Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Teen Iron Chef

The library hosted its first Teen Iron Chef competition on Wednesday, August 3rd for teens going into grades 6 through 12 and it was a big hit! They were given the choice between working in teams or solo while having 20 minutes to create 2 dishes using the ingredients available. Of course, as with the television show, there was a secret ingredient!

There were two rounds, each round with a different secret ingredient and two dishes. Dishes were judged on creativity, presentation and originality. Check out some pictures of the event:

Working out a plan for the first secret ingredient: cupcakes

The ingredient table after Round 1!

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Burgers with Round 2 secret ingredient: Fruit Loops as sesame seeds

Scores! Team Leesa, Jadzia & Serena for the win!

Video for this event will be coming soon to the Burlington County Library Teen Facebook page.  "Like" the page to receive more info about teen programs going on in the Burlington County Library System.

This was such a fun program, we're having Iron Chef program for Kids on Thursday, September 1st at 1:00 pm. REGISTER for this program! Kids ages 5-12 years can participate. 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Book Reviews!

This has been on of our busiest summers and our weekly prize drawing during summer reading was book reviews!

Summer reading participants ages birth-18 years could drop a book review into the drawing box at the Summer Reading Registration Desk for a chance to win a prize every Friday.

Here's a few of the hundreds reviews that were entered:

The Girl Who Owned a City by O.T. Nelson
Reviewed by Serena, age 13

Touching story how a street full of kids work together to help each other survive when their parents and friends are killed by a virus, sparing only children below the age of 13.

Centipede's 100 Shoes by Tony Ross
Reviewed by Matthew, age 4

I liked the book because it was silly. Centipedes don't wear shoes and socks and he had way too many to put on! Then he shared them with his friends and that was nice and silly, too.

The New Hamster by Isabel Campoy
Reviewed by Gregory, age 8

I like this book because its about hamsters and they are furry.

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Reviewed by Krystal, age 12

What I liked about this book is that it was a remade story of Cinderella but has more fairy tale people in it, like the ogres, elves and giants.

 We'll be posting pictures from programs this week, so keep checking the blog!