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World’s Smallest Postal Service

Posted on October 15th, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Art & Craftiness, Random Fun, Words & Writing.

Check it out — with the World’s Smallest Postal Service, you write a short letter (up to 6 sentences), and it will be transcribed onto tiny stationary and put into a teeny, tiny envelope! It costs a little more than a stamp, but still, imagine getting one in the mail!

World's Smallest Postal Service



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More Chuck Norris…because there is never enough

Posted on October 10th, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Guest blogger, Random Fun.

Note: This post was written by guest blogger Novelwriter65, a Library teen patron! Thanks, Novelwriter65! And Chuck Norris thanks you, too.

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Go to Google, type in “find Chuck Norris” in quotes, then click “I’m Feeling Lucky.” See what comes up.

If paper beats rock, rock beats scissors, and scissors beats paper, what beats all 3 at the same time? Answer: Chuck Norris.

Chuck Norris can touch M.C. Hammer.

Chuck Norris knows where Carmen Sandiego is.

Chuck Norris counted to infinity…twice.

If you can see Chuck Norris, he can see you. If you can’t see Chuck Norris, you may be only seconds away from death.

The Great Wall of China was originally created to keep Chuck Norris out. It failed miserably.

For more, check out and


Chuck Norris

Posted on October 9th, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Guest blogger, Random Fun.

Note: This post was written by guest blogger Anonymous, a Library teen patron!

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Chuck Norris doesn’t need a watch; he decides what time it is.

Chuck Norris doesn’t leave messages, he leavs warnings.

Chuck Norris makes snowmen out of water.

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Got any favorite Chuck Norris jokes? Post ‘em in the comments! Thanks for the tips, Anonymous!


Paramore’s newest song

Posted on October 8th, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Books, Guest blogger, Music.

Note: This post was written by guest blogger Twilightluver, a Library teen patron!

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Paramore’s newest song, Decode, was just made for the Twilight soundtrack. Paramore is a huge Twilight fan. So much that she hasn’t even gotten to the Harry Potter books. (She’s seen the movies.)

For more information, check out Stephenie Meyer’s official web site!

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Thanks for the post, Twilightluver!! :) And for more information on Paramore’s love of the Twilight series, check out this article, found by alert reader and guest blogger Novelwriter65.


“Random” facts, by Sarah

Posted on October 7th, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: Books, Guest blogger, Random Fun.

Note: This post is written by guest blogger SarahJJJ, a Library teen patron!

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Napoleon Bonaparte had an itchy chest, due to the rash on his chest.

It is indeed possible to lick your elbow.

Mimbowyo means doorknob in Japanese.

You can’t sneeze with your eyes open, without your eyes rolling back.

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What do you think of these random tidbits? For more fun facts, check out a book like Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Thanks for the post, SarahJJJ!


I love technology, Part 4

Posted on March 6th, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Books, Events, Technology, Web sites to watch, Words & Writing.

Ever tried the website Goodreads? It’s like MySpace for book lovers. You can post what you’re reading, who recommended it to you, and what you thought of it. Even better, you can see what your friends are reading, too!

The Westerville library has its very own profile — click here to see what we’ve all been reading:

 my read shelf

Interested? Create your own profile and friend us!!

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Posted on February 26th, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Events, Words & Writing.

WOO HOO! The TeenScene blog just reached 1,000 comments!

fefe left the 1,000th comment on the post Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer:

hey guys, i just have to say : we are ALL in love with Edward! I have read the books 14 times each and can’t wait 4 the fouth book

Thanks for chiming in, fefe!

Keep commenting, everyone, and tell me what you think!


Posted on December 20th, 2007 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Homework Help, Web sites to watch, Words & Writing.

In the category of addicting web sites, check out the vocabulary game

For each word you get right, we donate %20 grains of rice through the United Nations to help end world hunger.

