Summer Reading Program
Libraries Rock! is the theme of this year’s teen summer reading program for ages 11 to 18. Our summer reading program starts June 1st and ends September 1st. The first 50 teens to pick up their summer reading packet will receive a coupon for a free gelato from Gelato Fiasco! Thirteen prize bags will be raffled off on September 4th at 4pm. Themes include: Gaming, Candy, 3D pen, Movie Night, Art, Crafts, Music, Books & more. Earn tickets all summer long and maybe you’ll be one of the lucky 13!!
Click here for a copy of the teen summer brochure.
The many ways to earn tickets…
You will earn 1 ticket for every 5 hours you read. Completed bookmarks earn 15 tickets and you can fill out as many bookmarks as you like!
On the back of the teen summer reading flier is a bingo card. Write the title of each book you read in a category, one square per book, and collect 1 ticket per square and 3 tickets for every completed row of 5.
3rd Saturday Teen Crafting
Stop by the teen room between 10am – 2pm and create! NO registration required, ages 11-18 only. Earn 3 tickets for participating.
Saturday, June 16-build a stress ball
Saturday, July 21-art of printing
Saturday, August 18-book folding.
ARTS ~ fast arts
Watch the table in the YA room for quick and easy crafts & challenges. Complete and bring to the front desk to exchange for 1 ticket.
Rock, Mug, and More Marble Painting – Saturday, July 21 at 1pm
Learn how to transform plain objects into beautiful artwork! This project will take place outdoors, be sure to dress for mess!! Registration is required, ages 11-18 only. Earn 3 tickets for participating.
Art work wanted!!
The teen room has a fresh coat of paint and needs some color! Earn 4 tickets for a piece of artwork you create, recycle, or buy. Work must be appropriate for the setting and something you think should be on the wall for all teens to enjoy. One piece of art per teen.
Check back here or on the white board in the teen room for more teen programs this summer!
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.