What will you be doing over your holiday break? If you plan on spending the entire break checking your Facebook, watching TV, or playing Farmville you should probably check out some entertainment alternatives. Your local friendly Teen Librarians have compiled some resources to help you out!
Okay, first of all: I have to promote the library for your entertainment needs. You can download 3 free mp3s a week with Freegal and look at a ton of different magazines for free online with Zinio. Just go to this link! You can sign up for Zinio and Freegal accounts with your library card number If you don’t have your card or don’t know your number just give us a call and we can look it up for you! http://www.kentonlibrary.org/ebooks/indextmp.htm
Okay, now let’s get to the real fun. Hopefully you’ll be getting some video games for Christmas. Don’t worry, if you don’t get them you can just check them out from the library!
Borderlands 2 just came out. We will have it. Go here to reserve your copy from the library!
Avengers: Battle for Earth was released in December. You can also get it from the library here!
Did you get or give an iPad, iPod, or iPhone today?
If you did, welcome to your new favorite game! It’s free, it’s social, and it’s more fun than endlessly hitting refresh on your favorite webpage until school starts up again.
This is a game called “SpaceTeam”. The first thing you want to do is find 2-4 other people who have also downloaded it and get them in the same wifi or Bluetooth with you. Then your goal is to fix the most breaking-est spaceship ever, by saying silly words! Everyone has a set of controls and some instructions for another player’s controls. Set your Spring-Loaded Irritant to 1, tell your sister to turn off her Twinmill, flip your phone upside-down to avoid asteroids, and do it all before slime completely covers the screen!
If the idea of your house being filled with people shouting about sigmaclappers and wormholes doesn’t actually sound all that great (and your wifi doesn’t extend to a porch or patio you can exile bundled-up players to), have you tried Draw Something yet? It’s a game like Pictionary, where one player is given a random word to draw and their opponent has to guess what’s been drawn. The app is free and available in iTunes and the Android Market. You can also play online. This is a turn-based game, so there’s less talking with other players and more texting your friends to remind them that it’s their turn.
Fourth Week of Giveaways:
There are so many ways to win!!! Are you ready to enter the Week 4 Giveaway?! You could win a $25 iTunes gift card and Kenton County Public Library prize bag! To enter simply do one or all of the following and leave a separate comment IN THIS POST to be entered to win:
- Comment here and tell us how a librarian has helped you in the past.
- Follow the blog by hitting the “Follow” button and comment here that you did.
- Follow Kenton County Public Library on Facebook and leave a comment saying you did.
- Follow the Kenton County Public Library on Pinterest and leave a comment saying you did.
- Follow Eden’s blog The Cosplaying Librarian and comment telling us you did.
- Follow Jessy’s blog at What Your Teen Librarian Does All Day and comment here saying you did.
- “Like” Teens at Kenton County Public Library and comment here saying you did.
Easy, right? Just make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry on this post. The winner will be chosen randomly and will have to pick the prize up at the Erlanger, Covington or Durr Branch Library. The contest ends Monday, Dec. 31 at noon. The winner will be emailed and has 24 hours to respond. Good luck and happy holidays!
~*~ Post written by Eden Rassette and Jessy Griffith, Teen Librarians at Kenton County Public Library ~*~