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teenphotoTEENS! The Dayton Metro Library is accepting entries in the 2018 Teen Photo Contest March 1 through 31. Montgomery County teens in grades 7-12 can enter in one of four categories: Black & White, Color, Digitally Enhanced and Selfie. Winners receive Amazon gift cards.

“Judges will select the finalists in each category based on general quality and creativity,” said Steve Moser, Teen Services Coordinator, “then the winners will be determined by popular vote on our website.”

Entries must be submitted via email to<. In the body of the email, entrants must include their name, address, phone number, email address, school, grade, photo title and the category they are entering.

An awards celebration is scheduled for Saturday, May 5, 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Bassani Theater Off Third.

For more information, email< or call 937.463.2665.


Career Cruising is a website that lets you identify which careers will be the best fit for you. Answer a series of questions on your skills and interests, and you'll learn more about career pathways and post-secondary educational opportunities. Log in to your personal account to build a portfolio, create a personalized four-year high school plan, save careers and schools of interest, create professional looking resumes, and learn about the costs and benefits of going to school and getting a job. It's a one-stop shop to reach your career and college goals.

This resource is supported by the State Library of Ohio with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Looking for a good book? Seventh grade students from the Dayton Regional STEM School have created podcast recommendations for you! Click here to get brief, intriguing summaries of some awesome books to try.

Check them out on YouTube!

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