Monday, July 7, 2008

Teens Read in the Summer?

You bet! Just like there's a youth summer reading program and an adult summer reading club, the teens have "Escape to Paradise." Teens in grades 9-12 can read books, attend programs, or both, and be entered into our grand prize drawing! The amazing prize? Wii don't really want to give it away but it is AWESOME.

We're winding down to the final weeks of summer reading, but there are still a lot of great teen programs left!

  • Game On! meets July 8, 15, and 22 (all Tuesdays) from 12pm to 2pm in Friends Room B. Each week we play a different game- DDR, Guitar Hero, Wii, Karaoke. Snacks are provided, just drop in and have fun!
  • Teen Movie Night- Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. Teens get to hang out in the Storytime Room on July 9th at 6:30 pm and watch this awesome (and my personal favorite) Indiana Jones movie. Snacky foods will be served- can't watch a movie without snacks!
  • Taste Test: Breakfast at Nite. We'll sample toaster pastries, waffles, syrup, coffee and more and decide- which is better, Brand A or Brand B? Taste Test meets Wednesday July 16th at 6pm in the Storytime Room on the 2nd floor. Come hungry.
  • And finally.....Battle of the Books! The Teen Advisory Board has been begging for this program, and it's finally here. Teens have to read 5 books- Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, Looking for Alaska by John Green, Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling. Then they'll battle it out to see who knows the most! The 5 books are available at the 3rd floor Readers' Services Desk, but supplies are limited and you have to register for this program to receive the books.
Interested in the programs or want more information about the Teen Advisory Board (TAB)? Check out the Teen Page on the library's website, or email me at TAB@dppl.org.


Anonymous said...

Just to let everyone know that readers over 18 (or over 50)may also enjoy the teen Battle of the Books selections. I've been going through them this summer and they are well worth the effort. I have especially enjoyed Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. The message in that book is priceless for all ages. Take a chance. Read a book from our High School collection!

Anonymous said...

I have to agree--readers over 18 will enjoy these books. I've read them all, and I particularly enjoyed Twilight, Uglies, and American Born Chinese.

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