Advanced Readers Copies of hot new books. We can't add these ARCs to our collection, nor can they be sold, but we can give them away as prizes! Watch our blog for your chance to win…usually ARCs, but sometimes if you are lucky brand new hardcover books, too! All you need to do is respond to the writing prompt or question of the week, and you will be entered to win. Winners are selected using Random Number Generator, and must be a teen (6th-12th grade or 12-18 years old) who uses a Sno-Isle Library.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.