Teen Summer Reading 2022

June 15 – September 15, 2022 ~ages 11-18

The Prizes

Twelve $50 gift certificates will be raffled off after 9/15.  Earn tickets all summer long and maybe you’ll be one of the lucky winners! Certificates from: GameStop, Bull Moose, Smitty’s, JoAnn’s, & Sherman’s

The many ways to earn tickets…

Earn 1 ticket for every 5 hours you read.

Earn up to 12 tickets for every bookmark you complete. Fill out up to 5 bookmarks!

Earn 1 ticket for every things to do task or grab & go craft you complete.

Earn 3 tickets for every program you attend this summer!


The Programs

Friday, June 24th at 1pm

Mammals of Maine: A collection of skulls, study skins, and other specimens complements a discussion of  adaptations and the role each animal plays in the food web. This program also provides a living example of a non-releasable wild mammal. All ages welcome!

Friday, July 22nd at 1pm

Tide Pools: The tide pool is home to a variety of species whose unique adaptations allow them to maintain stability in a world that is in a constant state of change. Using this interactive traveling display, participants will dip their hands into the three zones of Maine’s rocky intertidal ecosystem and touch some of the ocean’s most magnificent species. All ages welcome!

Friday, August 5th at 1pm

Marine Mammals of Maine (MMoME) is a fast growing non-profit organization dedicated to marine mammal and sea turtle response, rescue, care, research and education. Come learn about this amazing organization! All ages welcome!

The Art

Registration is required for these programs and closes 3 days before date of event

Click on the button to register online or contact Cyndi at cyndi@topshamlibrary.org

Sea & Sand painting, Friday, July 8, 1-2pm
Paper Lantern Sea Creatures, Monday, July 18, 1-2pm
Beach in a Bottle, Wednesday, August 3, 1-2pm

Spray Painting!!

Create your own galaxy or flower/leaf shadows.

Friday, August 12, 1-3pm. On the lawn, dress for mess!

leaf shadow painting
galaxy spray painting

The Discussions

Under the Tent Teen Talk

We Were Liars and Family of Liars by E. Lockhart Tuesday, July 26 @ 5pm

Maus I : a survivor’s tale by Art Spiegelman Tuesday, Aug.16 @ 5pm

Registration required – Click on the button to register online or contact Cyndi at cyndi@topshamlibrary.org.

 Multiple copies of books available at the library or through our interlibrary loan system

The Paperwork

Below are links to PDF versions

Below are links to online forms

Remember to hit the submit button when done!