‘Twas the _____________ Before Christmas…


…and all through the (NOUN) not a (TYPE OF ANIMAL) was stirring, not even a…

You see we’re going with this, right?

Good. Because let’s be honest, Bits and Bramblers, fill-in-the-blanks games are awesome. And always, always funny. It might be the only thing in the universe that makes adjectives and adverbs fun. Next to old school School House Rock, obviously.

And because fill-in-the-blanks games are so awesome, we’ve created the ‘TWAS THE __________ BEFORE CHRISTMAS CONTEST!

Thaaaaat’s right, all you have to do is pick up an entry form at your faaaaaavorite library during the month of December, fill it out, and turn it in to your faaaaaaavorite librarian. Not only does that automatically enter you to win FREE GIFT CERTIFICATES TO CINEMARK, but you might see your very own Fill-in-the-Blank story here @ Bits and Brambles!

So…what are you waiting for, Bits and Bramblers? Head to your (ADJECTIVE) library in December and grab a (NOUN) and get writing!

Oh, and…not that you need it or anything (because you, Bits and Bramblers, are all wicked smart,) but just in case you don’t have your English book with you, here’s a refresher course in the parts of speech, so you’re not getting your adverbs and action verbs all tangled. Okay, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, I think you’re ready. So get ready to fill in the blanks for your chance to win!



It’s Summer…So EXPRESS YOURSELF!


It’s the day you’ve been WAITING for, Bits and Bramblers—and we know, because a bunch of you have been asking, “Can I sign up for the Summer Library Program?” And now’s the time! Sign up for the Teen Summer Library Program starts TODAY!

This summer, our theme is EXPRESS YOURSELF (and trust me…the library is the perfect place to help you express yourself!) Now…just in case you don’t remember how the program works, I’ll remind you…if you’re in Grades 6-12, all you have to do is head to your faaaaaaavorite M/RCPL location, and register! It only takes a few minutes to sign up—and we’ll give you cool stuff, just for doing it!

Once you’re registered, it’s all about how much you read. If you read 500 pages, you’ll earn a $5 gift card to Barnes and Noble! And if you read 1000 pages, you’ll earn an $8 gift card from either Target or Best Buy!

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! If you read 1000 pages, you’ll automatically be entered in the GRAND PRIZE DRAWING…AND YOU COULD WIN A 1 GB iPOD SHUFFLE!

AND WAIT…THERE’S STILL MORE! Don’t forget about all of the awesome programs going on this summer, like Hip Hop Dance, Mitten Ice Cream Sundaes, Rock Band, and Marshmallow Shooters! Oooh, and then there’s our INSTANT WINNERS…where you can win prizes like EXPRESS YOURSELF shirts just for checking out books!

AND THERE’S EVEN MORE! We’ve also got cool puzzles and quizzes each week—like Dude, Which One Is My Car? Just match up the famous car with its TV show or movie. Once you finish the quiz, hand the paper to your faaaaaavorite librarian, and you could win gift certificates to Taco Bell or McDonalds! How cool is that?!

Let’s see…I know that’s a crazy amount of cool stuff, but is there anything I’m forgetting? Oh, yeah…keep checking Bits and Brambles for more cool stuff, because we’ll be entertaining you all summer long, with awesome books, movies, websites, and more!

So what are you waiting for, Bits and Bramblers?!?! EXPRESS YOURSELF by heading to your faaaaaaavorite M/RCPL location and register for the Teen Summer Library Program today!