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Teen Summer Reading is here!

Posted by Kristi on May 31, 2011

Yes, it’s back again, the Teen Summer Reading Program: your chance to earn some great prizes by picking up a book or two this summer!

Registration starts today, and teens who are going into 7th through 12th grades are welcome to participate. Students who are going into 7th grade are also eligible to participate in the Children’s Department’s Summer Reading Program, so you’ll need to make a choice.  Find more information about the Kids Summer Reading Program here.  You may only participate in one of the programs.

Getting Started

New this year, you can sign up online from any computer with Internet access! You can also keep track of your reading hours yourself through your online SRP homepage. You’re also more than welcome to come into the library to sign up at the front desk if you’d prefer. You can also pick up a reading log to keep track of your hours, or download and print a copy from your SRP homepage.

You can register any time throughout the program, up until August 8.  You can even count any reading you’ve done since the program began!

Prizes

Teens, complete one Check-In for every five hours that you read.  You may check in once per week, with a total of five check-ins during the eight week program.

For each check-in, you can pick out a free paperback book.  Or, if you don’t see one you want right away, you’ll get a coupon that you can use in coming weeks.

Those who finish the program will have a chance to win all kinds of great raffle prizes.

Book Reviews

You can also write a book review and turn it in at the library or online for a chance to win a book gift basket or pool passes in a special mid-program drawing. Just get your review in to us by Wednesday, July 6!

Activities

There are lots of great activities for teens every summer!

Check our calendar to see what’s coming up.

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Summer reading comes to an end…

Posted by Kristi on August 9, 2010

Just a reminder to all – today is the LAST DAY of the summer reading program.  So hurry in to turn in your reading logs and fill out a postcard to be eligible for our grand prize drawing!   Just get your final log turned in by 9:00 pm tonight to make sure you have a chance to win a netbook computer, iPod nano, gift cards, books, and more.  I’ll be doing the drawing and putting the postcards in the mail tomorrow, so you can expect to get yours by mid-week.  Then all you have to do is bring your postcard in to the library to pick up your prize!

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Duct Tape DIY is tomorrow!

Posted by Kristi on June 10, 2010

 

It’s back by popular demand!  Come out to the library tomorrow (Friday) afternoon from 2:00 to 3:30 to get crafty with duct tape.  Don’t be fooled by the image above: sure, we’ve got your standard-issue gray duct tape, but we also have duct tape in red, blue, orange, green, purple, pink, and every other color of the rainbow.  Plus we’ve got patterns for duct tape wallets, roses, and more.  So join us tomorrow for a little Duct Tape DIY.

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Summer Reading is here!

Posted by Kristi on May 26, 2010

Come to the Normal Public Library now and sign up for Teen Summer Reading 2010 to get your reading logs.   All you have to do is keep track of your reading hours – it doesn’t matter how many books you read, or even if you’re reading books (magazines, newspapers, blogs, even audio books count too).   For every five hours you read, bring your log back in and pick up a FREE paperback from hundreds of awesome books.  When you complete all five sections on your log, turn it in for an entry in our grand prize raffle to be held at the end of the summer.  Plus, if you fill out a mini book review postcard before July 3, you can enter one of two mid-program drawings for gift baskets with some of the hottest books of the past year plus lots of other goodies.  Other big-ticket items you can win include a netbook computer, iPod nano, mp3 players, portable DVD player, t-shirts, gift cards for local restaurants and shops, swim passes, books, and more!

In addition to all of the reading for prizes you can do this summer, we’ve also got a lot of events for teens going down right here at the library.  We’ll be scrapbooking, playing with duct tape, gaming with Rock Band and DDR, learning how to dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, battling it out in an Iron Chef competition, and more.  You can check here for more information on upcoming summer events for teens, and don’t forget to stop by the library to sign up for the summer reading program!

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Summer reading is coming!

Posted by Kristi on April 28, 2010

Hey guys, just a reminder that the Normal Public Library Teen Summer Reading program is going to be starting up again soon.  Our official start date is May 26, and it will run until August 9.  This year’s theme is Scare Up a Good Book, so keep your eyes peeled for some great supernatural and horror reading suggestions in this space if you want to stick with the theme.  Of course, you can read anything you want to qualify for the program, including newspapers, magazines, and even blogs.  You can also listen to audio books.  All you’ll have to do is keep track of your reading hours for a chance to win some great prizes, including a netbook computer and an iPod Nano!

In addition to the reading program, we’ve got a lot of fun activities and events planned for this summer, from crafting to movie showings to writing workshops to video gaming.  I’ll be posting more details here in the very near future, so don’t forget to come back to check out what’s going on.  I’ll also be posting flyers at the library and all over town, so there’s no excuse for missing out!

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The end of summer reading draws near…

Posted by Kristi on July 21, 2009

Just a reminder to all teens that time is running out on our Go Wild! Summer Reading Program.  The last day to turn in an entry for a free paperback book is on Friday, July 31.  If you complete all five sections on your card by then, make sure to fill out a postcard for the final prize drawing!  We’ll be holding the drawing on Monday, August 3, after which I’ll mail out all the postcards to our winners, and you’ll have until August 31 to pick them up at the front desk.  Remember, everyone who completes the program will win a prize, so hurry up and get your card filled out!

Here’s a few of the great prizes you could win:

Grand prize: Acer Aspire 5515 laptop computer

Other prizes: iPod Nano, portable DVD player, MP3 players, books, T-shirts, booklights, gift cards from Panera Bread, Jimmy John’s, Medici, Garlic Press, Tobin’s Pizza, Avanti’s, Dunkin Donuts, Ironwood Golf, Big Mouth’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Barnes and Noble, Best Buy, and more!

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Summer Reading Mid-Program Drawing

Posted by Kristi on July 6, 2009

Just a reminder that Wednesday, July 8  is the last day to turn in a book review for the mid-program prize drawing.  You can choose to enter for one of two book baskets – one has some of the best teen novels of the past year, and the other has a great collection of manga and comics.  If you’d like to see what the book baskets look like, you can find them in the display case by the College Avenue entrance.  20 runner-up prize winners will receive a Normal Parks and Recreation pool pass.  Hurry up and turn in your book review now!

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Go Wild!

Posted by Kristi on June 11, 2009

It’s time again for the Normal Public Library Teen Summer Reading Program!  If you haven’t signed up already, come to the library before you miss your chance to win prizes such as a laptop computer or iPod nano.  Go here for more information on the program and how to sign up.

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