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Adventure Begins at Your Library for Teens

Hey Teens!

Ready to read for fun and prizes? Whether you like to read books, e-books, or listen to audiobooks (or all three!) AND like to win stuff, the Adventure Begins at Your Library Teen Summer Reading Program is for you! 

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One book (books, e-books, and audiobooks) equals 100 points. For every 100 points you earn, you’ll be entered into a weekly drawing for a gift card AND earn an entry into the end-of-summer grand prize drawing. The more you read, the more chances you’ll have to win. Register and track your reading progress at https://fortsmi...

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Adventure Begins at Your Library Summer Reading Fun

Adventure Begins at Your Library

Adventure Begins at Your Library is this year’s summer reading theme, and all ages are invited to participate! The Fort Smith Public Library’s annual summer reading program for kids, teens, and adults will begin June 1. The program is one of the many ways the library works to create a community of readers and library users. Through fun themes, activities, and prizes, the summer reading program offers incentives for spending time reading or listening to books. The summer reading program begins June 1 and runs through July 31. Participants can drop by any l...

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Time Loop Titles

Have you experienced a strong sense of déjà vu? Think you have lived the same day over and over? Lucky for you, the young adult books below have characters that experience getting stuck in a time loop. 

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Baked to Perfection: National Dessert Month

While October usually ushers in cooler temperatures, fall colors, and terrifying thrills, it's also National Dessert Month! Ranging from the bittersweet to the cavity-inducing, the titles below are a perfect way to celebrate this sugar-coated holiday. Take a whisk and check out one of the books below! 

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Summer Chills and Thrills

This summer, chill out with a good thriller! Want to escape the heat? Pick out one of these great titles for a chilly surprise. From hauntings to secrets to memory loss, cool off with one of these great selections. 

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The titles below are available on either Hoopla or Library2Go- two digital resources that are available with your FSPL card! To learn more about these and other digi...

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Celebrate Black History Month

February is Black History Month. By celebrating, we honor the generations of African Americans who have faced adversity as they fought for full citizenship in the United States. To commemorate both the struggles and successes of these generations, why not learn more about some of the influential people of the civil rights movement? Begin with John Lewis, a notable civil rights activist who later served as a congressman for Georgia. Watch John Lewis: Good Trouble on Hoopla or check out the graphic novel series March to see learn about his journey and work for civil rights.  Read Full Blog

Beat the Winter Blues

Escape the cold with these warm reads! 

As winter gets nearer and the temperature drops lower, some of us are looking for ways to stay warm. After wrapping up in a cozy blanket and grabbing a mug of hot cocoa, why not choose a book to help you escape the cold? Set in warm places, filled with lots of sunshine, secrets, and heart-warming moments, the books below are a wonderful way to run from the chilliness outside. 

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Libraries Are for Teens, Too!

What do you think of when you hear the word library? 

You may think of shelves filled with books, computers, or a quiet place to study. What else could the library offer? It may come as a surprise, but libraries are for so much more than just studying and reading! 

Besides books and DVDs, did you know that the Fort Smith Public Library provides access to some amazing digital resources? One of those can even help you pass your upcoming driving test. With the Arkansas Driving Tests database, you have free access to the state driving handbook, practice written tests, tip...

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Oceans of Possibilities for Teens

Hey Teens! 

Ready to read for fun and prizes?  Whether you like to read books, e-books, or audio books (or all three!) AND like to win stuff, the Teen Summer Reading Program is for you! There are oceans of possibilities for you at the Fort Smith Public Library beginning June 1st, so make plans to participate.

SRP is Online

Like last year, the teen summer reading program is online! One book equals 100 points.  For every 100 points you earn, you'll be entered into a weekly drawing for a gift card AND earn an entry into the end-of-summer grand prize drawing....

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Celebrate Women's History Month!

During March, women across history are recognized for their contributions to art, music, science, activism, and so much more. Women from around the world are also celebrated during International Women's Day on March 8th. This month, we recognize women like actress-turned-spy Josephine Baker, sensational artist Frida Kahlo, and even inspiring women of today like Emma Watson and Chloe Kim. 

Interested in learning about some incredible women and their historical contributions? Why not try watching a documentary on Kanopy like RBG, a look into the l...

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What Happens Next?

When the movie credits have rolled across the screen, the tears have dried, and the final notes of the ending theme song have faded, how do you find out what happens to Tanjiro, Nezuko, and the others? Thanks to the newest addition to the Youth Services collection, you can return to the world of Demon Slayer before watching the newest season! All 23 volumes of Demon Slayer : Kimetsu no Yaiba -- plus a Special Report booklet filled with concept art, character charts, and more- are now available to check out!

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Jimena's Recommendations

Meet Jimena! 

Jimena is another awesome Page that works in Youth Services! Just like our other pages, Jimena is responsible for assisting library customers and answering questions. 

Jimena is a junior at Northside High School and plays the flute for the Northside Grizzly Band. She has played the flute for five years and says she has no plans to stop anytime soon! After school, she likes to come home and relax with her cat and dog. Although it can be hectic between band, school, and work, Jimena loves working at the library. For her, the libra...

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An's Recommendations

Meet An!

An is another Page who works in Youth Services. Just like Ellie, An is responsible for shelving books, answering questions, and helping library customers!  

In her spare time, An likes to play video games, listen to music, paint with watercolors, and take morning bike rides through her neighborhood. An's favorite genre is fantasy fiction, and she's a big fan of Roald Dahl. For An, working in the library is great because she is surrounded by wonderful and inspiring people that have helped her!  

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Ellie's Recommendations

Meet Ellie!  

Ellie is a Page in the Youth Services Department. A Page takes care of putting books back on the shelf and helping others with whatever they need whether that's finding books or answering questions. Ellie is one of best! 

Ellie is a senior at Southside High School, editor of the yearbook, and is a Slytherin (but has some Ravenclaw tendencies). In her spare time, Ellie likes to read, do puzzles, and drive around listening to Taylor Swift with her friends. She also plans to double major in English and History when she goes to...

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Tails & Tales for Teens

Hey Teens! 

Are you ready for summer?  This school year has been a challenge in many ways, but it's almost over.  Don't put down all your books, though. If you like to read (books, e-books, and/or audio books) AND like to win stuff, the Teen Summer Reading Program is for you! Tails & Tales begins June 1st, so make plans to participate.

SRP is Online

Like last year, the teen summer reading program is online! One book equals 100 points.  For every 100 points you earn, you'll be entered into a weekly drawing for a $10 gift card AND earn an entry int...

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