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    Visit our Hours and Locations page for our current branch hours and our Bookmobile page for the current Bookmobile schedule.

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Lights, camera, action! The Teen Tech Week Video Contest’s deadline is less than 1 week away


Our video contest’s deadline is approaching.


If you are between the ages of 13 to 18, you can enter by creating a one-minute video about your favourite book. The video can be a book trailer, a parody, a review, a dramatization of a compelling scene, or anything related to your book of choice. All of the contest details are here.

Contest submissions will be accepted until (and including) Monday, April 4th.

Reasons to enter the contest:

The grand prize winner will be awarded an Apple iPad and a prize pack from contest partner, SAW Video.

Each submission will automatically be entered into a wild card draw.

The top 10 finalists will be announced, and their videos screened on the silver screen, at an Awards Night & Video Screening on Thursday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Centrepointe Studio Theatre, 101 Centrepointe Drive. This event is free and open to everyone.

We’re looking forward to seeing the submissions!