Summer Reading for Teens
June 10 through August 3rd
Dive beneath the surface of things during our summer reading program. Explore a subject you have always wanted to learn about. Discover a new author or reading genre. Teens in Grades 6th-12 may register to program information all summer long. Read at least 5 books and submit the reviews online for a chance to win our Grand Prize!
Don’t have a library card? If you’re under 18 years of age, just bring a parent or legal guardian in to apply for the card. With the card, you will be able to register for our summer reading program, check out library materials, use library computers and specialized informational resources, and much, much more. Get your card today!
Frequently Asked Questions
Must I read Library books?
No. One of the goals of the program is to encourage exploration of the wide variety of books.
I just completed the 5th grade. Can I be in both the regular and teen programs?
You are welcome to choose one or the other, but not both.
Do I need to turn in a paper list?
No. Our new registration system keeps your log online. It is paper-free which is good for the environment, and you don't have to worry about losing your list! Paper logs are available upon request.
When can I pick up my earned prize? What do I get?
You get 1 prize per week.
Where can I find out more about the summer programs at the Library?
Check the Library's Events page or visit the library.
When does the program end?
The program ends August 3rd, 2013.
CHECK IT OUT!
Young Adult Booklist Booklists by Genre
- Recommended Reading Award Books
- The Alex Award
- The Alex Awards, are funded by the Margaret Alexander; Edwards Trust, which are announced annually in conjunction with National; Library Week, honor the top 10 adult books for teenagers published during a calendar year.
- The John Newbery Award
- The Newbery Medal was named for 18th Century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the American Library Association - Association for Library Service to Children, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American Literature for children.
- The Michael L. Printz Award
- The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library Association.
- AR Bookfinder
- Find Accelerated Reading books by title or topic.
- Reading Rants
- Out of the ordinary teen booklists!
- Recommended reading for teens in light of recent disasters
- A reading list of books about overcoming disaster and stories of survival for teen developed by The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).
- Magazine, blogs, book series and website written entirely by teens.
- The Young Adult Library Services Association
- YALSA booklist & book awards.
COMICS AND ART
Comics and Arts sites
- Anime Turnpike
- Index to thousands of websites on Japanese Animation, such as Dragonball Z and Sailor Moon.
- Comic Book Resources
- News, Reviews, and Links to comic related information.
- DC Comics
- Homepage for the company that produces Superman and Batman.
- Manga Tokyo University
- The site has great tutorials on drawing Manga characters. It features characters from Dragon Ball Z, Ranma ½, Tenchi Muyo, etc.
- Marvel Comics
- Homepage for the company that produces such well-known characters as Spiderman and the X-men.
- No Flying, No Tights
- A website that reviews all genres of comic books and graphic novels with separate areas designed specifically for teens, kids, and adults.
- The leading youth-oriented entertainment brand and an innovator of manga creation, with a revolutionary artistic vision that transcends countless platforms.
- Warner Brothers Animation
- In addition to news about the company, it has a nice overview of the animation process.