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. Sign ups start May 27.

2. Choose your team.

3. Pledge to read a number of books or minutes this summer.

4. Read, read, read! Remember magazines, comics, and audiobooks all count toward your goal.

5. Earn raffle entries by reading books and writing book reviews. Read reviews by teens. Log on to your Summer Reading Challenge account to keep track of your reading.

6. Come to our teen events in June and July for our teen programs.

7. Stop into any branch between July 22 and September 2 to finish the Summer Reading Challenge and pick up your prize.

Raffle Prizes

  • Oculus Go VR headset
  • Kindle Fires
  • Gift cards

Raffle drawing will take place the week of September 2. Many will enter, but only a few will win.

Teen Reviews

See what other teens are reading.

Events

The Art of Book Folding

Book folding is a fun and rewarding art form that allows you to create unique works of art from used books. Learn how to fold a book sculpture of your very own. Use a pattern to mark pages of a book and then fold it into a three dimensional book sculpture. Space is limited.

Thursday, June 20, 2019
11:00 am | Main Library
Youth Computer Training Center | Level 2

The Amazing Honey Bee

Be amazed at the life of the honey bee. Learn how bees make honey and how it is harvested. Discover the three types of bees in a hive and their respective roles. View live bees in an observation hive. Participate in a question and answer session with an experienced beekeeper and much more in a fun, fast paced presentation that is entertaining and educational. After, teens can examine live bees in an observation hive, taste honey, and craft a hand rolled beeswax candle.

Thursday, July 11, 2019
2:00 pm | Main Library
Youth Computer Training Center | Level 2

Comic Geek Out

Celebrate the comic books you love, and geek out about films, TV shows, and science fiction/fantasy books. Events include:

  • Meet New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Brown. His books include graphic memoirs for adults, all-ages humorous parodies, Star Wars adventures including the popular Jedi Academy series, and the Lucy and Andy Neanderthal graphic novel series.
  • Zine making workshop for ages 11 and up. Discover zines, an easy and accessible way to share ideas, comics, stories and more. Learn tips for making comics, zine fabrication, and character design from a published local illustrator.
  • Graphic novel panel discussion. Discuss the best graphic novels with comic book industry experts and fans.
  • Cosplay contest. Best costume awards for kids, teens and adults. Use your imagination and dress to impress.

Saturday, July 13, 2019
10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Main Library
Ryerson Auditorium | Level 3

Modern Pop Art Experience and Collage Workshop

Michael Albert has been creating art since his college days at New York University. His art has evolved from pen & ink doodles, to wax oil drawings, to the cubist mosaic cereal box collages he has become known for. Michael will share his art and expertise in this hands-on event where you will make your own collage. All materials will be provided.

Thursday, July 25, 2019
2:00 pm | Main Library
Youth Computer Training Center | Level 2