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Help choose top teen reads at the library

It's time to pick a winner! Now that everyone is back at school and getting comfortable with their new routines, it's time for New Westminster teens to tweak their schedules to make room for a bit more leisure reading.

It's time to pick a winner! Now that everyone is back at school and getting comfortable with their new routines,

it's time for New Westminster teens to tweak their schedules to make room for a bit more leisure reading. The 2011/12 Hyack Teen Read Award selection has started, and the votes will soon be rolling in!

The New Westminster Public Library and New Westminster Secondary School together are sponsoring the second year of the Hyack Teen Read Award.

This award gives New West teens the chance to select their favourite books. Teens can pick up copies of this year's 10 shortlisted nominees at both the public library and the NWSS school library.

Among the titles are I am Number Four, by Pittacus Lore; Incarceron, by Catherine Fisher; and Haunted, by Barbara HaworthAttard.

Read them and rate them - teens can cast their votes by rating each of the books they read on a scale from 1 to 5. A winner will be selected in the spring of 2012, and all teens who participate will have their names entered into a grand prize draw.

And the survey said -

As many of you are aware, the library has been making changes in the teen area in response to feedback from the survey conducted last spring.

And the changes continue.

- We've added a computer station in the teen area that has catalogue and Internet access, as well as word processing and other programs.

- We are adding wireless access to the teen area so that you can use hand-held and laptop devices.

- We have a new list of volunteer opportunities for teens - this list covers opportunities in New Westminster and throughout the Lower Mainland.

- We continue to produce a list of new teen books every second month. Pick up a copy of the September/October list now.

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