1 word = %20 grains; 5 words = 100 grains. The rice is paid for by the advertisers whose ads you see on the screen. Improve your vocabulary AND help the world?? I know your SAT scores can handle that!!

370,088,360 grains of rice were donated yesterday, and I also learned that a “zebu” is a kind of ox. WARNING: This game may make you smarter…


900th comment!

Posted on November 21st, 2007 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Events, Words & Writing.

Boston left the 900th comment on the post “What’s happening in this picture?”

First, they told me to clap my flippers, THEN they told me to balance a beachball on my nose! Speak! People! Speak! I urge you to vote for me, and NOT A HUMAN for president.

Hooray for Boston! Thanks for commenting! Everyone else…keep it up! You know what’s coming up next: 1,000 comments! Should there be a prize for this? I think maybe so…stay tuned for more on this!


TGIF Minute Mystery

Posted on November 9th, 2007 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Minute Mysteries, Random Fun, Words & Writing.

A man is lying dead in a dark room. There is a large pile of gold and jewels on the floor, a chandelier attached to the ceiling, and a large window through which rays are coming.

What’s going on? How did he die? Leave comments with your theories!

(Where in Westerville answer for September 28: The photo was taken at a corporate building on the corner of Cleveland Avenue and County Line Road — I can’t remember the name — but Luke guessed it!)


It’s NaNoWriMo!

Posted on November 1st, 2007 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Web sites to watch, Words & Writing.

Calling all writers! November is here, and that means it’s National Novel Writing Month! Visit the web site to create an account (if you’re over 13), or if you’re under 13, be sure to check out their Young Writers Program, where you can find tips for writing block and a section called “Stump the Librarian” (hmm, I’m not sure how I feel about that!).

Can you write a whole novel in one month? It sure helps if others are trying right along with you!

National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.

…Make no mistake: You will be writing a lot of crap. And that’s a good thing. By forcing yourself to write so intensely, you are giving yourself permission to make mistakes. To forgo the endless tweaking and editing and just create. To build without tearing down.

If you’re participation in NaNoWriMo this year, leave a comment and tell us how it’s going!


TGIF Minute Mystery: Where in Westerville?

Posted on September 28th, 2007 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Minute Mysteries, Random Fun, Words & Writing.

Where in Westerville, #5

Where in Westerville was this photo taken? 

(Answer from Sept. 14: This is a picture from a house at the corner of Vine St. and Old County Line Road, across from Old Towne Park. Meo, Luke, Jenna, and him all guessed it! If you haven’t taken a look, go by and check out all the random blue stuff in the yard!!)



Posted on September 20th, 2007 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Events, Words & Writing.

Congrats go out to Meo who posted TeenScene’s 800th comment on the post TGIF Minute Mystery: Where in Westerville?:

i think its at that house across the street from old town park, and there’s lots of blue stuff in the yard

Thanks for commenting, Meo!!

This can only mean that I’m looking ahead to 1,000 comments! What should the 1,000th commenter get? A prize? A party? Their very own post?!


RIP Madeleine L’Engle

Posted on September 11th, 2007 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Books, Words & Writing.

A Wrinkle in Time - cover

Author Madeleine L’Engle, most famous for her Newbery-medal book A Wrinkle in Time, died on Friday of natural causes.

“In my dreams, I never have an age,” she said. “I never write for any age group in mind. When people do, they tend to be tolerant and condescending and they don’t write as well as they can write.

“When you underestimate your audience, you’re cutting yourself off from your best work.”

Check out her books at the Library.


Some new slang

Posted on September 10th, 2007 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Random Fun, Words & Writing.

There was recently an article in the New York Times that listed some new txt/online slang terms I hadn’t heard yet. What do you think of these? Got any more new ones that you use?

FCAO – Five conversations at once

IIOYT – Is it on YouTube?

NBL – No battery left

DYFH – Did you Facebook him/her?

JUOC – Jacked up on caffeine (my favorite!)

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