Fourth Week of Giveaways; Your Holiday Entertainment

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!

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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:

  1. Comment here and tell us how a librarian has helped you in the past.
  2. Follow the blog by hitting the “Follow” button and comment here that you did.
  3. Follow Kenton County Public Library on Facebook and leave a comment saying you did.
  4. Follow the Kenton County Public Library on Pinterest and leave a comment saying you did.
  5. Follow Eden’s blog The Cosplaying Librarian and comment telling us you did.
  6. Follow Jessy’s blog at What Your Teen Librarian Does All Day and comment here saying you did.
  7. “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 ~*~

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44 thoughts on “Fourth Week of Giveaways; Your Holiday Entertainment

  1. I always been going to the Kenton County Public Library since I was about 8 or 9 years old and the librarians at Covington have always helped me out when I needed to find a book and other things I want to check out. And now I’m a young adult who still loves to read Young Adults books and I don’t think I will ever stop reading them because their are some authors that I will still love to read when I’m all grown up. Also I have followed the KCPL on Pinterst and have liked both the Kenton County Library page and the Teens at Kenton County Public Library on Facebook.

  2. I don’t have any teens yet, but my granddaughters and I love the library – books, movies, story hours. Everyone we have encountered at Covington and Erlanger have been pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful.

  3. I once attended the Hunger Games event at the Erlanger library and had a blast. Sam helped me out by introducing me to some people that are now my good friends. Thanks Sam

  4. I’m following Eden’s blog, and I’m excited to see what her next cosplay will be! P.S You should do one based on Avatar: The Last Airbender / The Legend of Korra

    • Hi! I ❤ the Legend of Korra costume designs, they are incredible! But I'm not really into the show, honestly XD Who is your fave LoK character? I've only watched a couple episodes, but my favorite is definitely Asami!

  5. I follow the KCPB on Facebook and now on Pinterest! I’ve been a patron of the library as long as I can remember. Before internet, I headed for the library to do all my research for school. In the summertime, my Mom would bring me to check out stacks of books to keep me occuppied and happy.

  6. My kids and I go to the Erlanger branch every Tuesday for computer time and to check out books, dvds, and games. They look forward to the library every week. I also tutor an old student of mine every Tuesday as well while we are there. Librarians help my son get books he needs for school projects. They are so polite and knowledgeable. I also have others in my family that go for the different music events that are available.

  7. Follow on pinterest! I’ve gone since I was little to the library and I will never outgrow it! My mom used to have to put a limit on how many books i could check out at once!

    • Yea, you like Pinterest? I don’t have a personal Pinterest account yet, though I’ve looked on there for library resources and it seems great! What do you like about it?

      • Well I just started on Pinterest recently and I have been getting some good tips on what books I want to read.

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