2013  Teen Video Challenge Winner – New York State and CSLP

“Summer Reading at New York State Libraries” is proud to announce the “Beneath the Surface” CSLP 2013 Teen Video Challenge Winner for New York State, 1 of 26 Collaborative Summer Library Program winners from across the country.

“Alice in the Maximum Potter Games”

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This video was created by Amanda Hebblethwaite, Penny Lane, Nicholas Peta, Emily Stott, and Lexi Bruening – Liverpool Public Library, Liverpool, NY.

2013 Teen Video Challenge New York State Finalists

Summer Reading
by: Nikki Lebedin
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The Book of Treasure
by: Brian Seo, Scott Weitzner, Matt Morris
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Pearls of Wisdom
by: Emily Krusos
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To view the CSLP winning videos from other states please visit: www.CSLPreads.org.

Any of these videos can be made available to the public by linking to them from your website. Since they each have a different focus, you could choose to use any of these for different situations and promotional needs. Use them to get the word out about Summer Reading, teen reading at the library, and teen involvement at your library.

2013 Teen Video Challenge “Beneath the Surface”

New York State Judging

The New York State winner for the 2013 Teen Video Challenge “Beneath the Surface,” was arrived at after a two-step process. In the first round of judging, 16 New York State public librarians narrowed the 36 entrants down to 4 finalists. The second panel of 4 media professionals and celebrity judges chose “Alice in the Maximum Potter Games” created by Amanda Hebblethwaite, Penny Lane, Nicholas Peta, Emily Stott, and Lexi Bruening, and submitted through the Liverpool Public Library as this year’s winner.

The media professionals and celebrity judging panel:

  • Bernard A. Margolis, New York State Librarian
  • Jeffrey W. Cannell – Deputy Commissioner for Cultural Education for New York State
  • Claire Lee, National Student Poet for the Northeast
  • Jackson Murphy – film critic for YNN television
  • Dan Judson – Filmmaker/Producer Digital Foundry

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


New York State Library

Summer Reading at New York Libraries is funded in part through the Federal Library Services and Technology Act, with funds awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. The New York State Library is a program of the Office of Cultural Education in the New York State Education Department.