2018 Teen Video Challenge Winner – New York State and CSLP

Summer Reading at New York Libraries is proud to announce the 2018 CSLP “Libraries Rock!” Teen Video Challenge winner for New York State. The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) Teen Video Challenge competition had many creative entries from New York State and across the country. All of the winning CSLP TVC videos can be viewed at www.cslpreads.org

2018 New York State Teen Video Challenge Winner – Larchmont Public Library

“Libraries Rock!”

Skeptical teen and friend venture to the public library. Skeptical teen articulates most (outdated) stereotypes associated with libraries. Simultaneously, as the pair walk through the Larchmont Public Library, 21st century library spaces and programs can be viewed in the background leading the skeptical teen to conclude, “Libraries Rock!”

2018 New York State Teen Video Challenge Finalist – From Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

“The Library: The Place You Wanna Be”

A rock, dressed in costumes made by Central Library’s TAG, travels around the building to experience all the wonderful opportunities offered at the library. The rock listens to music in the Launchpad (maker space), reads a picture book at storytime, checks out some Young Adult titles, and rides the escalator to visit the World War I exhibit. The conclusion of the video: TAG member shout, “Libraries Rock!”

Winners From All States

View winning videos from other states on the CSLP site. All videos can be made available to the public by linking to them from your website. Since they each have a different focus, you can choose to use any of these for different situations and promotional needs. Use them to promote summer reading, teen reading at the library, and teen involvement at your library.

New York State Judging

The New York State winner for the 2018 Teen Video Challenge was selected through a panel of media professionals and celebrity judges. This panel ranked the entries based on creativity and message and ultimately selected “Building a Better World, Building a Better Future” as this year’s winner.

The media professionals and celebrity judging panel:

  • Jackson Murphy – film critic for YNN television
  • Dan Judson – Filmmaker/Producer, Digital Foundry
  • Jeffrey Kirkendall, New York State Library, Library Development

The winning video was chosen for its creative interpretation of this year’s slogan. Its strong message that teens can find a variety of resources and ideas to build a better world at the library was a winning combination!

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