How It Works

The Teen Summer Reading Program runs from June to August.
It’s open to anyone from ages 13 to 19.  Here’s how it works:

Get started:

  1. Starting on June 3rd, sign up for the Teen program at the main circulation desk.
  2. Pick up a Universe of Stories log or two.
  3. Complete 10 activities listed on log. Write what you did on the back. (You can–and should!–repeat activities. For instance, reading 10 books to fill a log is fine.) Scroll down for more examples.
  4. Turn in your log at the front desk. The first completed log nets you a free book!

Prizes

  • Each completed log counts as one entry into the prize drawing. You can see the prizes here.
  • There may be a few other special prizes … Get in lots of entries to have more chances to win!

Other Stuff

  • Think you’re going to need more than one challenge sheet before you can get to the library again? You can grab more than one! Challenge sheets are only available at the library, though.

 

Teen Lock-In

The annual Teen Lock-In will be held Friday, July 12th into Saturday, July 13th. Space is limited and permission forms are required. More information and forms will be available by July.

Need some examples?

  • Read

    read a book
    write a book review
    listen to an audiobook

  • Explore

    learn something new
    take a summer class
    visit a park/museum
    go camping

  • Create

    make art
    build something
    perform on stage
    write a story
    plant
    cook

  • Move

    walk 10k steps in a day
    do a marathon
    play a sport
    go on a road trip
    do yardwork

  • Share

    teach
    volunteer
    work
    have a tough conversation