Teen Summer Reading Program

Own the Night

June 11 - July 28, 2012

Grades 6 - 12


  1. Starting Monday, June 11, visit the library to register and decide your weekly summer reading or listening goal. Middle school readers will register and track their hours at the youth desk downstairs. High school readers will register and track their hours at the reference desk upstairs.
  2. Each week, complete your reading or listening goal and bring your recording sheet to the library to receive a reward and a new recording sheet.
  3. If you reach your goal for three or more weeks over the summer, you will receive a Pizza Hut coupon and a slip for the grand prize drawing.


Are you looking for something to do this summer? Do you want to encourage little kids to read? Then volunteer as a Summer Reading Program Helper!

Students entering 6th grade and older can volunteer to help kids register and track their reading at the library. Those who volunteer at least seven hours will be invited to a Summer Reading Program party in august.

If interested, you must come to one of the following orientation sessions in the library's community room:

  • Wednesday, May 30: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, June 1: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, June 4: 6:00-7:00 p.m.


Battle of the Books

Titles... Authors... Book trivia... Read from a list of ten selected books and represent our library in a regional competition! Battle of the Books registration begins Monday, June 11. Participants must be able to come to at least four practice sessions on Tuesday afternoons as well as the regional competition on Wednesday, August 8 at 2 p.m. in Waterloo.

  • Tuesday, June 26 @ 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 3 @ 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 10 @ 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 17 @ 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 24 @ 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 8 @ 2:00 p.m. (Waterloo)

Karaoke Night

Tursday, June 14 @ 6:00-7:30 p.m. - Library Community Room
Limelight and lyrics at the library! Show off your singing talent or sit back as part of the audience. The library will provide songs to choose from, backup music, and snacks.

Highlighter Party

Monday, June 25 @ 4:00-5:00 p.m. - Library Storytime Room
Did you know that highlighters glow under black light? Bring a plain, white t-shirt that you donít mind ruining. In a dark room, we will decorate the t-shirts and see how they glow!

Ghost Story Slam

Wednesday, July 11 @ 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Library Storytime Room
Prepare your scariest ghost story or choose one to read from a book. While enjoying a símore treat, we will share our stories and vote on who told the best ghost story by the end of the night.

Book Club

Monday, July 23 @ 4:00-5:00 p.m. - Library's Wisconsin Room
"If your teacher has to die, August isn't a bad time of year for it."
Fifteen-year-old Russel Culver hopes that his teacher's death means that school will be canceled, but no such luck. Joing the teen book club on July 23rd to discuss the hilarious adventures of The Teacher's Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts by Richard Peck. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk throughout the summer.


Consult the summer reading program brochure (available in the library) for more details or contact Youth Services Librarian Minetta Koblings.

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