The Lee County Library–Just Get in Here!

22 10 2008

Only eight days left to sign up for “Fear Factor.” What??!! You haven’t heard about Fear Factor @ Lee County Library? This event for teens in grades 6 to 8 will be held on Thursday, October 30 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Do you have what it takes to make it all the way to the gross out table? Participants will munch their way through a series of disgusting treats in an effort to win the coveted Cruddy Cup.

You can bring your friends! Form a team! The event is free but you MUST register to participate. Call today!


AND. . .don’t forget. . .November Coffee House at the Lee County Library

Next coffee house will take place on Thursday, November 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Come to perform or just hang out. Coffee house is for teens ages 14 to 18. There is no charge, refreshments are served, no need to register–just show up. For more information, call the library at (919) 774-6045.


Teen Read Week Kicks Off WrestleMania Reading Challenge!

9 10 2008

Area teens in grades 5 through 12 are invited to participate in Teen Read Week at the Lee County Library beginning Monday, October 13. Teen Read Week is sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It takes place each year during the third week of October, and focuses on young adult literature.


This year, YALSA of the American Library Association has teamed up with World Wrestling Entertainment toextend Teen Read Week by creating the first-ever WrestleMania Reading Challenge. You can compete to earn prizes, including a trip to WrestleMania, and can also win money for their local libraries.          

All you have to do is read ten items between October 13 and January 15th, 2009 and keep track of them on a reading log. The items may include books, magazines, or graphic novels. Participants who turn in completed reading logs are eligible to design a bookmark to enter in the WrestleMania Reading Challenge. One winning bookmark from each grade level will be chosen, and the winners in each category will be entered in the national competition.


There is no cost for this event, and no registration is required. Pick up a reading log from the Lee County Library and browse our ever-expanding Young Adult collection. For more information, contact the Lee County Library at (919) 774-6045.