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Jul 23

Teen Craft: Pet Toys

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on July 23, 2021 at 11:54 AM by Elizabeth Land

The theme for week three of our 2021 Summer Reading Challenge is Dr. Doolittle and friends.

This summer, the York County Public Library wants teens to go wild with crafts. As part of the Tails & Tales summer reading program, we are offering free Teen Craft Kits, while supplies last. Just visit the Tabb Library Teen Area or use the Grafton Annex Curbside Pickup Services to get your craft kit. This week's theme is Dr. Doolittle & Friends, which celebrates our pets. Use our kit, or the instructions below, to make toys for your dog or cat. Don't forget to check out our Week 3 Middle and High School Book List to find your next read! To see the lists of supplies and instructions, click on "Continue Reading..." below.

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Tag(s): Teens, pets, craft

Apr 06

Teen Tuesdays: Blackout Poetry

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on April 6, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Teen Tuesdays posts feature news and reviews teens and tweens.

04062021_blackoutpoetryartApril is National Poetry Month! YCPL is celebrating with a way for teens to get creative with a form of found poetry called Blackout Poetry.

Blackout Poetry is where you select words that catch your interest from a newspaper, book, or other printed text – along with a few additional words to make it flow. Then you redact all the words you don't want. Your chosen words will form a new message, giving the text a whole new meaning. Once you form your poem, you can decorate the page or simply black out the words you didn't use. In the example at right, blue swirls were added to lead the reader through the poem. Stop by the Youth Services desk at either the Tabb or Yorktown Libraries to pick up mini kits during the week of April 19-24.

If you need inspiration for your blackout poetry, we have lots of great resources! Check out this list of poetry books for some ideas.

Tag(s): Teens, Poetry, Craft

Mar 22

Joy through Kindness Rocks with Cadette Girl Scouts

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on March 22, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

YCPL Staff Note: We are proud to partner with Girl Scout Troop 4047 to offer this blog post, as well as an activity kit distribution and instructional YouTube video. Now we will turn it over to the Cadette Girl Scouts.

Cadette Girl Scouts Lana and Audrey are pictured at the Tabb Library Kindness Rocks Garden.
Hi! We are Lana and Audrey, Cadette Girl Scouts, in Yorktown troop 4047. We are working on our Silver Award, which is the highest award a Cadette Girl Scout can earn. Our project is to help others find joy even when things are rough.
This year we learned about the “Science of Happiness.” To read about what we have learned and to find out about a cool program we created for the community, click on "Continue Reading..." below.

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