Martin County Library System Press Releases

April 26, 2011

Hoke Library Teen Advisory Board Is State Winner in 20-State Teen Video Challenge

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APRIL 26, 2011



Jensen Beach teens create winning video in statewide challenge


(STUART, FLORIDA) – Martin County Library System announces that the Teen Advisory Board of the Hoke Library, located at 1150 N.W. Jack Williams Way in Jensen Beach, has won the “You Are Here” Teen Video Challenge 2011 video contest for the state of Florida. 

The Teen Video Challenge is a national competition for teens to get involved with reading and their public library’s summer reading program.  Winners of the video challenge were announced April 8, 2011 by the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) during the CSLP Annual Meeting held in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Twenty states participated in the “Challenge” for this inaugural year and each selected one winning video to be named an official CSLP “You Are Here” Teen Video Challenge winner for 2011.  Winners were named from Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont and Washington.

Actors in the Hoke Library Teen Advisory Board’s winning video portrayed book and movie characters such as Huckleberry Finn, Captain Jack Sparrow, Harry Potter and Hermione Granger, scientists from Jurassic Park, Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase from The Lightning Thief  and Katniss from The Hunger Games.

As with other winners in this year’s competition, the Hoke Library Teen Advisory Board will receive a monetary award of $250 for its hard work and creativity.  The Hoke Library and other public libraries associated with the winners will each receive $100.  The awards can be used as each winner sees fit.  Several have already decided to put all the funds toward the improvement of their public library.  

The winning videos exemplify the diversity of our country and of the teens that created them.  Whether produced by an individual teen, groups of teens, a teen library club, or a teen school group, all exhibit creativity and exemplify quality work on the part of the industrious teen film makers.  Many videos use humor or literary references to communicate the “You Are Here” idea.  Others use more introspective and informative approaches, incorporating inspirational quotes and original music compositions.  Videos were submitted from libraries in communities of 900 people to libraries from larger metropolitan areas. In addition to promoting reading and the “You Are Here” slogan, it is clear from all these videos that teens value their public libraries.

To view this year’s winning videos, please visit CSLP’s website at  These winning videos can be used by all teens and all public libraries to promote summer reading nationwide.

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