Monday, May 9, 2016

2016 Summer Reading Program


Read and review books this summer to win great prizes!

How It Works:

This summer, starting May 16th, record 10 hours of reading using the link on the teen blog to win a coupon book, a book bag, and a free book! Record your book's title, author, how long it took you to read, and a short review in order to submit it. 

The grand prize is an iPad Mini 2 and will be awarded to the teen who records the most hours read over the summer. 

With every book you submit, you can also enter into one of three prize baskets! These baskets are "Movie Night", "Heart for Art", and "Board Game Bash." Each time you enter a book, you will have the option to select which basket you wish to put your name in. At the end of the summer on July 30th a winner will be drawn for each basket.

Summer Reading Events


Life-Sized Board Games

June 2, 2016 / 3:30 - 5:30PM
Teens 12 - 18 years 
Pre-Registration: Not Required 
Location: Finley River Park (across from Library) 

Think you know the library? Well come test your knowledge in this year’s Library Olympics! Build your team of friends or family and challenge others to see who will be awarded the bronze, silver, and gold. 




Library Olympics
June 9, 2016 / 3:30 - 5:30PM
Teens 12 - 18 years 
Pre-Registration: Not Required 
Location: Christian County Library

Think you know the library? Well come test your knowledge in this year’s Library Olympics! Build your team of friends or family and challenge others to see who will be awarded the bronze, silver, and gold. 



Introduction to Self-Defense
June 16, 2016 / 3:30 - 4:30PM
Teens 12 - 18 years
Pre-Registration: Opens 5/26/16
CLICK HERE to Register
Location: Christian County Library

Exercise your mind and body in this program for beginners. Kristen Pattinson from the O.C. will teach self defense techniques for teens. 





Creative Writing
June 23, 2016 / 3:30 - 5:30PM
Teens 12 - 18 years 
Pre-Registration: Not Required 
Location: Christian County Library

Join us for a day of creative writing and sharing with local author Susan Keene. All materials will be provided.



Waves of Danger Murder Mystery
June 24, 2016 / 3:30 - 5:30PM
Teens 12 - 18 years
Pre-Registration: Not Required
Location: Christian County Library

A relaxing cruise in the Caribbean to celebrate its crew hits a port not on the itinerary: murder! Become a passenger on the S.S. Carnage where you can play detective, accomplice, or murderer. Choose to be a part of the mystery or sit back and try to figure it out. Pack your thinking cap, keen eye and good memory to put together all the clues and solve the mystery.





Water Olympics
June 30, 2016 / 3:30 - 5:30PM
Teens 12 - 18 years 
Pre-Registration: Not Required 
Location: Finley River Park (across from Library)

What good is summer without a water balloon fight? Join us at the library for an epic water Olympic challenge to get you geared up for this year’s Summer Olympics. 



Cosplay DIY
July 14, 2016 / 3:30 - 5:30PM
Teens 12 - 18 years
Pre-Registration: Not Required
Location: Christian County Library

Love all the cool costumes professional cosplayers make? Come get some tips to make your own! Guest Valerie Bogart, who has cosplayed as Sabine and Barriss Offee from Star Wars, Effie Trinket of The Hunger Games, Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and Jack Frost from Rise of the Guardians, will be here to share her experiences in cosplay and give you some tricks to start your cosplay creations!


Race Around the World With Food
July 21, 2016 / 3:30 - 5:30PM
Teens 12 - 18 years 
Pre-Registration: Not Required
Location: Christian County Library

It’s a race for your taste buds! Sample different delicacies from around the world, and critique them like the food expert you were born to be. Find out your favorite culinary country in this tasty program. Anyone with food allergies should inquire with staff before attending this program.




Summer Reading Finale: Harry Potter-thon
July 28, 2016 / 3:30 - 5:30PM
Teens 12 - 18 years
Pre-Registration: Not Required
Location: Christian County Library

Summer break is almost over, but not at the library! It’s time for the finale, with everything Harry Potter. Come and play a game of Quidditch then meet up for snacks, trivia, and more.

1 comment:

  1. Reading Makes Your Child Smarter

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    1. Vocabulary Development and Instruction: A Prerequisite for School Learning
    Andrew Biemiller, University of Toronto

    2. Early reading acquisition and its relation to reading experience and ability 10 years later.
    Cunningham AE, Stanovich KE.

    3. Double Jeopardy How Third-Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation
    Donald J. Hernandez, Hunter College and the Graduate Center,

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