Dec 20, 2012 7:04 PM
The State Library of Louisiana will again participate in the Collaborative Summer Library Program's Teen Video Challenge, a national video competition for teens to get involved with reading and their public library's summer reading program.
Teenagers may enter the competition by creating a public service announcement that encourages teens to read and visit libraries during the summer using the theme "Beneath the Surface."
"This is a fun competition that encourages teenagers to be creative and get excited about reading," State Librarian Rebecca Hamilton said. "Participating teens send a clear message that public libraries are important to them."
The winning video from each participating state will be announced in spring 2013 and used by public libraries nationally to promote summer reading. The creators of the winning state video will be awarded $275 and their associated public library will receive prizes worth $125 from the CSLP.
The CSLP is a grassroots consortium of 49 states, Washington, D.C., American Samoa, the Mariana Islands, Cayman Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia that provides children, teens and families with a summer reading program. It also supplies public libraries with promotional materials.
Rules and details for the teen video challenge can be found on the State Library's website, www.state.lib.la.us. Click Literacy and Reading, then Summer Reading Program and scroll to Teen Video Challenge.