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 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 19th 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 19th, 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 12th 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.


Special Events:


Kick Off Party  — June 19th - 3pm—6pm
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library
Get registered, play a game, have a treat.  Door Prizes every half hour.


Dancing in the Garden - Jack Adams— June 22nd - 6:30pm
Sponsored by Studio 807
Free music concert in the library garden.    Jack's music will get you dancing!


Nerf War!  — June 23rd - 5:30 to 8:30pm                                                                                                                                   Sponsored by [your business here]
Players will run, dodge, and dive as they try to out-wit and out-blast the competition during NERF Mobile Games!


Amazing Race — July 12th - 3:00-5:00pm
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

Teams will fly around the ‘world’ completing challenges in this race.  The team that completes the challenges in the least amount of time, wins the race. Please pre-register.


Chocolate Fountain Party— July 26th - 3:30pm
Sponsored by The Mark III

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


Maker-Palooza  — August 1st - 1:00 to 4:00pm                                                                                                                           Sponsored by Keller & Keller Law Offices
Teens will compete in a series of small maker challenges. Teams will create the best bridges, race cars, and more.


Lock-In  (Ticket Required) — August 12th -- 6:00pm— 12:00am!
Sponsored by Lakeland Health
Earn your ticket to the all night lock-in!   Just finish level 3 of 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!


Also,  check out our Music in the Garden series!