Summer Reading 2016

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Check out this year’s Teen Summer Reading program! What is the Summer Reading program?   It’s a self-directed reading and summer activity program to motivate you to keep learning throughout the summer. Basically, all you have to do is sign up online (or we can help you do this in the library), read or do […]

Teen Summer Reading Challenge Contests

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As you know, the 2015 Read to the Rhythm Teen Summer Reading Club is in full swing! If you haven’t registered, sign up here to win free books and a chance to  win an awesome guitar kit. To make things even more exciting, there are two more contest teens can enter to win even more […]

Just Dance @ PPL

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Kick off the 2015 Read to the Rhythm Teen Summer Reading Club with an epic Just Dance Party! PPL will have not just one, but TWO parties so be sure to tell your friends and get ready to have a good time! Comfortable clothing and water bottles are highly recommended since you will be sweating […]

Summer Selections for Middle School — teen reviews

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Our library teens reviewed a wide variety of books this summer, including a few favorites that are also perfect for middle school students (starting in grade 4).   Dork Diaries by Rachel Rene Russell this book is great for young teens that understand the difficulties of being a teenager. These books will have you reading […]

Paws to Read — teen book reviews

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In the spirit of our Summer Reading “Paws to Read” theme, below is a selection of animal stories reviewed by teens.   Amulet: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi If you are looking for a book that is entertaining and fun, “Amulet: The Stonekeeper”, is the book. This book is fit for reading during the summer, […]

More Summer Selections — teen reviews

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Some favorites this past summer were the Divergent series, Legend series, and classics!  Check out some teen picks below.   Allegiant by Veronica Roth THE ENDING!!  Probably the most shocking ending to a book I have read ever. I didn’t see it coming. Don’t worry I will not spoil it. I just can’t believe the plot […]

Doctor Who End of Summer Bash

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We celebrated the end of our Summer Reading Challenge in Doctor Who style.  Some of the ideas and a bulk of the decor was planned by the Teen Advisory Board (TAB).   Decor Teen volunteers decorated the patio with “Bad Wolf” chalk “graffiti”, scavenger hunt items, and a full size Tardis, which was hand made […]

Summer Reading Challenge roundup – contests and grand prize winners

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We have a winner!  Our Summer Reading Challenge Grand Prize winner was randomly drawn from the entire pool of teen participants this summer. It is also our pleasure to announce the winners of our contests. And they are… Teen Summer Reading Challenge Grand Prize raffle Prize: iPad mini Winner:  Juan D. from Blair HS   […]

Summer Reading Challenge week 8

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The last week of Summer Reading Challenge finished up with the Doctor Who Bash, with an attendance of nearly 50 teens!  We also had a Knot It! jewelry making workshop and a skateboard design workshop.  To see some of the skateboard designs, view photos on Facebook.   You still have until August 10 to log […]

Summer Reading Challenge week 7

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Only one more week until the end of Summer Reading Challenge!  Log in all your activities to be eligible to win an iPad mini! We have some really great teen events lined up for our last week of SRC.  First up was a Swordfighting Workshop (more photos to be posted soon).  We also have a […]