Archive for August, 2010

Bel Air Teen Wins Library Video Contest

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Cavan O’Brien, an 8th grader at Bel Air Middle School, made his directorial debut and won first place and a Flip digital video camera in the Summer Reading Program teen video contest at Harford County Public Library.

Based on the Summer Reading Program theme for teens, Make Waves @ Your Library, O’Brien starred in the video along with his younger brother Liam. “I am happy I won and did a great job,” said Bel Air resident O’Brien, who uses the library regularly and loves the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

“This video contest was really exciting and all the wonderful submissions that we received made it very competitive,” stated Mary Hastler, Associate Director of Harford County Public Library. “Cavan won because his video truly exemplified the Summer Reading Program for teens.” To view the winning and finalist videos, visit the Teen’s page.

Harford County Public Library operates eleven branches located throughout Harford County, Maryland. The library serves over 200,000 registered borrowers of all ages and has an annual circulation of almost 5,000,000.  The mission of Harford County Public Library is to provide access, service and information to the citizens of Harford County anytime, anywhere and to create an environment that encourages the acquisition of knowledge and the love of reading.

Harford County Public Library held a video contest for teens based on the Summer Reading Program theme Make Waves @ Your Library. Liam O’Brien, left, starred in a video that was directed by his brother, Cavan O’Brien, right, an 8th grader at Bel Air Middle School who made his directorial debut and won first place and a Flip digital video camera.