Thank you to all teens who participated in our 2017 Teen Summer Reading Club! The program ended on Friday, July 21 at 6:00 p.m. We will begin announcing winners for prize packs, Book BINGO, and Book in a Jar on Wednesday, July 26. All winners will be contacted individually and we will post a winners list on this page. Prizes not claimed by September 30, 2017 will be forfeited.
Teen Summer Reading Prize Packs:
#1 - Book Worm - The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry, The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey, Wonder Woman, Volume 1: The Lies by Greg Rucka, I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest, $10 Google Play gift card, Dove chocolates, mug, tea, honey, assorted bookmarks, and book light!
#2 - Adventure Time - Two tickets to Cedar Point, Eragon by Christopher Paolini, one package each of sour and original Skittles!
#3 - Back to School - 1 pack of No. 2 pencils, 1 pack of ballpoint pens, extra erasers, 1 pack of pocket folders, 4 spiral notebooks, headphones, 1 pack of highlighters, 1 - 16 USB Gigabyte Flash drive, The Everything Guide to Study Skills by Cynthia C. Muchnick
#4 - Gamer Fun - $20 Gamestop gift card, $15 Hot Topic gift card, Go Gaming by Scholastic, 1 bag of Hot Cheetos and 1 bag of Doritos!
#5 - Beach Day - $20 Lake Metroparks gift card, beach towel, water bottle, beach paddle ball game set, books 1 & 2 of The Selection by Kiera Cass, Copper Sun by Sharon Draper, and Alex & Eliza by Melissa De la Cruz.
#6 - Get Artsy - Drawing/sketch pads, shading pencils, colored pencils, pastels, water colors, brushes, and Draw the Draw 50 Way by Lee J. Ames.
#7 - Music Lover - LED Bluetooth speakers, $10 Google Play gift card, $15 Hot Topic Gift card, and Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell.
#8 - Sports Fan - $40 Captain’s gift card, roasted peanuts, LeBron James: The King of the Game by Rick Leddy, and Heart of a Champion by Carl Deuker,
#9 - Snack Attack - 1 bag of Doritos, 1 bag of Hot Cheetos, 1 bag of Smart Food, 1 package of Airheads, 1 box of granola bars, 2 liter bottles of Coke and Root Beer, $15 Chipotle gift card, Cookbook for Teens: The Easy Teen Cookbook by Mendocino Press.
#10 - Movie Night - 2 tickets to Diamond Atlas Cinemas, $15 gift card to Chipotle, 1 box of microwave popcorn, books 1-4 of The Maze Runner series by James Dashner, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire on DVD, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J. K. Rowling.
*prizes are subject to change
Why join the club?
This year our summer reading theme is "Build a Better World" -- and that begins with you! Just the simple act of reading can make a BIG difference. Think about it...reading opens up our minds to new ideas and possibilities. In our complex world, reading helps us to make sense of important issues that we all face. Reading raises our awareness and helps us to feel less isolated by knowing others may share our perspective. Reading engages us to think critically and understand another person's opposing viewpoint.
By committing yourself to reading a little bit each day, you're keeping your mind sharp throughout the summer. Sure, books might be "old school." They may not seem as appealing as your gaming system or keeping up with social media, and yet they're awesome in so many ways. Books are small, portable, and never need charging. They're entertaining AND good for you...like eating broccoli with chocolate. Okay, that's yukky, but you get the point. Reading stretches us to look at the world through another person's eyes. In fact, studies show reading helps people to be more empathetic. I think John Green said it best,
"Great books help you understand, and they help you to feel understood." So join the club and make a commitment to read as much as you can this summer!
But what would a Teen Summer Reading Club be without programs? You can participate in one - or ALL - of our super fun programs listed on our Teen Programs page which focus on fun, creativity, and community service. You can help with our indoor garden or build a Little Free Library!
Any questions? Contact the Teen Librarian or the Reference Desk and we can help. We hope to see you at the library this summer!