Teen Events

What is the Teen Summer Library Program?

The program is designed for teens ages 12 – 18. This summer we want to encourage teens to keep reading, visit the library and attend programs.

When does the program run?

June 1 – August 3.

The Challenge:

Check out books, attend programs and write book reviews. At check-out, a teen receives a scratch-off ticket.  They can receive one per day by checking out books. Teens can earn more scratch-offs by attending programs and writing book reviews. The scratch offs will reward a prize (prize bin, coupon, or a book) or be non-winning. Non-winning scratch offs will be entered into a weekly drawing as well as the Grand Prize drawing.

What rewards do teens receive?

Choice of coupons and passes to local area attractions/businesses, small prizes, and books.  Weekly drawings for gift cards and a Grand Prize drawing for a VISA gift card.

The Summer Library Program is a Library-wide initiative that encourages all of our patrons to read and visit the Library often during the summer.

The Program offers children, teens, and adults an opportunity to be rewarded for reading with incentives and small prizes.

We’re also offering a variety of free activities at the Library this summer. Make sure you look at a copy of our Summer Library Program brochure!

When does the program run?

June 1 – August 3.

Who can participate?

Anyone! We have programs and prizes for all ages, and you do not need to have a library card with us.

Does it matter what I read?

Any reading counts—books, magazines, audiobooks, news articles, etc.

Why should I participate?

We strongly believe in the benefits of reading regularly. Reading can be an enjoyable way to spend your time, and it’s also a great way to learn new things. You’re probably planning on reading anyway this summer, so why not sign up and get rewarded for your reading?

We have added several new features to the Library catalog. Find out how to use them to find what you’re looking for.

Cover Art in My Account

When logged into your account, item cover art is now visible on the Items Out page, the Holds page, and the Fines & Fees page.

Cover artwork visible in the Items Out page

Similar Titles Available Now

When you search for an item that isn’t available, this feature will alert you to similar titles that are available. Look for the Similar Titles Available Now link below the unavailable item to find something that is available now.

Similar titles displayed under catalog search result

Lexile Levels/Goodreads Ratings

If an item has a Lexile score or a Goodreads rating, it will appear below the cover art in your search results.

Lexile soore and Goodreads rating displayed beneath cover art in catalog search results

Galaxy Creations
Wednesday, June 5, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Galaxy rocks! Galaxy luminaries! Milky Way milkshakes!

Sphero BattleBots
Wednesday, June 12, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Design and build a Sphero powered battlebot and see if it can win in the ring.

Attack of the Locks
Wednesday, June 19, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Break into the box during this timed challenge featuring escape room style puzzles!

Game On!
Wednesday, June 26, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Open gaming day with the PS4, board games, and card games.

Murder Mystery Lock-In
Saturday, June 29, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Solve the murder in the library at this after-hours teen event! Registration is required.

Seeing Stars: Indoor Planetarium
Wednesday, July 10, 3:30 – 4:45 PM
Learn about the night sky from the inside of a portable planetarium. Registration is required.

Teen Taste Test
Wednesday, July 17, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Two words: Oreos and Pringles.

Water Balloon Fight
Saturday, July 20, 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Water balloon freeze tag outside the Library!

Game On!
Wednesday, July 24, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Open gaming day with the PS4, board games, and card games.

Interactive Space Jam
Wednesday, July 31, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Interactive showing of a 90’s classic. There will be props, shout-backs, and general silliness!

DIY Squishies
Wednesday, August 7, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Think it, make it, and then paint it! Create your very own squishy!

Movie & Munchies
Wednesday, August 14, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Popcorn and a movie!

NERF Lock-in
Friday, August 16, 5:30 – 8:30 PM
After-hours NERF event! Alliances will form and be broken through multiple game scenarios. Registration forms are required and will be available starting three weeks before the event.

Game On!
Wednesday, August 21, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Open gaming day with the PS4, board games, and card games.

The library now offers Mobile Printing. Use your personal computer or mobile device to print to the library’s printers from anywhere. Simply submit documents for printing and come to the library to release and pick up your document. Click here for instructions, or ask for assistance at the library.