The 2008 Teen Summer Reading Program has begun. Come in to either library location to sign up and grab your log. The theme for this year is Metamorphosis. In spirit of the theme, we’ve lined up several cool teen programs designed to help transform the inner and outer you. We’ll also be hosting a few Metamorphic Matinees with free pizza, several Anime Matinees with free popcorn, and don’t forget about the 3rd Annual Battle of the Bands! Stay tuned for more details about each program.
Plus, signing up for the Teen Summer Reading Program is easy. Just head to the Young Adult area in either library and look for the sign-up sheet. Once you write down your name and email address (optional), be sure to pick up a log. Inside the log you’ll find a list of various activities and their point values. Yes, you can accrue points for more than just reading books. Of course, reading is highly encouraged and you get one point per page. In order to finish the program participants must accrue 1,000 points. Pretty easy to do if you think about it, especially if you read a larger book like Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, or a couple of the ever popular books that make up the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. Some of the other activities that will earn you points are listening to an audio book, reading to a child, starting a journal, writing a review, attending a concert, or visiting a museum or art gallery.
Once you accrue the 1,000 points, turn in your log at either Davenport Public Library to redeem your finishing prize. This year the finishing prize is a free book. We have a great selection of free books to choose from, even some graphic novels! Plus, for completing the program, you’ll also get to enter into one of the Grand Prize drawings for either an iPod Shuffle, or tickets to Tony Hawk’s Boom Boom Huck Jam at the i wireless Center on July 30th. Pretty sweet prizes!! For further information, contact us at 563-326-7893. We’ll be happy to answer any questions. Have a great summer!