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2018 Thumbs Up! Award
The MLA Thumbs Up! Award work group has narrowed down the best teen-appeal books published in the last calendar year to a mere ten titles and now we need your teen patrons to help select a winner. Read on for more details on how your library can get involved ...
The purpose of the Thumbs Up! Award is to recognize and promote an outstanding contribution to teen literature that has both literary quality and teen appeal for those 13 to 18 years of age. A group of youth and teen librarians read from a list of more than 150 titles to identify the top selections using the following criteria: story, setting, theme, voice, accuracy, style, characters and design.
Now it's time for the teens to vote!  
Through May 31, teens aged 13 to 18 can vote online for their favorite book from the top ten titles. Simply distribute the top ten list (PDF) with the link for voting to your teens or include a direct link to the survey on your own library website.
Voting can be done online from home or from the library through May 31, 2018. The winner of the Thumbs Up! Award will be announced at the MLA 2018 Annual Conference in Novi this October. 

Star Wars Day: Make a Porg

Friday, May 4 at 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Stop in to celebrate Star Wars Day by making your own porg. May the Fourth be with you!

2nd Annual Teen Story Contest
Congratulations our winners. This year teens were asked to write a story on the theme of friendship. Prizes provided by our co-sponsor Friends of Bridgman Public Library.
1st Place Midnight Conversations by Breanne Blackwell -- $300
2nd Place New Friends by Jonah Stanage -- $200
3rd Place Fused By the Arm by Jericho Ashby -- $100

or Click Here to listen to Teen Story Writing Contest Radio Interview