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Teen Summer Reading Program 2017

Are you ready to take the challenge and build a better world? This summer, teens can participate in the Summer Reading Program in more ways than ever before. Plus, you can win great prizes. Use the hashtag #SRLReads17 on Social Media to participate and connect with other patrons, too.
Stop by your local branch and pick up a challenge form to participate. The form lists multiple reading challenges such as reading a graphic novel or reading a book with the word “World” in the title. This year, we have added new challenges such as attending programs, learning to use Tutor.com, and even posting a photo of yourself reading! Check off the challenges as you complete them, and write down the name of the book, magazine, or event in the space provided.

Once you complete 3 challenges, bring the form back to your local branch. You’ll receive a free book of your choice. You’ll also be entered into an end-of-summer drawing for prizes including a Kindle Fire, sports bag, aluminum water bottle, and ear buds/phone stand.

For each additional challenge you complete, you will earn an additional entry into the end-of-summer drawing. For help on finding your next challenge, check out our resources below:

Teen Events at the Hermann branch

TiLT (12-18 years) – 1st Wednesday of the month at 3:30pm

  • 6/7 – Forensics with Chief Walker
  • 7/5 – Build your own catapult


Teen Events at the New Haven branch

Wednesday June 14 @ 1-3 pm.  It is Flag Day!  Test your knowledge of flags of the world. Create a personalized work of art with Word Cloud Generator. Chill at the branch with friends.

Saturday July 15 @ 1-3 pm.  Pages and Popcorn returns!  Share your favorite book(s) and get ideas for good books to finish your summer reading. Make book spine poetry and share photos of your work.


Teen Events at the Owensville branch – Wednesdays at 3:30pm at First State Community Bank, 308 West Lincoln 

June 7 – Tower Power – Index Card Madness! It’s a crazy contest to see who can build the tallest tower using just a pack of index cards.

June 14 – Fairy Tale Re-do – Rapunzel’s Test: Brainstorm to figure out different ways she could have escaped from the tower.

June 21 – Operation: Gratitude – Lend a Hand: color in the outline of your hand for our bulletin board to show our towns Diversity.

June 28 – Around the World in 60 mins -Learn about famous structures around the world then recreate them using recycled materials.

July 5 – Racing to the Finish Line – Can you win the race? Build a Balloon car racer and a Sailboat and see your design in action.

July 12 – Angry Birds: Furious Forces – How do Gravity and Force work? Join us to build a real life Angry Birds game. Learn how catapults work and save the pigs!

July 19 – The Air Up There – Come build paper airplanes and helicopters and learn how they stay up there 🙂

July 26 – Hassle in the Castle – There’s unrest in the Kingdom! Learn about the importance of castles and different defense tactics to ward off the intruders.



Teen Events at the Pacific branch

Thursday June 22 @ 3:00 pm – Time Capsule & Play It Forward Sneaky Cards

Thursday July 20 @ 3:00 pm – Escape Room Challenge


Teen Events at the St. Clair branch

Saturday June 24th @ 2:00- Escape Room Challenge, “What a Wonderful World”

Saturday July 22@ 2:00 – Selfie Scavenger Hunt, Build a Better World by helping out in your community


Teen Events at the Sullivan branch

Wednesday 6/7 @ 4pm – Nail Polish Marbling (Community Art Bus will be helping with this project on ways to recycle old Nail Polish and also a fun way to decorate any glass)

Wednesday 6/21 @ 4pm – Recycled Art (Come see what you can create out of any old recycled object)

Wednesday 7/5 @ 4pm – Canon Creative Paper Creations

Wednesday 7/19 @ 4pm – Edible Art



Teen Events at the Union branch – Wednesdays at 3pm

Thursday June 8 @ 1pm  – We are having the Humane Society come with an animal or two, to talk about volunteering and we will be making dog/cat goodie bags to donate to the animals!

Thursday June 22 @ 6pm – DIY Dreamcatchers

Thursday, July 6 @ 1pm – Pride in Your Park- activities at Union City Park

Thursday, July 20 @ 6pm – Galaxy Tie Dye!


Teen Events at the Warrenton branch

Tuesday, June 20 @ 3:15-4:15pm – Teens, turn your dreams into reality. A vision board and journaling helps you define your dreams while S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely) goals make it happen! Journals will be given to participants.   **LIMIT 15. SIGN UP IS REQUIRED. Call 456-3321

Tuesday, July 18 –OFF-SITE! Zombie Self-Defense! AGES 13+
-1st round will be from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
-2nd round will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Teens-Can you survive the zombie apocalypse? Learn self defense moves against zombies and try to resist becoming infected by real zombies at the Hakpido/K4 Fitness Center (1000 Warrenton Outlet Center STE. #1 – Old Outlet Mall) with the help of Phobius Haunted House.

**LIMIT 50 per round – LIMIT one round per person, AGES 13+. SIGN UP IS REQUIRED. Call 456-3321