Teen Tech Week is the second week of March, and it celebrates the importance of technology for teenagers worldwide. To celebrate, the Huntington Library invites teens in grades 6-12 to stop by the Huntington Library and play the online game Free Rice for the World any time during the month of March. The game asks you a series of trivia questions, and each correct answer earns you points and rice for people around the world who need it. Each contestant will play for half an hour, and receive a small participation prize. To play, check in at the Young Adult desk at the Huntington Main Library.
Teens grades 6-12 are also invited to enter the annual Library Poetry Contest, running through April and May. The theme for this year’s contest is “My Hero,” which coincides with this year’s Summer Reading Program theme “Every Hero Has a Story.” Teens are welcome to write about any hero in their life, from family to service members to fictional characters. Teens are allowed one entry, and the entries will be judged by how well they stick to the theme, their understanding of the rules of the contest and the concept of a poem, creativity, legibility, and originality. The winner will be selected at the beginning of June and will receive a prize provided by the Friends of the Library. For more information on the contest, call the Young Adult Department at 260-356-2900.