by Lexi, Day-Riverside Branch
It’s hot out. We can’t deny that. Our city hit 100 degrees this week!
With ash falling from the sky, are you looking for a way to help you cool down? Read some of these bone-chilling tales and give yourself goosebumps! (Warning, we chose books that are particularly scary, so be aware that these might contain some mature content).
Clicking on a book title above will take your to our website so you can request the item be held for you. If you'd like to serach for other formats, like ebooks or eaudiobooks, please visit our library catalog at catalog.slcpl.org
by Stephanie C., Main Library
Do you write poetry? If you do, or if you want to start, The City Library has a contest just for you!
The 2022 Teen Poetry Contest is a writing contest for 9th to 12th grade teens in the Salt Lake area. We'll be awarding cash prizes for the top four poems and you can join us at the Main Library on August 13th to hear the winning poems live. We'll also be sharing the winning poems here on the City Library Teens blog, and in the library's digital collection.
Are you ready to get writing? This year's theme is "Oceans of Possibilities", and we want to know what that means to you. Maybe you want to write about the ocean and how it inspires you, or maybe you want to write about your limitless future. Let your imagination go wild.
You can find all of the contest details here. We'll be accepting submissions through July 31st.
If you'd like to checkout last year's winners, visit our contest page on BiblioBoard.
We can't wait to read your work!
by Yoli, Marmalade Branch
I’m 16 and will be a junior at West High. My hometown is Logan, I train in aikido, and I have an Australian shepherd named Rio who’s working on being a therapy dog.
Hello, my name is glen. I will be attending West in the fall as a freshman, and work at my neighborhood school. I enjoy playing video games, cubing, coding, running, and playing ultimate frisbee.
Meows aggressively, I’m emo rawrs. I'm 16 and I’m a homosexual. My pronouns are he/they/it.
Marta is part of the Teen Squad team at the Marmalade Branch.
My name is Porter and I’m 17. I love music, D&D, and video games. If you see me please come say hi!
Hi! I am Steven, I sure do enjoy indulging in virtual reality gaming, as well as normal gaming. I also enjoy reading asian novels and comics. Also, I hate Meta (Facebook). II-L is the greatest musical artist out there. This year, I am helping out at the Marmalade library, which has very awesome staff.
My name is Stine (pronounced as Stee-nah) and I get how weird of a name that is. I like playing piano, reading and writing, and watching a wide variety of movies and TV shows, along with a bunch of other things that I just can’t remember right now! If you ever need any suggestions on what to read or watch, let me know!
by Lexi, Day-Riverside Branch
My name is Jaziayah. I go to innovations high school. I love romance books and movies. I also love thrifting and hanging out with friends and family. I love working at the library because I get to be surrounded by new people everyday.
I’m Ember and I go to West High School. I love volleyball and vampires. I work at Lagoon. Working at the Library is cool, there are fun people.
My name is Emily. I go to West High School as a senior. This is my fourth time doing Teen Squad and I am so excited to be back. I love to read, ride my bike and do puzzles.
Hi, I’m Bella. I love books and art and making music. I go to Open Classroom. I like that the Library has a lot of books. I like Graphic Novels, too.
My name is Mafazah and I love watching Naruto. I like going to the library because there are a lot of choices in the DVD section. I also like going to the park with friends. And I love chips.
My name is Kaylee and I go to Innovations. I love anime and reading murder mysteries. I love working at the library because they have really good snacks and I get to meet new people.
I am Natalie! I’m going to Pacific Heritage Academy next year. I’m into collecting stickers and making my own boba. I like arts and crafts. I love the Library’s Comic Books - most of the libraries I’ve been to don’t have comic books.
By Teen Squad Glendale
Saia Langi (The Supervisor)
My name is Saia. I am the Teen Librarian at the Glendale Branch. One of my goals for Teen Squad is to help support my volunteers so they can have the best experience possible. If my friends and family were to describe me they would say that I am goofy, fun loving and that I have an obsession for eating chicken nuggets. Without further ado I would like to introduce you to this summer’s Teen Squad volunteers!
Long Le (The Innovator)
The reason why I chose to be in Teen Squad is because I want to have fun throughout the whole summer-that's pretty much my main goal. If my friends were to describe me, they would definitely say that I am unpredictable. I like coming to the Library for books and friends:D
Rachel Eisenberg (The Warrior)
I wanted to join Teen Squad because I wanted to learn what a real job is like. I also joined because I wanted to have fun! A personal project I would like to work on this summer would be focused on women's rights. If I could, I would spend the majority of my time skiing and hanging out with my dog. If my family and friends were to describe me, they would say that I am an extrovert that talks a lot. I have also won a lot of awards in a martial art called Soo Bahk Do. I am also a huge Taylor Swift fan! Some of my favorite books are Red, White and Royal or Song of Achilles.
Tony Manig Chong (The Go-Getter)
My goals for Teen Squad this summer is to work in a team and complete a project that can help other people. If my friends and family described me they would say that I am sporty, always active, and sometimes tired. I am very punctual and I get good grades. I LOVE SOCCER. If I could live forever I would become the greatest goalkeeper of all time! I like to come to the Library to explore different genres of books. I especially like to read graphic novels and history. I am still figuring out ideas for my project, but I would like to do something different from what I did last year.
More Teen Squad Things!
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