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Enter the Library's Teen Art Contest 2022

The annual art contest for Stamford students in grades 6 to 12 is open and based on the Read Beyond the Beaten Path theme for the upcoming Summer Learning Club. Entries are due no later than April 15.

Entries should be easily reproducible drawings on 8.5 x 11 white paper and must be labeled on the back with your name, address and phone number, email address (optional), school and grade. Computer-created drawings will be accepted.

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Earn Volunteer Hours by Reviewing Books

The Ferguson Library is offering volunteer hours to teens grades 6 to 12 to write book reviews. Reviews will be featured on the library's Youth Instagram page and displayed with reviewed books at the library.

Teens may submit up to two book reviews per week here. For each review approved by a librarian, teens will receive one hour of volunteer credit.

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Friends of Ferguson Library Literary Competition 2022 Now Accepting Submissions

Do you know a budding writer? The Stamford Literary Competition celebrates excellence in student writing. The contest is open to Stamford students in grades 3 through 12 in the categories of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Entries are due February 11. Online submissions only please. Entry form

 

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Applications Now Being Accepted for Youth Leadership Internships

Are you a Stamford public high school student interested in a one-year paid internship? Are you committed to the vision of a more positive school environment? Then you are a great fit for the Stamford Cradle to Career Youth Leadership. Here you can earn money, gain valuable experience and make a difference. No academic requirements or skills needed. Simply click here to apply before January 10.

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Parent Leadership Training Institute

Stamford’s Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI), in partnership with the Stamford Public Education Foundation, is accepting candidates for Stamford’s 22nd class of PLTI.
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Free Covid Vaccine Clinics

Get ready for back to school with vaccines, boosters and a flu shot! Click here for information on free Stamford Covid-19 vaccine clinics.  Covid-19 vaccines are free, do not require ID or insurance, and no appointment needed! All locations have trained nurses to administer vaccines. 

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Teen Books For Sale in Friends of Ferguson Shops

The Friends of Ferguson book shops have a great selection for everyone! Stop into our locations, cool off and find your next great read, or shop online. Prices are greatly discounted and all proceeds benefit the library. Your summer reading selections are waiting!

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Volunteer Opportunities for Teens This summer

Here are some agencies in Stamford who are accepting teen volunteers this summer!

Literacy Volunteers of Stamford

Literacy Volunteers needs about a dozen 15-18 year olds to volunteer virtually as tutors, "friendly callers", or camp councelors. Please contact Tyler Shanafelt at tshanafelt@familycenters.org or at 203-869-4848.

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood is accepting a few volunteers. Fill out the application on their website: plannedparenthood.org/get-involved or call 203-327-2722.

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Free Teen Advanced Reader Copies Still Available

An advanced reader copy is a very complete rough draft of a book that will soon be available in final form for sale and in libraries. The library receives advanced reader copies (ARC's) for free from major publishers.  WE would like to give one to YOU.
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Summer Learning 2021 Is Coming Soon!

Summer Learning starts June 12. Kids and teens can sign up online, or grab a paper reading log, and get into it! In addition to reading and listening, kids can complete fun challenges, set goals for themselves, work on honing skills, or just enjoy a good book.
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June is National Zoo & Aquarium Month

June is a month for celebrating our animal friends! Connecticut has many wonderful ways to learn about nature. Get more information on visiting Beardsley Zoo, the Maritime or Mystic Aquariums or Stamford Museum and Nature Center among others, with park passes here, and more places to go and things to do here.

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Linked Libraries

Great news for Stamford Public School students! The cooperative partnership between Ferguson Library and SPS will allow students access to our huge collection of great kids & teen ebooks and streaming materials all summer long. Browse for your next great book from any of our digital content platforms and borrow from anywhere you are this summer!

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