Teen Blog
  • It's Summertime!


    Have you signed up for the Summer Reading Program yet? If not, what are you waiting for! You can sign up online right here! (you get an extra ticket for the basket drawing if you sign up online) or come to the library and sign up. Everyone gets a prize just for signing up! And, you only have to read 6 books or 600 minutes to win a completion prize (which includes a gift certificate).

    Next time you’re at the library take a look at the awesome Teen baskets that you have a chance to win. Did you know there are lots of ways to earn tickets to enter into the basket drawing? You can answer trivia questions, complete activity sheets, review books, movies or CDs. Every time you attend a program here at the library you get a ticket too, and there are lots of great programs here this summer. Oh yea, read books, for every book you read you get a ticket!

    I hope you have a spectacular summer, one that includes lots of trips to the library!
  • Escape Room at the Library


    That’s right, for three days we have our very own escape room and it’s not too late to sign up for it! But you better hurry, I can’t guarantee how long we will have spaces available. So, get a few friends together and have some fun escaping the library!
  • What's all the Hoopla About?


    Did you know you can rent movies, audiobooks, music, ebooks, and comic books from your library while you are sitting at home and watch, listen, or read them right away?!? No way!! Hoopla provides you with hundreds of choices. Another bonus, it’s Summer Reading Program time again, did you know you can earn extra basket tickets by using Hoopla? Stop by the library to find out more about the Teen Summer Reading Program, the fun baskets, and how you can earn tickets to win the basket you want!

    How about a little Friday Night Lights? Check out the movie Greater, an offensive lineman gets ridiculed for is portly appearance, but goes on to develop himself into an All-American player and top NFL prospect. Maybe you want to watch something a little more significant, For the Love of Spock, a celebratory of the life and career of the gentleman who played Mr. Spock from Star Trek, told through the eyes of his son. There are many options to choose from!

    Maybe you just want to listen to some music! We have Ariana Grande, Thomas Rhett, Lady Gaga, or maybe you are more into the soundtracks such as Sing, Moana, or La La Land. If you need a little mix of various artists there is also Now That’s What I Call Music 58, if Country is more your style Now That’s What I Call Country 9 is also available, plus so much more!

    Plus there are many choices for ebooks, audiobooks, and comic books. Head on over and take a look, I’m sure you will find many things you like. All you need is a Hoopla account set up with your Antioch Library Card, it’s very easy to get started. Once you are set up, you are allotted 8 checkouts per month under one account. The wow factor is, you get your items right away, stream them on a computer or mobile device. Checkout times vary for each type of item.

    Don’t forget, stop by or signup online for the Teen Summer Reading Program and start earning those tickets. Baskets will start being displayed in the library soon so you can come by and see how cool they are.
  • Free Comic Book Day!


    Did you know that there is such a thing as Free Comic Book Day? I mean, it sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it is true! Really. A day when comic books are all free! All you have to do is show up. This is an all ages event. That means there will be comics for kids, teens and adults.

    I have no idea which comics will be available, but I do know that you get to peruse the tables and choose your favorite.

    If you want to make it even more fun, come dressed as your favorite super hero, real or made up, it’s up to you. If you choose to come in costume, you will earn a chance to win a prize! The prize is currently a mystery, but it will definitely have something to do with comics.

    The free comic books will be given away on May 6th, starting at 9:00 am and will stop when they’re all gone, or at 1:00 pm. Whichever comes first.

    So get out your tights and your secret identity, and get to Free Comic Book Day at the library!

    Some interesting things about comic books you may not know:

    The first comic book was published in Europe in 1837. The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck was written by Rodolphe Topffer, but the drawings were done by a man named Timothy Crayon. Seriously. I didn’t make that up.

    Female superheroes didn’t exist until 1940. That’s when Fletcher Hanks created Fantomah, Mystery Woman of the Jungle. She was an ancient Egyptian woman who never aged and used her supernatural powers to protect the jungle and all who lived there.

    William Moulton Marston created Wonder Woman who used her lasso of truth to foil evil doers. Mr. Marston also created the systolic blood pressure test, which is a component of the polygraph, also known as the lie detector!

    A Lama is a Buddhist spiritual teacher. In the 1940’s there was super hero called the Green Lama. He was a Buddhist monk and refused to use a weapon. One of his mystical super powers was reincarnation.

    By the way, this article is written in the Comic Sans font, which is based on the lettering used in the Watchmen comics, by Dave Gibbons.

    Use all your powers to get to the Antioch Public Library for Free Comic Book Day! Don’t forget your cape.
  • Latest Award Winning Teen Books


    Have you read any good books lately?

    If not, I know where you can find some, right here at your local library! Several book awards have recently been announced. For example, the Michael L. Printz Award was given to the book March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. And we have it! We also have the winner of the William C. Morris Award, The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner. If Historical Fiction is more your taste, Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit won the Odyssey Award.

    Looking for a new author to check out, Sarah Dessen won the 2017 Edwards Award for many of her books which are also on our shelves here at the library!

    In fact, we have a lot of books on our shelves that have won awards (and a lot of good books that haven’t won awards). Why not stop in and check one out!
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