Next TAB Meeting 8/11 at 7pm

We will hold our first Reston TAB meeting of the 2021-22 school year this Wednesday, 8/11, at 7pm at the Reston Library. Service hours will be given for attendance.

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New TAB Schedule for 2021-2022

The Fairfax County Public Library has new operating hours:

Mon – Wed, 10am to 9pm

Thu – Sun 10am to 6pm

This means our regular Thursday evening timeslot is no longer an option. So, Wednesday it is! We will keep the 7-8:30 timeframe. We will meet in person at least once a month, the 2nd Wednesday of the month – beginning with August 11th. At this first meeting we will have snacks, make a new bulletin board display for the Teen area, and plan for the year ahead. If you like, you can also come prepared to share your favorite Woden/Odin-connected book/series in honor of our new meeting day.

FCPL Magazine Looking for Ideas

The Fairfax County Public Library’s quarterly magazine, Branch Out, is looking for ideas for its upcoming issues. Specifically, they want to know what ideas Teens would like to see discussed. Here’s a link to the current issue of Branch Out so you can see what sorts of articles they usually include. This issue is all about the 2021 Summer Reading Challenges: Branch Out | Library (fairfaxcounty.gov)

If you have an idea for a future one-time article or an article series, leave a comment or send a note to the main TAB email address and let us know what you think.

Calling all writers!

Calling all writers!
Do you have a story inside you, clawing to get out? Do you like making up worlds and characters and setting them loose on each other? Do you want to share your writing with the world?
Well, we want to see it. Submit your work to the Reston Regional Library Teen Advisory Board’s writing contest!

Submission Guidelines:
1) Write a story or poem inspired by our prompt, the image below. Stories and poems should be no longer than two thousand words.
2) Submit your work to restonlibtab@gmail.com by August 1st, 2019. Please attach your work as a Word document (not a Googledoc). Please also use the subject line “TAB Writing Contest: [Title of Work]” and include your name and contact information in the body of the email.
3) We’ll contact you by August 15th to tell you if you’ve won!
4) (Optional) Let us know in your submission email if you’d like feedback on your work. We’ll give that to you by August 15th as well.

Prizes:
1st Prize: 75$ Amazon gift card
2nd Prize: 50$ Amazon gift card
3rd Prize: 25$ Amazon gift card

Prompt:

woman alone in diner.png

Image Description: A girl with brown hair tied up in a bun, sitting at a booth in a restaurant with four beverages on her table. She is bent over with slumped shoulders and head drooping down.
The floor has checkered tiles and the booths are red and black with tables.

 

Welcome to Reston Library’s Teen Advisory Board!

Reston Regional Library’s Teen Advisory Board
is inviting all Fairfax County teenagers to be part of our team

We want to divulge Young Adult literature in English, Spanish and other languages

We will create new programs, book clubs, writing workshops, and many other activities where students can learn, explore their interests, and acquire new skills for the future.
Be ready to  be part of this fun experience!
You really want to be part of this leadership’s opportunity in Fairfax County
(We offer service hours)

Write to us: restonlibtab@gmail.com