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Summer Reading Teen Reader Instructions

  • Recommended for teens.
  • Starting the day you pick up this reading log, read anything you like—books, magazines, newspapers, even listen to audio books or try a playaway.
  • Read a little bit each day.
  • Keep track of how much time you spend reading on your reading log.
  • You can also earn minutes by doing activities listed on the back of your reading log.
  • Limit 5 hours of activities, please.
  • When you've read 15 hours, bring this reading log into the Library for a free book of your choice.
  • All finishers will receive an invitation to an end-of-summer party for teens.
  • Turn in the entry form for a chance to win other prizes.
    NOTE: You can't get prizes the same day you sign-up.
  • Don’t Forget! Your school required reading will count DOUBLE toward your reading time.
  • All reading logs need to be returned by July 31st, 2012.
  • When you return your completed reading log you can enter to win Prizes!


Download Reading Log


School Summer Reading Lists


Tracking Your Reading Time

Use a clock, watch, or stopwatch to keep track of your reading time.
Fill in a section on your reading log for each 15 minutes of reading time.

You can also earn minutes by doing activities. 


Activities can count for up to a total of 5 hours of reading time

  • Earn double minutes for school required reading. For example: 15 minutes of school required reading will count for 30 minutes.
  • Bring a friend to sign-up for Summer Reading - earn 15 minutes.
  • Come to a program at the Library - earn 15 minutes.
  • Bring a friend to a program at the Library - earn 15 minutes.
  • Read to someone - earn 15 minutes.


Summer Reading Events for Teens

You can register to attend an event starting two weeks before it.

Snap Squad: Teen Photography Club

Join us every Wednesday in June to learn new shooting techniques, studio and natural lighting, photo composition, and theory. Feel free to bring your own camera (any kind will work).
Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Northside Branch - Production Studio
Age Groups: high school, middle school