Saturday, March 01, 2014

2014 Teen Bake-Off at CC Library!

Do you like to bake? Come to CCL's 2014 Teen Bake-Off! Our judges will decide who has the best stuff.

The Bake-Off will be held on Friday, March 28, from 4:00-5:30 pm in the Struble Room at Chester County Library.

There are 3 categories in this year's Bake-Off: 
- Cupcakes
- Cookies
- Breads
There will be one winner from each category.

  • Bakers must be 11-19 years old (no adults or younger children, please).
  • You must register online for this event. Go to - Find an Event - Chester County Library - On the calendar, go to March 28 and click on Teen Bake-Off - Fill in your information.
  • You can register for ONE of the three categories: Cupcakes, Cookies, or Breads.
  • When you register, please type what your baked item is in the "Notes" section of the registration form.
  • You can bake by yourself or with a partner. If you are baking with a partner, only ONE of you needs to register. Please type your partner's name in the "Notes" section of the registration form.
  • When you bring your baked good to the Bake-Off on March 28th, you also must bring 2 things:
    • An index card with your name (and your partner's name, if you have one) and the name of your baked good on it.
    • Your recipe typed on 8.5" x 11" paper.
  • Quantities needed for each category:
    • Cupcakes - 12 cupcakes
    • Cookies - 24 cookies
    • Breads - 1 loaf
  • This event is limited to 24 participants.
I'm looking forward to being a judge again this year.  Happy Baking!

Lisa U.
CC Library

Friday, February 07, 2014

Teen Scavenger Hunt

Are you good at following clues to locate hidden stuff? Come to the Teen Scavenger Hunt and find your loot!  It will be held in the Youth Services Department at Chester County Library on Friday, February 28th, from 4:00-5:30 pm.  This is a FREE event for students in grades 6-12.
Online registration is required. Here's how to register online:
Go to > Find an Event > Chester County Library > On the calendar, go to February 28 and click on Teen Scavenger Hunt > Fill in your information.
Hope you can make it!
Lisa U.
CC Library

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Best YA Books of 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, list-making has gone into overdrive. Lists are so popular that they've even gotten their own buzzword.  So, without further adieu, here are some "listicles" about the best young adult books of the year:
Happy 2014!
Lisa U.
CC Library

Monday, November 18, 2013

Teen Penny Auction

Want some cool stuff by spending just a few pennies?  Come to the Teen Penny Auction at Chester County Library!  Bring one roll of 50 pennies, and you can bid on great prizes such as books, DVDs, sports merchandise, gift cards to Game Stop and Wawa, and much more.  No one goes home empty-handed, and all money raised will go to charity.

This FREE teens-only event will happen on Friday, December 13th, from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Struble Room at Chester County Library. 
Online registration is required.  To register online, go to > Find an Event > Chester County Library > On the calendar, find December 13 and click on Teen Penny Auction > Fill in your information.  For more information, you can call 610-280-2632.  Hope to see you there!
Lisa U.
CC Library

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Books to Movies

This November, you have many choices at the movie theater, including three that are based on popular books.  Here's the rundown from

How I Live Now
Release Date:  11/8/13
SYNOPSIS: An American girl sent to the English countryside to stay with relatives finds herself fighting for her survival as the UK turns into a violent military state.
STARS: Saoirse Ronan, Tom Holland, George MacKay, Harley Bird
The Buzz: Kevin Macdonald hitches himself to the world of YA lit with this adaptation of Meg Rosoff's popular novel, which has some inescapable similarities to the saga of one Katniss Everdeen.                  

The Book Thief
Release Date:  11/15/13
SYNOPSIS: While subjected to the horrors of Word War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
STARS: Sophie Nelisse, Geoffey Rush, Emily Watson, Ben Schnetzer
The Buzz: Sophie NĂ©lisse, who made her debut in art-house hit Monsieur Lazhar, will expand her fanbase as the star of this how-exactly-do-you-approach-it adaptation of the young adult novel that features Death as its narrator. "Downton Abbey" Emmy-winner Brian Percival takes his second turn in the movie director chair.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Release Date:  11/22/13
SYNOPSIS: Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.
STARS: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman
The Buzz: The Hunger Games was the most satisfying franchise-starter in some time; a true measure of its success were the positive reactions from people who had yet to read the novels before seeing the movie. We love that the sequel was filmed in Hawaii, an ideal setting for the beautiful harshness of the Quarter Quell. Cast and crew wise, we're less concerned about any choices made by director Francis Lawrence and more worried about Sam Claflin as the knot-tying/Katniss-wooing Finnick Odair, because he displayed an innate talent for making time stand still in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Snow White and the Huntsman.

Lisa U.
CC Library