Monday, May 25, 2015

Teen Summer Reading Program (6th - 12th grade)


2015 Teen Summer Reading Program
6th - 12th grade

Update: An additional program was scheduled after the teen brochures were printed.  A henna program for teens and adults will be held on Thursday, June 25 at 5:00 P.M.  Honilynn Hendricks from Gilded Lotus Henna will provide information about and instructions for creating henna designs.  Participants will then try their own designs and have small designs applied by Honilynn.  Space is limited and registration is required. 

Our Summer Reading Program will begin on Wednesday, June 10.  Children and teens are invited to read or listen to books, earn prizes, and attend programs throughout the summer.  See information about our children's program here.

See our teen brochure here.
See our calendar of events here.
Register here now or at the library beginning on June 10.
Questions? Ask them here.  

You may may read any books, ebooks, magazines, graphic novels, and newspapers. You may also listen to audiobooks. We have a variety of genres and a variety of formats to assist everyone with finding reading materials they will enjoy. 

You may choose to count the amount of time you read or the number of days you read and will earn prizes for reaching reading goals. Prizes will be awarded after you complete 5, 10, and 15 hours or 10, 20, and 30 days of reading.  Reading logs will be available to pick up from the library beginning on Wednesday, June 10.

You may also choose to explore a variety of reading and library-related activities through an additional activity log and earn prizes for completing activities in this log.
 
The summer kickoff event will be:

Animals: The Real Super Heroes by Dynamic West Assemblies
Friday, June 19 at 10:30 A.M. 
Milan Senior and Community Activity Center
Who can lift 4 times their own weight? Who is able to smell 100 times better than humans? Who can lift 4000 pounds? Who is able to see 100 times better than humans? Learn these fascinating facts and many more in this exciting, hands-on live animal presentation. Mammals, reptiles, and amphibians will be featured.
 
Additional programs for all ages include:


Touch a Truck and Meet Real Heroes
Friday, July 10 - 10:30 - 11:30 A.M.
Parking lot at the end of Neckel Court
Meet real heroes and see their vehicles: firefighters and a fire truck, a police officer and police car, an EMT and an ambulance, Red Cross and their vehicle, and more.

Superhero Science 

by Michigan Science Center
Friday, August 14 at 10:30 A.M.
Milan Senior and Community Activity Center
Join us as we explore the science behind superheroes and their incredible abilities. You'll see demonstrations about  energy, forces, electricity, and magnetism.
 
Teen Tuesdays (6th - 12th grade)
Paint the Windows
Tuesday, June 16
Choose 1:00 or 3:00 P.M.
Paint the windows of the library with the summer theme: Every Hero Has a Story.

Books and Bites
Tuesday, June 30 - 1:00
6th - 8th grade
Read Al Capone Shines my Shoes by Gennifer Choldenko before the program.  Ask for a copy at the circulation desk.  During the program we'll discuss the book, have snacks, and create project related to the book.

Books and Bites
Tuesday, June 30 - 3:00
9th - 12th grade
Come ready to discuss your favorite books or what you're reading now.  We'll also discuss new teen books, have snacks, and  play a reading trivia game.
 

Game Day
Tuesday, July 14
6th - 8th grade: 1:00 - 2:30 
9th - 12th grade: 3:00 - 4:30
Play Wii games, board games, card games, and cup stacking.

Superheroes and Super You
Tuesday, July 28 
6th - 8th grade: 1:00 - 2:30 
9th - 12th grade: 3:00 - 4:30
Test your knowledge of superheroes with a superhero trivia game and then explore your own super powers.

Everyone Has a Story
Tuesday, August 11
6th - 8th grade: 1:00 - 2:30 
9th - 12th grade: 3:00 - 4:30
Create a photo frame project to display your own photos.

Volunteer Opportunities

Teens may volunteer to assist with programs for younger children or other activities at the library.  

If you'd like to volunteer and are participating in other parts of our Summer Reading Program, there is a question on the registration form (both online and at the library) asking if you'd like to volunteer.  Answer "yes" and we'll get in touch with you with more information. 

If you are only volunteering (not participating in other parts of our Summer Reading Program), let us know you're interested in volunteering here or ask at the library. 

Registration and Additional Information:

Register here now or at the library beginning on June 10.

See our teen brochure here.

See our calendar of events here.

Questions? Ask them here. 

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