Teen Summer Reading Program - June 16-August 15

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This year, the Summer Reading Program will be held online. Anyone entering grades 6-12 may participate in this program. Students entering grade 6 may choose between the Children's Summer Program and this one. Click below to register!

Click Here button to sign up for Teen Summer Reading Program

 

 

 

After you have registered, you can begin logging the books you have read. You will get one entry for each book you log in. At the end of the summer, there will be a raffle for prizes which will be sent to you via email. You may enter books into the log one at a time, or enter multiple books at once. Just remember to keep track of which ones you have already logged. The books you read should be: at your reading level, ones you haven't read before, and obtained from Beaman Library or the Overdrive/Libby app.

Requesting print or e-books

You can place a request for print books via the CWMARS catalog. Beaman Library is now offering curbside pickup of holds placed on items owned by Beaman Memorial Public Library. Once a hold has been placed, we will call you when the item(s) you requested are ready for pick-up.

You can also request free eBooks and digital audiobooks using the Overdrive or Libby app using your library card. Visit the eBook page to learn how to it works!  See what teen books are available in the CWMARS digital catalog here.  

Teen Bingo!

Spend a little construcTeen Bingo cardtive time this summer completing our Teen Bingo card. Click here for a larger, "clickable" version, and start completing the tasks on the card. When you have completed a "row", send an email: mailto: beaman@cwmars.org including: your name, which summer reading pogram you are registered in, what you did to complete your row, and any images that you took to complete the row.. Each row completed will earn you an entry into the end of summer prize drawing. You can only complete each "row" once.  Book suggestions to help you complete your card can be found here.

Virtual Programs in July

Quaran-Teen Games
Wednesdays, July 1, 15 & 29 at 2:00 p.m.
Join us on Zoom for an opportunity to chat with friends while we play a Quaran-teen game! Games include Animal Charades, Pictionary, Scattergories and more! Please email jwright@cwmars.org at least 24 hours before this program to register.

Upcycle a T-shirt
Wednesday, July 8 at 7 p.m.
Do you have a t-shirt you would like to repurpose? Now is your chance! Join us on Zoom to do a simple craft that will transform your t-shirt into a tote! The only supplies required are a t-shirt and scissors. Please send an email to jwright@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program to register.

Books and Banter
Wednesday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m.
What are you reading? Do you love it? Despise it? We want to know! Join us on Zoom for an opportunity to talk about your current read. Please email jwright@cwmars.org at least 24 hours before this program to register.

Virtual Programs in August

Quaran-Teen Games
Wednesday, August 12 at 2:00 p.m.
Join us on Zoom for an opportunity to chat with friends while we play a Quaran-teen game! Games include Animal Charades, Pictionary, Scattergories and more! Please email jwright@cwmars.org at least 24 hours before this program to register.

Peculiar Photos
Wednesday, August 19 at 7:00p.m.
Are you a fan of Ransom Riggs’ Peculiar Children series? Let’s create our own peculiar images! Select a photo of yourself and, using a photo editing software, such as Canva, Photoshop, GIMP or others, alter the image to reflect the type of super power, or peculiarity, you wish you had. Then, we can meet on Zoom to share our altered photos and editing techniques with one another. Please send an email to jwright@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program to register.

Books and Banter
Wednesday, August 26 at 7:00 p.m.
What are you reading? Do you love it? Despise it? We want to know! Join us on Zoom for an opportunity to talk about your current read. Please email jwright@cwmars.org at least 24 hours before this program to register.

NEW Escape Room!

Do you think you can infiltrate the Capitol? Give this Hunger Games inspired escape room, created by the Arlington Public Library in Arlington, TX, a try and see if you have what it takes!

Escape Like an Egyptian, a digital escape room created by Dover Public Library, takes you to the site of the ancient pyramids. Try this escape room solor or remotely with friends!

For fans of Stranger Things, the Orland Park Public Library has created the digital escape room Escape From the Upside Down! Give this escape room a try on your own or remotely with friends!


 

 

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