Summer Reading Roundup

Crayola B.    June 9, 2015

What’s happening at WNPL this summer? So much I can’t even begin to get it all in a single post, but I’m going to try anyways!

Summer Reading:

Our Summer Reading program is gearing up. Sign up now to finish reading 600 minutes by July 25 and win some marvelous prizes! You get prizes just for finishing (including a paperback book) and a chance to win one of the three grand prizes, one of which is an iPad Mini 2. You can log your progress online or pick up a paper log in the library or on the Bookmobile.

Bonus Summer Reading Events:

Visit The Vault for Teen Teasers that change monthly, estimation jars filled with candy that change biweekly, 2015 Reading Challenge lists (available all year long), and rules for our photo book review contests (prizes awarded weekly)!

Do Stuff Without Registering!

  • Weekly drop-in activities in The Vault are happening every day we’re open!
    • Monday: Anime showings at 3:30 and 6:00pm
    • Tuesdays: Crafts from 3:00-8:30
    • Wednesdays: Xbox Kinect and Wii starting at 3pm
    • Thursdays: Movie showings at 3:30 and 6:00pm
    • Fridays: Xbox Kinect and PS3 starting at 3pm
    • Saturdays: Xbox Kinect and Wii from 9-5
  • Drawing Club will be happening on Wednesdays, June 17, July 8, and July 22 from 7-8pm
  • The NEW Writing Club is also on Wednesdays from 7-8pm on July 1 and 15
  • Epic Threads, our NEW needlework club, meets Mondays from 7-8pm on June 8, June 22, July 13, and July 27.
    • Epic Threads is open to all crafty teens! Bring your own knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, or other needle arts project, or learn a new craft with different projects at each session.
  • Tabletop Gaming Club will meet on Thursdays June 25, July 16, July 30, and August 18 from 6:30-8:30pm

Big Events you DO need to register for:

  • Superhero Trivia Night, June 24 from 6-8pm.
    • Test your knowledge in groups of up to 6 teens. Register as an individual or as a team. Snacks will be provided to maintain your superpowers throughout the night! And yes, there WILL be prizes!
  • Teen Tech, July 8 and August 12, 1:00-2:30pm.
    • Tired of using your computer keyboard? Use Makey Makey to turn everyday items like Play-Doh or bananas into a computer controller. Drive and race Sphero the robotic ball through an obstacle course you design. Create cool light- up LED pins.
  • Ultimate Cupcake Challenge, July 8.  Cupcakes delivered by 5pm. Samples and awards at 7pm.
    • We challenge you to make the Ultimate Cupcake. Register online and pick up the rules in the Vault. Enter for Best Tasting, Best Decorated, and/or Best Superhero.
  • Party in the Park, July 18, 2-4pm
    • Join us for the wettest, craziest activities you can’t do at the library. Dress for the mess and join us at the Hunt Club Park Shelter for water balloon games, giant bubbles, capture the flag, squirt gun musical chairs and more.

Book Clubs

Our two book clubs are Kool Reads (for grades 6-8) and Books on the Edge (for grades 9-12). All three sessions of Kool Reads are already full, but older teens can still sign up for later sessions of Books on the Edge on July 9 (The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson) and July 23 (The Enemy by Charles Higson) . Register in person at the library. The first 10 people to sign up get free copies of the book to keep! Books for later sessions will be available for pickup after the session before it is finished.

August Programs

Summer Reading is over by August, but our programs aren’t!

  • Teen Advisory Group, August 8, 11am-12pm
    • Volunteers in middle or high school are needed to help plan teen activities. Light refreshments.
  • Teen Tech, August 12, 1:00-2:30pm
    • Tired of using your computer keyboard? Use Makey Makey to turn everyday items like Play-Doh or bananas into a computer controller. Drive and race Sphero the robotic ball through an obstacle course you design. Create cool light- up LED pins.
  • Tabletop Gaming Club, August 13, 6:30-8:30pm
    • No registration required!  Join us in the Vault to play board games, card games, role-playing games or any other game that can be played on a table.
  • Locker Crafts, August 25, 3:30-5:30pm
    • No registration required! Stop in The Vault to make some awesome back-to-school supplies.