Summer Reading for Teens

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 squares  toward the summer reading Bingo game.  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 11th 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 game card. If you can’t make the Kick-Off on June 11th, you can come anytime after that.

Then all you have to do is Start Reading! Keep track of the books that you read on the book game card. Be sure to turn in your game card by August 4th 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 prizes?

Check out materials from our library that complete the BINGO challenges & start reading! 

1 book may cover up to 5 squares — if you can justify it — so be creative!  Got a book that you picked up because you liked the cover, and it's a mystery with a female protanganist?    You just earned 3 squares!

After completing at least 5 squares, take your gameboard to the library &  collect your first prize!
Complete 5 more squares to earn your next prize.

In place of up to 3 squares, you may choose to read any book for 60 minutes.

How do I get the prizes I've earned?

Once you have earned 5 squares, you just have to stop into the library and show a staff member your bingo card.  The library staff member will check the number of squares and give you the corresponding prizes. You earn prizes every 5 squares. When you've earned 25 squares you'll get your entry for the Grand Prize and ticket to the Lock-in.

What Events are you having?

Just think! You earn a square on your bingo card 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.


Special Events:


For Teens:

Kick Off Party  — June 11 - 3pm—6pm
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library
Get registered, play a game, have a treat.  Door Prizes every half hour.

Totally RAD 80s Prom Gone Bad! — June 29 - 5:30-10:30pm
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library
Murder Mystery: Get out your neon and leg warmers and get into character.  From the preppie to the punk rocker, the spaz to the stud, the jock to the jilted—all are suspected although only one is to blame. Sign up required. 

Chocolate Fountain Party — July 11 - 3:30pm
Sponsored by Mark III and Keller & Keller

Dip yummy things in yummier chocolate.  Play games and have a ball! 

Make-Dos — July 18  - 3:00—5:00pm
Sponsored by Peter J. Johnson Law office       Presented by RESA
STEM-style fun @ the library. Using these great little tools, build and create whatever is in your imagination.

Lock-In  — August 4 - 6:00pm-12:30pm  

Sponsored by Martin's                                            
Earn your ticket to the all night lock-in!   Just finish the reading program, and it's yours!   We'll have games,  nerf-gun capture the flag  (BYOB -- bring your own blaster!),  videos, movies,  lots of snacks, and fun!  Ticket Required.


Also,  check out our Music in the Garden series!