Friday, May 18, 2018

The End

It is with great sadness that I let you all know that the Teen Book Slam will not be continuing.  I am no longer with Queens Library and so our fabulous, ten-year journey has come to an end.  Running the Book Slam each summer was without a doubt my favorite thing to do all year and I feel blessed and grateful to have been your fearless moderator thse 10 summers, and to have been able to share my love of reading with you.  I will miss the Book Slam so much and hope you all have fond memories of your participation.

Happy reading! And thank you!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Thank you for another great summer!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this, the TENTH Queens Teen Book Slam!

Top Scorers (99-101): Shyan, Becky, Abdul,Emily, Diya, Tasnim

The Rest of the Fabulous 2017 Book Slammers: An, Vidushi, Xi Yuan, Xi En, Tushar, Charles, Hunter

Thanks for another great summer!  Exercise your right to read!!

See you in 2018!!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Rules for the 2017 Book Slam

Registration begins on Saturday, July 1.  To register to play, send an email to on or after that day with this information:

1) Your first name or nickname
2) Your age
3) The Queens Library location you visit most

As a reminder, you must be 13 to play.  If you are in or going into middle school but are not yet 13, please send an email to and I will explain how to get permission to play.

Once I receive your registration, I will email you back to confirm.

When you have finishing reading a book, send me an email requesting the trivia questions for it.  You will have one week from when I send you the questions to send back your answers.  You can read the books in any order, all at once or one at a time, it's up to you.

If you have questions, email me at or leave a comment below.

Happy reading! :)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The TENTH ANNUAL Book Slam...

... is on!!

Stay tuned for news and special events to celebrate 10 years of the Queens Teen Book Slam!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Great Summer (in the Fall...)!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Queens Teen Book Slam this year!

Perfect Scores: Israt, Abdul, Becky, Shyan

Top Scorers (95-99): Matthew

The Rest of the Fabulous 2016 Book Slammers: Emily, Vidushi, Tushar, Shirley, Cristina, Michelle, Nishanth, Aysha

Thanks for another great summer!  Read early and read often.

See you in 2017!!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Where Has the Time Gone?

It's been a tough fall so far for your intrepid Book Slam Moderator.  I hope you will forgive my absence and lack of attention.  I am finally catching up and will be finalizing scores and prizes by mid-November.

Stay tuned...