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Teen Summer Reading 2014

spark2“Spark a Reaction,” is the theme for the Teen program this summer.  The teen program is similar in structure to the elementary program as far as awards/rewards are concerned and is for area young people who have just finished grades 6 and up.

You will be keeping track of your reading online this year, SO: SIGN UP HERE!

You keep track of your reading (the number of books & the number of hours), WE check your reading record and at:

5 books or 2 hours You get a Participation Certificate.
20 books or 10 hours A sticker on your certificate, your name on our Walls of Fame AND a Level I prize ticket which you take to the Youth services desk and trade for a prize bag.
50 books or 25 hours A special certificate sent to your school in the fall.  Your name on our Level II “Walls of Fame,” ANOTHER prize bag.
Keep reading all that you can until August 31 For a shot at a plaque or trophy for being the “TTR” (Top Teen Reader!)

This is the first time that we have done this online thing, so please be patient and pay attention and we’ll try to do the same

Also, Don’t forget the programs that we offer you!

While the teen calendar is not complete due to the fact that we’re is waiting for some information from the Maker Camp sponsor, some events do have a date and time scheduled.  When everything gets finalized, we’ll offer you a complete calendar that you may download here or pick up in the Teen Room at the library.

  • The Teen Anime’ Club will meet from 3-5:00 p.m. in the Program Room on Fridays beginning June 27 and running through August 29.  The group will view anime’ as well as explore the Asian game of Go, examine some items from Japan, play anime’ trivia game/s in the style of Jeopardy ™ and participate in a “Cosplay” event (date TBA).
  • School Library Journal’s “Summerteen,” a virtual conference program that connects teens, authors and panels dealing with teen issues and books from approximately 11am-5:15 pm. in the Basement Meeting Room.  If you like books and reading, you will LOVE this!  It is not necessary to stay the whole day.  Light refreshment will be available. Find out more at http://www.slj.com/summerteen/ .
  • Three RadKraft Programs have been scheduled for once a month, on a weekend day. The first of these is Saturday, June 14, 2-4:00 pm in the Program Room and participants will make prints and experiment with wax resist using fruits and vegetables.  Radkraft programs will also be offered on July 19 &20 (Scratch Art) & August 10 also (“Frankentoy”).
  • Teens may also vote for Teens Top Ten from August 15 through Teen Read Week in October.  All nominated titles will be posted soon and PDL will try to purchase as many of the nominees as it can.  The Teen’s Top Ten is announced during Teen Read Week in October.  Find out all about Teens” Top Ten at http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten
  • Teens may also sign up to be a teen reviewer for LitPick.com.  Area teens may go to http://litpick.com/ for more information, and then contact Ron Fowler at the library if they would like to give the program a try.
  • Make Magazine’s Maker Camp is from July 7 – August 15.  At this point, Maker Camp is completely unscheduled; details will be made available as library staff has more details. Several Maker Camp activities will be offered at the library and teens may also participate to any degree that they desire from home if internet service is available.
  • Some planned, but, as yet, unscheduled activities include: a Soldering Workshop, and a teen STEM activity or two.

Teens and parents may get an idea of what Maker Camp is like at http://makezine.com/maker-camp/  and http://makezine.com/maker-camp/schedule/

SO, get sparking and sign up!

updated 6/30/14