Wednesday, March 9, 2011

March is National Women's History Month

National Women's History Month traces its origins back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women's Day was later observed in 1909.  In 1981, the U.S. Congress designated the second week of March as National Women's History Week, and in 1987 Congress expanded it to a month-long observance.

Take some time to visit the library and recognize and celebrate women's historic achievements through the years.

The Great Scavenger Hunt Contest

Take part in The Great Scavenger Hunt hosted by young adult author Kay Cassidy and become eligible for lots of free prizes!  Here's how the hunt works:

1. Go to www.kaycassidy.com/hunt and look at the list of participating books

2.  Choose the book you want to read and print off the trivia challenge

3.  Read the book

4.  Answer the trivia challenge questions and give the completed page to your participating librarian

5.  Get at least 8 out of 10 correct and Mrs. Fournier will enter you into the monthly contest

Every month, YA author Kay Cassidy will choose one lucky winner.  If you are the winning hunter, you will receive a $50 gift card to the bookstore of your choice.

Teen Tech Week March 6 - 12

Celebrate Teen Tech Week at your school or local public library.  Teen Tech Week is a national initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) aimed at teens, their parents, educators, and other concerned adults.  The purpose of the initiative is to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of technology, especially the types offered through libraries.

Whether it be on the web, research resources, gaming, or music that you are in search of, your local library is a great place to get connected!