Teen Read Month

Every year we have a WRITING CONTEST as part of Teen Read Month.

The THEME this year is Turn Dreams into Reality, and it's all about TIME TRAVEL!

Have you ever wanted to go back to the French Revolution…or back to last week before you embarrassed yourself in front of that girl you like?

Have you ever wanted to go forward…to next week, to see if you got the part you wanted in the school play, or 25 years into the future to see how your life turned out?

Write about it!

This contest is for teens in grades 6-12 only. Stories can be three to six pages long (double-spaced, typed), and can include any type of story as long as it incorporates time travel! Submit them at the reference desk of your library, or send them to burbank.teens@gmail.com, by October 31 at 5:00 p.m.! Prizes will be awarded for the top stories.
The top writers will be announced on Friday, November 7, at the Buena Vista branch, starting at 4:00 p.m., at our screening of the movie


A brother and sister from the 1990s are sucked into their television set and suddenly find themselves trapped in a 1950s-style television show. Here they have loving parents, old-fashioned values, and an overwhelming amount of innocence and naivete. Not sure how to get home, they integrate themselves into this "backwards" society and slowly bring some color to this black and white world. But as innocence fades, the two teens begin to wonder if their '90s outlook is really to be preferred.


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