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August 2014

Kallie, Columbine Teen Submission

My Mad Hatter picture art style is inspired by the work of Katsura Hoshino, who illustrates the  D. Gray-man Series.  

Gray-Man is a manga series, a japanese style comic book.  The series follows Walker, a born exorcist, fighting the Akuma. Together with his fellow exorcists fighting under the command of the Black Order, Walker leads the battle against the Millenium Earl, the evil "being" out to destroy mankind.


Violet, Standley Lake Teen Contributor

A fading ember

Of a hidden dream;

The shatter of faith

As life crubles before them; 

The ache burning in their chests,

The waterfall bound to fall from their eyes-

I want to save them from this,

Terminate the barricade between them and their passions.

Eliminate suffering,

That's what I do.

I'd give courage

To help them have a voice

Which was before a mere whisper.

I'd extend compassion to every being-

A mixture of understanding and kindness-

So they can stand strong on their own

And pass on their compassion, too.

I'd make aware

All those who live behind a mask-

Naive, oblivious;

I'd remove the veil,

Burn it into a collection of ashes.

I'd spread hope and ideas,

Help others think on their own

And be bold against conforming.

I'd preach ideas of harmony,

A common bond strewn between everyone,

A common compassion,

A common awareness,

A common understanding,

A common balance.


*photo (c) of James Jordan, 2008.

Meghann, Teen Outreach Librarian

In three words…Who, Are, You?

Smart, Musical, and Isolated.

What’s awesome about the town you live in?

It's really welcoming. You can ask people questions and more often then not they will help you out. It's not like trashed.  There are very few parts of it that are scary.

What sucks about it?

I don't feel like there are a lot of younger people in my neighborhood.  So, there will be like lots of really old people and then like a couple of families with like six or seven year olds.  Nobody who is teen age.

What’s the weirdest thing you can think of to say right now…now?!?

Banana peel!

What are you obsessed with and why?

I am obsessed with the violin because I absolutley love playing it.  And when I am playing it I feel like I'm in my own little world, and it's just peaceful and it's all music and awesome.

Got anything to say about the library?

The library is an amazing and wonderful place.  You can do all sorts of things here. You can find lots of different books whether it be for studying or just reading, or lots of different things.  It's awesome.

Each month we are featuring an awesome member of our Teen Advisory Board (TAB). You might be wondering, "What is TAB and how can I become one of these AMAZING people?!?!?"  TAB is a group of teens who meet monthly to discuss how the library can best serve teens, to plan events, and most importantly hang out and have a good time. Talk with the Teen Librarian at your location to get involved.


Meghann Henry, Teen Outreach Librarian

The first annual Lakewood Fandom Contest was a huge success! A big congratulations to our winner, Bailey, who created a Dr. Who inspired clock (with all the characters names included on the back). Stop by the Lakewood Library to check out all the amazing submissions.