Things to do

Teen Summer Reading Program  ~ June 17th – August 19th

Build a Better World is the theme of this year’s teen reading program for ages 12-18. Teens are encouraged to try our Reading Without Walls Challenge, create during our craft programs, donate to the local humane society and hunger prevention programs, and read read read!  Stop by the library and pick up your brochure and bookmark!!

Here are the highlights…

This summer two $100 prepaid MasterCard gift cards will be awarded; one to the lucky teen whose name is drawn from the raffle and one to the teen that reads the most.

Six additional names will be drawn to win $50 prepaid MasterCard gift cards.

The many ways to earn tickets…

 

The bookmark

You will earn 1 ticket for every 5 hours you read. Completed bookmarks earn an additional 5 tickets for a 15 ticket total per bookmark!  You can fill out as many bookmarks as you like!

 

Reading Without Walls Challenge

National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang, has issued a challenge to all readers to read without walls in one of the three ways below.

1. Read a book about a character who doesn’t look like you or live like you.

2. Read a book about a topic you don’t know much about.

3. Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read for fun. This might be a chapter book, a graphic novel, a book in verse, a picture book, or a hybrid book.

If you choose to accept this challenge a list of suggested titles and the review forms can be found on the table in the teen room at the library or click here to download the review form. You will earn one ticket for every book that meets one of the criteria above; 5 tickets if the book meets all three. When you finish a book, return your completed form to the circulation desk and collect your tickets.  The list of reading suggestion can also be viewed by clicking here.

 

Teen Galaxy Spray Paint

Saturday, August 19th at 1pm. Back by popular demand! Registration is required! Discover how easy it is to create a universe. Check out the samples hanging in the teen room. This project will take place outdoors, be sure to dress for mess!! Earn 3 tickets for participating! Ages 12-18 only.

 

YOU can make a difference!

This summer we will have donation boxes for the Coastal Humane Society on June 17th thru July 15th and Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program on July 15th thru August 18th. Every item donated by a teen = 1 ticket.

Coastal Humane Society wish list 

MCHPP wish list

 

Newtt Reviews (new teen titles)

What did you think? Read a book from the new book shelf in the teen room and fill out a short review form found on the table in the teen room or click here to download. Earn 1 raffle ticket for every review you turn in at the front desk.

 

FARTS-Fast Arts in the teen room

Watch the table in the YA room for quick and easy crafts & contests. Complete and bring to the front desk to exchange for 1 ticket. Teens can earn one ticket every time they visit.

Teen Crafts & Creativity Projects

Stop by the YA room between 10am-2pm on the third Saturday of each month for our casual teen crafts program. Each month will have a different craft project. Spend as little or as much time as you like.  No registration required, ages 11-18 only.

 Saturday, June 17th-Button Spider

Create a Button Spider and earn 3 tickets toward this year’s summer reading raffle.

 

Saturday, July 15th- Beaded Bookmark

Create a Beaded Bookmark and earn 3 tickets toward this year’s summer reading raffle.

 

Teen Graphic Novel Workshop

Saturday, July 29, 10am-11:30am
Learn the art of creating graphic novels during this hands-on workshop. Explore how art tells the story. Ages 12-18 only. Registration required, space is limited. To register call 725-1727 or click here to register online.