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Teen Summer Reading

The Teen Summer reading game is for anyone in grades 7 through 12. By doing the things that you love to do anyway (like reading books, magazines, comics, and attending fun events) you earn points toward the summer reading goal of 1500. For earning points you win prizes,a chance to win our Grand Prize, and if you reach the goal - a ticket to come to our lock-in!

How do I play?

Start by getting registered. You can do it two different ways.

1. You can pre-register online by filling out this form..
2. You can come to our Summer Reading Kick-Off Party on June 16th from 3:00pm – 6:00pm at the library.
We will tell you all about our cool events, get you signed up, and give you a book log. If you can’t make the Kick-Off on June 16th, you can come anytime after that.

Then all you have to do is Start Reading! Keep track of the books that you read (and how many pages) on the book log. Be sure to turn in your book log by August 2nd to receive all of your prizes and earn your ticket to the lock-in. If you have any questions, call the teen librarians Sarah or Paula at 983-7167.

How do I earn points?

  • Read a Book = 1 point per page
  • Attend an Event = 25 points each event
  • Write a Book Review = 10 points (We’ll provide the form, you just fill it out)
  • Read a magazine = 50 points each
  • Read a graphic novel = 50 points each
  • listen to an audiobook / read an e-book = equivalent to the print version
  • volunteer at the library = 25 points

How do I get the prizes I've earned?

Once you have your book log, and you have read a book or magazines, or come to one of our events, you just have to stop into the library and show a staff member the list of books you have read. The library staff member will check the number of points and give you the corresponding prizes. You earn prizes every 500 points. When you've earned 1500 points, you'll get your entry for the Grand Prize and ticket to the Lock-in.

What Events are you having?

Just think! You earn points on your book log just for coming to these fun events! And they're FREE! And you can bring your friends, even if they aren’t doing the reading program.

June 16:
Kick-Off Party
3:00 – 6:00 pm
At the party we will tell you how the program works, and what you need to do to earn prizes. You can pick up your book log if you pre-registered. There will also be yummy treats, games (Wii!! And Playstation 3), and door prizes! The program is open to any teen entering grades 7 through 12.
This program is generously sponsored by Keller & Keller Law Offices and Harbor Town Interiors
June 26:
Teen Trivia Night
5:30 pm - 8:00pm
Teams of 3-5 teens will compete in 10 rounds of 5 questions each. Prizes to the team with the most points. Please pre-register. Get signed in at 5:30, questions start at 6pm sharp!
This program is generously supported by Mary Coon, Tiffany Butzbaugh, and Fiskars
July 9:
Murder Mystery Night
5:30 pm – 9:00pm
Murder at the Deadwood Saloon - with a smattering of bandits, bankers, saloon girls, sheriffs, gamblers, and more, this is guaranteed to make for a very interesting evening indeed. Pre-register to get in on the fun!
This program is generously supported by The Friends of the Library
July 15:
Chocolate Extravaganza & TAB Orientation
3:30 pm
What is TAB? It is our Teen Advisory Board. Teens like you hang out and tell us what you like. Learn the ropes here. Oh, and did I mention the Chocolate fountain?
This program is generously supported by an anonymous donor
August 2nd:
Lock-in (ticket required)
6:00 pm - Midnight
A whole night of fun for those who finish the program. We’ll have games and activities, along with other fun things to do and food to eat. .
This program is generously supported by Chemical Bank, Honor Credit Union, and Doubleday Office Products

Questions??? Call us at (269) 983-7167 ext. 10


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