Posts Tagged ‘blog’

Our New Blog and Website for Teens!

Posted on March 6th, 2012 by Anna in News

Welcome to our new blog and website for teens! If you’re coming over from our old blog, we’re glad you didn’t get lost somewhere along the information highway! If you’re brand new to the BPL’s site for teens, welcome! We hope you enjoy your stay here.

I just want to give you all some navigational pointers. This home page is our blog. What does that mean? You’ll see different things here from time to time. You might find a book review, or a news item, or a post about a program going on in a library branch near you. To the left of the blog, you’ll see a drop down menu. This is a list of categories specifically for the blog. So if you’re interested in all the news articles that have been posted, or all the book reviews by staff, you can find them with just the click of your mouse. It’s that easy.

Along the top of the page you’ll see a bunch of tabs. The “Home” tab brings you to the blog.

“Teens @ the BPL”  will show you all the branches that serve teens with a space you can call your own. Plus, you will find a link to the calendar of events there as well.

“Find It @ the BPL” links you to resources on the BPL website such as our catalog and our online databases.

“Guides and Resources” will link you to resources outside of the library. As examples we have resources for foster youth and LGBTQ teens.

“Homework and Test Help” links to internal and external resources to help you with your school work.

“Job Help” is here to help you find a job in and around the city of Boston.

“Teachers and Parents” covers resources and things parents and teachers need to know about the BPL and it’s branches with teen librarians.

Sound cool? Have a look around our new site. Play around, and tell us what you think!

Blog Art Contest

Posted on September 20th, 2010 by jessika--intern in Contests

We are going to have a monthly contest to determine the picture which appears as the Header of this blog.


  • Artist is 12-18 years old, living in Boston, MA
  • One entry per person per month
  • Artwork can be in any medium, such as photography, painting, graphic design, sculpture even, so long as you created the work. Submit a digital photo (or a digital photo of the artwork) to your friendly Teen Services Librarian, or to our blog email: bplteenblog@yahoo.com. Please include your name, library branch, and library card number along with your submission.

New work will be voted on by readers of the teen blog every month. You can see the current submissions and vote for your favorite under the “choose the picture” tab above.

This is your chance to get your artwork seen by tons of people around the city and (maybe) around the world.

If you don’t feel very artistic, this is your opportunity to decide how the Teen Blog looks. Vote for your favorite piece under the “choose the picture” tab.