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SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

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2017 Young Adult Summer Reading Challenge begins on June 8.  Teens, ages 13-17, are invited to participate in their own summer by reading great books and trying our mini-challenges. Try a selection of activities, and enter a draw to win one of two Kindle Fires. The challenge ends Friday, August 25. Download the Summer Reading Challenge-Build a Better World.

IN THE MIDDLE

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NEW! In the Middle is a series of programs just for middle school students in grades 6-8. Celebrate hump day in the middle of the day with ART! STEM! and a BOOK CLUB! In the Middle meets on Wednesday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. June 14-August 16. Registration is open. NO CLASS ON AUGUST 8.

STEM –  Register to join Children’s Librarian, Rita Smith, for fun STEM activities including Squishy Circuits, Keva blocks, Little Bits, and Ozobots.

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Click to download a short movie clip to see the Brushbot in action.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM                                

Book Club – Register to join a children’s library assistant Jackie Sisco to read and discuss books about young people who have built better worlds for themselves and others. (Biography reading list  | Novel reading list)

Wednesday, August 02, 2017 from 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM (Read about the Friday Night Monster Club)

Art –  Register to let your creative juices flow with artist Suze Moll. She provides the materials and the spark–you make it your own. (Check out some art projects!)
 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

AVAILABLE NOW UNTIL AUGUST 16

audiofile_syncDiscover great teen audiobooks! From April 27 to August 16, SYNC offers weekly FREE audiobook downloads of a Teen title paired with a Classic / Required Reading title.

Click to sample free downloads and read reviews and recommendation.

2017 TEENS’ TOP 10 NOMINEES

View an annotated list of nominees.

Knowledge is the key to success and the library a gateway to knowledge