Banned Books Week (September 27 - October 3, 2020) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
Teen (YA) nonfiction books can be found shelved in the Barrel Vault Room at the Ames Free Library along with general adult nonfiction. This collection is currently open for browsing.
Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy Edited by Kelly Jensen
School starts tomorrow, even if it looks a little different that you might have been expecting even a week ago! With all these changes in the air, now’s a good time to take a few deep breaths and just relax before the school year gets started.
Hey teens, have you ever wanted to compete against others in your favorite game?!
Well… on Saturday, September 5th, the Ames Free Library will host its first Fortnite Tournament! You and up to 99 other people will drop into the now flooded island and will compete for the #1 Victory Royale. There will be three rounds, with the highest scoring player being awarded a prize for coming in first place! Points will be awarded for takedowns and your placement in each round.
So grab a flopper, a friend, and start practicing your building for the AFL Fortnite Tournament.
“It’s so fluffy, I’m gonna die!!” Agnes from Despicable Me
You might find yourself saying the same thing when you check out these fun tactile crafts! Make some fluffy slime, or maybe some Rainbow Soap. Check out these links with instructions on how to make them. Start experimenting, and have fun!
You can’t come in to check out what’s new, so we’ll bring the browsing to you! All of these items are newly arrived in the Teen Den and are available for placing holds.
The Teen Video Challenge, sponsored by the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), is an annual national video contest open to all teens. The challenge is for teens to create a public service announcement-type video that shows their unique interpretation of the 2020 CSLP slogan “Imagine Your Story.” Videos are to be no longer than 60 seconds and should promote libraries and reading.
What do you IMAGINE? Videos are only accepted through August 7, 2020, so submit yours today!