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 10th 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 10th, 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 3rd 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 10th  from  3:00 - 6:00pm
Sponsored by Veersma State Farm Insurance and Kathy&Gary Cowall
Get registered, play a game, have a treat.  Door Prizes every half hour.

Glow On, Moon! — June 26 @ 2:00pm
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library
Celebrate the night sky by creating an  original glow-in-the-dark piece of art.   Make a moonscape stencil or freehand a space design, then use glow-in-the-dark paint on black felt to make a one-of-a-kind wall hanging!  Or bring a black t-shirt, and make your art wearable. 


NERF Blast! — July 10  @  4:00pm   (combined with tweens)
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library 
Back by popular demand! Blast your friends...and have a blast with your fiends!  Players will run, dodge, and dive as they try to out wit and out-blast the competition.  From “Capture the Flag” to “Eliminator” to “Zombies vs. Human,” players will put their physical and mental skills to the test. This event will be held in our garden, weather permitting.


Happy Birthday Harry Potter! — July 31 from 3:00pm - 7:00pm (open house)
Sponsored by Keller & Keller and Ray and Liz Darato
You are cordially invited to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (a.k.a. Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library) for a celebration of the birth of the   esteemed and beloved young wizard, Harry Potter. This will be an informal “drop-in” afternoon/early evening program with crafts, games, and a scavenger hunt (attendees are encouraged to wear their wizard attire, though it is not required).


Escape the Library Lock-In  — August 3 - 6:00pm-12:30pm   

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library                                           
Earn your ticket to the all night lock-in!   Just finish the reading program, and it's yours!   We'll have games,  an escape room, movies,  lots of snacks, and fun!  Ticket Required.





Have a 4th-6th grader?   Check out the tween page

How about 3rd grade and under?   Here's the children's page.