Teen Art Contest

It’s that time of year again! It’s time for the Pickens County Library Semi-Annual Teen Art Contest! We will be accepting original artwork from all teens (grades 6-12) at any branch location through the whole month of March. Artwork can be on paper or canvas, drawn or painted. In the past, we have even had a small quilt turned in (it was fantastic). Express yourself in any medium you choose but be sure to turn it in before March 31st along with an entry form (available at any branch location).  Continue reading “Teen Art Contest”

So Many Cupcakes!

As some of you may already know, this past Friday we had our Chopped Challenge Teen Takeover. It was a blast! 

Teens had the challenge of making beautiful and tasty cupcakes while not always having control over what toppings they had to use. They all did a fantastic job, even with weird ingredients like bacon and lollipops. Probably the most… interesting cupcake of the evening was the “green cheese” cupcake. 

The three judges (all library staff) had the very difficult task of rating each cupcake on presentation, whether or not all required ingredients were used, and taste. We were very enthusiastic about getting to taste so many cupcakes, but 20 cupcakes later? Not so much.  Continue reading “So Many Cupcakes!”

A Fresh Look at Libraries

Libraries have always been assumed to be a no talking zone, meant only for that endless page essay for school. But as times change, I have noticed that libraries are offering so much more to the individual and the modern teen.

I caught up with Heath Ward, the Teen Librarian at the Easley Library, for some insight: Continue reading “A Fresh Look at Libraries”