Summer Reading Challenge for Teens

We have developed a special summer reading program for teens!

1. Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge and choose your team.

2. Earn raffle entries by reading books, writing book reviews, and telling us what you would like to do at the library. Log in to your Summer Reading account to keep track of your books.

3. Come to our teen events in July, August, and September for the chance to win prizes.

4. To finish the Summer Reading Challenge, stop into any location between July 17 and September 7 to pick up your prize.

Raffle Prizes

  • Beats by Dre headphones
  • Kindle Fires
  • Gift cards


Teen Council Meet Up

Take charge at the library! You are invited to join the Teen Council. Help plan library programs, share ideas about the teen collection, do fun activities, and hang out with your friends. Let your voice be heard and have fun too! For teens in grades 8-12.

Wednesdays, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, 2017
3:00 pm | Main Library
Youth Computer Training Center | Level 2

Zine Making Workshop

Learn about books called “zines” and how to make them. This workshop focuses on creating comic zines. Illustrator Rayne Klar will guide you through several basic tools for making successful comics, as well as production tricks for creating your own at home. For grades 6-12.

Thursday, July 6
3:00 pm | Main Library
Youth Computer Training Center | Level 2

Scratch Programming

Interested in computers and video games? Want to know how computer programs think? Then come to this easy introduction to the Scratch programming language. Learn the basics of computer programming and get an in depth look at Scratch. You’ll learn how to make your own computer game and gain skills to last you a lifetime! No prior coding experience needed. For grades 6-12.

Thursday, August 3
3:00 pm | Main Library
Youth Computer Training Center | Level 2

Screen Printing with WMCAT

Come celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Challenge with our last summer program. Not only can you pick up your finisher t-shirt, you will have the opportunity to screen print your own tote bag with the West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (WMCAT). Come meet the Ambrose Apprentices and use the WMCAT Mobile Maker to screen print a tote bag. There will be other fun activities and snacks. For grades 6-12.

Thursday, September 7, 2017
3:00 pm | Main Library
Youth Computer Training Center | Level 2